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Jeep® Wrangler Earns Ninth Consecutive SEMA '4×4/SUV of the Year' Award


Steve Beahm, Head of Parts & Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America, celebrates with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show “4×4/SUV of the Year” award, captured by the Jeep® Wrangler for the ninth consecutive year.

  • Jeep Wrangler only vehicle to earn “4×4/SUV of the Year” honor since launch of SEMA Awards in 2010
  • Four Jeep vehicles customized with Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar on display in brand’s SEMA Show exhibit
  • Ram 1500 and Dodge Challenger finish in top three of SEMA “Truck of the Year” and “Car of the Year” classes, respectively
  • Mopar-modified Ram 1500 pickups, one for trail and one for street, part of Mopar SEMA display
  • Dodge vehicles in Mopar exhibit include drag-oriented, street-legal Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 and NHRA racer Leah Pritchett’s championship Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
  • Mopar to announce more news at SEMA press briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:26 p.m. ET/4:26 p.m. PT
  • Press briefing can be viewed live online at https://livestream.com/FCALive/MoparSEMA2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Jeep® Wrangler is celebrating “4×4/SUV of the Year” honors at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, following announcement of the 2018 award winners at the SEMA Vehicle Reveal event held outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday evening, October 29.

Jeep Wrangler remains the only vehicle to earn the trophy since the 2010 launch of the SEMA Awards. Wrangler earned its customization crown in recognition as the most accessory-friendly vehicle in its class, as voted on by SEMA Show exhibitors.

“The Jeep Wrangler continues to lead the way in the customization world following the Mopar brand’s introduction late last year of more than 200 Jeep Performance Parts and accessories,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Parts & Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America. “When it comes to personalization, Jeep Wrangler is a star of our portfolio and it just keeps getting hotter.”

For the second consecutive year, the Ram 1500 pickup was recognized as one of three finalists in the SEMA “Truck of the Year” class, while Dodge Challenger earned finalist honors in the SEMA “Car of the Year” category.

The SEMA Awards, launched in 2010, are the SEMA Show’s definitive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) award, shining a light on the hottest vehicles that showcase and launch aftermarket parts.

“Once again, the Jeep Wrangler is voted as a favorite from the aftermarket community, with more exhibitors choosing the Jeep Wrangler as the SEMA ‘4×4/SUV of the Year,'” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “Whether drivers are accessorizing the Jeep for off-roading or for every day driving, there are outstanding options available for Jeep owners.”

The Mopar brand’s 15,345-square-foot display at the SEMA Show, scheduled for October 30November 2, will feature customized versions of the SEMA award winner and finalists, including four Jeep vehicles transformed with Jeep Performance Parts and accessories and two Mopar-modified Ram 1500 pickups, the trail-themed Ram 1500 Rebel and the street-styled Ram 1500 Big Horn “Low Down.”

The drag-oriented, street-legal, 392 HEMI® V-8 engine-powered 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 will also be featured, as well as NHRA racer Leah Pritchett’s Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak car, which she drove to the 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown World Championship.

Mopar has additional news on tap for its annual Mopar SEMA press briefing, which will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:26 p.m. ET/4:26 p.m. PT. The presentation can be viewed live online at https://livestream.com/FCALive/MoparSEMA2018.

Read more at: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jeep-wrangler-earns-ninth-consecutive-sema-4x4suv-of-the-year-award-300739866.html

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V10 Dodge Challenger revealed: 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak

The much-rumored race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak was unveiled on October 1, featuring an 8.4-liter, 512 cubic-inch engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission, launched at the Dodge Viper Owner’s Invitational in Salt Lake City, with later appearances scheduled for 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.
Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, said: “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. Mopar’s new Challenger Drag Pak is a race rocket that will appeal to racers, collectors, dealers, and Dodge Viper owners.”

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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).

Orders must be submitted using the Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak Application, which is available now at 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.
Allpar notes that the V-10 may be the first appearance of a new Viper engine, or it might be a race-only version that will never see street production. The 6.4 liter Mopar crate engine was never produced for street use, though an engine of identical size, with many differences, is to be installed in 2011 Dodge cars.

– Identification plate with unique serial number sequence; primed and painted body, color options available

– 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

– No windshield wiper assembly, HVAC system (includes block off plates), rear seats, power-steering system, or 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 instrument panel assembly and cooling module, with electric fan

– Cable-operated decklid release and cable-operated throttle pedal and linkage

– Race-style wheels and tires

Read more at: http://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/challenger/V10.html

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?

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:
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