Dodge adding supercharger to 2009 Challenger

Dodge adding supercharger to 2009 Challenger

November's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show will play host to Chrysler's unveiling of a supercharger it plans to fit to the 2009 Dodge Challenger. Available through dealers as a Mopar aftermarket kit, the supercharger will boost power and torque with little additional weight or fuel economy penalty.

The Challenger that will house the first example of the Mopar supercharger will also get a full range of bolt-on upgrades, as befits any SEMA show car. A cold-air intake, improved exhaust and new wheels will be part of the package, reports Edmunds InsideLine. The additional power provided by the supercharger or other modifications hasn't yet been revealed.

A supercharger for the Challenger SRT8 has already been built by Speedfactory. The company says the kit will take the standard Hemi's power from 425hp (317kW) to 630hp (470kW). That output brings the Challenger's 6.1L V8 power figures in line with the Corvette ZR-1's 6.2L supercharged V8, rated at 638hp (476kW).

Dodge Challenger SE and RT

Dodge Challenger SRT8