Posted on 15-10-2008 by Vlad Balan
If you’re thinking this is some kind of convertible Challenger, you’re completely wrong. The Dodge Challenger Targa is the competition car that raced and completed the Targa Newfoundland race this year. Called “Samantha”, the car was initially a Challenger with a Mopar drag race package, which then recieved a set of upgrades, like a Mopar chin spoiler “Splats”, Mopar gauges, Mopar hood with a scoop to make room for the large engine, KW race suspension and upgraded brakes from the Viper ACR. The car also borrowed its snakeskin paint from the Viper. Unde the hood, the rear-wheel-drive Targa is powered by a 392 HEMI V8 Mopar engine that delivers 540 hp and 490 lb. ft. of torque, mated to a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox.
Overall, cool Challenger, looks like there will be plenty of them at this year’s SEMA. Here are more photos of the Targa.
Photo Gallery: Dodge Challenger Targa at the SEMA Show