Every year a number of dream worthy muscle cars find their way to the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual SEMA Show. A mix of manufacturer and aftermarket-supplier sponsored builds, SEMA never fails to feature some of the coolest cars we see all year. Fans of the Mopar products will have plenty to drool over this year, with builds like the Mopar Lowliner, JL Jeep Wrangler, Ram OTG Concept, and the ProCharger Challenger turned getaway vehicle hitting the show floor this week. While the builds are exciting, the launch of the new 2020 Dodge Challenger drag racer might just be the best Mopar feature of SEMA 2019.
While Mopar hasn’t given us any information as to what the hardware is found on this purpose-built Dodge Challenger, they did drop a few teasers that show us what it looks and sounds like warming up the tires. It looks to be a factory turnkey drag-racer, much like the COPO Camaro on sale from General Motors.
The Dodge Challenger in the teaser shots and video wears an oh so American white paint job with a wide blue stripe down the center of the roofline, adorned on either side by red pinstriping. The rear quarter panels also feature red decals that connect at the rear of the muscle car. Below the windows on either side are Mopar logos, completed by a windshield banner that reads “Powered by SRT”. The whole livery package comes together to make this one mean looking factory drag racer. The large racing parachute attached to the rear of the 2020 Dodge Challenger doesn’t hurt the racy appearance either.
While we don’t know what’s powering the drag racing Challenger, Dodge might have given us another hint by way of an easter egg. The livestream unveiling of the car is set to start at 7:26 p.m. ET on Nov 5, 2019. That just so happens to also be 4:26 p.m. on the West Coast, which of course is also the displacement of the legendary 426 Hemi engine. This could somehow just be a coincidence, but knowing Dodge, that seems unlikely.