Mopar reveals full SEMA line-up
Mopar has revealed its full line-up of show cars for the SEMA show in November, but its the prototype modifications for Wrangler and Cherokee that are the most interesting.
AFTER TEASING ITS SEMA show offerings last week, Mopar has revealed in full its modified models from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram an Fiat. “Each creation we dream up for SEMA represents an original, unique interpretation of how customers can personalize and transform their vehicles with an assist from Mopar products,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO—Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care.
“Our modified SEMA rides prove that whether owners are seeking more power, performance and style for the street, extra capabilities to get the job done or the freedom to go off-road and beyond, Mopar has the products to help get them there.”
This is not the full list of cars Mopar will show, but it is the most interesting:
Dodge Challenger T/A Concept Is a modern interpretation of the legendary T/A package available in the 1970s for the Challenger. The Sublime Green paint is set-off by full-length matte black T/A graphics, flanking each side of the body, in keeping with the spirit of the original T/A. There’s a ‘Viper’-inspired center scoop hood with Mopar gloss black hood pins which has been adapted to accommodate a Mopar induction system. Cooling air streams into the air box, chilling the incoming air to the 6.4-liter legendary 392 HEMI engine via a hood scoop. It also gets air Catcher headlamps on both the driver and passenger sides add a distinctive appearance with hidden LED lights. Underneath the extra wide 20-by-9.5-inch matte black lightweight forged aluminum wheels are Brembo six-piston calipers with two-piece slotted and vented rotors for ultimate handling and stopping performance. Rear and side exhaust tips are black ceramic-coated finish.
The celebrated road-course racing reputation of the Challenger T/A package, best embodied by Sam Posey’s success in his No. 77 Dodge Challenger T/A, has been referenced on the inside. The high-performance flat bottom steering wheel boasts perforated leather and gloss black bezels. Race-inspired carbon fibre seats with safety harness and T/A embroidered logos. A pistol grip shifter is another nod to the past, and the 180mph (290kmh) speedometer stands out with white face gauges and platinum metallic trim ring.
Dodge Charger R/T Mopar Concept The world’s only four-door muscle car gets a front splitter, as well as Mopar side sills and sill extensions. At the rear, a unique Mopar valance frames the exhaust tips. The gloss black roof contrasts the TorRed exterior paint. Granite Chrystal low gloss colors the forged Mopar lightweight 20-by-9-inch wheels. Additional Mopar performance mods include a coil over kit, front and rear sway bars and front and rear strut tower braces.
Jeep Wrangler MOJO The Jeep Wrangler MOJO (the OJ in the name stands for Orange Jeep) gets a Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift, with locking Dana 44 front and rear axles and a 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case. Wrangler MOJO’s crawl ratio is 59:1. The vehicle’s 3.6-liter V6 engine is augmented with a cold air intake and low restriction exhaust system. The Bright Orange exterior gets protection from prototype Jeep Performance Parts “Shorty” bumpers and prototype flat-top fenders, with 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires wrapped around prototype beadlock wheels, accented with Mopar Bronze on the beadlock ring. Jeep Performance Parts rock rails are added to further protect Wrangler MOJO from boulders and rocks on trails. It also features prototype LED headlamps and fog lamps, and front and rear prototype two-tone half-door kits and a soft top.
Jeep Maximum Performance This thing goes even further than the MOJO and features the new Jeep Performance Parts-exclusive push-button electric-locking Dana 60 axles at the front and rear, as well as 4.88 gearing and the 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case. A prototype Jeep Performance Parts 4-inch lift kit also raises the vehicle. Wrangler Maximum Performance boasts a 70:1 crawl ratio. As you can see it gets plenty of other cosmetic improvements mirroring the MOJO.
Jeep Cherokee Dakar Billed as “most extreme Cherokee ever”. It gets Jeep Performance Parts rock rails, an oil pan skid plate, front suspension skid plate, two-piece fuel tank and underbody skid plates. Cherokee Dakar’s wheel openings have been modified in order to accommodate larger 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires, it also has flared wheel arches and a prototype lift kit, and a prototype rear fascia allows for an even more aggressive departure angle and enhances the higher ride height. Cherokee Dakar’s crawl ratio is 48:1, and estimated approach and departure angles are 32 and 39 degrees, respectively.
Dodge Viper ACR Concept Aimed at trackday enthusiasts, the Dodge Viper ACR Concept sports an aggressive carbon fibre front splitter and a ‘competition-spec’ rear wing. And it’s not just some cosmetic tack-on, Mopar says it developed its Viper ACR Concept body kit after extensive testing in its wind tunnel to improve downforce and high-speed stability. The Dodge Viper ACR Concept sits on satin black lightweight 19-inch front and rear wheels, with massive 15.4-inch carbon ceramic two-piece rotors with Brembo six-piston brakes. Brakes are kept to optimal temperature levels through carbon fiber brake duct openings in the front fascia. Differential cooler ducts rearward of the side windows supply fresh cool air to the differential for optimal performance. The race-inspired interior of the Dodge Viper ACR concept puts an emphasis on weight reduction, and only the bare necessities remain as radio amplifier, speakers, carpet and NVH treatments have all been removed. Carbon fibre fills the cabin as every possible bezel has been replaced with this lightweight material.
Ram 2500 Outdoorsman Inspired by the Ram brand’s relationship with outdoors outfitter Mossy Oak, the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman’s unique “Swamp Thing Green” color features ‘camo’ flourishes. Three utility hoops used on past SEMA show vehicles as ladder or surfboard racks are reinvented as a camouflaged bed tent. Elements pulled from the popular Ram Sun Chaser 2013 SEMA show vehicle include a concept Mopar roof rack and the concept “Flip-Up” seatback tailgate, which converts into a two-seat bench by folding back toward the cab. The Ram 2500 Outdoorsman sits on Mopar concept 17-inch, eight-lug bead lock wheels, which are capable of dealing with challenging terrain, especially when coupled with aggressive 35-by-12.50-inch R17 Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 BFGoodrich tires. It also gets a Mopar leveling kit and Bilstein shocks.
Fiat 500L Custom Mopar says its 500L Custom combines West Coast culture with Italian design; a two-tone color mix pairs red on the lower body with black on the upper half, creating a stark visual appearance. The 500L Custom has been lowered and rides on Mopar prototype lightweight wheels. On the inside, Mopar seat covers feature red Katzkin leather and black Alcantara suede, along with red stitching. The instrument panel is adorned in a matching body-color red.
Fiat 500 Abarth Scorpion Forged lightweight Abarth sit under the Fiat 500 Abarth Scorpion, and a new Abarth cat-back exhaust system creates a deep, rumbling note from the super mini, or so Mopar says. The exterior color pattern follows the two-tone theme of the Fiat 500L Custom. Carbon mirror caps and accent-color fog lamp pockets are also part of the front exterior design package. Heading to the rear, a satin black rear valance houses the exhaust tips, and the rear tail lamps are modified with a smoky tint. The Fiat badges are accented in chrome trim with a satin finish.
Jeep Renegade Riptide Colored in Vibrance Grandeur Blue paint embellished with a Light Blue base, the Renegade Riptide is designed to appeal to the surfing set with the Jeep Performance Parts logo, tweaked to incorporate a surfer in action, stamped on the rear body sides. Above, a surfboard rests on Mopar carrier racks.
Jeep Renegade Frostbite Designed to appeal to the ski set, the Renegade Frostbite reverses the color theme on the Jeep Renegade Riptide, the Frostbite is trimmed in white with blue accents on various exterior areas. Blue wheels with a white outline and a blue grille and mirror caps underline the overall color. It also features a Mopar ski/snowboard roof rack to help safely and securely transport cold-weather toys.