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Mopar Drops the SRT Viper's V10 Into the Dodge Charger Juiced Concept

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If there's one thing Mopar's people like doing to Chrysler Group cars more than anything else, it is to shoehorn the brand's gargantuan V10 powerplant under their hoods.

For this year's SEMA Show, they had the opportunity to do it again, this time with the latest iteration of the Dodge Charger sports sedan that gets a Viper 8.4-liter V10 Mopar crate engine, good enough for 650-horsepower, or 10hp more than the new 2013 SRT Viper sports coupe.

We're not sure we understand the "hows" and" whys", but Chrysler says that the V10 engine makes the Dodge Charger Juiced more eco-friendly:

"The Viper V-10 injects a venom-worthy boost of 650 horsepower into the Charger Juiced, but tones down the emissions to remain eco-friendly," the company said in a statement.

Other performance upgrades include the Mopar cold air intake, cat-back exhaust and lowering kit to tighten the ride and improve cornering.

Moving on to the rest of the car, the sedan sports a performance prototype hood with a functional air scoop, which along with the roof, is painted in a darker matte version of the custom Metallic “Copperhead” hue of the vehicle.

A matte black chin spoiler, the matte black hood and decklid graphics, and 20-inch lightweight alloy rims finished in black with “Copperhead” accents, round out the exterior upgrades.

The interior of the SEMA Show concept features black Katzkin leather seats and “Copperhead” accents throughout the cabin, along with an aluminum instrument panel bezel, and Mopar-branded door-sill guards and pistol-grip shifter.


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The Dodge Charger Juiced is one of 24 custom vehicles that Mopar will bring to the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. In addition to customized vehicles, Mopar will feature more than 500 parts and accessories throughout its exhibit. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Mopar brand.Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-2Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-3Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-4Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-5Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-6Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-7Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-8Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-9Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-10Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-11Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-13Dodge-Charger-Juiced-V10-14


17 Comments:

Bill Redder said... »October 12, 2012

the question begs to be asked: when will an installation kit be offered? hey, ford offered a v8 kit for the focus!

Psiqtas said... »October 12, 2012

It's a bit beefed up crate engine - I suppose You can order it out now...

my2cnts said... »October 12, 2012

Such little power out of an 8.4L v10,  Dodge get with the programe 725hp at least should be coming out of that v10 without turbo or supercharger.  

kachuks said... »October 12, 2012

I just spooged myself.

Guest said... »October 12, 2012

I don't understand why everyone seems to think that this v10 is underpowered. First of all it makes the most torque of any NA gas engine on the planet. Secondly, how do you come come to the conclusion that a ten cylinder engine should be making 725hp when the 2012 ferrari f12 berlinetta only makes 740hp and it has a v12. Not to mention the viper v10 makes almost 100 more lb-ft more than the ferrari.

Fact Finding said... »October 12, 2012

Hmmm...one its "program"....2 Name 3 "naturally aspirated" vehicles that arent tuner specials but straight from the factory that produce more than the 650hp in the Viper???? Now when you do that Divide the price of the what maybe 3 vehicles out there by what this viper costs....If the V10 Viper can go from 40 to 500 to 600 now to 650hp its almost certainly can produce more....so what program is that you are referring they get on the 1.7 million dollar Aston Martin one 77 program? The $379,700 Lamborghini Aventadors V12 690hps program? The $330,000 Ferrari F12s V12 730hp program? I think thats about it actually...soooo which one out of the "3" is it

aaronbbrown said... »October 12, 2012

 Now here's a car I think Chrysler should put into production.  A sedan that at least on paper is competitive with the high output European performance sedans.  If it was moderately priced, 50 to 60 grand, they would sell like hotcakes in America. And there's no reason Chrysler can't do that, since it's just a truck motor combined with their standard sedan, needing only a beefed-up suspension, a scooped hood and a big radiator with a lot of fans.  They would certainly make a profit off of them even at that price point.

Psiqtas said... »October 12, 2012

There's engines which get more HP from smaller displacement, but not always n/a and the real question is how log will they last, because as much I know this engine is designed to be bulletproof and beside that HP isn't everything, there's torque and power characteristic too. Personally i think there's lot more potential in this engine, but You know, this eco-friendly shit talking PR...

Spamism said... »October 12, 2012

It's not the HP that matters, it's the torque, considering the engine is undersquare. 810 Nm @ 4950 from a NA 8.4L doesn't strike me as "slow".

Find an NA engine from a production car that makes more torque at a lower RPM. I doubt you'll find one.

Louis Phillips said... »October 12, 2012

i say build it.....and i hate dodge products but love the new chargers and viper that is about to come out.

Ben said... »October 13, 2012

they could've saved the trouble and make it a two door with the original motor instead of fitting it a V10 if you asked me, bring back the real charger

Ben said... »October 13, 2012

because the F12 only needs 6.3 liters to squeeze in 12 cylinders and squeeze out 740hp, and torque is more useful on heavier cars, the zonda R only needs 524 lb ft of torques

Spamism said... »October 13, 2012

The present Charger is the best Charger ever built. To hell the old junk.

LXer said... »October 13, 2012

Two door Charger = Challenger.  It would make no sense for Chrysler to have competing vehicles.  Besides, the new 'Cuda will be out in a few years, probably based on a modified Fiat platform as will future Chrysler models when the LX cars are phased out.  Maybe your two door Charger will appear then or possibly be dropped from the line-up.

Sam said... »October 16, 2012

I was excited until I saw it parked next to a Fiat 500 and it totally ruined the moment for me and I wasn't interested any more.

Guest said... »October 16, 2012

The Ram should have gotten the V-10 instead of the Charger. The Ram SRT-10 should make the comeback as the fastest production truck again!

srt8 said... »October 18, 2012

Go to lotpro.com  and check out the interior pictures.  If I'm not mistaken, it looks like there is a manual trans in this beast!!

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