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TriShield
10-01-2010, 10:45 PM
Mopar Introduces 2011 Challenger Drag Pak for Sportsman Racers - This One Has a V-10 and is Race-ready

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MoparŪ Challenger V-10 Drag Pak built for sanctioned NHRA Stock and Super Stock configurations Priced at $85,512
Mopar to build 70 serialized units Production starts 1Q 2011, applications available now at local Dodge dealerships or at www.mopar.com
Past Mopar Challenger Drag Pak model-year programs sold out (2009 and 2010)
October 1, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Racers rejoice. MoparŪ is dropping a V-10 into the iconic Dodge Challenger.

The new race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak features an 8.4-liter 512 cubic-inch engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. Mopar will showcase its new drag car this evening at the Dodge Viper Owner's Invitational in Salt Lake City. The vehicle will then make its way to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from Nov. 2-5, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando from Dec. 9-11.

"With the introduction of our new 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak, Mopar will be the only place to get a factory-built V-10-powered race-ready drag car," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts and customer-care brand. "Mopar's new Challenger Drag Pak is a race rocket that will appeal to racers, collectors, dealers, and Dodge Viper owners."

Based on the 2011 Dodge Challenger and finished in a Stock Eliminator and Super Stock configuration, the 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak is the first and only 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car. The car features competition wheels and tires, a Mopar solid rear axle with performance gear ratio, a 2-speed drag race transmission with integrated roll control, a complete competition fuel system with fuel cell, and a complete interior with gauge package.

The Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak features a Bright White paint scheme with color options. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $85,512 and production begins early next year.

Mopar offers three options with this vehicle. First, the Competition Package includes an eight-point roll cage, six-point safety harness and a mesh window net (MSRP: $7,950, part number P5155820). Second, a Mopar logo body wrap (MSRP: $950, part number P5155892) and a range of body colors (MSRP: $6,800, part number P5155893). With the Competition Package, the car is ready to go down the drag strip.

Orders must be submitted using the Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak Application, which is available now at www.Mopar.com, the Mopar Direct Connection Tech Line at 888-528-HEMI (4364), or a local Dodge dealer. Customers should work with their local Dodge dealer to submit their application.

2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak Highlights

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Identification plate with unique serial number sequence
Primed and painted body, color options available
512 cid V-10 engine
Unique engine calibration
2-speed automatic transmission with shift assembly and built-in roll control
Special body-in-white modified for drag racing
No windshield wiper assembly
No HVAC system (includes block off plates)
No rear seats
No power-steering system
No underbody heat shields
Complete fuel cell assembly
Race headers with collectors
Modified tunnel for transmission clearance and one-piece drive shaft
Raised floor above differential for solid-axle conversion clearance
Polycarbonate door windows
Smart-glass door window system
Solid engine mounts
Mopar solid rear axle
Lightweight seats to accommodate 6-point harness
Special modified K-member with drop-out crossmember
Lightweight drag-race only front brake assembly
Manual rack-and-pinion steering
Front chin spoiler
Lightweight cooling module with electric fan
Lightweight instrument panel assembly
Special cable-operated decklid release
Special cable-operated throttle pedal and linkage
Race-style wheels and tires

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$750 L98
10-02-2010, 12:23 AM
I like it a lot, I think that body style is starting to grow on me... :headbang:

Urban Legend
10-02-2010, 12:24 AM
Why not put this on the regular car???????????????

99'CajunFirehawk157
10-02-2010, 01:47 AM
Awesome!

Tainted
10-02-2010, 10:07 AM
holy shit!!! $85,000 for a fucking 4000lb pig??!!!

its missing half the damn car, no HVAC no rear seats no nothing, and it went up by $30,000, it should be cheaper without all that shit

hello zr1/viper and all kinds of other way more badass cars for that much $

chaman
10-02-2010, 10:11 AM
holy shit!!! $85,000 for a fucking 4000lb pig??!!!

its missing half the damn car, no HVAC no rear seats no nothing, and it went up by $30,000, it should be cheaper without all that shit

hello zr1/viper and all kinds of other way more badass cars for that much $

Did you missed the part where it says is a DRAG pack?? Why are you compering ROAD OEM cars with this???

BAD ASS TA WS6
10-02-2010, 10:30 AM
Sick!!!

Pretty cool of Dodge to get this pushed through... Didn't see that coming

Tainted
10-02-2010, 10:40 AM
Did you missed the part where it says is a DRAG pack?? Why are you compering ROAD OEM cars with this???

somehwere between no creature comforts for 30,000$ more than a "normal" one

bad2000z
10-02-2010, 11:25 AM
Ok, now thats cool.

chaman
10-02-2010, 11:29 AM
somehwere between no creature comforts for 30,000$ more than a "normal" one

What?
You have no idea how much it costs to transform a OEM road car to a complete and COMPETITIVE drag car dont you? :eyes:

Do a bit of search here....then re-think and evaluate how WRONG you are. That drag pack could be considered a deal among some serious drag racers....

Now lets see GM have the BALLS to do something like this.

Tainted
10-02-2010, 11:58 AM
What?
You have no idea how much it costs to transform a OEM road car to a complete and COMPETITIVE drag car dont you? :eyes:

Do a bit of search here....then re-think and evaluate how WRONG you are. That drag pack could be considered a deal among some serious drag racers....

Now lets see GM have the BALLS to do something like this.



:engarde: for 85,000 it better be real damn competitive especially with a V10 under the hood

WSsick
10-02-2010, 01:56 PM
I hope it has a big, lopey cam in that V10, would make the package perfect. I love it!

Irunelevens
10-02-2010, 04:47 PM
holy shit!!! $85,000 for a fucking 4000lb pig??!!!

its missing half the damn car, no HVAC no rear seats no nothing, and it went up by $30,000, it should be cheaper without all that shit

hello zr1/viper and all kinds of other way more badass cars for that much $

$85k is a pretty damn good price for a brand new competitive drag racer. Stock eliminator/Super Stock are very competitive series, so to have a car prepared from the factory is pretty cool. I know Ford also has a Mustang like this (Cobra Jet), does Chevy have a similar Camaro?

Tainted
10-02-2010, 08:27 PM
$85k is a pretty damn good price for a brand new competitive drag racer. Stock eliminator/Super Stock are very competitive series, so to have a car prepared from the factory is pretty cool. I know Ford also has a Mustang like this (Cobra Jet), does Chevy have a similar Camaro?

I like the car I'd jsut think by them taking out all those amenities that'd it'd be a cheaper car. I mean a srt-8 runs about what 45k? I understand theres a few upgrades including that V10 but for $85,000 thats a ton of money for a car thats only good for a straight line with bare bones.

what kinda times they are claiming?

subhumanzz
10-02-2010, 08:34 PM
http://www.mopar.com/dragpak/pdf/drag_pak_spec_sheet.pdf

subhumanzz
10-02-2010, 08:34 PM
holy shit!!! $85,000 for a fucking 4000lb pig??!!!



probably weighs less than your t/a

Tainted
10-02-2010, 08:38 PM
probably weighs less than your t/a

id hope so with no ac back seats polycarboante windows etc.

The Drag Pak is intended for supervised off-road competitive events only and is not legal for street use.
straight off the spec sheet.


im not disagreeing its not a fast car, just wow 85 grand for a non street legal car =/

chaman
10-02-2010, 10:15 PM
id hope so with no ac back seats polycarboante windows etc.

The Drag Pak is intended for supervised off-road competitive events only and is not legal for street use.
straight off the spec sheet.


im not disagreeing its not a fast car, just wow 85 grand for a non street legal car =/

Again....dude, what do you think a competitive, well built drag car cost?? Ask any serious racer, you could spend over $100,000+ easily. Thats in mods only BTW, Im not considering the cost of the car before it was converted for drag race use. This complete package by MOPAR is in reality a very competitive, ready to use drag car for a nice price. What do you think is the price of that engine alone?

You are trying to compare this type of car against a street legal, sport or exotic car. There is no comparison whatsoever.

Ravenous T\A
10-02-2010, 10:20 PM
That make me a perfect Daily Driver:D I dont need all that fancy shit like AC, Power steering, ABS crap:devil:

chaman
10-02-2010, 10:31 PM
That make me a perfect Daily Driver:D I dont need all that fancy shit like AC, Power steering, ABS crap:devil:

I like your thinking. As soon as I saw it I thought..."what would it take to make it street legal??" Its a badass ride for sure. There were some rumors of a V10 Challenger for regular street use, a SRT10 beast for a DD...one can only dream, right?

06 6.0 GTO
10-02-2010, 10:31 PM
They are probably doing this only to get their money back on the motor.

In fact thats exactly why the Ram SRT-10 exists, badass non the less and for what it offers this is a great deal, just like fords cobra jet.

Latch
10-02-2010, 10:57 PM
This is epic. Way to go Chrysler!!

DiscerningZ32
10-02-2010, 11:18 PM
Pretty badass looking.

I'd rather have a 2011 Cobra jet though.

http://fp.images.autos.msn.com/Media/580x348/88/88930ddc7b4b4f20a2b61c47a16dec04.jpg

I don't really like the V10 sound.

The cammed Mod motor sounds sexy as hell IMO.
And it's already gone mid 8's.:eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paRiaFAoMD0&feature=player_embedded

RaggedRides
10-03-2010, 12:32 AM
I dig the factory built race cars, like the old super stock Darts and COPOs as well as these. What I would like to see come of this is the availability of parts for us guys looking to set up street cars. Manual steering, live-axle swaps, lightweight components, ect are all simply pieces any guy on the street would kill for.

I wish the OEs would offer some sort of "LX" package for the street legal R/T, SRT-8, SS and GT. Give us the optional ammenities, live axles, gutted sound deadener/heat shields, manual steering, ect. Not everyone can or wants to spend $85k on a race-only vehicle, but would more than love to have it available for street use.

For what it's worth, the V10 sounds pretty dope. No V8 rumble, but nothing to complain about!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tZu2LGdZmc


What's most amazing to me is that the drag pack weighs about as much as a Corvette or Fox body. I know a lot of stuff is missing, but even the interior is basically complete. 1,000lbs is not a joke!!!

Lethal Z
10-03-2010, 08:45 AM
^^^^^ +1

01ssreda4
10-04-2010, 03:47 AM
I like the car but its a waste. With such limited production they are going to pull extra $$$ over sticker. So the average Joe won't have one strickly bc of the price and availability, even if the average Joe had the 85Gs laying around. So why would this car interest me or anyone I know? Its a shame even a doctor can't understand that. I mean you don't honestly think we all make Dr.'s salaries do you.

lt1camaro95
10-04-2010, 11:05 AM
This cant be a DD anyway, there is no registerable vin. It is for off road use only and cant have a tag.

mcG
10-13-2010, 10:56 AM
can you even DD a car with a 2 speed transmission? does it even have reverse? still it'd be pretty sweet to cruise around in that thing.

i wonder what the MPG would be like, i know it isn't relevant but i'd be curious to find out.

Latch
10-13-2010, 11:53 AM
can you even DD a car with a 2 speed transmission? does it even have reverse? still it'd be pretty sweet to cruise around in that thing.

i wonder what the MPG would be like, i know it isn't relevant but i'd be curious to find out.

It's not street legal.

CranMaro99
10-13-2010, 03:19 PM
http://www.mopar.com/dragpak/pdf/drag_pak_spec_sheet.pdf

Anybody who actually clicked this link will realize that this thing weighs 3,250lbs. Thats so light considering how heavy it is in OEM form.

01ssreda4
10-14-2010, 12:58 AM
can you even DD a car with a 2 speed transmission?

Yeah it's called a powerglide. It's been out for what 50 years? And came stock in lots of older cars.

ProMaroZ
10-14-2010, 01:28 AM
These cars will sell. Ford just released their new 2011 drag pack cobra jet mustangs sometime before the US Nationals and there was 10+ of them there racing. Only serious racers will buy these. Ill bet Big Daddy will be running one next year.

ibanez7
10-14-2010, 12:37 PM
still sucks, still a dodge....

Sax1031
10-14-2010, 07:02 PM
512 cid = :hail:

00ls1z
10-14-2010, 07:35 PM
id hope so with no ac back seats polycarboante windows etc.

The Drag Pak is intended for supervised off-road competitive events only and is not legal for street use.
straight off the spec sheet.


im not disagreeing its not a fast car, just wow 85 grand for a non street legal car =/

u sir are an idiot...

ICEMAN 31
10-15-2010, 01:14 AM
love everything about the car but the paint job, looks like a challanger driven by ken block paint guy, like you need to where baseball cap slightly turned to the right like a douche hipster to drive it, change the paint and its pure sex

SSmoken
10-15-2010, 02:44 AM
i like it alot and the ford version too. now.......WHERE IS THE CAMARO!?!

93Z28rare
10-15-2010, 10:45 AM
I hate to admit it, but the Ford version looks mean as f***. Better than the Challenger I think.

Wnts2Go10O
10-15-2010, 04:52 PM
holy shit!!! $85,000 for a fucking 4000lb pig??!!!

its missing half the damn car, no HVAC no rear seats no nothing, and it went up by $30,000, it should be cheaper without all that shit

hello zr1/viper and all kinds of other way more badass cars for that much $

not just that but they want you to pay them to put their name on the car :lol:

con_fuse9
10-25-2010, 06:05 PM
Looking at the spec sheet:

3250 lbs. Not bad considering what they started.

Its a bit ridiculous though. $8000 for a roll cage. Must be gold plated.

Should be good for mid 10s, maybe even low 10s.

Looks like strange 9" rear (Ford 9") and 2 speed trans (powerglide?)

I'm not sure where that power to weight would put the car in stock or super stock but I think its too light for stock eliminator and well, super stock will require more power. The super stock Mopar A bodies (Hemi Darts and Hemi Barracudas) are running 8s now. 3000lbs with a 500hp (index rating, not actual engine power) Hemi. What the NHRA does is give the car a weight and the engine a horsepower rating, and you get handicapped by other cars with the same power to weight ratio. Gotta check the record books again but at one time S/AA (Stock eliminator, A-the fastests A- automatic) where old school hemi challangers with 3800lbs and I think 490hp rating (street hemi). In super stock SS/AA is ruled by Hemi Darts and Hemi Baracudas (early style) running 8s. 3000lbs and a .060 over 426hemi.

So you dropped $80,000 into a car and then need to pull the motor for a complete 'tweak' to make it competitive. Last I heard, a competitive small block chevy stock eliminator motor would run about $20K. Wonder what a V10.

A racecar with no race.

I suspect the car will go to some collector and occasionally see some bracket racing. It would not be competitive in any heads up class.

Real race cars are built, not bought.

NHRA4MULA
11-04-2010, 08:08 PM
I wonder if you can get it as a roller and then stuf a real hemi in it with a 4 speed a little old school with some new school style and do they say what it will do in the 1/4 for 80grand I would hope its faster than 10s ..I a chevy head but I think dodge did a great job with this car in the stock trim

TriShield
04-10-2011, 11:54 AM
Dave Thomas Sets NHRA AA/SA ET, MPH Records in Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 8, 2011


Thomas sets record with a 9.43/143.90 pass in his 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak
Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak built for sanctioned NHRA Stock and Super Stock configurations
Mopar offers the only factory-built, V-10 powered race-ready package car

Less than one month after making its competition debut, the 2011 MoparŪ Challenger V-10 Drag Pak is already rewriting the NHRA record books.

Dave Thomas, of Westchester, Pa., powered his 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak to a record-setting 9.43-second elapsed time (ET) at 143.90 mph during a test session on Thursday, April 7 at the NHRA Division 1 National Open event at Atco (N.J.) Raceway (the test session allowed for record attempts). Thomas captured both the ET and mph records in the AA/SA class just two weeks after taking ownership of his Mopar Drag Pak, and with only a few passes under his belt in the new V-10-powered beast.

"In less than one month of competition, our 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak has made its presence known in the NHRA Sportsman ranks," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts and customer-care brand. "Mopar is the only source for racers who want to purchase a factory-built, V-10-powered race-ready package car."

"The first run we made in the car was last Sunday," said Thomas, who backed up his record with a 9.46 ET run. "We only had eight passes in the car prior to our first run down the track yesterday, which was the record-setter. I know I could have gone quicker. On the second run, the car left good but I let off at the end of the pass."

"It's a spectacular car," added Thomas, who has been racing since 1971, in vehicles including a HEMIŪ Plymouth Barracuda. "We basically added weight bars to make minimum weight, and that was it. On its first-ever run, the car went a 9.79 at 137 mph. It's a turn-key operation. There are no headaches involved in setting it up at all. You just get in there and drive it. It's neat that the factory can make something like this."

The 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak, the first and only 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag race package car, was unveiled at the Dodge Viper Owners Invitational in October 2010. Based on the 2011 Dodge Challenger and finished in a Stock Eliminator and Super Stock configuration, the vehicle features competition wheels and tires, a Mopar solid rear axle with performance gear ratio, a 2-speed drag race transmission with integrated roll control, a complete competition fuel system with fuel cell, and a complete interior with gauge package.

The race-ready package car made its competition debut when Frank Teuton Jr. entered his Mopar V-10 Drag Pak at the NHRA Gatornationals less than a month ago. Frank's brother, Joseph Teuton, took the car to its first class (AA/SA) win at the JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals on March 18.

It'llrun
04-10-2011, 10:17 PM
That's haulin' to be sure. Still way expensive to run 9's.

GMmexican
04-11-2011, 12:17 AM
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chaman
04-11-2011, 03:33 PM
^^^Epic Gif for an epic thread.