SpeedKore’s 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum Is A 1,650 HP 9.0-liter Devil Looking For A Home

Does a standard 1970 Dodge Charger simply not do it for you? Well, if you have the money, you could purchase one of the most remarkable Chargers out there.

The vehicle you’re looking at is dubbed ‘Tantrum’ and is currently listed for sale at Fusion Motors. The world was introduced to the car a few years ago as one of SpeedKore Performance’s most recognizable SEMA builds.

Rumbling beneath the skin of the 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum is a Mercury Marine Racing 9.0-liter engine with two turbochargers that churns out an insane 1,650 raging horses. As you may have guessed, this is indeed a boat engine but it has been coupled to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission and a Ford nine-inch rear end.

Why use a normal V8 when you can have a boat V8?

SpeedKore didn’t only throw in a new powertrain into the Charger. The tuner also made the most of its expertise in carbon fiber by crafting a body made entirely from the lightweight material. It’s no wonder why the car won the SEMA Gran Turismo award when it premiered back in 2015. The car was even driven by Vin Diesel in The Fate of the Furious and was one of the vehicular highlights of the film. Even Jay Leno had a chance to sample the car a few years ago.

Fusion Motors hasn’t published an asking price for the one-off Charger but does state that it has only ever covered 41 miles (65 km).

It would take a very, very brave person to drive a vehicle with this much power and so much immaculate carbon fiber on public roads, let alone experience all the huge V8 has to give. However, we’re sure someone will snap it up pretty quickly, even if it’s just to store the car in the hopes it will increase in value.

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  • Andrewthecarguy

    Easily $500k to start.

  • realist50

    That seems like an awfully big(heavy) motor for only ~1600 HP. With a super expensive lightweight carbon fiber body why wouldn’t you put a smaller lighter twin turbo motor in it? Shoving a 9 liter in it for SEMA makes an impressive statement when its sitting on display for sure.

    • Romanovich

      9 litre this is jock?
      Lorry truck has less

  • Bo Hanan

    Hmmmmmmmmm…. But those overhangs.

  • Jason Donahue

    Nothing I hate more than a cross bred abortion of a car. SMH

  • john1168

    This car is fantastic and I’m sure we’d all love to get our hands on it but… do people actually buy these one offs? Granted the labor and material costs are high but how much will this actually sell for? Would it go up or down in value? If it goes up in value, someone else has to be willing to spend the money to take it off your hands if you actually bought it. I have a lot of questions about buying/selling a car like this. I have to wonder if it will sell for a big loss… Just things I’m wondering about….

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Original idea. I assume it’ll cost much more than it’s worth, being a one-off and then maintenance and the rest will become a nightmare, especially to grant its survivability in the long term necessary to make it appreciate (i don’t think anyone will make it a daily driver). In short, a very unwise investment.

  • Blade t

    People spend so much time and money on projects like this ,and it never gets driven ..only 41 miles ? Sad…

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