Auburn Hills, Michigan – Dodge has revealed photos and illustrations of seven concept vehicles it will showcase at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, November 4 to 7, 2008: the 2009 Challenger SRT10, Challenger Blacktop, Challenger Targa, Ram TRXtreme, Ram R/T, Ram Sportsman, and Ram Mopar Street Package.
2009 Dodge Challenger SRT10. Click image to enlarge.
Dodge Challenger Targa. Click image to enlarge.
Power for the Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept comes from the Dodge Viper 8.4-litre, all-aluminum V10 engine with 600 horsepower and 560 lb. ft. of torque. The “shaker hood” is a nostalgic representation of the 1970 HEMI Cuda, brakes have been upgraded, and Bilstein shocks at all four corners improve handling balance. The interior boasts sport seats and carbon-fibre accents throughout.
The Dodge Challenger Blacktop began life as a 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T equipped with a 5.7-litre Hemi V8 and six-speed manual transmission. Mopar Underground added custom-made spoilers and front brow. To finish off the look, a black-on-black racing stripe paint scheme was added. The “in the weeds” stance and handling characteristics are accomplished by the Mopar coil-over suspension and strut tower brace. The Blacktop rolls on massive 22-inch Dodge Viper wheels from Factory Reproductions wrapped in Dunlop tires measuring 265/35 R22 front and 305/30 R22 rear.
The Dodge Challenger Targa is a full-blown competition car that raced and completed the famous Targa Newfoundland race this year. “Samantha” started life as a Mopar Challenger drag race package car. Many features were borrowed from the Dodge Viper, but the most noticeable is the snakeskin green paint. To keep the front end down, a Mopar chin spoiler “Splats“ developed in a full scale wind tunnel, was added to the front of the car. Mopar gauges keep a close eye on the vital signs. The Mopar hood is equipped with a scoop to make room for the 540-horsepower, 490 lb. ft. of torque, 392 Hemi V8 Mopar crate motor.
The 2009 Dodge Ram TRXtreme plays up the off-road capabilities of the 2009 Ram TRX package. Starting life with a quad cab TRX-4 off-road truck, Mopar Underground design team added 4.5-inches of extra ground clearance using a Mopar lift kit. This made room for Mopar polished and forged 20-inch wheels wrapped in knurly BFG 37X12.50’s. The paint is a bright yellow and mineral grey two-tone incorporating a mud splash theme. A set of Mopar wheel flares, a wheel-to-wheel Mopar tube step and a box rail are painted to match the theme.
The Dodge Ram R/T starts off with a 2009 Ram Sport with a 380-horsepower, 5.7-litre Hemi V8, a 4.10 gear and a high stall converter. With this blank canvas, Mopar Underground created a Dodge Challenger-inspired version of the Dodge Ram. On the performance side is a Mopar cold-air intake kit to keep the engine breathing and a Mopar dual exhaust system with a performance rumble. The exterior is painted classic B5 blue with a Mopar dual-snorkel aluminum hood and carbon fibre accent stripes. The dropped chassis is possible with a concept Mopar air suspension kit. The look is made more evident by the body kit, consisting of sill and box pieces, finished up with a chin spoiler. For wheels, concept Mopar 22-inch Alcoas wrapped in 285/45R22s in front and 305/40R22s in the rear.
The most noticeable aspect of the 2009 Dodge Ram Sportsman is the unique blowing-leaves paint scheme inspired by a new interpretation of traditional camouflage designed by Mopar Underground. The paint is protected by a set of accent Mopar wheel flares and running boards with an integrated step. The Sportsman features Dodge’s exclusive RamBox storage system, filled with plenty of outdoor gear, and the bed rail system holds a cargo rack for additional cargo capacity. The Mopar telescoping trailer tow mirrors aid in rear visibility and match the colour theme.
Using a 2008 Dodge Ram Sport, the exterior blackberry paint really plays up the Dodge Ram Mopar Street Package. This Mopar Underground concept truck features a Mopar body kit consisting of sill extensions and a chin-spoiler. A slight Mopar body drop/levelling kit and Mopar concept 22-inch polished Alcoa forged wheels add to the appearance. A Mopar high-style hard tonneau cover blends with the truck. To add to the aggressive look, the Mopar all-aluminum dual-snorkel hood sits over the 390-horsepower Hemi V8, which is backed with a Mopar tuned dual-exhaust.