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Dodge will be introducing the new 2020 Challenger Drag Pack at SEMA today.

Externally, it will be painted white with a wide blue stripe down the center of the car with two pinstripes along each side. "Powered by SRT" runs across the top of the windshield, and Mopar logos grace both sides of the car just beneath the side windows. Red decals run back from the rear quarter panels and connect across the rear of the car. It also has hood pins on the SRT Hellcat hood and a parachute attached the rear.

There's a parachute because this is the factory turnkey drag-race-focused Dodge Challenger racecar. Mopar released no other information on what type of hardware the Drag Pak will be using, or what's under the hood, but the video gives a great preview of the exhaust note in full tire-smoke mode.

As some Drag Paks in the past have dropped roughly 1,000 pounds from their production starter vehicles, the 2020 model will surely utilize plenty of weight-savings methods such as the removal of all interior comfort features that don't apply on the racetrack. Mopar has also previously altered the position of the engine and changed the wheelbase to the benefit of better weight distribution.

Mopar is set to livestream the unveiling starting at 7:26 p.m. ET (that's 4:26 on the West Coast, which not coincidentally coincides the the displacement of the vintage 426 Hemi engine) on Nov. 5, 2019.

Check out this short video clip. It really sounds badass!


 

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Sounds sweet, but they need to go widebody. Narrow body is played out.
Not just WRONG ......but REALLY WRONG!!

The wide-body is an unfortunate necessity to fit bigger, wider tires on a street car that can't accommodate them without a complete redesign.

You may like the wide-body look but to my eye it ruins the GREAT LOOKING lines on the car. You can bet that last dollar in your wallet that when Dodge does re-design the Challenger the "tack on" cheapo, work around, solution will be gone in favor of a proper redesign that will comfortably accommodate bigger rubber front and back without it.

This dedicated Drag car though......it's rear gears are housed in a solid rear axle as it should be. Shortening it and tubbing the trunk are changes Dodge or a buyer easily makes in a Drag Car that will never see a legal Street Car registration. It's a change that would be nice if it were available in a street ready version of the car but you just know they probably couldn't sell enough of them to justify the expense.

A 4 link and solid axle would be a TERRIBLE mistake in a street car anyway vs the IRS and it's absolutely not the way to go in a road track car. At the drag strip though.......well.......OBVIOUSLY this is the way to go.
 

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So only 50 are going to be produced? Not that I would be interested in buying one, but I would like to see one at a track near me.

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Has anyone seen the price? I bet there will be substantial dealer market adjustments.

Has Dodge posted any specifics about horsepower and ETs? They only said that it will be the fastest Challenger ever made. The Drag Pak comes with a parachute. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) requires chutes to be fitted if the cars are capable of doing passes faster than 149.75 mph.or 7.5 seconds to be able to compete legally.
 

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No pricing announced yet, but last ones were north of $110,000. "They" are saying the little 354 is making about 1500HP :) The last Drag Pack had around 1200 and ran 7.60s in the quarter, so... The roll cage inside the car is certified with the NHRA to run up to 7.50s.

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I guess that must say something for the TH400 that a GM tranny introduced 50 years ago is being selected for duty behind a 1500hp Mopar.

That definitely is the biggest surprise to me.
 

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They've used the Turbo 400 quite a few years now, it's durable and cheaper than a 727. Same for the Ford rear end. These 'bodies in white' are shipped from Brampton to Jack Roush for builds, all top notch race and safety stuff.

This supercharged 354 was also used in 2016, that car was in the 8's at 150 mph. They also sold a normally aspirated 426 that year too. They built 65 with the 354 and 35 with the 426, price was $109,354 and $99,426 turn key ready to race.


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With a narrowed Dana 60 there is no need for "truck style" fender flares to cover the tires....
Wide=weight, Wide= aero drag.
Wide's benefit is handling, not needed in drag.
Not just WRONG ......but REALLY WRONG!!

The wide-body is an unfortunate necessity to fit bigger, wider tires on a street car that can't accommodate them without a complete redesign.

You may like the wide-body look but to my eye it ruins the GREAT LOOKING lines on the car. You can bet that last dollar in your wallet that when Dodge does re-design the Challenger the "tack on" cheapo, work around, solution will be gone in favor of a proper redesign that will comfortably accommodate bigger rubber front and back without it.
Damn, someone better go tell all those Demon/Redeye owners their widebody cars suck ass for drag racing, and look like @^%$ according to members of this forum. 🙄🙄🙄
 

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Damn, someone better go tell all those Demon/Redeye owners their widebody cars suck ass for drag racing, and look like @^%$ according to members of this forum. 🙄🙄🙄
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"Not needed" ≠"suck ass" Chrysler even states that top speed is lower on Widebody due to extra aerodynamic drag.
And I said zero about looking like a keyboard is broken spewing random characters? Actually I think they are amazing looking, Charger Widebody even more so.
 
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