Every year, the parts and service division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles puts together a fun special edition made out of many of the parts the brand sells, then puts it on sale for the public. The Mopar division would love to sell you some performance and styling enhancements for your Fiat, Dodge, Ram, Jeep or Chrysler vehicle, and even better, it'd love to sell them to you when you buy the car — enabling you to roll their cost into the new-car financing.
To showcase its wares, Mopar also puts out a special edition every year — and 2017's is this lovely Challenger R/T 392, called the Mopar '17 Edition. Only 160 of them will be made — 80 in each of two dual-color combinations, either Pitch Black over Billet Silver or Pitch Black over Contusion Blue, like the one seen here. That black paint is hand-painted at the Mopar Custom Shop at the factory, as is a hand-painted "392" logo on the fenders denoting the car's Used Engine in cubic inches.
Standard is a 6.4-liter Hemi Used Engine pumping out 485 horsepower and 475 pounds-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission only. A Shaker Hood scoop is affixed and also painted Pitch Black, and under the hood you'll find an 80th anniversary plaque, as well as a Mopar cold-air intake system with headlight inlet, Shaker strut tower braces in powder-coated silver and four-piston Brembo front brakes. Out back is a subtle deck-lid spoiler and "MOPAR17" badge, also in black. The exhaust tips are blacked out as well, taken from the SRT Challenger Hellcat parts bin.
Inside, customized Mopar logos have been embroidered into the seats in Tungsten silver, with matching stitching on the seat panels, doors and other interior parts. A special Mopar '17 Owner's Kit is included with the car, as well, featuring a welcome letter, "birth certificate" for the vehicle, hand-signed rendering of the car, information booklet, valve stem caps and more.
The starting price is $56,885 including destination, which isn't as much as a Hellcat but does put it up above the SRT 392 models. The Mopar '17 went on sale at the start of spring, so if you want one, better get to a dealer soon before they're snatched up.