Dodge Lights Up SEMA with a New 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
Leah Pritchett of NHRA fame took to the stage this evening in Las Vegas, Nevada, to fire up the 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. This new performance 2020 Challenger marks the fourth generation of the modern-day drag racer. Dodge only plans to produce 50 of the race cars that will give buyers a turnkey racer loaded with suspension and chassis upgrades. The racer is certified as NHRA and NMCA ready.
Yeah, it has got a HEMI in it! In fact, it has a supercharged 354-cubic-inch HEMI V-8. This is the fourth generation of the popular Drag Pak. Dodge revolutionized racing by producing the factory-built, racetrack-only Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak editions.
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In introducing the car, the Mopar representative said they are committed to producing cars and trucks that scream for attention. They chose to introduce the latest race car at the Specialty Equipment Market Association because SEMA draws “the most obsessed fans on earth”.
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“Mopar and Dodge/SRT collaborated to make this factory production-based Challenger Drag Pak not only a forced to be reckoned with at the strip but also an instant collectable for Mopar enthusiasts,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care, FCA - North America. “Our legacy has been won at the track by the women and men who pour all they have into being the best. This new Challenger Drag Pak gives them the tools to stay in front of the competition.”
Dodge is not yet releasing the pricing details or when you will be able to order the 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. The company is just now delivering the 2019 Mopar Dodge Drag Pak Editions.
Torque News Managing Editor Patrick Rall has been tracking the unveiling of the new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak for weeks.
Even though the 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is all set for both the National Hot Rod Association and the National Muscle Car Association competitions, Mopar also sells modular kits for owners to install on their own Challenger drag cars.
Retro Paint Package
The paint and graphics on the 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is meant to be modern with a retro flair.
“We want this to look so cool that when the customer buys a Challenger Drag Pak he or she wants to run these graphics because they are so iconic and stand out,” says Mark Trostle, Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design for FCA – North America. “Mopar people are proud of the heritage and the look and they want to show that off.”
New Upgrades for 2020
New for the fourth-generation Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, the Strange rear axle assembly uses adjustable coilover shocks, four-link suspension with wishbone and an anti-roll bar. Wheelie bars and a parachute mount are integrated into the chassis and are standard.
Up front, a unique engine cross member lowers the center of gravity and improves weight distribution. The front also includes specific Bilstein double-adjustable struts.
The race-ready 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, powered by the supercharged 354-cubic-inch HEMI® V-8 engine, is fitted with a T400 three-speed transmission with a Kwik-Shift manual shifter, lightweight driveshaft, front and rear racing brakes, Racetech seats, Racepak Smartwire fully programmable power distribution center and a new, exclusive Drag Pak lightweight wheel and tire package.
Also new for 2020, the Drag Pak hood mimics the design of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with intake and heat extractors. Front and rear fascias use the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat design.
Mopar and Dodge first sold the factory-built Drag Pak racecar in 2008. They sold out all 100 of the Drag Pak cars produced for 2009. The Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Paks have been hot sellers every year since.
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