If you thought the Dodge Challenger’s beast you could buy was the Hellcat, you should know that from now have two more options crazy, especially if you’re a fan of drag racing. The American firm, through its Mopar division began marketing Dodge Challenger Drag Pak , which consists of two different variants ready for drag racing that come directly from the factory prepared.
The Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is available with two different engines, both V8. The first is an aspirated 426 cubic inches , 7.0 liters, while the second is supercharged by compressor and has 354 cubic inches or what is the same , more modest 5.8 liter displacement. Both models are associated with a three-speed automatic transmission prepared for these competitions. Are unknown at the time the power and torque figures of these models.
The supercharged engine has a cast iron block, forged steel crankshaft . It needs to be durable to withstand all the torque. 7.0 atmospheric, no clutch, uses both block and aluminum cylinder heads, although the former has embedded steel jackets. Each engine is associated with a specific decor and hood, the most striking being the 426 with its bulky inlet tract.
Although apparently is a Dodge Challenger “normal” these two beasts are not approved for driving on public roads . The differences with respect to a Challenger series are tremendous, starting with the mechanical and the whole set-up chassis, developed to provide the best performance in drag racing the straight line. Tires 15 “fit specific to drag tires.
Starting next July 23 in Dodge dealerships in the United States you can purchase one of the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. The price will be about 89,000 euros for the 426 atmospheric or 98,000 euros for the 354 supercharged. This is not the first time a Challenger Drag Pack is offered, previously branded a variant presented in 2010 with 8.4-liter V10 engine based on the Dodge Viper.
Source – Dodge
Section Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, ask your factory drag car originally was published in Current Motor.