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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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