It has been 11 years since the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak came dashing into the world of drag racing. Now, Mopar and Dodge//SRT are officially unveiling the latest generation of its monster sprinter – the 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak -- at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Born to dominate the race track, the fourth-gen Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak builds on the lessons learned with the third-gen iteration. Offered as a complete, race-ready turnkey package, the Drag Pak can also be fitted in modular kits ready to be installed on a customer’s very own Dodge Challenger.
Certified for National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) contests, the 2020 Challenger Drag Pak starts as a standard-width Dodge Challenger Body-in-White unibody. Then, an SFI-specification welded roll cage – certified for 7.50-second quarter-mile sprints -- is integrated into the body.
The core of the 2020 Challenger Drag Pak is a supercharged 354-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine, which sends power to the Drag Pak lightweight wheels and tires via a T400 three-speed transmission with a Kwik-Shift manual shifter. These elements are complemented by a lightweight driveshaft, Racepak Smartwire fully programmable power distribution center, as well as front and rear racing brakes. Racetech seats are also fitted into the Drag Pak.
As for the suspension, the fourth-gen Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is blessed with a Strange rear axle assembly that includes a four-link suspension with wishbone, adjustable coilover shocks and an anti-roll bar. Chassis-integrated wheelie bars and a parachute mount are also installed. The front system employs a distinct engine cross member and specific Bilstein double-adjustable struts.
Now let’s take a look at the visual cues. The 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak features a hood similar to that of the SRT Hellcat, coming with intake and heat extractors. In fact, the front and rear fascias of the Drag Pak are also borrowed from the SRT Hellcat.
The latest generation of the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak has a red, white and blue color scheme. The rear quarter panels of the 2020 Drag Pak are marked by a blue Mopar logo and red “dragpak” badging, with the badges linked by a red band spanning the rear’s entire width. Mopar lettering likewise adorns the front end of the Drag Pak.
The exterior looks of the Drag Pak are also defined by a centrally placed wide blue stripe – flanked by red tracers – running from front edge of the hood, through the roof and to the rear rim of the decklid. This is complemented by a blue band on the lower sides, as bordered on top by a red tracer.
Mopar and Dodge//SRT have yet to announce the ordering process and pricing of the 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. But if you’re really that interested, better be on your toes as only 50 serialized units will be built.
(Via FCA North America)