• Apr 5, 2011
2011 Dodge Mopar Charger rendering – Click above to enlarge

The 2010 Mopar Challenger arrived last summer to a hero's welcome. Chrysler only offered 500 copies of the special edition Mopar model, which carried a base sticker price of $38,000. With the all-new 2011 Charger now trolling Dodge dealer parking lots all around the country, you can probably guess which vehicle is next to feature a Mopar makeover.

Fortunately, Chrysler doesn't plan to disappoint, as the automaker has released the first sketch of its forthcoming special edition model. The rendering reveals a black and blue color scheme similar to that of the Challenger, though the side stripes have been replaced with a stripe that stretches across the hood, roof and trunk. As an added bonus, the Mopar team appears to have gotten rid of the bulbous and unnecessary hood scoop for the 2011 Charger; a move we support 1,000 percent.

Some 2010 Mopar Challenger owners may have been disappointed that Chrysler's mod team opted for the 5.7 liter V8 as the engine of choice instead of the more powerful 6.1 liter V8. Team Pentastar hasn't yet announced which engine the Mopar Charger will receive, though the automaker did promise that engineers have "added even more performance." We're hoping that "more performance" translates into the new 470-horsepower, 6.4 liter V8, but we'll have to wait until later this month when Chrysler officially reveals the hot new sedan at an as-yet undisclosed event (New York Auto Show?). Hit the jump to read over Chrysler's brief press release.



[Source: Chrysler]
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April 5, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Today, Chrysler Group LLC issued a sketch of its new Mopar® '11 Charger. The company will release details of the vehicle later this month.

"After the success of our Mopar '10 Challenger, we moved on to the iconic Dodge Charger and added even more performance," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts and customer-care brand. "As a new company, we will continue to leverage the heritage of the Mopar brand at every turn."


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I for one did not find the hood scoop ever to be bulbous or unnecessary. It always looked hot on the SRT model. With the way they've designed the new hood it looks like it would be somewhat difficult to incorporate it into the hood.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why not a 10000 liter V8? im sure that would be better...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Would 100000 overhead cams be better?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does this already look outdated?
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's a lovely Italian exotica.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Time for a stick.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They may sell a few 6-speeds now when the auto only has 5-speeds but I bet that wont be the case when the 8-speed goes into it :2 Cents:

      It would still be a cool option though
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice cop car.