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Chrysler Showing An Impressive 24 Vehicles At SEMA 2012


To mark 75 years of Mopar parts and accessories, Chrysler is pulling out all the stops for this year’s SEMA show. With plans to display 24 Mopar modified vehicles (plus parts and accessories), the automaker has taken a 15,300 square foot booth in Las Vegas.

Top draws to the exhibit will likely be the SRT Viper, the Dodge Charger Juiced, the Chrysler 300 Luxury and the Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper, although fans of the Fiat 500 and Ram pickups will likely argue that point.

The SRT Viper being shown at SEMA will come with a carbon fiber X-Brace underhood, complete with the Viper’s “Stryker” logo. There’s a carbon fiber and aluminum engine cover, too, as well as a carbon fiber aero kit. “Track Pack” wheels sprayed in hyperblack and LED driving lights complete the look.

Inside, the bright yellow Viper gets a black interior with yellow accents, Sabelt racing seats with six-point harnesses and billet aluminum trim. There’s also an integrated, quick-release camera mount, as well as polished chrome door sill plates, and sandblasted aluminum pedals with the Stryker logo.

If your tastes run more towards sedans, but you still have a craving for horsepower, the Dodge Charger Juiced will get your attention. Under the hood of the “Copperhead” colored sedan lurks a Viper V-10 crate engine, pulled straight from the Mopar catalog. That’s good for some 650 horsepower, but a Mopar intake and exhaust make it sound even better.

The Charger Juiced rides on a dropped suspension and wears 20-inch wheels, trimmed in black. Inside black Katzkin leather seats get copper accents, and copper-colored  stitching is used on the steering wheel, shifter and armrest. Mopar-logo door sill guards, premium mats and a pistol-grip shifter round out the build.



If you prefer comfort over speed, you’ll want to check out the Chrysler 300 “Luxury,” which comes sprayed in True Blue Pearl Coat paint, with a platinum mesh grille. Rolling on 20-inch Mopar satin carbon wheels, the 300 “Luxury” also gets black-painted calipers, a coilover suspension and a 3.91 rear axle.

Inside, Katzkin leather covers the seats and shift handle, while premium mats, lighted Chrysler-logo door sills, and a bright pedal kit complete the look.

Chrysler hasn’t forgotten about Jeep fans, either, and it will be showing the Matte Dune colored Wrangler Sand Trooper in its booth. Under the hood lies a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine, installed with the help of a Mopar conversion kit. Portal axles are used front and rear, giving this desert-themed Wrangler another five inches of lift.

The Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper

The Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper

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Ensuring that grip in the loose stuff isn’t a problem, the concept wears 42-inch Super Swamper Bogger tires, mounted on bead lock wheels. Mopar branded Fox Shox and full underbody skid plates make sure the Jeep can handle all the terrain dishes out, but a Warn winch, rock rails and LED off-road lighting provide backup just in case.

As with the other Mopar creations the Sand Trooper gets a Katzkin leather interior, a rearview camera, CB radio, all-weather mats, and a Mopar Add-a-Trunk for secure storage on the trail.

As with previous SEMA builds, Mopar would be happy to sell you any or all of these accessories for your own Chrysler product. We’ll bring you any updates as part of our SEMA 2012 coverage.
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