Back in February of 2017, Mopar launched a limited edition Challenger celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Chrysler-based part supplier. The Dodge Challenger Mopar ’17 was limited to a production run of 160 units, Only 80 models were available in Pitch Black/Contusion Blue, while another 80 in Pitch Black/Billet Silver. The limited edition Mopar ’17 gave the Challenger an upscale luxury look with it’s hand-painted, custom show car trim options.
The car itself was based on a 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 392 Shaker. It was powered by the 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque and backed with a 6-speed manual transmission, making it the highest performance Mopar edition vehicle at that point. The HEMI was augmented by the Shaker Hood package by Mopar, which provided performance gains with a hint of vintage styling.
A Mopar cold air intake also delivered a performance boost and was aided by an air catcher duct system via the headlamp. Mopar Shaker strut tower braces and caps were silver powder-coated and increased rigidity and handling of the Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger. Four-piston Brembo brakes provided stopping power.
The Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger starts turning heads with its exterior and a pair of two-tone custom paint options by the Mopar Custom Shop. Contusion Blue and Billet Silver hues were pulled from the Dodge brand’s 2017 model year color palette, with the upper portion of the Mopar ’17 hand-painted Pitch Black at the Mopar Custom Shop to achieve the striking two-tone appearance.
The Contusion Blue color conveyed a tone-on-tone look, providing a subtle, hiding-in-plain-sight feel at night and a brilliant appearance in daylight. Billet Silver offered a more high-impact, high-contrast exterior color. The inherent bodylines of the Dodge Challenger were used to transition from Pitch Black to Contusion Blue or Billet Silver, providing a seamless segue point.
A special Mopar 392 logo, was also hand-painted on at the Mopar Custom Shop, gives an additional custom touch.
The car’s upper exterior was unified with Pitch Black accents. The standard satin black of the Shaker Hood package by Mopar and Shaker Hood scoop surround was painted Pitch Black to echo the theme of the rest of the car. The rear decklid spoiler also received the Pitch Black treatment, and the Mopar Design badge on the spoiler is turned black-on-black.
The Mopar ’17 featured 20-inch x 9-inch aluminum wheels with semi-gloss accents and center caps featuring the Dodge “Rhombi” logo. The standard chrome exhaust tips are replaced with black exhaust tips from the Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT.
Inside of the Mopar ’17, performance seats with customized Tungsten Mopar logos embroidered on the seat back immediately catches your attention. Tungsten stitching matching the Mopar logo borders the seat and continues throughout the vehicle’s door panels and center console.
Befitting its limited-edition origins, the Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger was delivered with exclusive content that highlights the vehicle’s prestige and collectability. A special serialized Mopar ‘17 80th Anniversary badge was included under the hood, announcing 1-80 of the Contusion Blue version and 1-80 of the Billet Silver option.
Each customer received a special Mopar ‘17 Owner’s Kit, packaged in a custom Mopar box that included:
- Mopar welcome letter
- “Birth certificate” with vehicle specifications, date of manufacture and proprietary vehicle number
- Hand-signed Mopar ’17 rendering from the FCA US LLC Product Design Office
- Special Mopar ’17 booklet
- Customized acrylic memorabilia showpiece
- Mopar valve stem caps
- Mopar-branded items including a Mopar ’17 keychain and a Mopar 80th-anniversary badge
Some of these very rare Challengers are still on lots across the United States and Canada. While they sit in showrooms, many of them have really great incentives on them, just waiting for a Mopar collector to pick them up.