It’s been a full decade since FCA revived its iconic muscle car, and is celebrating this milestone with the announcement of the Mopar ’19 Dodge Challenger. Dealer orders will begin next week, with deliveries happening in the fourth quarter of 2019. Those that want one better move extremely quick, as only 100 will be built. And of that 100, 90 will be allocated for the US market, and just 10 for the Canadian market. They will command a starting MSRP of at least $45,835 USD. It will come in either black, or white.
The highly collectable appearance package is based on the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, and brings together features only available on this Mopar-branded muscle car. Immediately, the blue stripes inspired by the Dodge Shakedown Concept come into view, running asymmetrical and run across the entire body of the vehicle. Unlike the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, these stripes won’t be a $10,000 option. For added muscular visual effect, the Mopar Shaker Hood package and vintage-inspired black hood pins are also included.
The 20-inch x 9-inch forged aluminum wheels riding on Goodyear P245/45ZR20 performance tires are enhanced with genuine Mopar-branded center caps and valve stem caps, while Mopar wheel locks are also standard.
Being that this Mopar ’19 Dodge Challenger is based on the R/T Scat Pack, under the hood is a 6.4L Hemi V8 with a naturally aspirated 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, with a six-speed manual transmission coming in as standard. A TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is optional. Additionally, under the hood is a Mopar cold air intake for superior airflow to the engine. Additional Mopar strut tower braces with silver-coated strut caps increase the Challenger’s stiffness for better cornering abilities. Stopping power is provided by Brembo four-wheel disc performance brakes with red calipers.
The cabin of the Mopar ’19 Dodge Challenger is not too fancy, featuring cloth seats with two-tone Mopar logo embroidered into the seat backs. However, a custom Mopar ’19 instrument panel badge will help separate this package from more standard-issue Challengers. There’s also berber floor mats and polished door-sill guards with the Challenger logo.
Finally, the Mopar ’19 Dodge Challenger is is delivered with an Owner’s Kit, featuring a “birth certificate” of sorts with the exact date of manufacture and the proprietary build number. Also included is an exclusive full-color Mopar ’19 booklet, a unique keepsake with engraved vehicle number and a Mopar ’19 rendering produced by the Mopar design team.