Amazing, this is the only word you could use for the SEMA show this year and the credit for this achievement is to be given to the range of new and custom vehicles being showcased. Dodge along with Mopar has also presented two new vehicles at the SEMA show this year – the 2014 Challenger and Mopar ‘14 Challenger.
“The legendary Shaker performance hood is back, with its engine-mounted, fully floating scoop and exposed high-flow element that produces cold-air induction – making the new 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker the real deal,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand. “With Challenger having its best sales-year ever, the time is right to provide our most loyal fans with the return of the Shaker, and even more power with new ‘Scat Package,’ performance stage kits.”
“With Mopar engineers working alongside Dodge designers and engineers, we created these factory-proven products to amplify performance and style in a way that no one else can,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “The ‘Shaker’, ‘Scat Packages’ and our new Mopar ’14 celebrate customized performance.”
2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker
The 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker is a standard Challenger but with a shaker hood. In its Satin Black finish, the center-mounted hood scoop not only looks good but also directs cooler air into the HEMI V-8 engine. The 5.7 litre HEMI V-8 engine produces well over 400 lb-ft of torque and features a functional Shaker hood with Mopar cold-air intake, conical air filter and optimized air box for improved performance. Apart from the Shaker hood, the car also gets a lot of goodies including a performance-tuned suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and steering calibration, the Super Track Pak – with 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 (ESC) with “full off” mode.
The exterior features a satin-black stripe package costing $500, a rear spoiler, five-spoke 20-inch wheels, body-color surround and classic cursive “Challenger” script for the grille. The cabin gets a unique three-spoke flat-bottom leather-wrapped performance steering wheel with black accent finish and integrated vehicle controls, a unique “K-Black” painted instrument panel and center-console bezel, high-performance front seats with aggressive bolsters in premium Nappa Leather in Dark Slate Gray with Sepia accent stitching or Radar Red with Radar Red stitching featuring the “Shaker” logo embroidered on the seat back. In addition to the above features you get leather wrapped center console armrest finished with accent thread, aluminum pistol-grip shifter, a black leather-wrapped shift-knob and die-cast paddle shifters on the back of the steering wheel (only available with the automatic trim).
The car will go on sale early and will cost $37,990.
Mopar ‘14 Challenger
Chrysler started the tradition of Mopar branded models a few years back and it is still continued, with the latest addition coming as a Mopar ‘14 Challenger. Only 100 such Challengers will be built, each being entirely customized as per the customer’s requirements. Although not much detail has been released about this very model, it has been confirmed to arrive with exclusive accessories including Mopar short-throw shifter, Mopar cat-back exhaust, Mopar performance, suspension, Mopar lowering springs, Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS), Mopar performance badges, Mopar hood pin kit, Mopar car cover, Mopar door-sill guards, Mopar sequential taillight kit, Mopar premium floor mats or slush mats, Mopar chrome exhaust tip, Mopar fuel-filler door, Mopar wheel locks, Mopar interior trim bezel kit and more.
The Mopar version will be available in two colors: Bright White or Gloss Black. There will be a Mopar signature blue stripe package in three different designs, R/T Shaker model’s hood scoop, blacked out grille surround, spoiler, and 20 inch wheels. The interior is trimmed with Dark Slate Nappa leather.