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    JWP_MOPAR_8655.jpgBuilding on the success of last year’s Mopar version of the Dodge Challenger, Chrysler Group LLC’s Mopar Division has launched a limited-edition Dodge Charger outfitted with select high-performance parts and appearance items straight from the Mopar parts catalog.


    “The Mopar ’11 Charger takes the ‘head- turning’ factor up a few
    notches,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler
    Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “By adding some of the
    most distinctive accessories to an already strong performer, we’ve
    created a special-edition car for enthusiasts.”

    Powered by the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI with 370 horsepower and 395
    lb.-ft. of torque, the specially equipped Charger includes the “Super
    Trac Pac” option that pushes the capabilities of the Mopar Charger in
    acceleration, handling and braking.

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    Backed with a proven five-speed W5A580 automatic, Mopar aficionados will
    appreciate the latest generation “Pistol Grip” shifter combined with
    Auto Stick. With Auto Stick, drivers may select a higher or lower gear
    while the transmission controller helps prevent the possibility of an
    over-rev condition. At the rear, the differential has been boosted with a
    new 3.91:1 final-drive ratio for enhanced acceleration – unique to the
    Mopar Charger. Initial testing of the Mopar ’11 Charger has shown
    0-to-60 mph blasts in the low five-second range.

    Enhancements to the chassis include adding larger front 30mm solid
    stabilizer bar and rear 20mm solid stabilizer bar, increases from 27mm
    and 16mm (respectively). Adding to the overall stability and handling of
    the Mopar Charger are cross-car braces located at both the front and
    rear shock towers. For increased luggage space, the rear tower-to-tower
    brace may be easily removed.

    Specific-design, 20-inch x 8-inch “Envy” wheels are fitted with Goodyear
    F1 Supercar 245/45ZR20 tires at all four corners. Wheels, painted a
    high-gloss black, are a five-spoke design with a 45mm offset and include
    specific Mopar center caps, which complement the overall “Pitch Black”
    exterior finish of the Mopar Charger.

    Excellent stopping power is provided through vented rotors measuring
    345mm x 28mm up front that are fitted with dual-piston, sliding
    calipers. At the rear, vented rotors measuring 320mm x 22mm, coupled
    with single-piston calipers are used.

    Available only in a “Pitch Black” finish, exterior highlights of the
    Mopar Charger include a pair of Mopar Blue racing stripes running from
    the front air dam across the hood and over the roof ending at the bottom
    of the rear fascia. Ornamentation is limited to a front grille and
    rear-deck Mopar badge. A rear spoiler is standard on the Charger
    special-edition model.

    Inside, unique Katzkin leather seats are striped and stitched in Mopar
    Blue thread. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is identically trimmed.
    Engine-turned instrument bezels and a special identification plaque
    identifying the vehicle as part of a limited edition of 1,000 are
    affixed to the instrument panel. Owners also receive a custom Mopar key
    fob.

    Bright pedal covers, premium floor mats with the Mopar logo and
    front-door sill entry guards featuring the Mopar logo also are included
    with the package.

    The Mopar ’11 Charger will be built in Brampton, Ontario, and completed
    at an upfit center in Windsor, Ontario. The Manufacturer’s suggested
    retail price for the limited-edition Mopar ’11 Charger is $39,750, which
    includes destination fee.

    Customers who purchase a Mopar ’11 Charger will receive a personalized
    owner kit in a customized Mopar ’11 box. The kit will include a
    certificate with the vehicle identification number (VIN), exact date of
    manufacture and the number of the vehicle. The kit will also include a
    brochure that highlights the unique features of the vehicle, exclusive
    Mopar ’11 merchandise.

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