Dodge, in cooperation with Magneti Marelli, has revealed the new Avenger rally car. The model will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show on April 22–May 1, 2011.

"Our Dodge Avenger Rally car showcases Mopar’s new relationship with Magneti Marelli," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. "Our companies worked closely together to bring this vehicle to life in a joint build that utilizes proven, quality-tested performance parts and accessories from Mopar and Magneti Marelli. We will gauge reaction to this vehicle and determine which parts will go into production."

The new Avenger rally car is based on a stock 2011 Dodge Avenger Heat, but its weight has been reduced by about 200 lbs. The interior has been updated to coincide with rally requirements. It features a full 8-point Mopar roll cage, race seats with 5-point racing harnesses, a steering wheel and diamond-plate foot well from OMP, a purpose-built center stack and console with a compact high-performance 1 GB data logger and an integrated GPS, and inertial platform with real-time calculation of pitch and roll angles.

Power for the Avenger Rally will come from a new Dodge Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 300 HP. This engine is combined with a new exhaust system, a Mopar cold-air intake, and a high-performance Mopar/Magneti Marelli braking system.

Hit the jump for full specifications on the Mopar Dodge Avenger rally car.

  • 2011 Dodge Avenger Rally Car by Mopar
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    3,600 L
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  • Stock 2011 Dodge Avenger Heat


  • Flat carbon fiber inner door panels
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique carbon-fiber hydra-graphics center stack
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli fully programmable slim racing display with shift lights and alarm multi-color LEDs
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique carbon-fiber hydra-graphics center console
  • OMP racing seats, branded Mopar
  • OMP 5-point racing harnesses
  • OMP steering wheel with Mopar/Magneti Marelli integrated paddle-shift system
  • OMP footrests
  • Mopar full 8-point roll cage
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli fire extinguisher
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli compact high-performance 1 GB data logger
  • GPS box with integrated inertial platform with real-time calculation of pitch and roll angles


  • Dodge Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Mopar tower-to-tower cross-car brace
  • Mopar cold-air intake
  • Mopar Cat-Back Exhaust w/Magneti Marelli tips
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli high-performance ECU with TC, DBW, VVT


  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli rally package rear brake system, with hand-operated rally brake
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique front brakes with 14.25-inch diameter front rotors and 13.5-inch diameter rear rotors
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique paddle-gear shift
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli shift knob
  • Stock 6-speed 62TE autostick transmission


  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli suspension system, lowering the car 1.5-inches


  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli 18-inch alloy racing wheels
  • 225/650 R18 competition Pirelli P-Zero tires


  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique rear spoiler
  • OMP hood pins
  • Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique mud flaps
  • Mopar and Magneti Marelli graphics, with logos from sponsor Shell Lubricants
  • Mopar Brilliant Black body color

Mopar-First Features

Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:

  • Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers
  • Vehicle-information smartphone apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
  • Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format
  • Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to introduce new vehicle tracking system that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on set parameters
  • 2011 Challenger Drag Pak: first to introduce a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car
  • WiFi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
  • WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network
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  (858) posted on 12.21.2011

I’m so impressed with the graphics of this Avenger! It looks cool on that. However, I found out that its engine specification is not really good enough on this muscled vehicle.

  (474) posted on 10.2.2011

It manifest more on its performance and very noticeable expressive design. I like the progressive things happened to the car. Very competitive not just on drift but also it specification and total package.

  (377) posted on 06.13.2011

This 2011 Dodge Avenger can really make it into a great battle with Magneti Marelli. Based on its performance and engine with Dodge Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 300 HP, this car really has something to tell.

  (776) posted on 05.30.2011

I do have my doubts as to how this ride would actually perform. But after seeing the video, I am starting to be a bit convinced that it might actually be a good one.

  (683) posted on 05.13.2011

Its not really as good picturing images that I should say a well hybrid car, It actually has a reduced fuel efficiency that is not capable of fulfilling its speed performances. 

  (462) posted on 05.12.2011

This is pretty obvious that has a less fuel consumption in order to fulfill the speed accuracy of this car. This seems to be a putrid car hybrid need some updating version to enhance the total performance.

  (596) posted on 05.10.2011

It seems that it has less appealing abilities to catch peoples eye attention, I have no idea if this really works the performance as well.

  (702) posted on 05.4.2011

I cant figure out whats the best thing for this type of model,Aside from its nasty and unpleasant looks i cant say this is the typically hybrid car for racers.

  (379) posted on 05.3.2011

Well, I’m merely see the exterior looks of this car, The most significant version on how this total performance works so well during racing competition.

  (539) posted on 04.20.2011

Hey, is this just a demonstration vehicle or are they going to field this one​? I would really want to see how this would perform in an actual rally race.

  (336) posted on 04.19.2011

Yeah, they definitely chose the parts they were going to use for this one. And all of these are actually well suited for the supposed purpose of the car.

  (599) posted on 04.18.2011

One thing that I can say about this one is that it has quite some impressive parts list. Just take a look at that, they have practically taken care of all the essentials here.

  (708) posted on 04.15.2011

Well, I am not really all that concerned with the looks of this car. What I really wanted to see is how it would handle in that terrain. And I am quite impressed in what the video shows.

  (473) posted on 04.15.2011

Too bad you beat me on that one, I was also going to say that one over the Avenger’s rear end. But that probably wouldn’t be a problem, since it would not affect the car’s performance.

  (412) posted on 04.15.2011

Well, this one definitely looks a bit different from what we often think of rally cars. It actually looks like a sedan with the back part slightly chopped off.

  (302) posted on 04.15.2011

@Spencer , its not a muscle car but a rally car. BTW, I think the figure performance is kind of less powerful , those number is for a regular coupe!

  (334) posted on 04.15.2011

Wow! reducing up to 200 lbs. is kind of big lose. However, I just wonder if the have change the engine as well so that it will increase its speed.

  (503) posted on 04.14.2011

Well,200 lbs reduced for the weight is huge though but I think it doesn’t help much to increase the speed of this muscle car.

  (466) posted on 04.14.2011

Well, I do admit that the Dodge has a great look and it runs faster on the straight line. However, the engine performance is not good. I find that figure similar to those with crossover!

  (449) posted on 04.14.2011

Wow, Dodge is really churning out a lot of cars this past few days. And their line up are really looking good here, this rally car is especially cool.

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