At SEMA 2013, there is plenty of American muscle on display. Perhaps the most high profile display can be found at the Dodge stand. The 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker features throwback muscle car cues whereas the Mopar ’14 Challenger brings Mopar looks back to the Challenger line in a limited edition 100-car run. We caught up with both on the show floor.
The biggest draw of the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T is undoubtedly the air scoop included in the bonnet. It feeds air to a 5.7 litre HEMI V8, a traditional muscle car engine choice. The car also features sport-mode powertrain calibration, performance suspension, disc brakes and steering calibration and the Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker includes the ‘Super Track Pak’. This includes a high-performance steering gear, brake linings and monotube shock absorbers, P245/45R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car three-season tires and three-mode electronic stability control with ‘full off’ mode. It will soon be available to order at dealerships.
The Mopar ’14 Challenger features Bright White or Gloss Black exterior paint. In keeping with the tradition of its limited-edition predecessors — the Mopar ’10 Challenger, Mopar ’11 Charger, Mopar ’12 300 and Mopar ’13 Dart — it features a ‘shaker style’ stripe in ‘Mopar Blue.’ Adding to the customized look, two additional Mopar Blue stripe options are available, including an all-new ‘rocker panel’ bodyside triple stripe runs with ‘MOPAR’ across the doors. If this is still not sufficient for you, an all-new A-line bodyside stripe that wraps over the deck lid and includes the Mopar “Omega M” logo on the rear-quarter.