Hankerin’ for a supercharged Dodge Challenger from Hurst, but the gold “look at ME!” paintjob putting you off? Hurst has a fix for you, introducing a surprisingly tasteful appearance package that drops the nonsense and gets back to Hurst’s roots. You see, despite appearances, the traditional Hurst colors are red, black, and silver, and so this Challenger will come predominantly in “blend into the shopping mall” silver, with some black and red accents. Read on for a press release and more photos.
The color combination extends to the Katzkin-developed leather interior in black with red inserts, the bright red Hurst pistol-grip shifter, and healthy 20” aluminum rims. (We’ll leave it up to you to decide if you like the semi-phallic nature of the shifter. It’s, uh, not to our taste, to put it politely.) And don’t forget that supercharger – this ain’t no mere sticker-and-stripe number. Of course, you better act fast, as they’re a “limited edition,” but since Hurst hasn’t announced a cap on production, we think they’re only limited by how many they can sell.
Hurst Performance Vehicles, one of the most recognized and revered names in automobile history, unveiled the first-ever Series 4 Supercharged 2010 Hurst/Hemi Challenger, dressed in the signature silver and black Hurst colors at the “Back to the Bricks” celebration in Flint, Mich.
Hurst legend, Doc Watson, joined Nate Shelton and Ron Flint of Hurst Performance Vehicles to unveil this newest addition to the Hurst Performance Series, which is complete with red accent stripes and detail throughout.
“We are honored to be here in Flint today to introduce the newest Hurst Executive Hot Rod,” said Nate Shelton, Chairman of Hurst. “The Back to the Bricks celebration is the perfect place for us to join Doc and introduce this stunning car as a tribute to Hurst’s legacy.”
The numbered silver and black Challengers come equipped with a wild red anodized HARD-DRIVE® pistol grip Hurst shifter and 20″ one-piece polished aluminum Hurst forged wheels, featuring graphite gray painted spoke insets and red and black Hurst logo wheel centers. Hurst collaborated with Katzkin on the car’s black leather interior, which features perforated red inserts, red top-stitching and logos. Each Challenger contains traditional Hurst red and black logos in the dash badge, grille badge, wheel centers, fender graphics and the embroidered floor mats.
Doc Watson and Hurst introduced the silver and black Hurst/Olds with GM in 1968, a program that went on to be the most famous Hurst production program ever.
“I am proud to be part of the continuation of a great Hurst tradition.” said Watson. “These wonderful vehicles should prove to be some of the most collectible Hurst cars in the future.”
Hurst limited edition cars are well known by enthusiasts worldwide and are some of the most iconic and valuable muscle cars sought out by collectors. The cars are readily recognizable due to Hurst’s signature paint schemes and graphics.
The Performance Series cars are a limited numbered series. Each comes with a sequentially numbered dash badge and its own Certificate of Authenticity. These cars all feature Hurst’s own AIR-SPEED® rear deck spoiler painted in body colors, Hurst/Eibach suspension, shocks and sway bars, Hurst/Magnaflow polished stainless steel cat-back exhaust, BF Goodrich KDW Performance Tires, Hurst/Katzkin leather interior, embroidered logo floor mats, a custom car cover and K&N Air Filters. Hurst cars feature painted stripes and graphics under clear, not stickers. SERIES 3 through 5 feature HURST/Vortech superchargers.
The HURST/Hemi®-Challenger is available in five performance stages. Series 2 vehicles are available through participating Dodge dealers nationwide, while Series 3, 4 and 5 vehicles are only available from Hurst Performance Vehicles and can be ordered via the company’s website at www.hurst-performance.com.