The Announcement Commemorates 10 Straight Years Of Mopar Customization

Mopar 19 Dodge Challenger

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.

Mopar 19 Dodge Challenger White

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.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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