Chrysler revealed the real live images of the special edition MOPAR ’10 Challenger and announced the car will go on sale next month. It is limited to 500 units and priced from $38,000 ($39,000 with automatic gearbox). You can pre-order your piece right now, and you better do if you want one because there is a good chance they sell all of them in less than a week!
The car is based on 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T and is powered by a “Mopar modified” version of the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine which has been fitted with a hood-venting system, a cold-air intake, a front strut-tower brace with shock caps, and a unique engine cover. The car also features rear strut-tower brace that stiffens the chassis and improves handling characteristics of the car.
As for the unique visual features, Mopar ’10 Challenger comes in Brilliant Black with a choice of three accent colors: Mopar Blue, Red or Silver. Accent colors will appear on side stripes as well as in the stitching on the steering wheel and seats. It also gets 20-inch forged heritage gloss-black wheels, black-chromed grille surround, and a functional, vented T/A-style hood with vintage hood pins. A special Mopar ’10 car cover also comes free with the car.
The interior is also modified and gets Katzkin leather seating, custom leather-wrapped steering wheel with baseball-style stitching, Mopar shift handles (T-handle for automatics, Pistol Grip for manuals) which look really weird!, a serialized dash plaque with Mopar ’10 logo and Mopar branding throughout.
“Our Mopar ’10 Challenger is a collaboration of two iconic brands with tremendous heritage,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC. “Dodge put the heart into this Challenger and Mopar added the soul. The result is a unique, special-edition car that only we can offer.”
“Mopar ’10 has a wicked, sinister appearance that will turn heads.” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of Dodge, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Mopar brand resonates with hard-core enthusiasts, and this car will too.”
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.