Probably the hottest vehicle at SEMA was unveiled today. Mopar has taken the covers of the much-anticipated 2009 Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger at the 2008 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas. Team Mopar driver Shaun Carlson and two-time Formula Drift champion Samuel HÃ¼binette were on hand for the reveal. The two will steer the Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger during the 2009 Season.
Power for the 2009 Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger comes from a A8 aluminum engine build by Gary Stantion Racing Engines with Mopar W9 raised port heads making 850-hp with a maximum torque of 849 lb-ft being transferred to BFGoodrich tires. Mopar also added front and rear sway bars on the suspension.
“This is going to be an exciting time, bringing out another car and another platform,” said HÃ¼binette, who in 2009 will mark his sixth year as a member of Team Mopar. “All that we learned from building the Dodge Charger drift car is transformed into this car and really makes it competitive.”