Dodge and their performance arm Mopar released the first image and details of an all-new special edition model Mopar ’10 Challenger. Limited to 500 units, this factory-tuned model will go on sale next month starting from $38,000 with automatic transmission and $39,000 with manual. It features exclusive body parts and paint job, but the engine is the same 5.7 liter HEMI V8 as in the Challenger R/T.
Mopar ’10 Challenger gets a hood-venting system, and a cold-air intake, plus a new bonnet. It has better handling characteristics than the standard car thanks to a front strut-tower brace with shock caps and rear strut-tower brace that stiffens the chassis.
Visual features include Brilliant Black body color with a choice of three accent colors: Mopar Blue, Red or Silver, 20-inch forged heritage gloss-black wheels, black-chromed grille surround, and a functional, vented T/A-style hood with vintage hood pins. You also get a bunch of Mopar logos and graphics. Those accents appear on side stripes as well as in the stitching on the steering wheel and seats.
As for the interior, there’s Katzkin leather seating, custom leather-wrapped steering wheel with baseball-style stitching, Mopar shift handles (T-handle for automatics, Pistol Grip for manuals), a serialized dash plaque with Mopar ’10 logo and Mopar branding throughout.
Every customer who purchases a Mopar ’10 will receive a special owner kit that includes a certificate with the vehicle identification number (VIN), date of build completion, and build number. The kit also includes a limited-edition sketch of the vehicle signed by Chrysler Group design chief Mark Trostle, a book that highlights the special vehicle build, and Mopar ’10 merchandise.