The lightweight muscle car comes with a Hellcat Crate engine.
In August, Dodge announced it would introduce a full carbon fiber body for the 1970 Dodge Charger, made by the experts over at Finale Speed. The incredible lightweight creation is now available for purchase at an eye-watering $199,000 - more than a brand new 911 Turbo Cabriolet.
The Oklahoma-based custom car specialist has gone to great lengths to create something incredible. The bodies have been designed to original Charger specifications and are made out of prepreg autoclave-cured carbon. This isn't all you get for your money, though. According to the Dodge Direct Connection Performance website, the custom chassis will be fitted with a supercharged 6.2-liter Dodge Hellcat Crate engine.
Buyers can then opt to add whatever transmission takes their fancy, be it an engaging manual 'box or a laid-back automatic gearbox. Finale Speed notes the full chassis boasts Mopar-licensed replacement metal on the inner structure and the driveshaft safety loop for increased rigidity and structural integrity.
Other key components have also been modernized - as you'd expect at this price point - with coil-over suspension and disc brakes providing a safer, more exciting driving experience. If you wish, Forgeline three-piece wheels and tires can be specified for an additional $12,500.
The carbon fiber body receives a flat finish, but for $20,000, Finale Speed will happily give the Charger body a clear coat.
The cabin floor is also fashioned out of carbon fiber to save additional weight and also make it easier for interior work to be done. Oddly, Finale Speed doesn't make mention of the total weight savings, but we're guessing it's markedly lighter than the original '70 Charger.
Coupled with the mighty Hellcat motor, this Charger should be able to scare some supercars into submission, all while retaining the classic good looks of the original. If you're not enamored by the muscular looks of Dodge's legendary muscle car, Finale Speed has plans to offer a similar product for the Barracuda and Roadrunner models.
With the modern-day Charger and Challenger nearing the end of the road, this could be the ideal solution for monied Mopar fans that are mourning the imminent death of the Dodge V8. However, the Charger will make a return as a fully-electric muscle car, with styling that harks back to the original.
Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen a custom Charger with this treatment. Comedian Kevin Hart owns a SpeedKore Charger that boasts not only a carbon fiber body but also an incredible 1,000-horsepower V8 engine under the hood, while Stellantis' own Ralph Gilles owns something similar dubbed the Hellucination.