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132727 / 2011 Dodge Kowalski Edition Challenger

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Published on May 6, 2011

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The movie, "Vanishing Point" is the Mopar lover's equivalent of "Gone in 60 Seconds." A guy, a fast car, and a long drive at high speeds—what else do you need? The guy was named simply Kowalski, and his car was an unmarked white 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T. The drive was a bet that he couldn't get from Colorado to San Francisco in 15 hours. We don't need to go into a lot of details about the plot to get the gist of it: a cool white Challenger spends almost two hours of screen time running flat-out—what else do you really need from your car guy movie?

Recently, ten white, stripe-delete, 6-speed SRT8 Challengers were delivered to New Wilmington Dodge for the full Kowalski: unique decals on the rear spoiler and under the hood along with a special numbered dash plaque and a custom fender tag mounted in the engine bay, plus a pair of Scat Pack bee decals for the quarter windows, reminiscent of the ones used on Dodge's 1970 performance models. Inside, the Kowalski cars get 1970-style Hurst Pistol Grip shift handles with wood grain grips and a six-speed shift-pattern insert; out back are Mopar chrome quad exhaust tips. The cars come with a unique broadcast sheet as well, and as a tribute to the movie that will get fans excited, there's a reproduction Colorado license plate that matches that used on the movie car.

Of course, all ten Kowalski Edition Challengers were snapped up before the broadcast sheets even hit the assembly line printer, and this one, number 4 of 10, was ordered new by RK Motors Charlotte and we took delivery of it directly from New Wilmington Dodge. It has nothing more than delivery and test mileage, and is factory new in every way. This is the ONLY Kowalski Challenger available anywhere, at any price.

The plain white body actually looks amazing if you're a Vanishing Point fan, and super stealthy even if you're not. The lack of stripes or exterior markings helps the car keep a low profile yet definitely makes the Kowalski Edition cars stand out in a crowd of other SRT8s. These cars will be mobbed at the next Mopar Nationals show, guaranteed.

Power comes from a 392 cubic inch Hemi V8, which now makes 470 horsepower and 470 pounds of torque. With the Kowalski Edition, there's a high-flow air filter which may free up a few horsepower and gives the intake a definite big block sound that's strangely absent on the stock car. Otherwise, the engine bay is in untouched factory condition, with all the original markings, labels, and components 100% intact.

The transmission is a 6-speed Tremec that's more than up to the beating it's sure to receive at the hands of the big Hemi, and the rear differential internals are now shot-peened for extra strength. The exhaust system has been reworked, and according to Chrysler engineers, it just barely passes drive-by sound

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