Anything But Stealthy ‘Vapor’ Dodge Challenger Goes On Auction

Code-named ‘Vapor’, this 2009 Challenger was custom built by Galpin Auto Sports in partnership with the US Air Force as part of a recruiting initiative.

In other words, it was meant to showcase the technological advances used by the US Air Force, which it definitely does both outside and in.

The ‘Vapor’ comes not only with a Mini ITX with 120 GB SSD and an Intel i5 processor, it also boasts a mean look thanks to the custom wide body kit, swing-up doors, aero trim tabs and the custom-built 20″ wheels.

The exterior comes in Stealth Black (of course), though, there’s nothing really stealthy about its looks, as you can bet that you’re not going to miss it on the road. It also gets a roof-mounted 360-degree rotational thermal imaging camera, projecting images on the windshield.

In terms of performance, the otherwise loud 5.7-liter Hemi engine sits underneath a Shaker hood, and is said to be capable of running silently if you switch the exhaust mode from regular to silent.

As for the interior, odds are you’ve never seen something like this before. It houses simulated carbon fiber vinyl on the door panels and seats, dual steering wheels and display monitors. The computer system also comes with a virtual instrument gauge cluster, automotive self-diagnostics software, and a relay board that allows the driver to control the Vapor by remote control – from anywhere in the world!

Other features include the simulated missile and NOS booster display as well as manual override switches for just about every accessory modeled after fail-safe systems used by the Air Force.

The Vapor is currently being auctioned off by Russo & Steele Auctions to the highest bidder.


Images courtesy of Russo&Steele

  • Six_Tymes

    I have tons of respect for the US Air Force. And I can only image the amount of man hours and creativity that Galpin Auto Sports put into building this. But there are times when a custom build just doesn’t turn out as good as planned, In my opinion this is an example. I think all involved years ago watched too many episodes of American Chopper.


    • Tumbi Mtika

      “CAN LOOK”

      • ChrisInIL

        The caps lock on this correction was a nice touch!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Not sure if Knight Rider, Mad Max, Batman, or Fast and Furious. Also Transformers.

  • europeon

    There is no such thing as a “Mini ITX CPU” or an “Intel 15 quad ewe processor”.
    Your knowledge about computers rivals the one about cars and auto industry.


    • pureworx

      lol my thoughts exactly… does this “author” get paid for publishing this bullshit?

  • Six Thousand Times

    Hard to make that ugly car look worse but…success!

  • Craig

    I bet it made a really cool drawing.

  • nauticalone

    That is one ugly…er…thing!

  • ChrisInIL

    The roofline on this car is how my hair looks after I’ve worn a bike helmet for a while.

  • Chad Gordon
    • Six_Tymes


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  • p00pman

    hahahahahahahahahahaha wtf

  • Wandering_Spirit

    The only man on Hearth who would like to own one for me is David Hasselhoff

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