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Mopar ’14 Challenger: Shaking with power and style

On the streets in the early 1970s, street racers knew to keep an eye out for cars with “shaker” hoods – air scoops mounted on top of the engine that poked up through the hood. It was a sign that serious horsepower lurked inside.

Car fans will want to start watching for the “shaker” hood again next summer, this time on the limited-edition Mopar ’14 Challenger – the latest special-edition car from the parts, accessories and customer care experts at Mopar.

But it may be rare that you spot the Mopar ’14 — only 100 copies will be built. Ordering begins next March 2014 and deliveries will start that summer.

The Mopar ’14 marks the first time a Mopar special edition will be offered in white. Or, keeping with the tradition established by the Mopar ’10 Challenger R/T, Mopar ’11 Charger R/T, Mopar ’12 300 and Mopar ’13 Dart, the Mopar ’14 can be ordered in black. Either color is accented with Mopar Blue stripes. Standard is a “shaker” stripe that runs down the center of the hood, roof and trunk lid. Buyers can also choose a heritage A-line stripe that wraps up and over the trunk lid and includes the Mopar logo in the rear quarters, or a rocker panel triple stripe that includes Mopar on the doors. Completing the look are 20-inch aluminum wheels, painted gloss black.

The “shaker” hood scoop sits atop a HEMI 5.7-liter V-8 and funnels air down to a Mopar cold-air intake system. In that setup the Mopar ’14 delivers 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can unleash more power from the Mopar ’14 via the addition of any of the three Dodge Scat Pack kits for the Challenger.

Inside, the Mopar ’14 is finished in black with accent stitching in Mopar Blue. The leather-covered, large side bolster front seats include the Mopar logo embroidered on the seat backs. Each car gets a sporty three-spoke steering wheel, numbered plaque on the dash, Mopar branded key fobs and a unique and personalized owner’s kit.

Moreover, each Mopar ’14 can be personalized at the factory with the Mopar Custom Shops program, as well as Mopar accessories added at the dealership. The list of modifications includes:

  • Short-throw shifter.
  • Performance suspension
  • Cat-back exhaust system
  • Lowering springs
  • Hood pin kit

Given Mopar’s vast lineup of accessories, it’s quite possible that each Mopar ’14 built will be a one-of-a-kind car.

How would you order your Mopar ’14 – in black or white?

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Fuel for your Dream Machine – SEMA 2013

Watch the Mopar Press Conference via Livestream here on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:40 p.m. Eastern (4:40 p.m. Pacific)

For many of us enthusiasts, adding a new or gently used vehicle to the garage is just the beginning. We know that with just a few additions the newest member of the family fleet will look cooler, sound meaner and go faster – and make it a truly one of a kind Dream Machine.

One place where those dreams take shape is the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Every year in early November the Las Vegas Convention Center fills with automakers and companies that build practically any automotive accessory you can imagine.

SEMA is one of Mopar’s favorite events. It’s the time we get to gather up all those crazy “what ifs” that get tossed out during lunches and after-work hangouts and make a few of them come to life. Such as last year’s show, where we rolled out the Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper and the Dodge Charger Juiced (with a Viper V-10 under the hood!)

This year, we’ll have nearly 20 vehicles at SEMA that showcase the transformative powers of big wheels and tires, paint, engine upgrades and interior trim. We’ve already given you a slight hint at what’s to come this year.

The SEMA show is an industry trade event – it’s not open to the public. But stick with us here at the Mopar Blog and we’ll take you inside the show and give you access to all the amazing things Mopar can do for your car.

Join us here on Tuesday, Nov. 5, as we’ll broadcast the Mopar press conference at SEMA live on the Internet, beginning at 7:40 p.m. Eastern (4:40 p.m. Pacific). We’ll have the concepts and news that will fuel your dreams, and then follow it up with live interviews with some of the people who make these things happen.

Now, you tell us – what do you want to see added to the Dodge ChargerChallenger or Dart?

Stay connected with Mopar for all things SEMA

  • Watch the Mopar Press Conference via Livestream here on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:40 p.m. Eastern (4:40 p.m. Pacific)
  • Get a sneak peak of the Moparized vehicles!  And learn more about them here!
  • Learn about our host Steve Magnante 
  • Follow @OfficialMopar and the following hashtags on Twitter for live updates from the show:
    • #SEMAshow
    • #Mopar
    • #MoparChat