Challenger News

Find out the latest news, photos, and rumors around the Dodge Challenger.

  • Demon Drag Pack

    Leah Pritchett, the driver of the Don Schumacher Mopar/SRT NHRA Top Fuel Dragster, has successfully raced the first supercharged Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak in a full slate of 2018 SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown events. This new stand-alone class (similar to the old Super Stock), is a showcase for factory-built race cars from Dodge, Ford and Chevrolet. Pritchett's 354-cubic-inch HEMI engine-powered Drag Pak was prepped and maintained by the Don Schumacher Racing Team, led by crew...
  • Dodge Unleashes a Stars & Stripes Challenger & Charger

    Dodge has unveiled its latest Murica upgrade- a cool Stars and Stripes Edition- for the Challenger and Charger at the New York Auto Show. The appearance package is designed to be a patriotic salute to our military men and women and will be available starting in May 2019 for the Scat Pack, R/T, and GT RWD models. Steve Beahm, FCA's head of passenger car brands in North America, summed it up as follows: "The Stars & Stripes Edition is an opportunity to deliver a custom look with unique...
  • Challenger Exits from NASCAR

    Many do not know it, but Challengers, under Zombie Dodge/MBM Motorsports, have been competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series of stock car races for the past six years. They have done this without factory support from Fiat Chrysler. Teams like MBM Motorsports sought out deals on old cars that bigger teams like Penske weren’t using anymore. This competition, sadly, ended in November 2018. When NASCAR starts back up, in February 2019, the Challengers will no longer be legal. NASCAR is moving...
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    Challenger ACR Rumor

    An exciting rumor is that there may be a hardcore Challenger ACR, in 2021, to replace the discontinued American Club Racer Viper. Even though the Challenger ACR has already been presented, in 2011, at the SEMA Show with SRT8 goodies as a one-off concept, Dodge has failed to come up with a production model. Insider “Muther” told Allpar.com that we should look forward to two variants, one with the Hellcat Redeye engine and the other with the 392 HEMI. He stated, “The supercharger is not...
  2. 4th Generation Drag Pak

    On November 5, 2019, during the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Mopar and Dodge/SRT took the wraps off their latest offering, a new, fourth-generation version of the factory-built, racetrack-only, Dodge Challenger known as the Drag Pak. The 2020 Drag Pak will be limited to a production run of just 50 serialized units. It is engineered for grassroots drag racers that compete in sportsman classes in events sanctioned by NHRA and NMCA. Its complete turnkey package and modular kits, make it...
  3. 2020 Dodge Daytona SRT Hellcat Widebody

    The new Daytona borrows only its name, but features Lucky buyers of the 2020 Dodge Charger Daytona Hellcat Widebody are now taking delivery of a very special car. The car commemorates the 50th anniversary of the most outrageous car it ever made, by creating the most powerful sedan in the world. Fifty years ago, Dodge commissioned Creative Industries to build 501 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona models to satisfy NASCAR rules. The 426 Hemi-equipped aerodynamically-styled car dominated at the race...
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    Trans-Am Racing

    The Trans-Am Series was created in 1966 by the Sports Club of America (SCCA). Originally known as the Trans-American Sedan Championship, the name was changed to the Trans-American Championship for 1967. The series has in fact gone by a variety of different names through the years (too many to list), some linked to sponsors, some not. It has evolved over time from its original format as a Manufacturers' Championship series for modified passenger sedans and coupes to its current form as a...
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    Dodge Demon Top Speed Record

    From the factory, the Dodge Demon SRT is speed-limited to 168 mph. That's because the drag radial tires equipped from the factory aren't designed to go any faster. But, when you remove the speed limiter using the car's second power control module from the Demon crate and swap on some more high-speed capable tires, it can go faster. Much faster. This was first tested in February 2018, when a Demon owner took his car all the way up to 203 mph. in only 60 seconds, at the Johnny Bohmer Proving...
  6. It's Hemi Day!

    It’s 4/26/19- Hemi Day! Dodge has announced that the order books are now open for the “Hellephant”- Mopar’s supercharged 426 Hemi crate engine. Since the 2018 SEMA show, over 1,000 orders have been taken. The motor carries Part No. P5160194 with a price tag of $29,995. That translates to the low price of $29.99 per hp., a price that will be recognized as a relative bargain by anyone who has tried to achieve 1,000 horsepower on their own. Chrysler says its Hellephant engine installation...
  7. Dodge Unleashes a Stars & Stripes Challenger & Charger

    Dodge has unveiled its latest Murica upgrade- a cool Stars and Stripes Edition- for the Challenger and Charger at the New York Auto Show. The appearance package is designed to be a patriotic salute to our military men and women and will be available starting in May 2019 for the Scat Pack, R/T, and GT RWD models. Steve Beahm, FCA's head of passenger car brands in North America, summed it up as follows: "The Stars & Stripes Edition is an opportunity to deliver a custom look with unique...
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    Son of Demon- Hellcat Redeye

    What is a Challenger Hellcat Redeye? According to Steve Beahm, head of Passenger Car Brands-Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat for FCA North America, “It's a Hellcat that's been possessed by a Demon." The new Challenger Hellcat Redeye boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi that generates 797 hp. and 707 lb.-ft. of torque. This makes it the most powerful and expensive ($69,650) production V-8 now that Dodge has stopped production of the Demon. This is the most expensive Challenger variant (not...
  9. Challenger Exits from NASCAR

    Many do not know it, but Challengers, under Zombie Dodge/MBM Motorsports, have been competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series of stock car races for the past six years. They have done this without factory support from Fiat Chrysler. Teams like MBM Motorsports sought out deals on old cars that bigger teams like Penske weren’t using anymore. This competition, sadly, ended in November 2018. When NASCAR starts back up, in February 2019, the Challengers will no longer be legal. NASCAR is moving...
  10. Dodge Unveils 1,000 HP Crate Engine

    The iconic 426 Hemi engine has been reborn. Only this time, on steroids! On October 30, 2018, Dodge/MOPAR unveiled a monster 426 Hemi crate engine showcased in a gorgeous 1968 “Super Charger” concept at the Las Vegas, Nevada SEMA event. Here is the official press release: “The MOPAR brand is stampeding into the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show with a brand-new The “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged MOPAR Crate HEMI HEMI®-engine-powered beast: the “Hellephant” 426...
  11. Demon Drag Pack

    Leah Pritchett, the driver of the Don Schumacher Mopar/SRT NHRA Top Fuel Dragster, has successfully raced the first supercharged Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak in a full slate of 2018 SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown events. This new stand-alone class (similar to the old Super Stock), is a showcase for factory-built race cars from Dodge, Ford and Chevrolet. Pritchett's 354-cubic-inch HEMI engine-powered Drag Pak was prepped and maintained by the Don Schumacher Racing Team, led by crew...
  12. 1320- "One Angry Bee"

    With a spectacular burnout, Leah Pritchett and her 1320-themed Mopar Top Fuel Dragster, helped debut the new Challenger 1320 at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals, on July 20-22, 2018, at Bandimere Speedway. (The 1320’s name comes from the length of a quarter-mile drag strip- 1,320 feet). This drag-oriented, street-legal muscle car, for the grassroots drag racer, can now be ordered from Dodge for the bargain price of $46,000 (i.e., standard 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack of $38,995,...
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