Dodge Is Celebrating 80 Years of Mopar With 80 Hand-Painted Custom Challengers

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Chrysler's Mopar parts division is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a limited edition run of hand-painted customized 2017 Dodge Challengers that incorporate many Mopar speed parts.

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The Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger comes in one of two color schemes, an understated Pitch Black/Billet Silver combination, or a striking Pitch Black/Contusion Blue two-tone. They are building 80 cars in each of the color schemes, to honor Mopar's 80th.

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Not only are these unique colors hand painted, but even details like the "392" fender badging are hand painted in the traditional fashion rather than made of laser-cut vinyl stickers.

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The Mopar Challenger's 392 Hemi's power ratings remain at the same official 485 horsepower and 474 lb.-ft. as other Challengers, but this car adds a cold air intake through a headlight hole for a power boost, along with the Shaker Hood package.

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The Mopar machine's handling is similarly augmented by the installation of front strut tower braces that boost the car's chassis stiffness for more responsive handling.

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And there's good news for muscle car purists: like the sadly departing Dodge Viper, the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger is only available with a six-speed manual transmission, so shiftless drivers need not apply.

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Look for the Mopar Challenger to hit dealers this spring, wearing a window sticker whose pricing starts at $55,790, before shipping and options.

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