Jeff Dunham Reveals Custom Challenger

SEMA 2012 / Comments

Comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham teamed up with Mopar, SRT and Palmer's Customs to create this "Project UltraViolet" Dodge Challenger SRT8.

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Mopar teamed up with comedian Jeff Dunham and Palmer's Customs of Camarillo to create a custom 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Dubbed "Project UltraViolet", the unique muscle-car has just been unveiled at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. "It's a major understatement to say that I've been looking forward to the SEMA show this year, as we've had an awesome time creating this one-of-a-kind Challenger," said Dunham.

"Having a project like this is the kind of thing you dream of being able to do as a kid and to be here today to reveal UltraViolet is the kind of fun that would be tough to match." Dunham worked on the custom Challenger with Alan Palmer and Mopar chief Mark Trostle who helped guide the creative and build process.

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The name Project UltraViolet is derived from the two-tone paint scheme that combines an "ultra-violet" color with a black upper half. Under the Mopar T/A hood that boasts a functional air scoop can be found a new Mopar 426 crate engine rated at 515 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. A range of extensive mods were made to the stick-shift Challenger, including 22-inch HRE alloys finished in matte and semigloss black, a widened rear end and extended wheel flares. The car was also lowered by one inch and widened by four inches.

Handmade parts include a new rear diffuser, front splitter, rocker panels, lower-rear spoilers, deck-lid spoiler, and custom aluminum side sills with a side-existing tuned exhaust and stainless steel tips. Modified bumpers, larger grille, headlamp lenses and tinted taillights make up the remaining exterior changes, while inside, custom-built seats were supplied by Lear, a short-throw shifter comes courtesy of Hurst, and the cabin is upholstered in Nappa leather with color-keyed accent panels and stitching, and custom embroidery. Along with these pictures a three-part webisode documents the build, part 1 of which we've attached with the article.

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