• Jul 2nd 2009 at 9:58AM
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Hurst Competition/Plus Dodge Challenger - Click above for high-res image gallery

When we last visited the Hurst facility in Irvine, CA, we noticed something unusual. While nearly all of the Challengers were painted in either white or black, a lone Challenger painted in B5 Blue sat tucked away in a corner. When we inquired about the car, we were told that we would find out soon enough. Well, we know now, as Hurst has just unveiled a Competition/Plus package for the Dodge Challenger at the NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, CA.

The Competition/Plus project was started in an effort to provide a more affordable package, as well as appeal to customers who might not necessarily want the classic gold paint schemes. Named after the legendary shifter that helped make Hurst famous, the package includes only the essentials: an Eibach suspension system, Magnaflow exhaust system, Hurst 20-inch alloy wheels, color-matched leather inserts and stitching for the interior, matte black exterior accents, and, of course, a Competition/Plus short throw shifter with the classic white ball. We're told the package is available on any color of Challenger, whether it's the B5 Blue pictured here, Hemi Orange, TorRed or any other.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but full details on the car should be released soon. Until then, take a look at our exclusive gallery of photographs that were given the chance to snap a couple of days before the car's release.

Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      guys, there is no competition between the camaro, challenger and the mustang.

      they're all great in my book.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Very nice. The Challenger looks good in blue.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should add a lightness package.
      • 6 Years Ago
      At first I thought they were cheating on this model with cheaper rims but they are the same as on the "How It's Made: Hurst Hemi Dodge Challenger".

      Guess I didn't catch that in the previous article, have to say that the concept rims were much better looking.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I heard the next thing Hurst is doing up is the new Prius... should be sick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, what an awesome time to be in the market for a new muscle car...I wish! This car, especially in the straight-on front view, looks spectacular.
      • 6 Years Ago
      American roads should be filled just with this kind of cars!
      No more wimpy horrible ridicolous prius,insight etc....
      And I would even accept a camaro-mustang-challenger hybrid! but don't change the look!
      • 6 Years Ago
      And I now have a new favorite Dodge Challenger. Challenger R/T Classic in B5 Blue, it was hot while it lasted.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks badass. Almost as badass as the SRT-10 concept. Almost.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So I'm sitting here, drooling over the gallery pics, and my wife happens to walk by. I quit calling her over to look at awesome cars a long time ago, cause she doesn't really car, as long as it gets from A to B.

      She walked past, turned around and came back and asked what kind of car that was, and how much does it cost. Couldn't have said Chick Magnet better if I tried.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Probably the same price as the Series 2

      2009 HURST/HEMI-CHALLENGER SERIES 2 R/T & SRT8 MSRP $18,495.00*

      Hurst “HARD-DRIVE®” shifter
      Hurst 20” polished forged wheels
      HURST Exterior graphics and badges
      HURST Limited Edition sequentially numbered dash badge
      BF Goodrich KDW 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

      *Hurst MSRP does not include the cost of the base vehicle
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very nice.
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