SEMA 2011: Hurst’s New Camaro and Chrysler Paddle Shifters

We remember when paddle shifters only came on F1 cars and video games.  Now that technology has continued to evolve, it has trickled more and more into the street car market in the last decade.  Hurst has designed these new, trick-looking paddle shifters for both late-model Camaro and Chrysler applications.

The Camaro already comes with a paddle shifter on the automatics, but the buttons on the back of the steering wheel aren’t the easiest to get to.  The aluminum paddles are offered in brushed or black finish and are a direct replacement for the buttons.  Now when it comes to driving aggressive, it’s much easier to hit the race-inspired paddles than fooling around with the back of the steering wheel.

The Chrysler paddle shifters cover the 300C, Challenger, Charger and Magnum.  Now, these vehicles don’t have a paddle shifter and uses a autostick option at the gear selector.  Hurst has designed a system that plugs into the factory electronics and emits an RF signal that is then picked up by the new paddle shifters that are installed on the back of the steering wheel.

For you 2011+ Mustang owners that are asking “Where do we get one?” Don’t worry, Hurst is working on that application as well.

Hurst’s Paddle Shifters

• Direct replacement for 2010+ Camaro button type shifters
• Chrysler 300C, Challenger, Charger and Magnum
• Intercepts Autostick electronics and transmitted via an RF signal
• All applications are direct bolt on

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Mark Gearhart

In 1995 Mark started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series at the track until 2007 until he moved to California and began working as a writer for Power Automedia. He was the founding editor for its first online magazines, and transitioned into the role of editorial director role in 2014. Retiring from the company in 2016, Mark continues to expand his career as a car builder, automotive enthusiast, and freelance journalist to provide featured content and technical expertise.
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