Chrysler Group Introduces Mopar ’11 Charger
Building 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.
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
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
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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