1,036 HP AMC Javelin AMX Brings Hellcat Power To SEMA

Ringbrothers and Prestone have teamed up to introduce a 1972 AMC Javelin AMX called the Defiant!

Currently on display at SEMA, the Defiant! is being billed as the wildest car ever created by Jim and Mike Ring due to its “extreme appearance, cutting-edge construction techniques, and four-digit power output.”

Speaking of the latter, the car has a 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine which has been equipped with a 4.5-liter Whipple supercharger, a Holley Dominator fuel management system, and a Flowmaster exhaust. Thanks to these changes, the engine produces a staggering 1,036 hp (772 kW). It is connected to a Bowler automatic transmission which sends power to the rear-wheels through a carbon fiber driveshaft.

Ringbrothers didn’t stop there as the company extended the Javelin’s wheelbase by moving the wheels forward six and a half inches. As a result, the car’s distinctive wheel arches were moved forward and recreated in carbon fiber to match the new hood, front fenders, grille, and front valance. The firm also installed new bumpers, taillight surrounds, and trim which were all machined out of solid blocks of aluminum.

The car has a Detroit Speed hydroformed front subframe and has been equipped with a new rack and pinion steering system, upgraded front sway bars, and RideTech shocks. There’s also a Chevy 12-bolt rear end with a custom four-link suspension.

Other notable features include custom seats, retro-inspired gauges, and a Kicker audio system. There are also 20-inch HRE wheels which are backed up by a Baer braking system.

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  • Six_Tymes

    Awesome OVER LOAD. its Fantastic design work, the details are amazing

  • Rob

    Thats just…beautiful.

  • john1168

    This thing is mind blowing! My favorite vehicle from Ring Brothers.

  • Rocc E. Normyss

    I love the Javelin, and this one is totally next level!

  • Mill0048

    Ugh… I need to see the interior and engine bay! This thing is so crazy.


    Wow, it’s even got Cup2s!

  • antbee

    Magnificently designed, and well-crafted! I love this car.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Sad to see this was overdone. I was afraid of this but the rendering made me hope otherwise. Too bad.

  • Infinite1

    Beautiful car, amazing attention to detail and the performance numbers are insane!

  • Vassilis

    OK I saw that on the Charger as well. Is that R badge a GT-R R?

  • stephen turkfeld

    i normally am not a fan of muscle cars. but this is a thing of beauty. beautiful curves. can’t stop admiring it. good job.

  • stephen turkfeld

    not usually a fan of muscle cars. but this is just beautful. great lines. can’t stop looking at it. wonderful job.

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