While everyone is waiting for the 2011 Dodge Challenger , today the company decided to reveal the first details on a special-edition Mopar version for the muscle car. The new Mopar 2010 Dodge Challenger, arrives in Dodge dealerships next month and is priced at $38,000 for an automatic transmission and $39,000 for a manual transmission
Based on a Challenger R/T model, the Mopar version is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine and features a hood-venting system that adds to the mean look of the vehicle like a flaring nostril on a raging bull. Additionally the Mopar Challenger gets a cold-air intake, a front strut-tower brace with shock caps, and a unique engine cover.
Just off of a first glance alone, this Challenger looks very serious. The 20" forged heritage gloss-black wheels are a perfect partner for the Brilliant Black exterior color with contrasting Mopar Blue, Red, or Silver. On the exterior it will be distinguished by a black-chromed grille surround, a functional, vented T/A-style hood with vintage hood pins, and Mopar logos and graphics. On the interior it gets Katzkin leather seating, custom leather-wrapped steering wheel with baseball-style stitching, Mopar shift handles (T-handle for automatics, Pistol Grip for manuals), a serialized dash plaque with Mopar ’10 logo, and Mopar branding throughout.
UPDATE 07/09/2010: Dodge has release a video narrated by Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of the Mopar brand, Mark Trostle, Chief of the Dodge’s Exterior Design department, and Dan Zimmermann, Head of Dodge Interior Design and Mopar Interiors as they guide you through all of the changes this muscle car undertook to get to the "sinister" look that Dodge and Mopar intended for this special edition. Check it out after the jump!
UPDATE 07/24/2010: Dodge has released a few pictures of the 2010 Dodge Mopar Challenger! Check them out in the picture gallery provided!
Press release after the jump.