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Mopar Dodge Avenger Rally Car Unveiled

Celebrating Mopar’s recently announced relationship with Magneti Marelli, a new Dodge Avenger rally car was unveiled today, ahead of its world debut at the New York International Auto Show next week. Based on a stock 2011 Dodge Avenger Heat, Mopar and Magneti Marelli engineers transformed the vehicle into a race-inspired vehicle, lighter by nearly 200 lbs (91kg).

The interior was stripped down to bare essentials, then outfitted with a variety of unique Mopar and Magneti Marelli parts. The suspension has been lowered and the vehicle now sits on Mopar/Magneti Marelli 18-inch alloy racing wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires.

The rally car is finished in Brilliant Black and features a Mopar/Magneti Marelli graphics wrap with a rear spoiler, hood and mud flaps. Under the hood we find a Dodge Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine, controlled by paddle shifts integrated into the steering wheel, which together with the exhaust system and Mopar cold-air intake, boost horsepower from 283 bhp to 300 bhp.

A video of the vehicle’s performance testing at Chrysler Group’s proving grounds in Chelsea, Michigan, upon its completion, can be watched below this article.

A full list of Mopar’s Dodge Avenger Rally Car specs can be found below:

CHASSIS
• Stock 2011 Dodge Avenger Heat
INTERIOR
• Flat carbon fiber inner door panels
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique carbon-fiber hydra-graphics center stack
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli fully programmable slim racing display with shift lights and alarm multi-color LEDs
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique carbon-fiber hydra-graphics center console
• OMP racing seats, branded Mopar
• OMP 5-point racing harnesses
• OMP steering wheel with Mopar/Magneti Marelli integrated paddle-shift system
• OMP footrests
• Mopar full 8-point roll cage
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli fire extinguisher
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli compact high-performance 1 GB data logger
• GPS box with integrated inertial platform with real-time calculation of pitch and roll angles
UNDERHOOD
• Dodge Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine
• Mopar tower-to-tower cross-car brace
• Mopar cold-air intake
• Mopar Cat-Back Exhaust w/Magneti Marelli tips
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli high-performance ECU with TC, DBW, VVT
BRAKES/GEARBOX
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli rally package rear brake system, with hand-operated rally brake
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique front brakes with 14.25-inch diameter front rotors and 13.5-inch diameter rear rotors
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique paddle-gear shift
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli shift knob
• Stock 6-speed 62TE autostick transmission
SUSPENSION
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli suspension system, lowering the car 1.5-inches
WHEELS/TIRES
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli 18-inch alloy racing wheels
• 225/650 R18 competition Pirelli P-Zero tires
EXTERIOR
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique rear spoiler
• OMP hood pins
• Mopar/Magneti Marelli unique mud flaps
• Mopar and Magneti Marelli graphics, with logos from sponsor Shell Lubricants
• Mopar Brilliant Black body color

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