Fiat Chrysler and Mopar have brought six official concept cars to the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, but it’s safe to say the Dodge Challenger Shakedown Concept is the star of the brands’ booth at the annual event.
The Challenger Shakedown is essentially a restomodded 1971 Dodge Challenger built by FCA and Mopar themselves. Under the hood sits Mopar’s 485 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8 crate engine, which is linked to a Viper-sourced Tremec T6060 six-speed manual transmission.
Other major components on the Shakedown Concept are plucked from elsewhere in the Dodge lineup. The Brembo brakes and 19-inch wheels are from the SRT Hellcat, the Shaker hood scoop (available to buy through Mopar) is from the Challenger 392 and the headlights and taillamps are from the 2017 Challenger.
The modern treatment continues in the cabin with Viper seats re-trimmed in black Katzkin leather, a Dodge Viper steering wheel, a black leather shift boot and SRT Hellcat shift knob, Mopar instruments and a carbon fiber center console, steering wheel trim and door panels. A rear seat delete, custom roll bar and a trunk-mounted fuel cell are evidence of its potential as a capable track or autocross car.