New Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger Is The Next-Best Thing To A Hellcat

Limited Edition

The Dodge Challenger SRT range gets a new limited edition entry from Mopar.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ performance parts division Mopar is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year with the unveiling of a new limited edition version of the 2017 Dodge Challenger at the Chicago Auto Show. Only 160 models will be built, with production divided equally between two distinct two-tone color schemes applied by hand available in Billet Silver or Contusion Blue, with Pitch Black paint covering the top half. Both are based on the popular 392 Shaker package, with some additional upgrades thrown in for good measure.

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The most obvious modifications to the Mopar 2017 are those borrowed from the SRT Hellcat, namely its Shaker hood scoop in matching Pitch Black and Mopar headlamp intake, allowing it to take in copious amounts of cold air. For added style, it also features the same black exhaust tips as the SRT Hellcat rather than the standard chrome parts, as well as 20-inch wheels with semi-gloss accents. Inside, you get special Mopar-branded racing seats with contrasting Tungsten-color stitching. For that added individual touch, under the bonnet lies an 80th anniversary plaque displaying the production model number out of 80. The same plaque is also present on the door sill.

The end result is a more refined beast than the outrageous Challenger SRT Demon due to be unleashed this year, but it still packs plenty of power from the SRT Challenger’s existing 6.4-liter HEMI V8 producing 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. All this extra flair comes at a cost, however. At $56,885, this custom Challenger sits right in the middle of the $50,290 SRT 392 and $63,590 SRT Hellcat. It will go on sale in the second quarter of 2017.