Maybe the owner is too subjective, but that’s how I see this Mopar “10 Challenger, the first model jointly developed by Dodge and Mopar. As many of you know, the Chrylser group”s Mopar division is responsible for the development and manufacturing aftermarket parts for cars of the group.
Mopar ‘10 Dodge Challenger
Maybe the owner is too subjective, but that’s how I see this Mopar ‘10 Challenger, the first model jointly developed by Dodge and Mopar. As many of you know, the Chrylser group’s Mopar division is responsible for the development and manufacturing aftermarket parts for cars of the group.
This is the decade of the ’20s, when people began to use the word Mopar to define this division, short for Motor Parts. In the almost 90-year history, the Chrysler group had never released a vehicle under the Mopar brand, except in prototypes that were never realized. Most of these prototypes can be made based on parts and production cars, never bought a Mopar.
So, nothing better than to build on a Dodge Challenger R / T for that first joint model. The muscle car enthusiasts know the importance of Mopar in the ’60s and ’70s in American car culture. Mopar or no car was one of the phrases most repeated by the followers of Dodge or Plymouth.
Released as a limited edition of 5,000 units, the ‘10 Mopar Challenger is presented as a sinister alternative to the base model. All of them have exclusively in Brilliant Black exterior color, with the side bands in three different colors: Mopar Blue, Red or Silver.
Outside has several exclusive features for this version. The first thing we will see in your new hood will be functional air intake type T / A and fastenings. Continuing with the front grille is now finished in gloss black and includes the Mopar logo.
Other aesthetic details are found in the new wheels, 20 inches (a bit excessive for my taste but not clash), with a classic design clearly five radios. More Mopar logos on the rear windows and tailgate finish off the exterior.
The interior of the ‘10 Challenger Mopar is also modified. The interior trim is done by Katzkin, with leather seats and steering wheel, which the press release, is imitating seams a baseball in the same color as the sidebands. The gearbox has a T-type control for automatic and Pistol Grip for manuals, such as classic Dodge Challenger.
Under the hood, as expected is a Dodge Challenger R / T, we find the 5.7 V8 HEMI engine base model, without apparent changes in his mechanics, but the new engine cover signed by Mopar and leaves pass over her a new bar turrets.
To be a special edition, no price is too high, although a bit expensive for what it really is the car. The ‘10 Mopar Challenger with automatic transmission will cost $ 38,000, while if we want to manually change will have to pay $ 1,000 extra. In Europe this would be 30 150 euros, not expensive for our market.
Hopefully this new union between Dodge and Mopar depart us more models like this. The truth is that it was worth the wait.