And it costs $380,000.
ExoMod Concepts has revealed a stunning and heavily modified late-model Dodge Challenger Hellcat with a '68 Charger-styled custom carbon fiber body and a supercharged V8 tuned by the one and only Hennessey Performance.
The Pennsylvania-based tuning outfit had made a name for itself by taking late-model Challenger Hellcats (RIP Challenger and Charger Hellcats) and swapping out the factory body in favor of, quite obviously, that classic muscle car design.
Underneath, however, is a thoroughly modern vehicle with expected supercar performance levels, but the tuner did not provide claimed figures. This is not the first time the tuner has shown us one of its rad creations, and we doubt it'll be the last. But this one is a bit different than before, thanks to the collaboration with Hennessey.
First and foremost, the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 now makes 1,000 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 948 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm, up from the stock 717 hp and 656 lb-ft.
Hennessey made its usual list of modifications, such as adding stainless steel long tube headers, a high-flow air induction system, a calibration upgrade, and a ported supercharger snout.
Ditching the original body for the '68-styled one allowed for a 400-pound weight reduction compared to stock. Installing this custom carbon fiber wide-body with a bespoke exoskeleton and custom engine compartment required a 1,500-hour build time. The resulting aftermath is a muscle car that's four inches wider than the original Charger.
Power still goes to the rear wheels through an eight-speed Torqueflite transmission with paddle shifters. Other notable upgrades include Brembo Brakes with six-piston calipers and 15.7-inch drilled rotors, a serial-numbered engine bay plaque, and a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty from Hennessey Performance.
This "reborn" 1968 Charger remains a thoroughly modern vehicle with amenities like airbags, an infotainment system, cruise control, ABS, traction control, and stability control. The latter two will be necessary, given the significant power boost.
"Our distinctive 'widebody 1968 Charger' is a modern supercar powered by a 1,000 horsepower V8 tuned by Hennessey Performance," says Rick Katzeff, CEO of eXoMod Concepts. "The awe-inspiring powertrain, from a company that has been making 'fast cars faster' for more than 30 years, perfectly complements our custom carbon fiber bespoke building process."
How much does this muscle car beast cost? As you can probably already guess, it isn't cheap. ExoMod Concepts has confirmed a $379,000 price tag. That's supercar money, but only in America can you get a restomod muscle car with this much power and the undeniable cool factor.
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