At the Chicago Auto Show, The Mopar brand unveiled the Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger limited-edition cars as the centerpiece to celebrate the brand’s 80th anniversary.
With two custom color combinations available, ownership of the Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger will be a very exclusive club with only 80 copies of each being offered.
Finished 2017 “392 Shaker” Dodge Challengers with a base color of either Contusion Blue or Billet Silver will roll out to Mopar Custom Shops for a hand painted two-tone custom finish with Pitch Black from the shoulder line up. Also hand painted will be the special retro look “392” logos on the fenders.
The Shaker hood, retro logo shaker bubble and hood opening surround are all hand painted in Pitch Black as is the rear deck-lid spoiler. At the rear the tail light panel is blacked out and black Hellcat style rear exhaust outlets are added. 20-inch wheels with black painted pockets finish out the look.
Under the hood is the now venerable 485 horsepower 6.4-liter or 392 HEMI V8 but here they’ve added a Mopar cold-air intake that not only draws air from the shaker hood scoop but also utilizes a Hellcat air inlet in place of the inner headlamp.
Special Mopar Shaker strut tower braces and silver powder-coated caps are added to strengthen the body structure. The most important addition to the engine bay however may well be the serialized plaque under the hood with the vehicle’s build number from 1 to 80.
The interior gets its share of the expected special touches too. SRT sueded performance seats get embroidered Mopar logos in silver accent stitching. That same stitching flows throughout the the cabin to soft trims on the door panels and other selected spots.
A special owner’s kit will be included with each Mopar ’17 as well. Hand delivered in a custom made box, the Owner’s Kit includes niceties like a birth certificate with specs, date and vehicle serial number. Additional goodies include a commemorative booklet, an etched acrylic display panel, Mopar ’17 keychain, valve stem caps and a Mopar 80th Anniversary badge just to name a few things.
Because they are essentially hand finished at Mopar Custom Shops, the Mopar ’17 Dodge Challengers will trickle out over the next several months to dealerships starting in late spring. MSRP seems reasonable at $55,790 however it’s expected dealerships will likely add their own “value” to them.
Whether serial number one of these special-edition Challengers will show up at an upcoming Barrett-Jackson collector car auction as a charity sale isn’t known as of now but it would not be a surprise.