During the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis, Chrysler’s performance division Mopar showed off with its Challenger Drag Pak Test car – a model that should top off the 707 horsepower Hellcat on the quarter mile.
Being the test vehicle, the Drag Pak is not yet ready for series production, but when out it will give Dodge leverage in the dragster for amateur racers segment. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat can end the quarter mile run in 10.8 seconds if equipped with the necessary drag radials. So, expectations are high for the next generation Mopar Drag Pak. The test bed used a widely modified 2015 Dodge Challenger platform, now sporting a white body, a vintage stripe package, and the 426 HEMI identification. The car also premiered the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT front and rear fascia trim, rear spoiler and unveiled a NHRA compliant roll cage.
Under the hood lies the 426 cubic-inch Race HEMI engine with an aluminum block, steel liners and custom engine calibration. There’s also present a Chrysler-based 727 automatic transmission, a race-style stick shifter and an aluminum driveshaft. The interior, based heavily on the 2015 Challenger SRT cabin also featured Mopar gauges, driver and passenger lightweight racing seats, all tied by safety nets and five-point harnesses.
The unspecified amount of horsepower and lb sent to the rear wheels is transmitted to the asphalt through 15-inch front and rear wheels, 28-inch diameter drag style front tires (4.5 inches wide) and 30-inch diameter rear tires (9-inches wide).