• Oct 1, 2010
2011 Mopar Challenger V10 Drag Pak – Click above for high-res image gallery

In 2009 and 2010, Dodge released a special edition Challenger called the Drag Pak. Both editions sold out fast so the Mopar boys are building another one for 2011. If the '09 and '10 models went quick, this one is going to be gone before you're done reading this paragraph.

2011 Moper Challenger Drag Pak V10 engineInstead of sticking with the 6.1-liter Hemi V8 used last year, the 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak crams a 512-cubic inch, 8.4-liter V10 engine and mates it to a two-speed automatic transmission. If those engine numbers sound familiar, and they should, it's because that's the same unit used in the Dodge Viper – which produces 600 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.

Go back and re-read that last line – Viper-V10 powered. Drag-race ready. Mopar Challenger.

Besides the massive mill, this Mopar Challenger Drag Pak also features everything you need to start your professional drag racing career. Get your reading glasses out because there's a long list of features, some of which we've highlighted below (the rest can be seen after the jump):
  • 512 cid V-10 engine
  • 2-speed automatic transmission with shift assembly and built-in roll control
  • Special body-in-white modified for drag racing
  • Complete fuel cell assembly
  • Polycarbonate door windows
  • Lightweight drag-race only front brake assembly
  • Race-style wheels and tires
Only 70 units will be produced and they'll each have a starting MSRP of $85,512. There are also three available optional packages for the car. The Competition Package costs $7,950 and adds an eight-point roll cage, six-point safety harness and a mesh window net. The Mopar Body Logo Wrap will cost you $950. Finally, there is a range of available body colors if you don't like the Bright White paint scheme, and they run $6,800.

The 2011 Mopar Challenger V10 Drag Pak will make its debut at the upcoming 2010 SEMA Show in early November. Since there are only going to be 70 made, that may be the last time you see one unless you run down to your local Dodge dealer and fill out an application to own one.



[Source: Chrysler]

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Mopar® Introduces 2011 Challenger Drag Pak for Sportsman Racers
This One Has a V-10 and is Race-ready
  • Mopar® Challenger V-10 Drag Pak built for sanctioned NHRA Stock and Super Stock configurations
  • Priced at $85,512, Mopar to build 70 serialized units
  • Production starts 1Q 2011, applications available now at local Dodge dealerships or at www.mopar.com
  • Past Mopar Challenger Drag Pak model-year programs sold out (2009 and 2010)

October 1, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Racers rejoice. Mopar® is dropping a V-10 into the iconic Dodge Challenger.
The new race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak features an 8.4-liter 512 cubic-inch engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. Mopar will showcase its new drag car this evening at the Dodge Viper Owner's Invitational in Salt Lake City. The vehicle will then make its way to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from Nov. 2-5, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando from Dec. 9-11.

"With the introduction of our new 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak, Mopar will be the only place to get a factory-built V-10-powered race-ready drag car," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts and customer-care brand. "Mopar's new Challenger Drag Pak is a race rocket that will appeal to racers, collectors, dealers, and Dodge Viper owners."

Based on the 2011 Dodge Challenger and finished in a Stock Eliminator and Super Stock configuration, the 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak is the first and only 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car. The car features competition wheels and tires, a Mopar solid rear axle with performance gear ratio, a 2-speed drag race transmission with integrated roll control, a complete competition fuel system with fuel cell, and a complete interior with gauge package.

The Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak features a Bright White paint scheme with color options. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $85,512 and production begins early next year.

Mopar offers three options with this vehicle. First, the Competition Package includes an eight-point roll cage, six-point safety harness and a mesh window net (MSRP: $7,950, part number P5155820). Second, a Mopar logo body wrap (MSRP: $950, part number P5155892) and a range of body colors (MSRP: $6,800, part number P5155893). With the Competition Package, the car is ready to go down the drag strip.

Orders must be submitted using the Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak Application, which is available now at www.Mopar.com, the Mopar Direct Connection Tech Line at 888-528-HEMI (4364), or a local Dodge dealer. Customers should work with their local Dodge dealer to submit their application.

2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak Highlights


Identification plate with unique serial number sequence
Primed and painted body, color options available
512 cid V-10 engine
Unique engine calibration
2-speed automatic transmission with shift assembly and built-in roll control
Special body-in-white modified for drag racing
No windshield wiper assembly
No HVAC system (includes block off plates)
No rear seats
No power-steering system
No underbody heat shields
Complete fuel cell assembly
Race headers with collectors
Modified tunnel for transmission clearance and one-piece drive shaft
Raised floor above differential for solid-axle conversion clearance
Polycarbonate door windows
Smart-glass door window system
Solid engine mounts
Mopar solid rear axle
Lightweight seats to accommodate 6-point harness
Special modified K-member with drop-out crossmember
Lightweight drag-race only front brake assembly
Manual rack-and-pinion steering
Front chin spoiler
Lightweight cooling module with electric fan
Lightweight instrument panel assembly
Special cable-operated decklid release
Special cable-operated throttle pedal and linkage
Race-style wheels and tires


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I wouldnt wantone because when I drive, I perfer to be able to turn, not just go in one direction very fast. Im also not a very big fan of the challenger's styling. The mustang is though is a different story. Id rather have a 2011 mustang GT over this.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's like you didn't even begin to comprehend the article. At all.

        You can't buy one for any other purpose than drag racing. You have to apply to even be considered to be allowed to buy one. You can't legally drive it on the street.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Then don't race one. This is a specialized tool, where you just seem to be a general-purpose one ...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've always thought the Challengers were the best looking new muscles cars, and this one is no exception. But an $85K price tag on a Chrysler? Crack Pipe.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Never been in a Viper or SRT-10 Ram have you?
        • 4 Years Ago
        If it's not street legal, why "race-style" tires instead of race tires?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ loretta396

        I understand what the car is built for, I guess I just don't care enough about NHRA drag racing to justify spending that amount of money on a Challenger.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's pretty easy to end up in any car for 85K when you are setting it up for racing.

        This just saves you the wrench time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's not street legal, ferchrissakes!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Its an NHRA class drag car you idiot. Try to build one for less than what they are asking for this.

        Morons I tell you! Morons.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like to see someone throw a supercharger on that, or ya know, even change the oil.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I once had a teacher whom had a drag pack himself.. every tuesday night at the gay bar.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nope, he was the kind of person who thought he was witty but was really just kinda obnoxious.
          Kyle
          • 3 Years Ago
          He must have taught you well, then!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Apparently he wasn't an English teacher...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very cool.

      It is strange to me the roll cage is optional. No one should really be streeting this. This things belong on a strip. I mean who is going to drive a car with gimped front brakes, no power steering and no windshield wipers on the street? No one I hope.

      Also, what's with the rear end on this. It says the back is modified for a solid axle, but does it really have a solid axle or it just has room for one? I can't imagine it doesn't have a solid axle since it's a drag car, but why doesn't it mention it? For that matter it really should have a very very low rear end for dragging, does it have that? And a locker? Why aren't these things mentioned?
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Also, what's with the rear end on this. It says the back is modified for a solid axle, but does it really have a solid axle or it just has room for one? I can't imagine it doesn't have a solid axle since it's a drag car, but why doesn't it mention it?"

        the page on Allpar says it has a Mopar solid axle. So they're saying they did the engineering work to fit the axle, and provide it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want that V-10 in a non-drag option for less than 50k... But, I'm dreaming at this point that'll never happen...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Keep asking and maybe management will hear you. A little bird told me about this a few months ago and it turned out Christmas came in October. I wouldn't bet on the
      • 4 Years Ago
      $6,800 for non-white paint...yikes!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It has a Glide in it? Might as well put a Ford 9" in it too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No production Challenger with V10, no care.
      • 4 Years Ago
      V10 Challenger street car? Could you justify the price tag or would I hear additional whining?

      This is no different than the Drag Pak Mustang's for which there's a 2011 model as well, Chrysler is just keeping pace.

      Hey GM, what about YOU?

        Kyle
        • 3 Years Ago
        By "keeping pace" you mean "setting records"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully this is a sign of things to come(v10 for the street) :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      all the elegance and sophistication of supar max inmates.

      electric drive is so much better
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jim, Nissan seems to disagree.
        and the easy solution is to have a small backup generator which is known as a range extender. a 1 or 2 cylinder ICE that produces just enough average power to cruise on motorways while the batteries handle power fluctuations such as overtaking or going up hill or putting a primitive ICE car in its place..

        it's pretty rare we go on long trips anyway. there is nothing to solve other than how we educate you guys so you stop making so amazingly bad decisions..
        • 4 Years Ago
        you might want to stick to Autoblog Green, Dan. It's over that way.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Mike, are you sure you want to hitch your wagon to a spirit defying reason? a spirit that is offended by accountability. that wants absolute freedom to cause any and all harm.
        are you sure you want to go down that path. so sure there is noone that will hold you ultimately accountable. most unclean one
        • 4 Years Ago
        mmkay, what will you do when there is no more gasoline
        • 4 Years Ago
        no, you guys here are in desperate need of education. this is where you need to hear it.
        the typical level of ignorance here is staggering.
        in case you don't like the current economic downturn it's because of your ignorant devotion to crude wasteful fossil fuel burning cars or even worse, trucks.
        and it will only get worse. because demand for oil is now exceeding production and oil is running out we have a high oil price and that is a lead blanket on everybody's economy. not just the individual but so much of society is based on oil.

        and electric drive is an awesome solution. so much better than th primitive ICE. soon we'll have moderately priced electric cars that out drag Veyrons and that's because electric drive is so much better.
        here's a homebuilt EV based on an old Datsun doing Veyron beating times http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rVTIpS5zb4
        takes little over 1 second to get to 100km/h
        and still a couple of times more efficient than a prius so it costs very little to drive it.
        we can all have Ferrari beating cars if you guys just woke up and got in the game..
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dan, just stfu already. Seriously. Nobody cares. Electric drive sucks. Go complain on AutoblogGreen.

        /I fully expect his naive self to go ahead and keep complaining. Somebody needs to tell him to shutup already.
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