2020 Challenger Drag Pak

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  1. SRT-Tom

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    Dodge will be introducing the new 2020 Challenger Drag Pack at SEMA today.

    Externally, it will be painted white with a wide blue stripe down the center of the car with two pinstripes along each side. "Powered by SRT" runs across the top of the windshield, and Mopar logos grace both sides of the car just beneath the side windows. Red decals run back from the rear quarter panels and connect across the rear of the car. It also has hood pins on the SRT Hellcat hood and a parachute attached the rear.

    There's a parachute because this is the factory turnkey drag-race-focused Dodge Challenger racecar. Mopar released no other information on what type of hardware the Drag Pak will be using, or what's under the hood, but the video gives a great preview of the exhaust note in full tire-smoke mode.

    As some Drag Paks in the past have dropped roughly 1,000 pounds from their production starter vehicles, the 2020 model will surely utilize plenty of weight-savings methods such as the removal of all interior comfort features that don't apply on the racetrack. Mopar has also previously altered the position of the engine and changed the wheelbase to the benefit of better weight distribution.

    Mopar is set to livestream the unveiling starting at 7:26 p.m. ET (that's 4:26 on the West Coast, which not coincidentally coincides the the displacement of the vintage 426 Hemi engine) on Nov. 5, 2019.

    Check out this short video clip. It really sounds badass!




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    Here is a video produced by Dodge, in which its chief engineer discusses the features of the race car.

    It has an aluminum 345 (5.7 liter) supercharged engine with a Turbo 400 3-speed manual. Also, it has a welded upgraded roll cage and chassis.

    Only 50 numbered units will be produced. I suspect that the dealer "market adjustment" will be very high.

    I haven't seen any horsepower or ET numbers, but Dodge has stated that this will be the fastest Challenger ever- yes, even faster than the Demon. The Drag Pak comes with a parachute. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) requires chutes to be fitted if the cars are capable of doing passes faster than 149.75 mph.or 7.5 seconds to be able to compete legally.

     
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    Get your orders in quick!!
     
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