Chrysler Group at SEMA 2009
Just two weeks ahead of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Chrysler Group announced its lineup of four specially Moparized vehicles, which are set to demonstrate the brand's passion and enthusiasm for the automotive aftermarket.
The street-legal Drag Pak Challenger - Mopar Dodge Challenger 1320, the stylish and luxurious pickup truck - Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco and the presented earlier at the 43rd annual Moab Jeep Safari 2009 - Mopar Jeep Wrangler Overland and Mopar Jeep Lower Forty are the vehicles that will try to steal the show next month.
The Mopar Dodge Challenger 1320 is a street-legal vehicle based on the Mopar Drag Pak Dodge Challenger, which is a light-weight, stripped-down, race-only, special-order version of the Dodge Challenger designed for competitive drag racing. The Dodge Challenger 1320 distinguishes with a 426 cubic-inch, all-aluminum, HEMI® V-8 crate engine that produces 556 horsepower and 540 lb-ft of torque. Mopar's long-tube headers and exhaust system allow the cubic inches to breathe. Electric cutouts allow the exhaust to bypass the muffler system, which exits through custom side pipes for added rumble at the dragstrip. Power is put to the ground via a six-speed manual transmission through a custom Dynatrac rear housing with Mopar Dana 60 internals and a selectable, ARB locking differential. The vehicle also features a Mopar police wheels, a four-corner adjustable coil-over kit and few carbon-fiber components, which contributes for a lighter car body.
Inside, the car is equipped with Dodge Viper seats, a sport steering wheel and a Hurst shifter. The rear seat, center console and radio have been removed in order to reduce vehicle weight and maintain the 1320's no-nonsense theme.
The Dodge Ram Bianco is based on a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. Refined and modified to meet even the greatest customer demands, the Ram Bianco showcases the sophisticated side of the Dodge Ram 1500.
The Exterior modifications include a Mopar hard tonneau, a special Mopar body kit with modified fender flares, a lowering kit, a Mopar cold-air intake and a throaty Mopar dual exhaust system.
The Ram Bianco's interior features Piano Black and Arctic Ice luxurious theme with white and black Katzkin seats. Mopar also equipped the interior with a Kicker audio system consisting of an audio amplifier, a powerful subwoofer and upgraded speakers.