Yesterday, Jalopnik posted about Mopar’s unveiling of the 2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, which one commenter pointed out appeared to have been designed for “the man with a switchblade in his sock and only one testicle” [which I personally found to be uproariously funny and dead-on-balls accurate]. The Mopar Challenger Dragster is serious business though, and Mopar actually requires all potential buyers to fill out an application before getting behind the wheel, presumably to screen out those who aren’t man enough [a tobacco spitting contest is included in phase 2 of the review process].
Mopar also suggests that all potential buyers have hold a competition driver’s license, but, as another Jalopnik commenter pointed out, a New Jersey or Michigan driver’s license will pass as a sufficient substitute. Although I jest in my usual smartass vein, Mopar’s somewhat unusual precautions isn’t merely pomp and circumstance, the ’09 Mopar Challenger Drak Pak has some serious power. About 800lbs lighter then the stock Dodge Challenger SRT8, the Mopar Challenger is offered with 3 engine options: a 5.7L HEMI, 6.1L HEMI, or a 5.9L Magnum Wedge – all available with either manual or automatic transmission. Officially introduced back in July at the 29th Annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals, the 2009 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drak Pak became available for order on September 8, 2008. Only 100 models of the Mopar edition Challengers will be produced, but surprisingly, the Manufacture Suggested Retail Price is in the reasonable $30,000-$35,000 range. Unfortunately, buyers will have to supply their own Bic lighters and Kid Rock albums.
[Photo Cred: Mopar Muscle Magazine]