After months of teasing, Chip Foose and WD-40 have finally unveiled their 2011 SEMA Cares charity car. After the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang each had their turns in 2009 and 2010, the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 gets its turn.

The vehicle, which was designed by legendary hot rod designer and TV star Chip Foose, comes with a distinctive look that pays tribute to the style of both Foose and WD-40. It comes with a custom two-tone, yellow-and-black BASF paint mixed by Chip Foose himself. It also has a Street Scene/Foose Design body kit, a Hotchkis suspension system, a Magnaflow exhaust, a new set of one-off MHT/Foose wheels, high-performance Brembo brakes, and WD-40-branded Katkzin upholstery, among other upgrades.

Under the hood of the Challenger is a 392-cubic-inch Hemi V8 engine that produces 470 horsepower and mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission.

“The WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Challenger pays tribute to the technicians, aftermarket professionals and auto enthusiasts like Chip Foose who have trusted WD-40 Multi-Use Product to get the job done in their shops and garages,“ said Tim Lesmeister, vice president of marketing at WD-40 Company.

After it wows the crowd at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show, the WD-40/SEMA Cares Challenger will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction from January 15-22, 2012 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Proceeds of the sale will go to Childhelp, an organization that provides services to abused and neglected children, and The Victory Junction Gang Camp, which provides life-changing camping experiences to special needs and chronically ill children.

"You’ve seen the Camaro and the Mustang with those beautiful WD-40 brand colors, and this year we’re going to build something that will turn even more heads," Foose said. "I can’t wait to build it, drive it and then auction it off for a great cause at Barrett-Jackson."

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  (231) posted on 02.8.2012

I think this muscled car is awesome. I have to agree with Soul; it’s graphic
design really add attraction to this vehicle.

  (466) posted on 11.21.2011

This muscled car really looks so outdated on its exterior appearance, but I must say that it only adds more appeal to it. Anyway, I wonder if it also had a vintage interior feature?

  (434) posted on 11.17.2011

The model of this vehicle only emphasizes the masculine appearance of this one! smiley Anyway, I just don’t like its frond design, it looks too huge on that. However, I’m so impressed with its engine output.

  (594) posted on 11.17.2011

This Challenger is truly looking so striking on its simple graphic design and even on its gold wheels! smiley Well, this is really a great tribute for Foose and WD-40.

  (231) posted on 11.3.2011

Well, another good-looking muscled car and in spite of having an outdated feature, I can say that it only adds more appeal on it, and I also noticed that this Dodge Challenger is absolutely looks so massive on its wheels.

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