2015 Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3

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Dodge would like you to remember, as you look through the countless aftermarket examples of its cars that will turn up to SEMA, that there are also quite a few Mopar options for customizing your Charger. Even though an argument could be made that optioning your Charger with Mopar accessories doesn’t really make it aftermarket, this kind of thing is always common at SEMA, and from more manufacturers than just Dodge. There are a number of Mopar cars at this year’s show, and for the Charger, the in-house tuner has a concept called the Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3.

The car is tame by SEMA standards, but is a realistic approximation of what most people who wish to tune their Charger will probably be looking to do. Most of the modifications are existing products that are available right now from Mopar, but not quite everything. Hopefully this is one of those situations where Mopar is using the concept as a way of gauging the public’s reaction to the car, and future offerings will be based on that reaction. But, even if that isn’t the purpose, and Mopar just wants to remind everyone that you can buy go-fast parts right from the dealership, it’s still a good looking car.

Exterior

Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3

The lower portion of the body is painted in a color called “Silver Bullet”, while a matte black covers most of the sheet metal above the waistline. Two body colored stripes go over the top and are outlined in Mopar Blue. The R/T logo on the grille is similarly outlined. The car has been lowered using a standard Mopar coilover lowering kit, and then fitted with big 22-inch Classic III wheels and tires so low profile they’re little more than rubber bands.

The headlights look to be smoked out, which isn’t mentioned in the press release and is a bit cheap-looking for a SEMA car. But, Mopar rounds out the look with a new body kit that isn’t in the catalog yet. This kit features a chin splitter, side sills and a small rear spoiler, it’s a subtle move that works well.

Interior

The interior gets new Katzkin leather seats, in a two-toned scheme to match the exterior paint

The interior of the car hasn’t been changed in terms of layout, but nearly all of the materials have been upgraded. This starts with new Katzkin leather seats, in a two-toned scheme to match the exterior paint. There are new door sill guards and the carpet and floor mats have been upgraded as well. There is an R/T logo embroidered on the front seats and outlined in blue — just like the one on the grille. There is then blue accent stitching on the seats, center armrest and steering wheel. It’s a good look, although the difference between it and the stock version might be too subtle for some people to pick up on.

Drivetrain

The concept has been given the Mopar Scat Pack 3 upgrade, which is presumably where the “Stage 3” in the name comes from. This kit also includes the Pack 1 and Pack 2 upgrades, and is really pretty extensive. The kits include a cold air intake, a cat-back exhaust and a new low-restriction oil filter. The real power, however, comes from a new Mopar Performance camshaft and valve springs, as well as tie bars and upgraded pushrods. The result is an additional 75 horsepower and 44 pounds-feet of torque, which is quite a respectable number for a kit that doesn’t include any form of forced induction. Helping to keep this power get all of the way to the road are new front and rear strut braces, and a Mopar big brake kit has also been fitted to bring it all to a stop.

Conclusion

Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3

The Deep Stage 3 is the sort of thing that you might not look at twice it drove past you, but which most likely would actually cost quite a bit to do. It is obviously not without aesthetic enhancement, but it’s a build that focuses more on a lot of little details than on being over the top or flashy. It’s not the sort of thing that SEMA is known for, but it’s always good to see. Attention to detail is what makes great cars.

LOVE IT

  • a SEMA car that somehow isn’t completely overboard
  • a lot of small improvements to make a more well-rounded car
  • the blue outlines look surprisingly good

LEAVE IT

  • all of this for 75 more horsepower
  • almost no sidewall means every bump in the road goes straight through your spine
  • smoked headlights never look good on anything ever

Press Release

For the Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3, Mopar injected up to 75 additional horsepower with the Mopar Scat Pack 3 Kit and then for good measure bolted on a selection of production and concept Mopar products to create a completely original, performance-driven version of the world’s only four-door muscle car.

Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3

The Silver Bullet exterior color is masked by full-length Matte Black paint covering the top of the vehicle. Body color comes through the Matte Black via center stripes bordered by Mopar Blue tracer accents. The styling, inspired by the second-generation Charger from the late 1960s, is modified with a concept Mopar body kit, including a front chin splitter, side sills, rear spoiler and unique rear valance, providing an aggressive look while augmenting aerodynamic characteristics.

In keeping with the Charger Deep Stage 3’s name, it rolls on concept Mopar Dark Bronze 22-inch Classic III wheels, with color matched Mopar center caps. A concept Mopar decal flanks both front fenders, with Scat Pack 3 badges and a Mopar Design decklid badge displayed.

Heading inside, concept Katzkin leather seats boast such selections as a special R/T embroidery with a blue surround and the R/T logo centered in black to pick up on exterior cues, perforated Katzkin fog suede seat inserts and Mopar blue stitching on the armrests, steering wheel and seat inserts. Pulled from the Mopar catalog are door sill guards emblazoned with the Charger logo, premium carpet floor mats and a cargo mat carry metal Dodge badging.

Powered by the 5.7-liter HEMI engine, the Charger Deep Stage 3 is punched up in three phases by the trio of Mopar Scat Pack Performance kits. Mopar Scat Pack 1 and Scat Pack 2 upgrades, featuring a Mopar cold-air intake, Mopar cat-back exhaust, Mopar low-restriction oil filter, new Mopar Performance camshaft, a set of Mopar Performance valve springs, tie bars, upgraded pushrods and all the gaskets, are finished off with an up to 75 horsepower boost and 44 lb.-ft. of torque improvement of the Scat Pack 3 kit.

Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3

A Mopar coilover lowering kit enhances handling while providing a menacing appearance by bringing the Charger Deep Stage 3 closer to the street. Mopar Performance front and rear strut tower braces keep the tires in contact with the road. Reining in the car’s horsepower is a job the Mopar Big Brake Kit is equipped to handle.

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