Dodge Challenger Super Stock Drag car to be available within weeks! - LS1TECH

Log In 


Automotive News, Media & Press Television | Magazines | Industry News

Dodge Challenger Super Stock Drag car to be available within weeks!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-31-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
TECH Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (248)
 
2000Firehawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Pittsburgh , PA
Posts: 570
Default Dodge Challenger Super Stock Drag car to be available within weeks!

Maybe, just maybe, GM will give us our own 'body-in-white' that's 800 lbs lighter, with an LS9 in it, just for racing only......




Dodge Challenger Super Stock Drag car to be available within weeks!

http://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/challenger.html

Dodge Challenger Super Stock Drag car to be available within weeks! According to oh20, a Challenger 800 pounds lighter than the production version will be available for racing. This will be a special factory package built for NHRA-sanctioned Stock Eliminator drag racing. Features will include a unique serial number sequence, variations of current Hemi and 5.9 liter Magnum engines, automatic or manual transmission, and special lightweight features including:
  • Lightweight front fascia support system
  • Composite lift-off hood with functional scoop
  • Lightweight cooling module with electric fan
  • Special modified drop-out front crossmember
  • Lightweight drag race-only front brake assembly
  • Seats to accommodate six-point harness
  • Special Body-in-White modified for drag racing
This is one serious package that does away with such frills as windshield wipers, power windows, HVAC System, sound deadener and rear seats to create one lightweight and intense racing machine. Additional details will be available next week. Stay tuned to Allpar.com ... and please post this URL: http://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/challenger.html
2000Firehawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
TECH Enthusiast
iTrader: (4)
 
John02Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rogers, Ark.
Posts: 701
Default

This thread doesn't seem to be in the right location, but good info.!
John02Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 11:10 AM   #3
TECH Junkie
 
WECIV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Gulf Shores and DC
Posts: 3,885
Default

Seems in the right area to me...so we know our enemy.

So how much for this thing?

W
WECIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 12:04 PM   #4
TECH Senior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Sharpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Southeastern IL
Posts: 5,000
Default

800 pounds lighters and much cheaper at the same time would be great. Do I think that's going to happen? Hell no.
Sharpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
11 Second Club
iTrader: (4)
 
bad2000z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vestal NY
Posts: 1,125
Default

I'll believe it when I sees it.
bad2000z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 12:39 PM   #6
TECH Fanatic
 
Hydramatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Braunfels, TX
Posts: 1,211
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharpe View Post
800 pounds lighters and much cheaper at the same time would be great. Do I think that's going to happen? Hell no.
If they DID make it cheaper, like oh, say, V6 Challenger price, I(and a lot of other people) would buy that **** in a heartbeat. Of course the government would have a shitfit.
Hydramatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 02:51 PM   #7
Registered User
 
demon340v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 22
Default

quite honestly for the price of the srt8 challengers right now i would figure their race verison seeing as it would have the larger Hemi in it as well would be closer to 50k

but seeing as how the dealers jack up the price because people will pay for it tack on another 10k to the sticker price.

and trust me it's an impressive Challenger that i personally think carries on the legendary name of Super Stock for MoPar.

if you hunt aroudn they have a video of their concept Super STock Challenger on the net they do a few test runs at the Vegas track.
demon340v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 03:46 PM   #8
LS1TECH Sponsor
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 2,102
Default

This is a bad a$$ car. I love the styling and what Chrysler has done with the larger hemi. I've been a mopar fan for 25 years. The sad part is that if you were to purchase one, you are limited in what you can do to it. There is presently no PCM software like HPT for these or other Chrysler vehicles. Once we are able to modify these cars like we can the GM vehicles, there will be one in my stable.
mikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 04:55 PM   #9
TECH Veteran
iTrader: (19)
 
2002_Z28_Six_Speed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wash, DC
Posts: 4,500
Default

MOPAR = more power.
2002_Z28_Six_Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 05:00 PM   #10
Registered User
 
demon340v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 22
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikey View Post
This is a bad a$$ car. I love the styling and what Chrysler has done with the larger hemi. I've been a mopar fan for 25 years. The sad part is that if you were to purchase one, you are limited in what you can do to it. There is presently no PCM software like HPT for these or other Chrysler vehicles. Once we are able to modify these cars like we can the GM vehicles, there will be one in my stable.
Actually right off hand i can't recall the name fo the company by they are in Texas they reprogram the computers on the Hemi's anywhere from getting rid fo the 75% throttle on intital take off retune the tranny as well.

And the numbers they are laying down is awesome for just messing with the computer.

And there is another place here in Texas that will build up your HEMI with cam heads all internal stuff and make that engine drop into the 11's and 12's depending on what you want to spend on the motor. i will get you guys the links so you can check it out.
demon340v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 07:16 PM   #11
Staging Lane
 
RitzBlitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: eastern WA
Posts: 45
Default

Definately not production but here ya go anyway...

http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...t=CIMG1074.flv
RitzBlitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 08:15 PM   #12
TECH Fanatic
iTrader: (17)
 
ChaseSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 1,373
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by demon340v View Post
Actually right off hand i can't recall the name fo the company by they are in Texas they reprogram the computers on the Hemi's anywhere from getting rid fo the 75% throttle on intital take off retune the tranny as well.

And the numbers they are laying down is awesome for just messing with the computer.

And there is another place here in Texas that will build up your HEMI with cam heads all internal stuff and make that engine drop into the 11's and 12's depending on what you want to spend on the motor. i will get you guys the links so you can check it out.

please post links... very interested
ChaseSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 09:03 PM   #13
14 Second Truck Club
iTrader: (31)
 
mzoomora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Chicago, Il
Posts: 2,619
Default

As cool as it would be for them to sell a factory drag car I doubt it will happen. I hope it does and then leads to a street legal version!
mzoomora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 08:36 AM   #14
TECH Junkie
 
WECIV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Gulf Shores and DC
Posts: 3,885
Default

I am guessing it is not getting the lifetime warranty :p

W
WECIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 08:56 AM   #15
JS
10 Second Club
iTrader: (4)
 
JS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Philly,Pa.
Posts: 7,303
Default

No tuning...No biggie just call Dale Cherry at injection connection and have him wire in a BSIII and tune it and u have the best of both world,A Mopar and a Prgrammable PCM

Me,I would never own a Slopar
JS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 01:23 PM   #16
Teching In
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: south jersey
Posts: 22
Default

Id buy that in a heartbeat
lightemupnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 01:47 PM   #17
Registered User
 
demon340v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 22
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChaseSS View Post
please post links... very interested
Here ya go!

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=120457
11 second passes using their concept car also has the 392 HEMI under the hood.
demon340v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 06:55 PM   #18
TECH Addict
iTrader: (1)
 
raptorws6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Greenville,SC
Posts: 2,656
Default

Very nice, maybe it will provoke GM to do the same.
raptorws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 06:55 PM   #19
TECH Senior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Sharpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Southeastern IL
Posts: 5,000
Default

The chin spoiler on that satin black one ******* rocks.



Lowered and tinted with wide 17"-18" black wheels would be sooo sexy...

I have to admit, if you could tune the stock PCM, I would be very, very torn between this car and the new Camaro. So, I'd like to thank Mopar for ******* up so royaly there. I mean, whoever said, "Hey, let's make it next to imposible for the aftermarket to tune this car," should not only be fired, but killed in a back alley. Stupid!
Sharpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 07:07 PM   #20
Registered User
 
demon340v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 22
Default

There are programmers out there for the 5.7 and 6.1 Hemi's just ya got to know where to look and on top of that if you have the money to play.
demon340v is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need 5.3 Turbo Size and Make ktelles Forced Induction 10 09-03-2015 01:28 PM
BMR Suspension is Hiring a Sales Tech BMR Suspension Florida Members 2 07-06-2015 01:19 PM
BMR Suspension is Hiring a Sales Tech BMR Suspension Automotive Careers 0 07-05-2015 01:53 PM
BMR Releases New Product - Adjustable Tubular Sway Bars for 2012 Camaro - SB037 BMR Suspension Gen 5 Camaro Suspension Tech 0 07-02-2013 02:24 PM
ON3MotorSports Tinman1 LS1TECH Sponsor Feedback 0 01-17-2007 03:57 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 PM.