What Makes Speedkore’s 996HP Dodge Charger Evolution So Special?

Speedkore stole the show at last year’s SEMA with the custom 1970 Dodge Charger featuring an all-carbon fiber body.

Truly a project taken to the extremes, the classic Charger combines lightweight construction with a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 Demon crate engine that has seen significant modifications. With 996 hp at the crank and a “dyno-proven” 966 horsepower at the wheels, it’s one of the meanest Charger builds ever made.

But there’s much more about Speedkore’s custom Charger than the carbon fiber body and insane power. Donut Media has dedicated a 10-minute presentation video to the heavily-modified muscle car and we can understand why the presenter seems overly enthusiastic about it.

Also watch: 1969 Dodge Charger Will Remind You Why Muscle Cars Are So Attractive

That’s because the amount of work and attention to detail that went into this custom classic Charger is simply breathtaking. The extensive use of carbon fiber has made the 1970 Charger weigh about 3,200 lbs (1,451 kg), a really low mass for such a big and powerful car.

To achieve this low weight, Speedkore also used an aluminum floor, transmission tunnel, and radiator shroud, as well as a steel frame and roll cage. Plus, everything that isn’t carbon fiber on the car is billet aluminum — including the door handles, fuel cap, and the bespoke grille.

Performance-enhancing features include Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear, Penske adjustable coil-over suspension, and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires for the 19×10-inch front wheels and 20×12-inch rear wheels.

There’s a lot more to say about this stunning 1970 Charger build but the video will fill you in on everything. Suffice to say the powertrain upgrades alone deserve a video of their own.

 

  • TheAmerican2point0

    That thing is badass

  • TheBelltower

    Stunning. An incredible level of talent went into this. Every choice was the right one.

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