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Chrysler previews 2012 SEMA lineup, including V10 Charger

Chrysler is planning to make a big scene at the upcoming 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas with a range of customised, accessorised, and optioned up Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles.

The highlight of which, we think, is a Dodge Charger called ‘Charger Juiced’ featuring an 8.4-litre V10 engine borrowed from the SRT Viper. It produces 485kW, and comes equipped with a unique bodykit with an aggressively vented bonnet, 20-inch alloy wheels, while inside gets ‘Copperhead’ trim with two-tone sports seats.

Another highlight on the stands will be an SRT Viper featuring a unique yellow and black colour scheme. Working in with the theme is a carbon fibre bonnet, black front grilles and other carbon trimmings, while inside gets Sabelt seats and harnesses, as well as a billet aluminium gear knob and pedals.

For the off-road performance enthusiast, Chrysler will also be showing of a fully kitted out Jeep Wrangler going by the name of the ‘Sand Trooper’. It features a 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine churning out 280kW and 555Nm. The powerful unit turns huge 42-inch Super Swamper tyres, and breathes via a special vented bonnet. Inside also gets Katzkin leather seats, while the outside is coated in a ‘Dune-in-Matte’ colour scheme.

A unique ‘Urban Ram’ pickup truck will also join the lineup featuring a 392 HEMI V8, as well as a modified Chrysler 300, a carbon fibre Dodge Dart, and a Fiat 500 Beach Cruiser.

The 2012 SEMA Show will run from October 30 until November 2. Look forward to plenty of coverage on our front page during the event.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.