This year SEMA show, the single largest auto show witnessed many hot products, but all these were eclipsed by Dodge Challenger Drag Pak which is ready to dominate the quarter-mile.
The fourth-generation drag car is a factory-built dragster ready for NHRA and NMCA racing and Dodge is planning of making just 50 of them. The Drag Pak is prepared to burn it down in Drag race and will compete in 2020 NHRA Production Car Showdown an event that a competition Mopar won in 2018 with the last-gen Drag Pak.
The last-gen Drag Pak was capable for a run of class-first 7.0-second ET, but this year Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is capable for 7.50 ETs at the dragstrip.
The new Dodge challenger adapts its many features and looks from its progenitor Dodge Challenger and is much faster and has many adds up’s. Everyone is interested in transmission details of this racing beast, though Mopar is tight-lipped about further information so as not to let it’s competitors any hints this far ahead of the start of the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown racing season where the Drag Pak will compete. But according to reports Dodge challenger has more powerful, a supercharged 354-cubic-inch (5.8-litre for the empirically challenged) V8 engine.
The engine is coupled solely to a three-speed automatic transmission with a manual shifter through its horsepower is not confirmed, but it would be a cut above than 1,200 of its previous car. It’s packed with chassis, suspension and driveline enhancements. The solid rear axle is loaded with the four-link wishbone suspension is all new. Independent rear suspension and axles enhance suspension performance, and when we talk about the front suspension, everything remains the same except for double-adjustable Bilstein shocks. The car gets high-performance brakes, and dazzling racing wheels with “DRAGPAK” engraved on them.
The new Drag Pak gives the power management of vehicle in drivers hand with Racepak Smart wire power control module (PCM) which comes unlocked and fully customizable. With this PCM, all the electrical problems can be diagnosed safely, and racers can cut power to systems that can drain performance when they aren’t being used.
The production of 2020 Challenger Drag Pak will start early next year, and they’ll only be offered as race cars that aren’t legal for the street.