The 2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is the Most Expensive Dodge Money Can Buy
Dodge just announced pricing for the 2021 Challenger Drag Pak and at $143,485, not including destination and taxes, it’s the most expensive vehicle you can buy from the American brand. The Drag Pak makes the Challenger SRT Super Stock, priced from $81,090, seem affordable, but we’re looking at completely different vehicles here. Although they share the same Challenger body and platform, the SRT Super Stock is a street-legal muscle car, while the Drag Pak is a full-fledged race car that you can only drive at the drag strip.
2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition
The Dodge Challenger is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Dodge is rolling out a special treat for fans of the muscle car with the Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition. The special edition Challenger is not a traditional stand-alone SE model. Instead, it is a special edition trim package that will be available in seven different colors on four Challenger trim models: the GT RWD, R/T Shaker, R/T Scat Pack Shaker, and R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody. Only 70 units will be built in each color for each trim. That adds up to a total of 1,960 units. The cost of the 50th anniversary trim will vary depending on the Challenger trim. Prices range from $4,995 to $5,995.
2019 Dodge Challenger 10 Year Commemoration by Mopar
Originally introduced as a term for Chrysler Motor Parts antifreeze, Mopar became an usual term for Chrysler vehicles in the 1960s. Fast forward to the 21st century and it’s FCA’s official manufacturer of performance parts and accessories. In 2019, Mopar celebrates 10 consecutive years of factory customization with the Dodge Challenger 10 Year Commemoration, a limited-edition muscle car fitted with exclusive parts and accessories.
2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Octane Edition
If there’s anything sexier than a Dodge Charger, it is a Dodge Charger equipped with even more fierce-looking equipment. Earlier this week, Dodge announced the 2019 Charger SRT HellcatOctane Edition that is available in two shades - Pitch Black and White Knuckle. My favorite, of course, being the darker one. The Octane Edition is purely cosmetic and does not add any extra power to the beast. But, when you have over 700 ponies under the hood, you don’t really need to tweak the car mechanically.
2019 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Stars & Stripes Edition
The Dodge Challenger Stars & Stripes Edition is a special-edition package for the 2020-model-year Challenger. Essentially a visual upgrade with some unique features, the Stars & Stripes Edition pays tribute to the men and women who served the United States. The package is available with three trims, the GT RWD, R/T, and the R/T Scat Pack.
Dodge says it launched this package because it has the highest percentage of active military buyers in the industry, while the Challenger and Charger have the highest percentage of active military buyers in their respective segments. Let’s find out what this package adds to the muscle car in the review below.
2020 Dodge Charger Stars & Stripes Edition
Dodge has always prided itself as a company that holds a special place in the hearts of the brave men and women who serve or have served the U.S. armed forces. This isn’t whimsical hyperbole, either. An mTab survey revealed that the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger are leading buys among cars in their segments. They are go-to purchases for active-duty service personnel who want to enjoy the freedom of driving on the open road, the very same freedom that they protect while on-duty in the military. It comes as no surprise, then, that Dodge is celebrating its place in the hearts of American troops by offering a special edition appearance package, appropriately called the “Stars and Stripes Edition.” The new Stars and Stripes package will headline Dodge’s booth at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, which opens its doors next week. From there, the package will be available for ordering in May at an add-on price of $1,995.
2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition
It was not just Mazda which brought an anniversary edition model to Chicago Auto Show.The MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition might have stolen the limelight, but Chrysler and Dodge have launched anniversary editions of their minivans as well. Perhaps, they went unnoticed because they are humble minivans and not some fancy roadsters. Oh, automotive enthusiasts, thou art mean.
2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320
If you like to live your life 1,320 feet at a time, then Dodge has just the ride for you. Not only is it rocking a high-output all-atmosphere V-8 under the hood, but it comes with all the gear you need to dominate at the local bracket racing event - no trailer required.
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The Dodge Durango GT Snarls at the Competition Thanks to the SRT-inspired Rallye Appearance Package
It’s been only two months since Dodge launched a new Mopar package for the Durango, and now there’s a new bundle on the table. While the Mopar pack was created for the range-topping SRT model, this upgrade is offered for Durango GT, which sits at the midpoint of the lineup. Called the Rallye Appearance Package, the new bundle is inspired by the sportier R/T and SRT models and was designed to give customers the fuel efficiency of the Pentastar V-6 and the looks of something powered by a V-8.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Wide-Body
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon represents the pinnacle of muscle car madness. It’s the world’s most powerful factory-produced V-8 powered car with 840 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. It’s faster to 60 mph than the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1. It’s also limited to just 3,300 units in North America so getting your hands on one is going to be tough. Don’t be too bummed, though. Just because the Challenger Demon is a little out of your reach, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a Challenger that looks, well, a little bit like it. Dodge is here for you, gentlemen, with a new wide body kit for the Challenger SRT Hellcat that channels some of that demented Demon spirit into a muscle car that’s no stranger to ungodly power.
The new Demon-inspired body kit provides the kind of visual enhancement that helps bring out a little bit of the Hellcat’s demonic side. The wider fenders, in particular, are immediately noticeable, as is the larger-than-usual set of tires that can now be fitted into the Challenger Hellcat thanks to the extra space provided by the fenders. But the kit as a whole is more than just improving bits and pieces of the Hellcat’s own aesthetic look. Dodge even says that the kit is as much about creating room for the Hellcat to improve its own performance credentials as it is about giving it a more menacing visual appearance. Whatever it did, it’s clear that Dodge has something special in store for Challenger Hellcat owners with this new wide-body kit.
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2017 Dodge Charger Daytona
The second-generation of the modern Dodge Charger arrived in 2010, five years after Chrysler had revived the iconic nameplate as a four-door sedan. Although presented as a redesign, the new model uses not only the same platform, but also many styling features. More important changes were made under the hood, where brand-new 3.6-liter V-6 and 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engines joined the updated 5.7-liter V-8. In 2015, the sedan received an extensive facelift that brought the first major changes inside and out. The update was soon followed by the SRT Hellcat, a supercharged, 707-horsepower model that’s the quickest, most-powerful factory-built muscle car ever built as of August 2016.
The second-generation model also spawned many models that pay tribute to the classic, two-door charger, including the Scat Pack. The most recent of them is the Daytona, launched for the 2017 model year. Named after the highly-modified coupe that was created in 1969 as a homologation special for NASCAR, the 2017 Charger Daytona marks the nameplate’s return after a four-year hiatus. Revived for the first time in 2006 and produced until 2009, the Daytona returned for the 2013 model year. Now, it’s being offered for the very first time on the updated second-generation model.
As usual, it comes with a sportier exterior appearance, several unique interior features, and a drivetrain that includes Mopar-modified components. Although not as impressive as the original car that set numerous records on NASCAR race tracks, the new Charger Daytona is indeed a special performance car, especially if you’re looking for something with four doors, seating for five people, and a big trunk.
Update 08-24-2016: We made a new video to cover the highlights of the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona. Click play to enjoy it for yourself!
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2017 Dodge Challenger T/A
The Woodward Dream Cruise kicks off in the third weekend of August this year. The Cruise is always amazing, but this year, Dodge is hoping to make it even better than usual. This year, it is bringing a handful of special Challenger models that pay tribute to the original Challenger T/A. They aren’t quite as wild as the Challenger Hellcat models, but they are pretty wild special editions that are sure to garner some great attention from muscle car enthusiasts.
Of the three special edition models, two of them come with a cool 375 horsepower on tap while the other two come correct with 485 ponies. Furthermore, they are all equipped with some of the best features and tech that Chrysler has available now. Tim Kuniskis, the Head of Passenger Cars for Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, Fiat, and FCA, said, "More than 1.5 million enthusiasts are expected to come to Woodward to celebrate classic muscle cars this week, so it’s a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona with new special editions."
And, even better yet, Kuniskis went on to say that there "will be another special edition announced later this fall." We don’t know what he might be talking about quite yet, but until then, let’s take a good look at these three special-edition Challengers and what makes them so great.
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Dodge Viper 25th Anniversary Editions Sold Out Within Hours
In late June 2016, Dodge announced four special-edition versions of the Viper as part of the sports car’s 25th anniversary celebrations, which also marks the end of production after the 2017 model year. Although slow sales is one of the main reasons why Dodge is discontinuing the Viper, the brand has announced that all limited-edition models have been sold out within a couple of days.
Specifically, the 1:28 Edition ACR, built in just 28 units, sold out within 40 minutes, while the VooDoo II Edition ACR, produced in 31 examples, sold out within two hours. All Snakeskin Edition GTC and GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR cars, built in 25 and 100 units, respectively, sold out within two ordering days. Quite impressive given that all these special-edition vehicles are based on cars that fetch in excess of $120,000 before options.
What’s more, Dodge is taking advantage of the sales frenzy and is introducing, following customer requests, a Snakeskin variant of the ACR. Production for Snakeskin ACR Edition will be limited to only 31 units and, based on the success of the Snakeskin Edition GTC, will probably sell out before you will finish reading this article. Well not exactly given that orders for this model will open in mid-July, but you get my drift.
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2016 Dodge Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR
The third-generation Dodge Viper was unveiled in 2012, three years after Chrysler decided to discontinue the nameplate due to serious financial problems. The new sports car arrived with a slightly more aggressive exterior design, a revised cockpit, and a more powerful 8.4-liter V-10 engine connected to an updated transmission. Unlike its predecessor, the third-gen Viper was sold as a two-door coupe only. After five years during which it spawned many special-edition models, set lap records, and won races, the Viper will be phased out completely in 2017 due to slow sales and Chrysler’s shift to producing more profitable vehicles.
2017 also marks the Viper’s 25th year on the market, and Dodge is celebrating with no fewer than five special-edition models. One of them is the GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, which also celebrates an important moment from the Viper’s past. Specifically, this model pays tribute to the 1998 GTS-R GTS Championship Edition, which was built to celebrate the Viper’s victory in the 1997 FIA GT2 championship.
"The Dodge Viper has had a great run, and 25 years after it was first introduced, it leaves the supercar world reaching for the records it continues to set,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars at FCA North America. “With more track records than any production car in the world, the Dodge Viper ACR will live on as the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever, the car that has set the benchmark for all that follows in its tracks.”
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Dodge Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC
It’s a well-known fact that the Dodge Viper will be discontinued after the 2017 model year. That choice came as a response to slow sales and Chrysler’s lack of motivation to engineer side-curtain airbags that could fit inside the cabin. So, it should come as no surprise that Dodge is taking advantage of the Viper’s 25th anniversary and subsequent discontinuance by creating a handful of limited-production models that will surely grab extra money from fans.
Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars for Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat, said, “The Dodge Viper has had a great run, and 25 years after it was first introduced, it leaves the supercar world reaching for the records it continues to set. With more track records than any production car in the world, the Dodge Viper ACR will live on as the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever, the car that has set the benchmark for all that follows in its tracks.”
Out of this handful of limited-production vipers, the one I’m here to talk about today is the Dodge Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC, which is essentially a remake of the 2010 Snakeskin Viper ACR that was offered back in 2010. The 2010 model, by the way, was built in just 31 units. To stay true to the whole “25th anniversary” thing, Dodge is sticking to building just 25 of the 2017 Snakeskin Edition GTC. With that said, let’s take a closer look at this model and what it brings to the table.
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2016 Dodge Viper 1:28 Edition ACR
The third-generation Dodge Viper came to be in 2012, when Chrysler revived the V-10-sports car after a three-year hiatus. Updated to a more aggressive exterior design and a friendlier interior, the sports car also gained a more powerful 8.4-liter V-10 engine and a revised transmission. Unlike its predecessor, which also spawned a roadster, the third-gen Viper was sold as a two-door coupe only. After some five years on the market in this configuration, the Viper will be phased out in 2017 due to slow sales and FCA’s (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) new focus on SUVs, crossovers, and other high-selling vehicles.
In a rather ironic match, the Viper’s last year on the market is also the one that marks its 25th anniversary. To celebrate the event, Dodge is launching five limited-edition models, one of which is the 1:28 Edition ACR. To be built in only 28 units for the 2017 model year, this model pays tribute to the lap record of 1:28.65 minutes that Randy Pobst set in a Dodge Viper ACR at Laguna Seca Raceway in October 2015. As the name suggests, the limited-edition sports car is based on the range-topping, track-prepped ACR model.
The exclusive Viper is also a spiritual success to the 2010 Viper ACR 1:33 Edition, which celebrated Dodge’s previous record of 1:33.915 at the same track. This was achieved in November 2009 and followed by a 33-unit limited run Viper.
"The Dodge Viper has had a great run, and 25 years after it was first introduced, it leaves the supercar world reaching for the records it continues to set. With more track records than any production car in the world, the Dodge Viper ACR will live on as the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever, the car that has set the benchmark for all that follows in its tracks," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars at FCA North America.
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2016 Dodge Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR
It’s only been about six months since we started hearing rumors that FCA was killing off the Viper, but as you probably already know, the rumors are true. In January, FCA boss Sergio Marchionne said there was a “possibility” of its return someday, but there was no timetable. At the time, we assumed it was poor sales that was leading to the Viper’s signed and filed death warrant, but it turned out to be FCA’s inability (or lack of interest) in modifying the Viper to support side curtain airbags. Now, as we approach the final model year for the Viper, the Dodge brand is celebrating the car’s 25th anniversary by releasing five money-grabbing, limited-edition models, such as the one you see here – the VoooDoo II Edition ACR.
Tim Juniskis – the Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat for FCA North America – said, “The Dodge Viper has had a great run, and 25 years after it was first introduced, it leaves the supercar world reaching for the records it continues to set. With more track records than any production car in the world, the Dodge Viper ACR will live on as the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever, the car that has set the benchmark for all that follows in its tracks.”
This special-edition model takes after the first VooDoo edition that was released back in 2010, and features a number of aesthetic enhancements, but absolutely nothing in the form of drivetrain or chassis upgrades. There were 31 units of the original VooDoo edition built, so FCA has limited production of the VoooDoo II to just 31 units as well. No pricing information is available at this time, but as a limited-production model, you can bet Dodge is going to grab every penny it can from enthusiasts that hate to see the car go. With that said, join us as we take a closer look at the VoooDoo II and bid farewell to this iconic sports car.
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The current 2015 Dodge Challenger may be a little long in the tooth, but it’s popularity is actually on the rise due to the numerous packages and special-edition models the brand has introduced lately. The 2015 SRT Hellcat is by far the most coveted trim, but the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker was also a big hit in 2015, with Dodge having serious issues in keeping up with demand. However, that didn’t stop Dodge from launching yet another special-edition model based on the 392 Hemi Scat Pack for the 2016 model year.
Called the Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy, this limited-edition muscle car comes with all the goodies included in both the Scat Pack and Shaker packages, as well as Mopar’s iconic Plum Crazy exterior paint from the 1970s. The high-impact, heritage hue is actually available with all Challenger and Charger models, including the SRT Hellcats, but here we’ll be discussing the Scat Pack Shaker coupe only, as this naturally aspirated muscle car is the perfect tribute to the Hemi-powered Challengers and ’Cudas of the early ’70s.
"From the aggressive and in-your-face styling of the SRT Hellcat models, the reverberating black stripes on our Shaker models, to the nostalgic dual A-line side stripes in satin black or gloss white on the R/T Classic model – Plum Crazy further builds on Dodge brand’s muscle-car roots and adds to Challenger and Charger’s vibrant legacy,” said Mark Trostle, Head of Dodge and SRT Design.
The Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Plum Crazy will make its official debut at the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise on August 15th.
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In 2014 Dodge unveiled the 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Test Vehicle, a full-fledged factory dragster crafted by the folks over at Mopar. Now, after nearly a year of development, the brand has launched the actual production version that will take on the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet and the 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro on drag strips across the U.S.
The updated Challenger Drag Pak joins the 2014 Dodge Dart Pro Stock car introduced in 2014 and the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car launched in 2015 to round off Mopar’s efforts in the drag racing scene.
The production Drag Pak retains everything Dodge showcased on the Test Vehicle, but this time around it has given us access to more details. The big news here is the availability of a supercharged V-8 in addition to the all-motor Hemi we saw last year.
"We are extremely pleased with the results obtained during our testing," said Dale Aldo, Mopar Motorsports Marketing Manager. "In the first runs the new Drag Pak ran consistently in the eights (eight-second range) while improving times at the 60-ft. mark and also performing very well in the quarter mile. Once our customers get the car on the track, we feel it’s going to be a clear winner."
Updated 07/23/2015: Mopar announced it is now taking orders for the recently announced Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. The model will be limited to only 60 units: 35 with the first-ever supercharged engine from Mopar and 25 with the naturally aspirated 426 Hemi engine.
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As if owning a new 2015 Dodge Viper wasn’t already rewarding enough, Dodge launched the factory-customizable Viper GTC earlier this year for those who had a little extra time and money on their hands. With this program, Dodge promised buyers the ability to build a true “1-of-1” 2015 Viper GTC, with options like 8,000 exterior colors and 24,000 stripe combinations. For 2016, Dodge further ensures that these custom Viper GTCs will not only be one of a kind, but will be equally eye-catching thanks to a new available matte paint finish.
Using the paint method first introduced on the 2014 Dodge Viper Anodized Carbon in 2014, the 2016 Dodge Viper GTC will be able to have a regular matte paint finish or an exclusive metallic matte finish. Dodge didn’t say how long it takes to complete a matte paint job on the new Viper, but the current palette of existing colors takes anywhere from 145 to 160 man-hours to hand paint.
The result is that the 2016 Dodge Viper GTC is now available with double the customizable features, including 16,000 paint colors and 48,000 stripe packages, as well as 16 interior trim combinations, 11 wheel options and various packages for aero kits (seven), suspension options (four) and brake caliper colors (three).
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