liter HEMI V8
103.6 hp per liter
(from Mr. Norm's
Press Release) Introducing the new 2009 426 Hemi
Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles from Mr. Norm, the name
thatís synonymous with the most incredible high performance Mopars
ever built and offered to enthusiasts. Based on the Challenger
SRT-8, the Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda
Convertibles echo the styling and performance of the original,
iconic, E-Body muscle cars that inspired the creation of these
vehicles. These drop tops mark the beginning of a new chapter in the
history of two legendary muscle cars that spans nearly 40 years.
The compelling presence of the original 426 Hemi Challenger and 426
Hemi Cuda can be seen in the appearance of these vehicles. Both are
the result of impeccable breeding, a pedigree with genes handed down
from their celebrated ancestors that can be appreciated by
enthusiasts of all ages. Design cues recall themes and details
readily recognizable by aficionados, and have been carefully
selected and refined to imbue these mighty Mopars with the same
sensation of raw excitement that set the original 426 Hemi
Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda apart from their contemporaries when
they were new, and still continue to dazzle enthusiasts today.
Theyíre bold, brash, in your face and exactly what you would expect
from Mr. Norm.
Complementing their unforgettable appearance, the Mr. Normís 426
Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles deliver overwhelming
performance matched with superlative handling and braking in equal
proportions. In doing so, they set a new benchmark for all muscle
and performance cars in their category and beyond.
The Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles
are a showcase for the latest in Gen III Hemi performance. Each of
the engines is equipped with a new reciprocating assembly that
includes a forged crank, rods and pistons that increase engine
displacement to 7 liters, or the magic Mopar number; 426 cubic
inches. Far stronger than the factory cast rods and pistons, these
components provide the ultimate complement to the Mr. Normís
Signature Kenne Bell 2.8 liter twin screw supercharger that pumps up
the volume of the Hemi engines to a whopping 725 pavement melting
Backing up the performance of the thundering supercharged Hemi
engines on both convertibles is the Mr. Normís Hi Performance Rear
Suspension System that replaces the stock components. The Mr. Normís
Rear Suspension System utilizes the beefy Viper SRT-10 spec Dana 44
differential thatís mated to a significantly more robust driveshaft
and half shafts. In addition, the 426 Hemi Convertibles also feature
the Mr. Normís Chassis Bracing Upgrade that includes frame
connectors and additional bracing for a stiff unibody structure. TTI
manufactured the low restriction cat back dual exhaust system that
produces an aggressive exhaust note that befits a blown Hemi.
Balancing out the awesome power is an AFCO fully adjustable coil
over suspension system that provides great stance and handling
without compromising ride quality.
Accentuating the bold stance of the Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger
and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles is a set of classically inspired Mr.
Normís ďThrustĒ custom wheels that are sure to turn even the most
jaded enthusiast green with envy. Inspired by the mag wheels that
were popular when the first Hemi Challengers and Hemi Cudaís ruled
the streets, these new forged, multi piece, 20 inch wheels evoke all
of the nostalgia of the originals, with the added benefit of 21st
century design and engineering. Complementing the wheels is a set of
ultra high performance Pirelli tires that provide the new Mr. Normís
Hemi cars with the kind of grip that puts the bias ply wide boots of
yesterday to shame.
The appearance of the Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi
Cuda Convertibles doesnít merely hint at the rippling Hemi power
beneath their sensuous skins, it conveys it loud and clear.
Authentic E-Body influenced themes resonate through every inch of
the Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles.
The front of the Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Cuda sets the tone for the
entire vehicle with its bold í71 Hemi Cuda inspired grille and
dedicated ĎCuda Shaker hood that features a recreation of the
exquisitely proportioned original Hemi Cuda Shaker by Mr. Normís
Garage. Remaining faithful to its ĎCuda heritage are new 2009 Cuda
quarter panels, also by Mr. Normís Garage, that feature the correct
horizontal character line that completely differentiates it from its
Challenger stable mate, matched with bold Hemi billboard graphics
and bright trimmed ĎCuda Fender Gills. The attention to detail
continues in the rear, where Mr. Normís Garage incorporates actual
1971 Hemi Cuda tail light assemblies that flank a custom tail panel
with genuine Ď71 ĎCuda script. Hemi Cuda exhaust tips exit
conspicuously from the rear fascia, calling attention to the
consistent detail and design continuity that this vehicle conveys.
The Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger showcases the same attention to
detail with its dedicated Challenger Shaker Hood, body side graphics
and Hemi Challenger exhaust tips.
The interiors of the Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi
Cuda Convertibles feature glove soft Katzkin black custom leather
and suede covered seats that are accented with yellow top stitching
that complements exterior colors and graphics. Mr. Normís
embroidered logos grace the seatbacks and the custom carpet mats, a
subtle reminder that these are very special vehicles. And in keeping
with their ultra high performance theme, each of these 426 Hemi cars
is equipped with a real pistol grip shifter for the six speed manual
transmission, the essential component for those who revel in the
thrill of shifting for themselves, and demand authenticity in their
Mopars. Designed to appear like the original trendsetting Pistol
Grip Shifter, these new shifters by Mr. Normís Garage feature a
carbon fiber or wood grain handle thatís a mirror image of the
original, mounted on a chrome plated arm.
Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda. No-nonsense names
for no-nonsense ultra high performance vehicles. One look at them,
and you know that these are two muscle cars that are not to be
trifled with. The Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda
pay homage to the heritage of the original Hemi Challenger and Hemi
Cuda. In an era of generic look-a-like cars that have as much
personality as an angry kitchen appliance, the Mr. Normís 426 Hemi
Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles radiate the kind of
charisma that cause young and old alike to stop and stare, while
creating a burning desire to own one.
The Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda represent the
renaissance of the breed of automobile that is uniquely American.
Without question, the beauty, strength and power of these vehicles
can be seen in even their most subtle nuances. The Mr. Normís 426
Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles are much more than
ordinary high performance cars. By sheer virtue of their genetics,
these are vehicles that link the past to the present while signaling
the direction of the future.
Pose the 2009 Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda side
by side with the originals. You can easily see the resemblance
between them. The bold body of the latest generation and its
aggressive stance, coupled with the supercharged Hemi power that
rumbles beneath the shaker hoods truly mark the next step in the
advance of the classic American, big bore V8, high performance rear
wheel drive muscle car. While they pay homage to the original Hemi
Challenger and Hemi Cuda, these vehicles are totally modern. The new
Mr. Normís 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles were
created to ignite the passion of hard core performance enthusiasts
who grew up with their legendary ancestors, while singing their
siren song to a new generation who have yet to experience the
excitement these vehicles offer.
About Mr. Norm
Norm Kraus, along with
his brother and father started Grand Spaulding Dodge in 1963 at the
corner of Grand and Spaulding in Chicago. After years of
specializing in selling pre owned performance cars at this location,
Norm believed that selling new performance cars could be the
foundation for a successful dealership. Industry naysayers said that
a new car dealership using this business model would never succeed.
Norm proved them wrong, and in a relatively short time, Grand
Spaulding Dodge became the number one Dodge dealership in the world.
Today, enthusiasts the world over know that when you think of the
person who epitomized the spirit and voice of the ultimate high
performance Moparģ street and strip cars, thereís only oneÖÖMr.
Norm. Known as the ďHi Performance Car King,Ē Mr. Norm
revolutionized how new performance cars were sold and went so far as
to create such vehicles as the prototype 383 Dart GTS and the famed
440 M-Code Dart, both of which were later put into production by
Chrysler. With this kind of vision and commitment, itís no surprise
that Mr. Norm continues to create and offer a wide range of
personalized and high performance Dodges.
About Mr. Normís Garage
Mr. Normís Garage is a
modern, state of the art, 26,000 sq. ft. facility located in Hudson,
Florida, where design, prototyping and turnkey Mr. Normís
performance vehicles are built. Working directly with Mr. Norm, who
made Grand Spaulding Dodge in Chicago the Mecca for ultimate Mopar
muscle cars during the golden age of high performance, Mr. Normís
Garage continues this proud legacy by offering a comprehensive line
of award winning modern and vintage Mr. Normís vehicles, parts and