(Image courtesy of Mopar)

(Image courtesy of Mopar)

Mopar unveiled two new Dodge Challenger Drag Pak options Friday in a move that harkens back to Detroit’s muscle car wars of old, setting the stage for these powerful Chryslers to battle Ford Mustang Cobra Jets and Chevy COPO Camaros at drag strips everywhere.

For the first time, Dodge is offering a supercharged 5.8L HEMI V8 in addition to a naturally aspirated 7.0L HEMI V8.

The automaker hasn’t released performance figures, but did say the car was “consistently in the eights while improving times at the 60-foot mark,” in the company’s news release.

The supercharged Drag Pak Challenger will cost $109,354. The naturally aspirated version costs $99,426.

If you’re interested in reading more about this new car designed specifically for drag racing, you will find great stories and photos detailing the announcement at BangShift here, and MotorAuthority here.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.