• Oct 14, 2008


Click above for a larger image of Mr. Norm's Super Challenger

The new Dodge Challenger is offering tuners one of the hottest platforms to work with since the Mustang in 2005, and there will no doubt be plenty of different variations on the floor at SEMA in just a few weeks. We don't know if we'll be able to spot them all, but we are definitely going to be keeping our eyes out for these two bad boys built by Mr. Norm's Garage. Who's Mr. Norm, you ask? He's the legendary owner of Grand Spaulding Dodge that was famous for building some of the fastest Mopars in the country. Mr. Norm is now working his magic on the current Dodge lineup, and will be be showcasing the two Challengers you see here. The Super Challenger features a supercharged version of the 6.1L Hemi putting out 900 tire-shredding horsepower plus Rodtana forged wheels, Hotchkis suspension upgrades, massive SSBC brakes, and a custom front spoiler and side scoops. The other Challenger features similar performance upgrades but has been converted to replicate the legendary AAR Cuda. Full details on both cars can be found in the press release after the jump.


[Source: Jalopnik.com]


PRESS RELEASE:

Holy horsepower! It's Mr. Norm and his Super Challenger.

Armed with a pavement pounding 900 horsepower Kenne Bell supercharged and intercooled 6.1 Hemi engine, the Super Challenger is the new Sheriff in town. The neon lit streets and shadowy alleys are rife with pimped out sedans, wicked coupes, and other automotive scum. Life is over for these creatures of the night, 'cause Mr. Norm and the Super Challenger are here to run 'em out of Dodge.

Just the sight of the Super Challenger strikes fear into the hearts of carminals everywhere. With its Jet Black body and Blazing Red stripe, punctuated with the legendary Mark of Mr. Norm on the front fenders, they'll know that they've more than met their match when they face off against the Super Challenger.

And no super heroes ride would be complete without a Katzkin custom leather interior. The guts of the Super Challenger exudes Mr. Norm's take no prisoners attitude, with its black leather and contrasting red accents. Our hero grabs gears with a Hurst Pistol Grip Shifter, the most powerful shifter in the world. Do 'ya feel lucky, punk?

Mr. Norm's Super Challenger forged wheels by Rodtana wear Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires that grip the asphalt with cat woman like claws. Hotchkis Performance created the lowered suspension that provides the crouching, ready to strike stance, while SSBC 8 Piston Disc Brakes are ready to take a Big Bite out of crime.

The bellicose sound produced by the Corsa Performance exhaust on the Super Challenger may wake up the dead in its attempt to muffle the 900 horsepower raging elephant that resides just beneath the Mopar Six Pack hood, but it's music to Mr. Norm's ears. And the Super Challenger's front spoiler and side scoops by Hulst Customs provide the finishing touch to the exterior, providing proof positive that badass really is beautiful.

Introducing the Mr. Norm's Super Cuda.

Drawing inspiration from its race bred relative, the legendary 1970 AAR Cuda, the Super Cuda features a dramatic restyling package that matches heart stopping good looks with heart pounding performance.

Amplifying its presence, the Super Cuda features a modern interpretation of the classic Cuda grille and tail panel, coupled with an aggressive front spoiler that infuses it with undeniable character. Reinforcing the theme, the sides of the Hemi Orange Super Cuda are boldly accented with satin black strobe stripes by Sharpline Converting that match the sinister Sherwin-Williams Planet Color Badass Black that covers the hood and adjacent surfaces, much like its storied ancestor. Inside, the cockpit features a Hurst Shifter for precise shifting of the five speed transmission, a Katzkin "Barracuda" custom leather interior with Hemi Orange perforated inserts and Super Cuda monogrammed carpet mats by Designer Mat.

And if all that's not enough, just wait 'til you push the start button and awaken the wild 900 horsepower Kenne Bell supercharged 16 plug HEMI engine. Singing its siren song through a low restriction Corsa Performance cat back dual exhaust system, the Super Cuda balances tire smoking power with a tuned suspension engineered by Hotchkis Performance. Insuring fade free stops from high speed are massive Stainless Steel Brakes V8 8-Piston calipers. Rolling stock consists of Rodtana 22" modular wheels matched with Pirelli Scorpion Zero Assimetrico ultra high performance tires.

Add it all up and you've got the new Mr. Norm's Super Cuda, the street lethal sport coupe. Armed with nothing less than a ground pounding 6.1 Hemi engine, it's complemented by a chassis with just the right mix of components to harness its power. The Super Cuda looks like a wolf in wolfs clothing, because it is. This is one vehicle that speaks loudly and carries a very big stick.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Stupid CEO that why this company go down to toilet, do you need this ugly car to make the company growth ???
        • 6 Years Ago
        Berto: ++++++++++1

        unknown_92111: They're not building them for mass production. There's probably only going to be one of each. This cool car will only make Chrysler 'growth' in popularity and by the sales numbers, they are 'growthing' well.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Stupid unknown_92111, this is why our society goes down the toilet. Could you really be this illiterate? "growth" some writing skills.

        Anyway, like previously mentioned, I F@#KING LOVE THE NEW SUPERCHARGED AMERICA!!!

        This is one war that I will support; A full blown muscle car war.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The only 'growth' it 'make' is in my pants. Especially the white one. And Berto, I also support the muscle car war effort.
      • 6 Years Ago
      900 HP? Perhaps, but will everything actually hold together long enough to even make a couple passes at the track? I have a friend with a 9.95 second Cutlass with less power than this and even the best components break after several runs.
      I want to see time slips before I believe this is anything but a show car.
      Oh and without some very sticky slicks that kind of power would be damn near useless.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW! This is just what Chyrsler needs. A 900 horsepower behemouth that gets 5 MPG. Why, that's MUCH better than a new hybrid or electric car or a replacement for the now sickly looking PT Cruiser or a new Sebring "Camary" fighter or for that matter, any car that people actually want.

      Way to go CHYRSLER! We've already ordered your tombstone.
        • 6 Years Ago
        people actually do want this car. and did you even read the article? this is not chrysler making making this, its a different company taking stock challengers and modding them
      • 6 Years Ago
      LAME. I'd rather see a SEMA Sebring from 07 over this thing. I've owned nothing but Chryslers my whole life out of love and affection for the brand, and the way the cars used to fit my EVERY need. But this? How the hell are you going to get 900HP to hook up to the tarmac driving daily? Yeah, that's right. You wouldn't; SEMA concept or not.

      On the drag you wouldn't be able to stop spinning, and the Viper ACR and ZR-1 would eat this thing alive on twisties. Next.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That is why cars with 900hp require actual SKILL to drive. I didn't read the article, but with 900hp, I would prefer it to be set up like the Super Stock Challenger with a solid Dana 60 axle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You guys are killing me with the "growth" thing. I love it.

      For mere mortals, I think the standard SE with the big wheel package is a nice combo, gets respectable gas mileage and has the same look. Yea, it's not what I would call a muscle car (the SE has 250 HP) but, it sure looks a lot better than something like an Accord or Camry coupe and you won't feel as emasculated driving it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nine hundred horsepower? Why that's just outrageous!

      But I like it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's still not OVER NINE THOUSAND.