Dodge has introduced a new Challenger Drag Pak race car at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas. It’s the recent in a line of factory-built modern Challengers that started with its 2008 debut and was styled to rival in several NHRA sportsman classes versus the likes of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet and Chevrolet COPO Camaro. Its production run is going to be limited to just 50 units.
Based on the standard narrow-body Challenger, the Drag Pak is controlled by a 354 cubic-inch supercharged HEMI V8 that drives the rear wheels via a manually-shifted three-speed automatic transmission and Strange 9-inch rear end. Dodge hasn’t provided a power figure for it as of now, but Hot Rod Network reports that it is in the neighborhood of 1,500 hp. The car is also geared up with a roll cage certified for 7.5-second quarter-mile runs, which provides you an idea of just how fast it is.
The Drag Pak consists of an adjustable suspension, a set of Mikey Thomson slicks on racing-specific wheels, wheelie bars, lightweight Strange brakes and also a parachute mount.
Ordering information and pricing have not yet been provided, but earlier supercharged Drag Paks sold for about $110,000.