Take a closer look at this modern 1971 Dodge Challenger Shakedown At Sema Motor Show
One of the stars at this year SEMA motor show is this 1971 Dodge Challenger Shakedown, which is the official Mopar vehicle. This Challenger is the best combination between classic body and modern equipment. As you can see, beside the ’71 body, everything else is borrowed from the 2017 Challenger model. But the most important, this Shakedown Challenger, apart from his awesome design, also is 100% functional and it has some serious equipment installed.
The exterior it has a super clean design, the only thing catching the eye is the Shaker hood and the modern headlamps. The door handles have been removed now, and can be opened with a remote. At the back, the taillights and the slightly raised spoiler give an outstanding look. The interior is made of two major materials: black leather and carbon fiber. The Viper bucket seats are super comfortable while the simple and functional dashboard uses Mopar gauges.
As always the most interesting part is the powerplant installed in this beast. Under the Shakedown hood there is naturally aspirated Chrysler’s 392 cubic-inch, 6.4 liter Mopar Crate small-block HEMI V8 engine. This engine produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb. -ft. of torque. Tremec T6060 six-speed manual transmission is connected to the rear SRT Hellcat wheels, with dimensions of 20-inch rear and 19-inch at the front, equipped with four Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires. As the contrast of the whole vehicle are the massive red six-piston Brembo calipers, which in combination with four vented rotors give an outstanding braking performance.