Dodge in November announced ideas for a overall performance elements assortment falling below the Direct Connection system, an on-once again, off-once again elements system initial launched by Chrysler in 1974 to supply factory upgrades for Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth autos.
Final week we lastly received an concept of what elements Dodge supporters can appear forward to from the contemporary Direct Connection system. As anticipated, there are elements for the driveline, powertrain and suspension, such as a variety of phases from mild to wild.
The initial batch of elements announced by Dodge are made for a variety of Challenger versions dating back to the 2015 model 12 months. In complete, there are 14 kits grouping a variety of elements for the Challenger, and 13 kits for the Challenger Mopar Drag Pak dragstrip specific.
The most potent of these kits is a Stage II kit for the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. It lifts output from the car’s six.two-liter supercharged V-eight to 885 hp and 787 lb-ft of torque, up from the stock 807 hp and 717 lb-ft.
Essential mods contain a digital controller that plugs into the OBD-II port and can be utilized to modify overall performance ranges through a touchscreen show. There is also a three.17-inch engine pulley borrowed from the even far more potent Hellephant supercharged V-eight.
Speaking of the Hellephant, the one,000-hp crate engine is also accessible through the Direct Connection system, along with the Hellcat Redeye V-eight, the standard 717-hp Hellcat V-eight, the 485-hp 392 Hemi V-eight and the 383-hp 345 Hemi V-eight.
Hellephant crate engine
For regulars at the dragstrip, there is a comprehensive entire body-in-white that can be utilized to create a customized drag racer. There are also engines accepted for NHRA Factory Stock competitors, and numerous security upgrades such as a seat kit and head restraint kit. There are also graphics packages accessible to make a automobile stand out.
All of the accessible elements are comprehensive in a catalog that can be downloaded from the Dodge web site (a print model will be accessible for obtain from following spring). It consists of all the pricing data as properly as instance builds to suit numerous budgets.
Crucially, elements falling below the Direct Connection system do not void any emissions laws. They are also guarantee pleasant when set up by an accepted dealership, identified as a Dodge Energy Broker. The Dodge Energy Brokers dealer network will officially open for enterprise following spring. Spots will be produced accessible on the Dodge web site at that time.