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It's only been out for a month, but now, thanks to the efforts of veteran racer Dave Thomas; the 2011 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak (Mopar's spelling not ours), has blazed into the history books.

During a test session at Atco Raceway in New Jersey last week, in preparation for the NHRA Division 1 National Open; Thomas rattled off an Elapsed Time of 9.43 seconds at 143.90 mph in the quartermile, setting a new fastest record in the process.

Thomas, who's been drag racing since 1971, took delivery of his turn-key drag spec Challenger just two weeks prior. Powered by a version of the Viper's 500 cubic inch V-10 and equipped with a two-speed drag transmission and solid rear axle, plus a competition fuel system; Thomas says the only changes from what Mopar offers out of the box were adding weight bars.

"It's a spectacular car," he said. "On its first-ever run, the car went a 9.79 at 137 mph. It's a turn-key operation. There are no headaches involved in setting it up at all. You just get in there and drive it. It's neat that the factory can make something like this."

More: Dodge Drag Pak Challenger Sets Record on AutoGuide.com
 

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The article is pretty non-specific. Beat the record for what? Stock factory drag pack car?
 

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NHRA stock class/stock automatic records for factory cars with the highest horsepower-to-weight ratio for 1/4 mi. time and trap speed according to an article on another site.
 

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Too bad you can't plate it.......:(


What a sleeper.....:pimp:
 

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I wonder if these cars will be as sought out in the future like the Thunderbolts and swiss cheese cars are today? They say anyone can buy em,but how hard or easy do you all think someone just like us could get one?
 

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I believe that they are ordered through the parts department. I'd like to see the bin location..:lol:
 
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