Center Line, Michigan – In honour of the 40th anniversary of factory-built drag race package cars from Dodge and Plymouth, Mopar has announced that it will unveil its new Dodge Challenger Race Package Car at the 29th Annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals in Colorado on July 13. The special package was announced at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show last October.
The new package builds on the heritage of the 1968 Hemi-powered Doge Dart and Plymouth Barracudas, which were built in limited editions and used the 426-cubic-inch Hemi. The Challenger Drag Race Package Car will begin with a special body-in-white from Chrysler’s assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, updated with special weight-reduction modifications, composite and polycarbonate components, repositioned engine and shortened wheelbase.
Drag racers will have a choice of three engines for competition. Mopar will build a minimum of 100 Package Cars to meet NHRA requirements, and each will carry an identification plate with sequential serial number.