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This 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum Is A Crazy 1,650-HP Restomod

If it looks like it belongs in Fast & Furious, there's a good reason why.

The Dodge Charger was a staple of the 1970s muscle car scene. Available with either a 440-cubic-inch (7.2-liter) V8 or a 426 (7.0-liter) Hemi engine, adding any more power would seem excessive. But what you’re looking at here isn’t a stock 1970 Dodge Charger. Far from it. Dubbed the “Tantrum,” this crazy restomod project packs a Mercury Marine 9.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine from a racing boat that pumps out an astonishing 1,650-hp.

Best of all, it’s currently for sale in Chatsworth, California, but the price is only available on request. The car was built by SpeedKore back in 2015. In addition to the massive engine, the modified Charger also has a custom chassis and a roll cage integrated into the interior structure. Carbon fiber pieces were also fabricated for much of the exterior, including the fenders, hood, bumpers, and door panels. Even the gear shift is carbon fiber. The car rides on 19-inch HRE S104 wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels in the back wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport 345-series tires. Inside, the interior is lined with retro-modern leather and Alcantara upholstery.

To handle the copious amounts of power under the hood, Speedkore fitted a Tremec six-speed manual transmission, custom four-link rear suspension and 14-inch disc brakes. The Tantrum made its public debut at SEMA in Las Vegas, 2015, where it won the award for the Best Domestic Car in show. It also featured in an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage in 2016. Oh, and it's no coincidence that this radical restomod looks like it belongs in a Fast & Furious film, as the car made a brief appearance in Fate of the Furious.

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