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Dodge has announced a new limited edition version of the Charger for 2011 called the Mopar Charger. This car is a very limited number with only 1000 units being made. The car has select parts from the Mopar catalog installed from the factory to increase performance and make the limited edition car look different from the other Chargers on the road.
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Among the performance enhancements is a 3.91 final drive ratio that drops 0-60 times into the low 5-second range according to Dodge. The car is also equipped with tower-to-tower brace on the front and the rear of the car.
"The Mopar '11 Charger takes the 'head- turning' factor up a few notches," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts and customer-care brand. "By adding some of the most distinctive accessories to an already strong performer, we've created a special-edition car for enthusiasts."
The car is powered by a 5.7L HEMI V8 producing 370hp and 395 lb.-ft of torque. The car has a Super Track Pack option that adds in the special calibrated engine controller for more power and faster shifting. The car uses a 5-speed automatic transmission. The Mopar Charger also has special edition Katzkin seats inside that are black with Mopar Blue thread. Katzkin makes some of the best aftermarket leather seats money can buy.
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It has larger front 30mm sway bars and 20mm solid stabilizer bar on the rear to improve handling. The car also has 20-inch x 8 Envy wheels with 245/45ZR20 tires all around. The special edition car only comes in Pitch Black finish with Mopar Blue racing stripes down the front of the car. Of the 1000 units being made in 2011, 900 will be for the US and 100 will go to Canada.