New Hurst special edition Dodge Challenger
The American tuning house Hurst Performance Vehicles has been around since beginning of the muscle car days. Which means that they have put over 40 years of high performance technology into the Series 4 Supercharged 2010 Hurst/Hemi Challenger, dressed in the company’s signature silver and black paint scheme. It was the venerable Doc Watson who first introduced the original silver and black Hurst/Olds in 1968, a signature model that went on to be the most famous Hurst specialty vehicle of all time. So it was no surprise when Doc said that "I am proud to be part of the continuation of a great Hurst tradition…these wonderful vehicles should prove to be some of the most collectible Hurst cars in the future."
Aside from the two tone getup, this Challenger features red accent stripes on the outside and accented details throughout the interior. One thing that sets Hurst apart from other aftermarket tuners is their attention to detail, unlike the factory cars, Hurst cars wear painted stripes and graphics smoothed out under a clear coat, not stickers. However Hurst is offering more than just an appearance package, under the hood, the 6.2 Liter Hemi sucks in cold air through a K&N air filter before it gets compressed by a Hurst/Vortec supercharger and then spit out the back through a Hurst/Magnaflow polished stainless steel cat-back exhaust system. This combination is good for a total of 572 HP and 528 lb-ft of torque, over 150 HP more than the factory V8 produces.
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The Hurst/Hemi Challenger wears a set of 20 inch polished aluminum signature Hurst forged wheels, the five spoke rims feature graphite gray insets wrapped in a set of sticky BF Goodrich KDW Performance Tires. Hidden behind these beautiful rollers is a high performance Hurst/Eibach suspension complete with upgraded shocks and sway bars. On the inside the modified Mopar receives Hurst/Katzkin leather upholstery complete with perforated red inserts and Hurst embroidered emblems on the seatbacks. Each special edition Challenger contains traditional Hurst red and black logos in the dash badge, grille badge, wheel centers, fender graphics and the embroidered floor mats. Of course no Hurst would be complete with one of their aftermarket high performance shifters and this car is no different with its wild red anodized Hard Drive pistol grip shifter.
Hurst Performance Vehicles, one of the most recognized and revered names in automobile history, unveiled the first-ever Series 4 Supercharged 2010 Hurst/Hemi Challenger, dressed in the signature silver and black Hurst colors at the "Back to the Bricks" celebration in Flint, Mich.
Hurst legend, Doc Watson, joined Nate Shelton and Ron Flint of Hurst Performance Vehicles to unveil this newest addition to the Hurst Performance Series, which is complete with red accent stripes and detail throughout.
"We are honored to be here in Flint today to introduce the newest Hurst Executive Hot Rod," said Nate Shelton, Chairman of Hurst. "The Back to the Bricks celebration is the perfect place for us to join Doc and introduce this stunning car as a tribute to Hurst’s legacy."
The numbered silver and black Challengers come equipped with a wild red anodized HARD-DRIVE® pistol grip Hurst shifter and 20" one-piece polished aluminum Hurst forged wheels, featuring graphite gray painted spoke insets and red and black Hurst logo wheel centers. Hurst collaborated with Katzkin on the car’s black leather interior, which features perforated red inserts, red top-stitching and logos. Each Challenger contains traditional Hurst red and black logos in the dash badge, grille badge, wheel centers, fender graphics and the embroidered floor mats.
Doc Watson and Hurst introduced the silver and black Hurst/Olds with GM in 1968, a program that went on to be the most famous Hurst production program ever.
"I am proud to be part of the continuation of a great Hurst tradition." said Watson. "These wonderful vehicles should prove to be some of the most collectible Hurst cars in the future."
Hurst limited edition cars are well known by enthusiasts worldwide and are some of the most iconic and valuable muscle cars sought out by collectors. The cars are readily recognizable due to Hurst’s signature paint schemes and graphics.
The Performance Series cars are a limited numbered series. Each comes with a sequentially numbered dash badge and its own Certificate of Authenticity. These cars all feature Hurst’s own AIR-SPEED® rear deck spoiler painted in body colors, Hurst/Eibach suspension, shocks and sway bars, Hurst/Magnaflow polished stainless steel cat-back exhaust, BF Goodrich KDW Performance Tires, Hurst/Katzkin leather interior, embroidered logo floor mats, a custom car cover and K&N Air Filters. Hurst cars feature painted stripes and graphics under clear, not stickers. SERIES 3 through 5 feature HURST/Vortech superchargers.
The HURST/Hemi®-Challenger is available in five performance stages. Series 2 vehicles are available through participating Dodge dealers nationwide, while Series 3, 4 and 5 vehicles are only available from Hurst Performance Vehicles and can be ordered via the company’s website at www.hurst-performance.com.
|2009 HURST/HEMI-CHALLENGER SERIES 4 SRT8|
|Horsepower: 572 HP|
|Torque: 528 ft/lb|
|Hurst “HARD-DRIVE®” shifter|
|Hurst 20” polished forged wheels|
|HURST Exterior graphics and badges; fenders, grille and rear fascia|
|HURST Limited Edition sequentially numbered dash badge|
|BF Goodrich KDW Performance Tires|
|Magnaflow stainless-steel cat-back exhaust|
|K&N Air Filter|
|Eibach Coil-over Adjustable Suspension|
|Hurst leather interior with gold top-stitching and embroidered logo|
|Hurst rear spoiler|
|Limited Color: Black only with HURST Gold racing stripes|
|Matching color car cover with HURST Gold racing stripes|
Source: Hurst Performance