The brand new Challenger Drag Pak has just been introduced by Dodge and Mopar. Designed specifically with drag racing in mind, the new 2016 Challenger Drag Pak features a plethora of elements distinguishing it from all road-going Challengers.
On an engine front, two different HEMI V8s will be offered. Specific details or performance figures of these V8s haven’t been released, but one is naturally-aspirated and displacing 426 cubic inches while the second is a supercharged unit that is 354 cubic inches in size. Whatever the horsepower and torque outputs are, the engines will come with a race-specific automatic transmission.
Elsewhere, the 2016 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak features a custom suspension system. The front suspension includes a bespoke Mopar K-Member as well as tweaked geometry. Meanwhile, the rear suspension features a 4-inch solid axle from Strange Engineering, adjustable shocks and a 9-inch aluminium third member.
Discussing the car, Mopar Motorsports Marketing Manager Dale Aldo said “We are extremely pleased with the results obtained during our testing. In the first runs the new Drag Pak ran consistently in the eights (eight-second range) while improving times at the 60-ft. mark and also performing very well in the quarter mile. Once our customers get the car on the track, we feel it’s going to be a clear winner.”