It was so good that even if it didn’t tear up the big screen in Bullitt, The Fast and the Furious franchise and our TV sets in The Dukes of Hazzard, the second-generation Charger would still be one of the most iconic muscle cars of all time. To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 model, Dodge and Mopar have created the 2018 Super Charger concept and it has 1,000 horsepower and 1,288Nm of torque!
Designed to showcase Mopar’s new “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged crate Hemi (the name is a tribute to the legendary 426 Hemi engine introduced in 1964 and nicknamed the “elephant” for its power and size) the classic ‘68 Super Charger — revealed at the 2018 Sema Show in Las Vegas — packs hypercar levels of power. The 7.0-litre V8 — that you’ll be able to buy from FCA — has a cylinder bore of 4.0in and a stroke of 4.125in. It also has a 3.0-litre supercharger running 15 psi of boost and high-efficiency rotor mounted on the all-aluminium block.
The gorgeous six-speed manual Super Charger, finished in a custom “De Grigio” Grey Metallic paint, features a massive hood scoop that feeds the Hemi with fresh air, a wide body stance and custom-milled alloys (20in at the front and 21in at the back). The ride height has been lowered (3.5in at the front and 2.5in at the back) to give it an aggressive look and rounding off the exterior are the exhaust tips which run through the taillight housings. The brake lights have been reconfigured with LED lights that glow around the tips which makes for a very nice touch. With 1,000 horses to tame it’s good to know that stopping power is supplied by six-piston Brembos.
The interior gets Satin Black door panels with a unique “Hellephant” milled medallion, a Dodge Viper steering wheel and seats with racing harnesses (re-wrapped in Alcantara), and a classic 1968 instrument panel with a full array of Mopar gauges finished in the same body colour. Yep, this is our kinda restomod.
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