Mopar has been around since 1937 and is celebrating its anniversary with the release of a limited-edition Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger.
This is the eighth in a series of limited edition Mopar vehicles that are modified by Mopar straight from the factory. The series kicked off in 2010 with a Challenger followed by a Mopar ’11 Charger, Mopar ’12 300, Mopar ’13 Dart, Mopar ’14 Challenger, Mopar ’15 Dodge Charger R/T and Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel.
The custom treatment starts with a pair of two-tone paint schemes. Mopar chose Confusion Blue and Billet Silver as its two base colors. Next, they hand-painted the upper portions of each car Pitch Black with the work done at the Mopar Custom Shop. The finishing touch is a hand-painted Mopar 392 logo. You won’t find this unique paint job on any other Challenger.
The Shaker Hood package and Shaker Hood scoop have Pitch Black paint instead of the usual satin black and the rear decklid spoiler gets the same treatment. The Mopar Design badge on the spoiler is also black.
The Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger rolls on 20 x 9-inch aluminum wheels with semi-gloss accents with center caps that have the Dodge logo. Even the exhaust tips are part of the look. Mopar swapped the usual chrome for Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat black exhaust tips.
Under the hood is the 6.4-liter, 392 Hemi found in the base Dodge Challenger R/T 392. It puts out 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque enhanced by the Shaker Hood package. You’ll also find a special numbered badge under the hood to commemorate this Challenger’s limited-run of 80 units for each color.
There’s also a Mopar cold air intake and air catcher duct system to provide a performance boost. Mopar Shaker strut tower braces and caps with a silver powder-coat increase rigidity and handling while four-piston Brembo brakes ensure your Challenger comes to a stop.
Inside, there are Tungsten Mopar logos embroidered onto the performance seats and matching stitching on the seats, door panels, and throughout the interior. There are also plenty of goodies included to acknowledge the car’s limited status.
Owners will receive a welcome kit that includes:
- Mopar welcome letter
- “Birth certificate” with vehicle specifications, date of manufacture and proprietary vehicle number
- Hand-signed Mopar ’17 rendering from the FCA US LLC Product Design Office
- Special Mopar ’17 booklet
- Customized acrylic memorabilia showpiece
- Mopar valve stem caps
- Mopar-branded items, including a Mopar ’17 keychain and a Mopar 80th anniversary badge
The Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger will be available for $55,790 and is set to arrive in dealerships in the second quarter of the year.