Chrysler’s Mopar Division will launch a limited-edition Dodge Charger outfitted with select high-performance parts and appearance items straight from the Mopar parts catalog. This builds on the success of last year’s Mopar® Dodge Challenger.
A 5.7-litre HEMI® V8 with 370 HP and 395 lb.-ft. of torque, powers the specially equipped Charger. The package also includes the “Super Track Pak” option that raises the performance of the Mopar Charger in acceleration, handling and braking.
The Mopar Charger will come in one exterior colour, “Pitch Black”. A pair of Mopar Blue racing stripes run from the front air dam across the hood and over the roof ending at the bottom of the rear fascia with integrated dual exhaust. Ornamentation is limited to a front grille and rear-deck Mopar badge. A rear spoiler is standard on the Charger special-edition model. . Jim Kiritsis, Head of Mopar, Chrysler Canada was quoted as saying “Mopar ’11 Charger owners will surely capture a stylish and powerful road presence at every point of the way”.
Strong acceleration is balanced with high-performance braking in the form of vented rotors measuring 345mm x 28mm up front that are fitted with dual-piston, sliding calipers. At the rear, vented rotors measuring 320mm x 22mm, coupled with single-piston calipers are used.
The bulked up brakes are hidden behind high-gloss black 20-inch x 8-inch “Envy” wheels are fitted with Goodyear F1 Supercar 245/45ZR20 tires at all four corners. The rims are a five-spoke design with a 45mm offset and include specific Mopar centre caps, which complement the overall ”Pitch Black” exterior finish of the Mopar Charger.
Inside the cabin Mopar fans will appreciate the “Pistol Grip” shifter controlling an Auto/Stick, or manually shifted automatic transmission. Further down the driveline, the differential has been boosted with a new, unique to this package, 3.92 rear axle ratio for enhanced acceleration. Expect 0-to-100 km/h runs in the low five-second range.
Chassis improvements include adding larger front 30mm solid stabilizer bar and rear 20mm solid stabilizer bar, increases from 27mm and 16mm (respectively). Adding to the overall stability and handling of the Mopar Charger are front and rear strut tower braces. If you need extra luggage space, simply remove the rear tower-to-tower brace.
Cabin comforts include unique Katzkin™ leather seats which are striped and stitched in Mopar Blue thread. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is identically trimmed. Engine-turned instrument panel bezels and a special identification plaque identifying the vehicle as part of a limited edition of 1,000 are affixed to the instrument panel. Owners also receive a custom Mopar key fob.
Bright pedal covers, premium floor mats with the Mopar® logo and front-door sill entry guards featuring the Mopar logo also are included with the package.
The Mopar ’11 Charger will be built in Brampton, Ontario, and completed at an upfit centre in Windsor, Ontario. The Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the limited-edition Mopar ’11 Charger is $44,495.
One final perk, customers who purchase a Mopar ’11 Charger will receive a personalized owner kit in a customized Mopar ’11 box. The kit will include a certificate with the vehicle identification number (VIN), exact date of manufacture and the number of the vehicle. The kit will also include a brochure that highlights the unique features of the vehicle, as well as exclusive Mopar ’11 merchandise.