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This 1970 Dodge Charger Packs A 996-HP Demon V8 Engine

SEMA 2018 / 6 Comments

It may look like a 1970 Dodge Charger but looks can be deceiving.

To the untrained eye, this car looks like an ordinary 1970 Dodge Charger. But underneath, it shares little in common with the classic muscle car. What you're looking at is a unique creation unveiled at SEMA by carbon fiber-specialist SpeedKore Performance.

Dubbed the Charger Evolution, the car was built from scratch using a custom chassis consisting of a steel ladder frame and an aluminum floor pan. It's an evolution of the SpeedKore Charger "Tantrum" that featured in The Fate Of The Furious.

The body is made almost entirely from carbon fiber to keep the weight down to 3,200 pounds, and a roll cage has been fitted to add extra rigidity. The only parts that aren't carbon fiber are the door handles, fuel cap, and grille, which are made from billet aluminium.

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Under the hood, the custom Charger is powered by the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which has been modified with an upgraded drive pulley, fuel injectors, cold-air intake, custom stainless-steel exhaust headers and full system with SLP mufflers, Dailey Engineering dry sump, upgraded oil cooler, Saldana radiator, and custom engine management tuning.

As a result of these tweaks, the V8 unit transplanted from the Demon now sends 966 horsepower to the rear wheels through a Tremec T-56 six-speed manual transmission. To handle all that power, the tuner has installed Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers up front and four-pistons in the rear, and HRE forged wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.