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The Dodge Challenger Drag Pak returns for 2020

Published in blog.hemmings.com

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Chevrolet has the COPO Camaro, Ford has the Mustang Cobra Jet, and Dodge has the Challenger Drag Pak. Each one is a limited-edition, track-only turnkey drag racer from the factory. Dodge will bring out a new version of its model next year, with a reveal at the 2019 SEMA Show (we will update this story with pictures from the show stand). We last saw a new Challenger Drag Pak in 2015, preceded by models in 2010 and 2008 (yet another reminder that the current Challenger has been around a long time). Dodge will build just 50 of these quarter-mile specials, and there are few details beyond that at this point.

2020 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak wheel stand

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Under the hood is a supercharged, aluminum-block, 354 cubic inch racing-specific version of the current Gen III Hemi. The displacement is the same as the supercharged engine in previous Drag Pak, which used a cast-iron block. We’re assuming that, like the previous car, it started as a 6.1-liter (370 cu.in.), destroked to the 354 figure that’s also a callback to previous hot Mopars. In 2015, there were 60 drag packs sold, 25 of which came with a 426 cu.in. naturally aspirated Hemi. This time around, all are supercharged. Dodge won’t disclose the specific horsepower yet, but they say it has a new supercharger that will deliver more horsepower and torque. A T400 three-speed automatic with a Kwik-shift shifter transmits the power to the rear wheels.

The Drag Pak comes with an SFI-approved roll cage, Race Tech seats, and new, lightweight wheels from Weld Racing. Pricing has yet to be announced, and production will start early next year.

2020 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak side view burnout

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