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"The Mopar '11 Charger takes the 'head- turning' factor up a few notches,"
said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts
and customer-care brand. "By adding some of the most distinctive accessories to
an already strong performer, we've created a special-edition car for
Powered by the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI with 370 horsepower
and 395 lb-ft of torque, the specially equipped Charger includes the "Super Trac
Pac" option that pushes the capabilities of the Mopar Charger in acceleration,
handling and braking.
Backed with a proven five-speed W5A580 automatic,
Mopar aficionados will appreciate the latest generation "Pistol Grip" shifter
combined with Auto Stick. With Auto Stick, drivers may select a higher or lower
gear while the transmission controller helps prevent the possibility of an
over-rev condition. At the rear, the differential has been boosted with a new
3.91:1 final-drive ratio for enhanced acceleration - unique to the Mopar
Charger. Initial testing of the Mopar 2011 Charger has shown 0-to-60 mph blasts
in the low five-second range.
Enhancements to the chassis include adding
larger front 30mm solid stabilizer bar and rear 20mm solid stabilizer bar,
increases from 27mm and 16mm (respectively). Adding to the overall stability and
handling of the Mopar Charger are cross-car braces located at both the front and
rear shock towers. For increased luggage space, the rear tower-to-tower brace
may be easily removed.
Specific-design, 20-inch x 8-inch "Envy" wheels
are fitted with Goodyear F1 Supercar 245/45 ZR20 tires at all four corners.
Wheels, painted a high-gloss black, are a five-spoke design with a 45mm offset
and include specific Mopar center caps, which complement the overall "Pitch
Black" exterior finish of the Mopar Charger.
Excellent stopping power is
provided through vented rotors measuring 345mm x 28mm up front that are fitted
with dual-piston, sliding calipers. At the rear, vented rotors measuring 320mm x
22mm, coupled with single-piston calipers are used.
Available only in a
"Pitch Black" finish, exterior highlights of the Mopar Charger include a pair of
Mopar Blue racing stripes running from the front air dam across the hood and
over the roof ending at the bottom of the rear fascia. Ornamentation is limited
to a front grille and rear-deck Mopar badge. A rear spoiler is standard on the
Charger special-edition model.
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