The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show is just around the corner, so we’re not too surprised to see Chrysler’s Mopar division has been busy preparing a few special vehicles for the trade show. We are, however, a little surprised with the volume of vehicles — although we’ve only been shown a handful, the company is bringing roughly 35 cars to the show, including the following examples:
-2011 Dodge RedLine Charger
Built largely upon a stock 2011 Charger R/T, the RedLine infuses the new-for-2011 sedan with a little more muscle. Mopar added a blistering hood, along with a unique taillamp treatment, carbon fiber splitter and rear spoiler, and a unique side scoop patterned after the 1970 Charger R/T. Large 22-inch wheels, coupled with a 1-inch suspension drop, gives the RedLine an aggressive stance, while a Mopar-sourced cold-air intake, exhaust system, and headers help the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 breathe. Thus far, the only production-ready piece of this package is the RedLine paint itself, but we’d be happy if the next-generation Charger SRT8 model looked like this.
–2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Black & Tan
Dodge is using SEMA to unveil its new high-trim Durango model, but the Mopar wasn’t content to leave things completely stock. This gussied-up Durango Citadel receives unique black exterior paint, 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, lowering springs, and unique grille inserts. The concept car draws its name primarily from the interior, which sports Nappa leather seating and a two-tone black and tan color scheme.
-2011 Fiat 500 GT
We’ve yet to see an American-spec form of the 500 Abarth, but that hasn’t stopped Chrysler’s designers from dreaming up a performance-tuned 500 of their own. The GT, built upon a European-spec 500, receives Abarth-like fender flares, which surround custom 18-inch Alcoa wheels. Exterior graphics include an unusual black mask between the headlamps, blacked-out hood, and asymmetrical red accents on the wheels. That last cue carries over into the interior, which sports a red leather seat cover and door insert for the driver, but not the passengers. Chrysler hasn’t discussed mechanical specifications, but the automaker notes the Fiat is fitted with a new custom exhaust system and a strut tower brace.
–2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Street Cherokee and Off-Road Edition
Seeing as the Grand Cherokee is designed to mix on-road performance with off-road prowess, it isn’t too surprising to see Mopar’s designers push each personality to the max with two different vehicles. The Street Cherokee concept receives a lowered suspension, 22-inch aluminum wheels, and a custom front fascia. Conversely, the Grand Cherokee Off-Road Edition is moved skyward, thanks to a suspension lift and 33-inch BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires. Other accessories designed for battle off the beaten trail include Mopar-sourced skid plates, rock rails, and tow hooks.
Not enough muscle-bound machinery for your taste? Fear not — Chrysler’s also announced it’ll use the SEMA venue to launch its new 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8, while simultaneously showcasing the new Viper-powered 2011 Challenger Drag Pak racer.