Chrysler Will Unveil A Special Edition Challenger at the 2013 SEMA Show and They’ve Begun Teasing the Public
It’s not much. It’s just a peak at the back end. A hint of the tail light. A touch of the rear quarter panel. But, like most people have learned about a good tease, often times less is more, and that’s exactly the case with this new special edition Mopar Challenger.
Heading to the 2013 SEMA show, automotive companies tend to prepare themselves for some big special edition reveal, and this year will be no different. This interesting glimpse in to what will be shown comes from Dodge, as we get a glimpse of the vehicle’s back driver side quarter panel and a name: The Mopar ’14 Challenger. The Mopar ’14 will become the most recent in a line of Mopar special edition vehicles including the Mopar ’10 Challenger, Mopar ’11 Charger, Mopar ’12 300, and Mopar ’13 Dart. Each of these vehicles came with minor enhancements to the major facets of style, comfort, and performance, and we expect nothing less from the Mopar ’14 Challenger.
The one thing we can certainly ascertain from the tease is a hint of the new Mopar ’14 white and blue color scheme. A bit of a departure from Dodge’s regular insistence on bright yellows and envious purples for special edition vehicles, this subdued white and light blue looks to be the sort of combination that will have both the class and style to make it a true instant classic.
“This limited-edition ride is for muscle-car fans who love high octane and customizable performance,” Mopar president and CEO Pietro Gorlier said, ahead of the SEMA reveal.
The other thing we can ascertain about the Mopar ’14 based on its recent Mopar heritage is that this vehicle will almost certianly be a very limited special edition. Previous year Mopar special edition models have been made in batches of 500, only, and that will almost certainly be the case with this Challenger as well. What that means is that the price tag will certainly reflect not just the improvements but also the exclusivity.
It’s definitely exciting to see the Mopar special edition name return to the Challenger, four years after the vehicle kicked off the modern day run of Mopar special editions. We’re certain that the final product showcased by Dodge at SEMA will be an absolutely special automobile.
In addition to the Mopar ’14 Challenger, Chrysler will also be showcasing 19 other highly customized vehicles at their 15,300 square foot SEMA booth. Expect Challengers a plenty amongst those 20 special cars.
SEMA starts on November 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and we’ll definitely share more news and photos from the convention as we get them!