• Jun 24th 2006 at 7:09AM
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Amidst the hoopla surrounding the release of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Universal Studios held a Drift Party in its parking lot where Dodge quietly parked its Mopar-powered Charger drift car that will eventually be driven in the Formula D professional drift series by Samuel Hubinette.

Dodge unveiled a version of its drifting Charger at last year's SEMA show in Las Vegas, but it wasn't race ready and featured many bits and pieces that were tacked on for show. The car that will actually compete gets a much smaller hood scoop, less pronounced fenders and ditches the carbon fiber rear wing out back. A more realistic set of 19-inch Racing Hart wheels and Brembo brakes also replaces the show setup on the SEMA vehicle.

Tire-shredding power will be provided by a Mopar 392 crate engine capable of producing 650 horsepower on 104 octane fuel. Considering this Charger weighs 900 lbs. less than a consumer Charger R/T, we're pretty sure Hubinette will be able to dominate the field like he's been doing in his Viper drift car.

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2005 Dodge Charger / Mopar drift show car - SEMA 2005

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Here is an explanation of why drifting is gay -
      Of course drifting is hard. So is ice skating. Ice skating is gay. A competitive car based sport, where you are judged based on your 'style points', is just like automotive figure skating. Therefore, drifting is gay.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's too bad they put so much money into such a moronic form of "racing" yet completely ignore the many legitimate forms of competition available....
      • 9 Years Ago
      Goodness gracious; this is so dreadful... I like drifting and all, but this.. thing... is just pathetic... And I thought the stock charger looked like crap... Leave drifting to the small Japanese cars, not these oversized deathtraps, I mean hell, might as well put 25" rims on a Chevy Saburban and try drifting with it...

      But still... ass ugly or not, I'm quite curious as to how it performs... But then again doubt it would perform any better then that GTO from few years back... kept spinning outta control far as I remember...
      • 9 Years Ago
      don't you mean three fast three furious?
      • 9 Years Ago
      its thrice fast thrice furrious! get it right

      La Frambroise, that GTO your thinking about won 2 years in a row. nothing else was close. the 05 mustang gt driven by an american is doing well in japan. the japaneese drivers all trade engine response for lighter weight and that seems to be a mistake.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm surprised they didnt put a Mitsubishi engine in it after what they did to the Mustang.
      • 9 Years Ago
      i mean i like sliding in a corner and all, but style points for it in a "competition" is pretty stupid.

      then again i also think drag racing is pretty stupid too, since well at least you require some sort of practice / skill to drift well, whereas almost any moron can learn to drag race.

      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm so sick of drifting already, however I don't think I will ever become sick of these Mopar/SRT creations!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yo Nobody talks trash about drifting. It is an art that requires skill and precision. Its not just power sliding cars at 70 mph. Just because you can't drift should not be a reason to put it down. Its an advanced form of racing. I wouln't make fun of NASCAR or F1 where all they do is run around in circles the whole day. Drifting is much more interesting. Its all about the Corners. And I agree about Fast and Furious. It just sucks. Some losers just think they can go fast after watching it. Well, why don't you save it for the racetrack. Just my ranting :).
      • 9 Years Ago

      Drifting = You hate it because you can't do it come out with me and see if you can hang. The waist of tires your all talking about there Drift Tires so stop all the Hateing. If you don't like it don't watch it and keep livng in your parents house. I Only Have 2 Words For Ya ( SUCK IT )

      • 9 Years Ago
      Why isn't there any Dodge branding on the car anywhere? Even the Dodge emblem on the front has been removed. Strange.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Amidst the hoopla surrounding the release of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift"

      What sort of "hoopla" is surrounding this film?
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