Mopar previews its SEMA Show squadron
The annual SEMA Show is always a major event for Mopar, and this year will be no exception for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' house performance parts division. Every brand in the FCA portfolio will be represented by at least one example of a duly "reimagined" Mopar-accessorized one-off model - and a customer version of at least one will be available by mid-2015. Here's a quick look at what's on tap when the Specialty Equipment Market Association gathers its troops in Las Vegas next month.
Chrysler 200S Mopar
Finished in tri-coat Phantom Black with an Ambassador Blue leather interior, a variation of this slightly sinister sedan is destined to see a showroom in some form. A tasteful body kit on the Chrysler 200S Mopar is matched with lower-riding coil-over suspension, upgraded brakes and bronze-finish 19-inch alloys while a Mopar cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust add a bit more power to its 3.6-liter V6.
Dodge Challenger T/A Concept
A modern take on the '70s-era Challenger T/A, this Sublime Green coupe sets off its full Mopar body kit with matte black accents and 20-inch forged-alloy wheels. A 6.4-liter Hemi V8 fed by a Mopar cold-air induction setup provides motivation, Brembo brakes handle stopping chores and comprehensive chassis upgrades ensure confidence in corners. Inside, the race-inspired cabin deletes the rear bench seat and uses plenty of lightweight components, including carbon fiber buckets up front.
Dodge Charger R/T Mopar Concept
A sedan with sting, the Dodge Charger R/T Mopar Concept boasts a TorRed exterior with a gloss black hood. It's bounty of custom body bits gets set off with 20-inch forged alloys, a full coil-over suspension remake and a power-bumping cold-air intake for its 5.7-liter Hemi engine.
Dodge Dart R/T Concept
The O-So-Orange and matte black Dodge Dart R/T Concept wears a full Mopar Dart body kit plus a new 3-piece rear spoiler and sports 18-inch alloys, adjustable coil-over suspension and big brakes. A functional hood scoop channels cool air into its 1.4-liter turbocharged engine while hot air exits via a rear exhauster duct.
Dodge Viper ACR Concept
This tri-tone, track-focused Viper variant gets is own bold aero-enhancing body kit rich in weight-saving carbon fiber along with satin-black 19-inch forged alloy wheels and huge 15.4-inch carbon-ceramic brakes. Also awash in carbon fiber, the ACR Concept's race-spec cabin does away with the Viper audio system as well as non-necessities like carpeting and sound insulation materials.
Ram 2500 Outdoorsman
Crafted in concert with the division's favorite outfitting partner, Mossy Oak, this low-profile, high-capability Ram is rendered in Swamp Thing Green with added Mossy Oak Bottomland camouflage accents. A bed tent, Mopar roof rack and concept "Flip-Up" seatback tailgate that converts to a two-place bench add practicality, as do prototype 17-inch/8-lug Mopar bead lock wheels wrapped in 35x12.50-inch R17 Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 BFGoodrich tires.
Ram ProMaster Hospitality Van
Crafted "for those seeking transportation that doubles as an office on wheels," this unique take on the division's dedicated commercial vehicle features a custom treatment that incorporates a refrigeration unit that can dispense cold beverages from its custom swing-open side panel. The spacious cargo area of this one-off ProMaster also includes interior cabinets and counters that permit it to serve as a rolling storefront.
Fiat 500L Custom
A study in red and black, the Fiat 500L mixes sport with style. Prototype body bits raise its curb appeal, while a lowered suspension is paired with one-off Mopar alloy wheels and a cat-back exhaust system. Inside, the two-tone color scheme continues, highlighted by Mopar seat covers that match red Katzkin leather with black Alcantara trim.
Fiat 500 Abarth Scorpio
Sharing primary colors with the Viper ACR Concept and wearing an oversized logo on its hood, the diminutive Fiat 500 Abarth Scorpion gives a first look at several items that are likely find their way into Fiat Salons. Smokey tint lamps, carbon mirror caps, accent-color fog lamp pockets and a satin black rear valance panel add exterior appeal while the Scorpio's interior is rendered in black and red Katzkin leather with contrast stitching and trim.
Jeep Renegade Riptide
Built for the beach, the Jeep Renegade Riptide is finished in Vibrance Grandeur Blue embellished with a Light Blue base and complements its satin black accents with a Mopar carrier rack. Accented in blue and white, the Riptide's cabin features black leather upholstery and teak floor mats.
Jeep Renegade Frostbite
For the ski set, Mopar created the Jeep Renegade Frostbite that matches a white primary exterior with blue trim flourishes and also features a Mopar roof rack and Jeep Performance Parts rock rail guards. The cabin of this petite snow bunny is done in Katzkin Pearl leather with aqua blue contrast elements.
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