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post #1 of 8 Old 11-22-2011, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR

This post is the next in our series of articles being written for that highlight some of the cool rides at SEMA 2011. Our first was on the Forgiato Mustang, the second was on the sinister Camaro ZL1 Carbon, and today's article is on the Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR.

The Dodge Challenger Gets The ACR Treatment

Added Nov 22, 2011, Under: Challenger

Anyone who has pays any attention to Dodge performance vehicles is no doubt familiar with the American Club Racer (ACR) package. ACR models are typically a standard production car that has been put on a diet and packed with goodies to help it attack the corners. Over the past decade the ACR treatment has been applied to several Dodge models, most notably the Viper, and at SEMA 2011 we got our first look at the Challenger ACR.

The Challenger SRT8 ACR’s diet started with the removal of all of the seats. The front buckets were replaced with a set of lightweight adjustable Sparco race seats and the rears were replaced with a roll bar/chassis brace. The stock door panels and center console were also unceremoniously tossed in favor of carbon fiber units. The MOPAR maniacs didn’t go full on race car inside, they did see fit to leave the power windows, locks, and mirrors in place. The liberal application of carbon fiber did not stop with the interior. The exterior is sporting a carbon fiber hood, trunk, rear spoiler and taillight surrounds. The stock exterior panels still in place were hit with a coat of white paint with touches of red on the brake calipers and mirrors to match a full length red stripe.

The stock 392 Hemi was only lightly upgraded with a MOPAR cold air intake and cat back exhaust system. A set of Goodyear F1 Supercar performance tires were wrapped around black painted five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels to help apply a very respectable 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The springs and struts were replaced with MOPAR coil overs and front and rear strut tower braces were bolted on.

To the great disappointment of many a MOPAR fan, Dodge insists that the Challanger ACR is only a “design study” and that they have no plans to produce it. But there is good news for those who feel their life would be incomplete without one in their garage. All of the parts needed to build your own Challenger ACR replica are readily available through the MOPAR performance parts catalog or the aftermarket. Below is a list of the MOPAR parts to help get you started.

Mopar performance parts and accessories on the Dodge Challenger ACR include:

Coil-over suspension: P5155942
Front-strut tower brace: P5155950
Front-strut tower brace caps: P5155763
Rear-strut tower brace: P5155751
Rear-strut tower brace close out panels: 68095921AA
Short-throw shifter: P5155458
Cat-back exhaust: P5155957
Front-strut tower brace: P5155950
Drag Pack center stack: P5155250
I/P and shift bezel kit- carbon weave design: 82211876
Door sill entry guards: 82211234
Mopar fuel door: 82212406

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-27-2011, 07:52 PM
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Not a MOPAR fan and really not a fan of the new Challenger.

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-27-2011, 07:55 PM
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Not a MOPAR fan and really not a fan of the new Challenger.
not a bad looking car. I like it better than the stang

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-27-2011, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Camaro Freak View Post
not a bad looking car. I like it better than the stang
I actually like the styling of the Mustang over the Challenger... neither comes close to the Camaro though.

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post #5 of 8 Old 11-27-2011, 08:46 PM
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I just bought a new camaro..but have always liked the styling of the Challenger better.

More room etc..

The camaro is a close second in the looks dept...and gets better gas mileage.

I also don't trust the reliability of Chrysler products...

So the Camaro was a no-brainer for me.
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-29-2011, 06:34 PM
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Car looks pretty **** nice

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-01-2011, 04:47 PM
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Looks great. If I were in the market for a four door, the Charger would be it.

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post #8 of 8 Old 12-01-2011, 11:50 PM
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I'll probably be looking into a chally next.. The little kid in me loves the old school looks and i like the space. Much as the camaro is faster and handles better, i'm not interested in racing.

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