• Dec 10, 2008
Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Hurst/HEMI Challenger

Hurst, makers of those iconic shifters that sat atop four-speed manual transmissions in classic muscle cars, has just announced official pricing for its Hurst/HEMI Challenger that debuted at SEMA in Las Vegas last month. There are 4 "stages" of tune for the Challenger, which are oddly numbered 2 through 5. Series 2 will add exactly $18,350 to the price of a donated Challenger R/T, which means putting a Hurst Challenger in your driveway will cost at least $48,895. For that heady sum, you'll get 352 horses, 20-inch alloys and a special paint and graphics kit. Maxing things out will get you a Series 5 SRT8 Hurst Challenger with 572 raging ponies courtesy of a Vortech supercharged 6.1L HEMI V8... all for a cost of *gulp* $75,395.

The shifty firm has a long history of creating special editions American muscle cars, starting with the seminal Hurst Olds from 1968. It should be noted that some of those vehicles have gone on to become highly collectible. Time will tell if the new Hurst/HEMI will follow in those footsteps, but that may largely depend on how many people are willing to plunk down the extra dough in the first place. See the complete pricing breakdown after the break.


[Source: Hurst Performance]

PRESS RELEASE

HURST PERFORMANCE VEHICLES ANNOUNCES 2009 HURST/HEMI-CHALLENGER SERIES DETAILS AND PRICING INFORMATION

Legendary Performance Brand Unveils New Details about Latest Limited Edition Muscle Machine

Irvine, Calif. (December 10, 2008) - Hurst Performance Vehicles, one of the most recognized and revered names in automobile history, announces today series details and pricing for its new 2009 HURST/Hemi®-Challenger. The HURST/Hemi®-Challenger, which debuted earlier this year at the SEMA Show, is more than just another muscle car. It epitomizes the performance industry's tradition of taking the best Detroit has to offer and adding 21st century performance parts to make your ride faster, cooler and more collectible.

"We are very excited to release production information and pricing details for the HURST/Hemi®-Challenger Performance Series," said Nate Shelton, Chairman of Hurst Performance. "We are ready to begin production and accept orders of this highly anticipated collector vehicle."

The HURST/Hemi®-Challenger is available in five performance stages. Series 2 vehicles are available through participating Dodge dealers nationwide, while Series 3, 4 and 5 vehicles are only available from Hurst Performance Vehicles and can be ordered via the company's website at www.hurst-performance.com. Hurst Performance packages do not include the base price of the vehicle which could be purchased through participating dealers. The following pricing information does not include the RT or S/RT8 base vehicle:

HURST/Hemi®-Challenger Series 2 R/T 5.7 – MSRP $18,350.00
HORSEPOWER 352 HP*
TORQUE 408 ft/lb*

  • Hurst "HARD-DRIVE®" shifter
  • Hurst 20" polished forged wheels
  • HURST Exterior graphics and badges
  • HURST Limited Edition sequentially numbered dash badge
  • Goodyear EAGLE F-1 performance tires
  • Magnaflow stainless-steel cat-back exhaust
  • K&N Air Filter
  • Eibach Coil-over Adjustable Suspension
  • Hurst leather interior with gold top-stitching and embroidered logo
  • Hurst rear spoiler
  • Limited Colors: Black or White only with HURST Gold racing stripes
  • Matching color car cover with HURST Gold racing stripes

Series 2 SRT8 6.1 – MSRP $17,450.00
HORSEPOWER 437 HP*
TORQUE 438 ft/lb*

  • Hurst "HARD-DRIVE®" shifter
  • Hurst 20" polished forged wheels
  • HURST Exterior graphics and badges
  • HURST Limited Edition sequentially numbered dash badge
  • Magnaflow stainless-steel cat-back exhaust
  • K&N Air Filter
  • Eibach Coil-over Adjustable Suspension
  • Hurst leather interior with gold top-stitching and embroidered logo
  • Hurst rear spoiler
  • Limited Colors: Black or White only with HURST Gold racing stripes
  • Matching color car cover with HURST Gold racing stripes

Series 3 R/T 5.7 – MSRP $26,750.00
HORSEPOWER 444 HP*
TORQUE 489 ft/lb*

  • Hurst "HARD-DRIVE®" shifter
  • Hurst 20" polished forged wheels
  • HURST Exterior graphics and badges
  • HURST Limited Edition sequentially numbered dash badge
  • Goodyear EAGLE F-1 performance tires
  • Magnaflow stainless-steel cat-back exhaust
  • K&N Air Filter
  • Eibach Coil-over Adjustable Suspension
  • Hurst leather interior with gold top-stitching and embroidered logo
  • Hurst rear spoiler
  • Limited Colors: Black or White only with HURST Gold racing stripes
  • Vortech Supercharger
  • Matching color car cover with HURST Gold racing stripes
  • Factory delivery

Series 4 SRT8 6.1 – MSRP $25,150.00
HORSEPOWER 572 HP*
TORQUE 528 ft/lb*
  • Hurst "HARD-DRIVE®" shifter
  • Hurst 20" polished forged wheels
  • HURST Exterior graphics and badges; fenders, grille and rear fascia
  • HURST Limited Edition sequentially numbered dash badge
  • Magnaflow stainless-steel cat-back exhaust
  • K&N Air Filter
  • Eibach Coil-over Adjustable Suspension
  • Hurst leather interior with gold top-stitching and embroidered logo
  • Hurst rear spoiler
  • Limited Color: Black only with HURST Gold racing stripes
  • Vortech Supercharger
  • Matching color car cover with HURST Gold racing stripes
  • Factory delivery

Series 5 SRT8 6.1 – MSRP $33,150.00
HORSEPOWER 572 HP*
TORQUE 528 ft/lb*

  • Hurst "HARD-DRIVE®" shifter
  • Hurst 20" polished forged wheels
  • HURST Exterior graphics and badges; fenders, grille and rear fascia
  • HURST Limited Edition sequentially numbered dash badge
  • Magnaflow stainless-steel cat-back exhaust
  • K&N Air Filter
  • Eibach Coil-over Adjustable Suspension
  • Hurst leather interior with gold top-stitching and embroidered logo
  • Hurst rear spoiler
  • HURST Gold racing stripes
  • Vortech Supercharger
  • Matching color car cover with HURST Gold racing stripes
  • Limited Color: Custom White Pearl with HURST Gold racing stripes
  • Factory delivery
*Estimated horsepower and torque

About Hurst Performance
Founded in 1958, Hurst Performance is one of the most recognized and revered names in the automotive performance arena. The Hurst brand has long been synonymous with speed, performance and quality, with an impressive track-record of pioneering high performance products and vehicles for all forms of motorsports and hot-rodding. Hurst was one of the first specialty companies to partner with the OEMs and bring enthusiasts limited edition performance vehicles like the legendary Hurst/Olds 442. For more information please visit www.hurstperformancevehicles.com.




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      • 6 Years Ago
      This never happens. But my jaw dropped open when I saw that photo.
      Beautiful car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      $20,000 sure doesnt go as far as it used to. you get what, 20" rims($2500 and yes, you can go cheaper then that), new paint($4000 should get a damn good paint job on a new car not requiring much body work at all), a shift knob($20?), and an exhaust system($500) that makes you lose ~25hp(priceless), and some interior touches?
      These mods if done right should only cost ~10k. I'd say thats a damn good business model for Hurst, if they can fine suckers to buy it. sorry, i mean customers.
      I'd rather get a civic and keep the stock R/T as a weekend fun car and let the civic get the daily door dings and wear and tear, saving gas at the same time.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You seem to have missed some things

        Eibach Coil-over Adjustable Suspension $2000-2600

        Goodyear EAGLE F-1 performance tires $1600 for all four

        and a good car cover will run you another $200 as well

        and the exhaust system cost $1500

        All those parts and things they added easily comes to 13-16k, add in the labor to install it all. $18.5k sounds about right.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Too bad.....they won't be around that long......better start thinking about a corolla
        john
        • 6 Years Ago
        THE TRUTH IS DODGE FORD AND G.M. MIGHT BECOME EXTINCT IF THE SENATE DOES NOT CHANGE THE WAY THERE ARE VOTING. I HAVE BEEN PLAYING WITH MUSCLE CARS FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND WHAT THE AUTO MAKERS NEED TO DO IS GET RID OF THE EXECS THAT ARE CREATING THE STUPIDITY OF PUTTING A PISTOL GRIP SHIFTER ON AN AUTOMATIC LOOK AT G.M THE GTO 2005-2006 6.0 400 H.P 6 SPEED WAS A MONSTER FOR THE PRICE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ROAD RUNNERS CUDA'S ECT. COME BACK AND OFFER UP THE ENGINE DISPLACEMENTS SELECTIONS THEY HAD IN THE LATE SIXTIES, THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO NOW IS BUY A 6.1 SRT8 AND WORK IT. LETS SEE IF THEY CAN GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN RESEARCH ZND DEVELOPMENT AND MAKE IT WORK TAKE CARE
      • 6 Years Ago
      In the Photo number 3, hanging on the wall behind the Challenger is a picture of the Grand Prix-based Hurst SSJ.
      • 6 Years Ago
      lol Do they build up the blocks, power assembly for these? North of 500 hp on boost does not sound at all safe for these engines, which are I believe all mass produced.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Its perfectly safe for the HEMI block to go well over 700hp.
      • 6 Years Ago
      you gotta be kiddin', right? Well, at least you can store it and in 20 years some sucker will pay big money for it a Barrett-Jackson.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pretty gay looking shifting knob to begin with, and then mounted on an automatic. Absolute sacrilege. Come on Hurst.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm with you Tony, makes my mouth water too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If the cheesy and worthless "California Special" is an indicator, these will be priceless. But, only a moron would pay that for the Hurst name.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Challenger is probably one of the few American cars people still want to buy. Would be quite the pity if it ceased to exist.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Calling them "2" through "5" makes sense if "1" is the level of tune you provide in the stock car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      G8 for 10k less, thanks.
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