SEMA 2016: Six Mopar Mods for a Macho World
A paddleboard minivan, bar on wheels, and Viper seats for all
After teasing fans last week with several sketches, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles finally showed off the crazy custom rides it created for the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association show.
"Our SEMA lineup highlights the parts and accessories we have available to bring vintage Mopar vehicles roaring to life, fuel family fun for all, equip off-roaders for trail adventures, and so much more," said Pietro Gorlier, Mopar parts honcho.
Here's a closer look at the good, rad, and macho rides that were especially built for this year's SEMA show and are jam-packed with production and concept parts from Mopar.
Dodge Shakedown Challenger
A classic 1971 Challenger gets a modern Mopar update in this killer creation with a "Bitchin' Black" paint job. The body was shaved and lowered and a 485-horsepower Hemi V-8 is tucked under its Shaker hood scoop. Rear and chin spoilers were added to give the old school ride a meaner profile for the street and track. Inside, Dodge Viper front seats in black Katzkin leather with black Alcantara inserts and red stitching make it one mean looking machine.
Here we have a Jeep Wrangler TJ frame with a 50-year-old CJ universal Tuxedo Park body and some JK bits. Plus, there's a top-secret Mopar power plant under its short, Copper Canyon orange and matte-black hood. Dubbed the Jeep CJ66, it is made for rock crawling as well as street slaying thanks to its monster 35-inch BFG all-terrain tires and 17-inch beadlock wheels. Custom Viper seats with risers and a custom-built roll cage keep occupants firmly planted for their off-roading hijinks. Oversized, concept fender flares help protect against trail obstacles and mall rats.
Dodge Durango Shaker
The B5 Blue Durango Shaker SUV concept gets an aggressive matte-black Shaker hood, an open grille, and three rows of leather Viper seats with blue stitching. A 6.4-liter HEMI engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission helps power this lowered Dodge, that rolls on Satin Black, 22-inch x 10 1/2-inch Mopar wheels. Now that looks like some serious off-roading fun for the whole family.
Ram ProMaster Pit Stop
The Ram ProMaster Pit Stop is ready to party. Instead of Viper seats, this bad boy gets bar stools, which are probably more comfortable for most SEMA attendees. The custom wheeled cooler is chock full of Mopar parts and graphics. It features a drop down bar counter, a keg refrigeration system and four on-board taps. It's a rolling party that is made for Sin City.
Ram Macho Power Wagon
Are you man enough for a Ram Macho Power wagon? Well, look no further than this Macho Mango painted and infused beast. The nifty black Ram Rack can slide up and is designed to stow under the cab's sail panel when not in use. It seems handy and so does the winch and tow hooks that are sure to help you unstuck all those Fords and Chevys along the way. This Mopar-modified Ram is a tribute to the Power Wagons of the 1970s. In case you missed it, there's "RAM" lettering on the grille, tailgate, and more Macho Mango paint on the inside to match.
Chrysler Pacifica Cadence
Surf's up! This modified Chrysler Pacifica minivan surf wagon sports splashy long board graphics and a 9-foot paddleboard rack on the roof. Inside the Pacifica Cadence concept you will find room for the whole crew, and there's even a pet kennel for your furry, four-legged friends. Woof.