2010 Dodge Mopar Challenger

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.

Press release

For the first time in its history, Chrysler Group LLC will launch a special-edition Mopar® version of one of its vehicles. The Mopar ’10, a Mopar 2010 Dodge Challenger, arrives in Dodge dealerships next month.

“Our Mopar ’10 Challenger is a collaboration of two iconic brands with tremendous heritage,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC. “Dodge Dodge put the heart into this Challenger and Mopar added the soul. The result is a unique, special-edition car that only we can offer.”

The U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for Mopar ’10 is $38,000 for an automatic transmission and $39,000 for a manual transmission. Both prices include $750 for destination. Customers may pre-order now.

“Mopar ’10 has a wicked, sinister appearance that will turn heads.” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of Dodge, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Mopar brand resonates with hard-core enthusiasts, and this car will too.”

Dodge and Mopar collaborated to create Mopar ’10, a “Mopar modified” 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T. Under-the-hood features include the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, a hood-venting system, a cold-air intake, a front strut-tower brace with shock caps, and a unique engine cover. Under the decklid is a rear strut-tower brace that stiffens the chassis and improves handling characteristics of the car.

Mopar ’10 will be available in Brilliant Black with a choice of three accent colors: Mopar Blue, Red or Silver. Accent colors will appear on side stripes as well as in the stitching on the steering wheel and seats. Exterior features include 20-inch forged heritage gloss-black wheels, black-chromed grille surround, and a functional, vented T/A-style hood with vintage hood pins. Mopar logos and graphics are prominent on the front fascia, hood, hood-pin caps, body-side stripes, windows and on the chromed fuel door. A special Mopar ’10 car cover also comes with the vehicle.

Interior features include 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.

Every customer who purchases a Mopar ’10 will receive a special owner kit that includes a certificate with the vehicle identification number (VIN), date of build completion, and build number. The kit also includes a limited-edition sketch of the vehicle signed by Chrysler Group design chief Mark Trostle, a book that highlights the special vehicle build, and Mopar ’10 merchandise.


14 comments:

Well, its a good thing that they been offering different option for the engine but I’m not a fan of Dodge muscle car, I’d rather choose the Camaro over this one!

Well, I don’t consider driving a a burden or something. I really love driving for it makes me feel so relax and stress free! And I’m not using a automatic transmission for it takes away the real fun driving experience!

I know that automatic transmission will lessen your burden when driving. This one is really perfect on the road. I am thinking if there are still manual transmission available on some units? Do they have a chance to convert it? Just curious about automatic and manual. I am still researching on the possibilities but If you have any ideas, am so happy to read your response.

Muscle car again. I’m getting bored and tired with Dodge,they have the same front and look. But its good to know that it come up with manual and automatic transmission.

The Challenger is one of the best designs on the road, probably the best design when you factor in design quality for the cost.

Although its a Challenger, its a little bit alike with Camaro.

If you live in a trailer and you have one of these sitting in your dirt driveway, you really need to prioritize what you think is important in life! $40,000 would be a great down payment on a house.

The Challenger is one of the best designs on the road, probably the best design when you factor in design quality for the cost.

Ya, they should improve the articles for this muscle car.

When I first saw it i get excited but when i read it , it’s kinda boring.

In my opinion, the number they need to beat is 4041. That’s the base curb weight of the R/T. I love this car, and would take it over the other two ponies, but it’s gotta lose some weight. And some money off the MSRP.

Interesting how the car with the automatic transmission is less money than the manual transmission.

I agree, they also used to held a challenge that will make the auto makers and designers share their imaginations to a vehicle.

this is what I like about Mopar, they always challenge the creative mind of car enthusiast to create a well designed and stunning car.

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