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The 2016 Dodge / Mopar Challenger Drag Pak boasts a choice of supercharged 354 Hemi or naturally aspirated 426 Hemi engines. The car is meant for Sportsman class racing, and costs $99,426 for the 426 and $109,354 for the supercharged V8. They are “designed to ignite the passion of the grass-roots car racers,” according to Mopar’s sales chief.
The latest Dodge Challenger Drag Pak race car has evolved for the new model year, allowing Mopar racers to better compete with the Chevrolet COPO Camaro and the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet racing programs. The newest Mopar Drag Pak for the Dodge Challenger has a unique look when compared to prior model years, but a new look is the smallest part of the story.
The big news for the new Challenger Drag Pak is the introduction of a new supercharged engine package, as the drag race-ready Challenger from past model years only came with naturally aspirated engines, whether it was the Viper V10 or one of the V8 Hemi engines. They can cover the first 60 feet in just over a second, and do the quarter mile consistently in the eight-second range, and end up at 150 mph.
The supercharged engine uses a cast iron block with an aluminum cylinder head, a forged steel crankshaft, and a special calibration; it is based on the third generation Hemi and has the historic 354 cubic inch displacement. Cars with this engine have a blue graphics scheme.
That all changes with this new supercharged Hemi, as a blown Challenger Drag Pak running low 8s should easily be able to battle the Camaro and Mustang drag racing packages.
Best of all, for those Mopar racers who want to run a big, naturally aspirated engine later this season, the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak from Mopar is also available with the 426 cubic inch N/A Hemi, which is a little slow, but it is also a little less expensive. The 426 uses an aluminum block and head, forged steel crankshaft, and special calibration. Pressed-in steel cylinder liners, a proven technology long used by Chrysler, provide durability. This car has a black and white scheme.
|Type||Classic cars, Muscle cars|