Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mopar by the numbers, the 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.. the limited edition highly optioned Challengers, Darts, and 300s

Limited edition Mopar 75th anniversary MOPAR '12 300S, #35 of 500.

The 300 Mopar 12 adds a more powerful engine, a Sport mode and shift paddles for the transmission, remote start, unique black-out styling elements, foglights, 20-inch (19-inch with AWD) alloy wheels with performance tires, touring-tuned suspension, an eight-way power passenger seat (with four-way power lumbar adjustment), piano black cabin accents,and a rearview camera.

The 300 '12 gets thin “Mopar Blue” stripes along its beltline and down the middle of its scoop-free hood. Black 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1, a black grille, front fascia inserts, and black-trimmed headlights complete the darkened treatment. A handful of Mopar badges, including “Mopar 75” pieces on the front fenders, round out the exterior upgrades.
The black interior features more blue highlights throughout, including inserts and stitching on the leather seats, the leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the shift lever.

The 300 has the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque is a strong performer, its also smooth, quiet (mostly because of the cabin's ample sound-deadening) with rear-wheel drive and the new eight-speed automatic.

The Mopar 300 also gets a unique suspension tune; the front and rear spring rates are 42 and 23 percent stiffer, respectively, than those on the 300C’s sportier Touring suspension setup.  The stock 3.06:1 rear diff was swapped out for a 3.91:1 unit; Mopar claims this drops the 300’s 0-to-60 time into the low-five-second range.  

The Mopar 300 comes with equipment that’s optional on lesser 300s, including Chrysler’s SafetyTec package, which bundles adaptive HID headlights, adaptive cruise control, collision warning and blind-spot monitoring systems, front and rear parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

I accidentally stumbled across a Mopar 12 http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/10/2012-300s-75th-anniversary-limited.html

The origin of this "MOPAR #" idea, was the Mopar ’10 Challenger, a factory-customized version of the muscle car from the parts division (MoPar was the original Motor Parts Division of the Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth corporation)

 Dodge made 500, all of them painted black with gloss-black 20-inch wheels and a blacked-out grille.
Customers had the choice of blue, red, or silver accent stripes and graphics. The Mopar ’10 Challengers wear a new hood with functional scoop and pins, and an array of Mopar logos. Interior touches consist of Katzkin leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a numbered Mopar ’10 plaque, and a chrome Mopar shifter.
 All cars come with a signed concept sketch, a build book, and a Mopar car cover. Dodge says a cold-air intake and the hood scoop should yield an extra 15 hp, for a total of about 391 with a manual transmission and 387 with the automatic. The Challenger also has strut-tower braces front and rear, and rides on Super Track Pac suspension, a new option for the 2010 model year. Normally a $400 option for the Challenger R/T, the package includes self-leveling dampers, a larger rear anti-roll bar, a 3.06:1 axle ratio, performance brake pads, 20-inch Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car tires, and the ability to fully disable the car’s stability control.

Picking up where the Mopar ’10 Challenger left off, Chrysler’s parts produced a limited run of Chargers based on the new-for-2011 model.

 Called the Mopar ’11 Charger, the car offers some aesthetic tweaks and performance upgrades over the standard Dodge Charger R/T.

The Mopar ’11 Charger has a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 making 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only transmission available, although, on the bright side, it does have a retro pistol-grip shifter to constantly remind you that there’s no manual.

 The Charger R/T’s Super Track Pak option group—including a shorter final-drive ratio, a three-stage stability-control system, and a sportier suspension tune—is standard. Chrysler claims the Mopar Charger’s unique engine-control unit and even-shorter 3.91:1 final drive (versus 3.06:1 for normal Track Pack cars) will knock a couple tenths off of the R/T’s 0-to-60-mph time.

 The Track Pak add-ons also bring heartier brakes, beefier anti-roll bars, and 20-inch Goodyear F1 Supercar rubber, but the Mopar ’11 goes further with front and rear strut-tower braces for increased roll stiffness.

Info all from http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2011-dodge-charger-mopar-11-news and http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2012-chrysler-300-mopar-12-news  and http://blog.caranddriver.com/dodge-launches-special-edition-mopar-%E2%80%9910-challenger/

the Mopar '13 was the Dart

Limited to just 500 units, the Mopar '13 Dart was a gloss black finish, gloss black 18-inch wheels, 225/40R18 performance tires, upgraded brakes and slotted rotors, a set of Mopar blue stripes and a mean-looking Mopar ground effects kit. Likewise, the interior is touched up with leather seats (a blue one for the driver and black hides for the passengers), gloss black and black chrome trim, blue accent stitching, a sport pedal kit and other Mopar interior accessories.

Powered by the turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir four (shared with Fiat 500 Abarth) that's paired with a manual transmission. The steering has also been calibrated for performance, the suspension lowered seven millimeters, and the exhaust tuned for better engine breathing.

But that's not all. The Mopar '13 Dart also got Chrysler's wireless smartphone charging technology, and a "personalized owner kit" in a custom black case that includes a personalized plate with vehicle specs, a unique number ID for their car and a limited edition sketch of the car signed by its designer, among other tchotchkes.


They made only 100, and they were all sold in less than a day, 52 chose the black version, 48 choose the white option

Many unique features contributed to the Mopar ’14 Challenger’s quick sellout, including two exterior color options and three Mopar Blue stripe options. A 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine also rumbles beneath the Satin Black Shaker hood scoop, while exterior design elements include 20 x 8-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with Mopar center caps, a unique Black Vapor grille surround, a black fuel-filler door, a Satin Black deck-lid spoiler with Gloss Black “Mopar Design” badge and “Mopar” quarter-glass decals.

The interior is upgraded with premium leather seats featuring Mopar Blue accent thread and Mopar Omega M logos embroidered on the seat backs. Other unique touches for the limited-edition ride include a serialized instrument panel plaque, “Mopar” branded key fobs, a custom-crafted personalized owner’s kit with a Mopar ’14 brochure and much, much more.

Info from http://media.chrysler.com/newsrelease.do;jsessionid=78F400CD45C7DA6F875FF442A7A66068?&id=15463&mid=

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