Vin Diesel Gifted SpeedKore’s Unique 1650 HP Dodge Charger Tantrum For His Birthday

Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious character of Dominic Toretto has lots of love for classic Dodge muscle cars and as it turns out, the actor himself has the same passion. So, when it came to celebrating Diesel’s 52nd birthday during filming for Fast 9 last week, the crew decided to band together to get him an extra special gift.

A video posted on Diesel’s Instagram page shows the actor celebrating his birthday in front of the film crew and with director Justin Lin. Following a short speech from Lin, a muscle car can be heard starting up in the distance and a few seconds later, it is presented to Diesel. This is no ordinary muscle car.

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

What you’re looking at is the 1970 Dodge Charger ‘Tantrum’ which was built by SpeedKore Performance a couple of years ago. The car was listed for sale on Fusion Motors earlier this year but is no longer online, indicating that it has indeed been sold and wasn’t simply loaned to Diesel.

Powering the Tantrum is a Mercury Marine Racing 9.0-liter engine with two turbochargers that churns out an incredible 1650 hp. This engine is mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission and a Ford nine-inch rear end and is certainly one of the most insane Chargers we’ve ever come across.

What makes the vehicle all the more impressive is just how impeccably well-made it is. The exterior is clad in carbon fiber and the interior has also been transformed and fitted with new leather seats and numerous parts finished in Alcantara and carbon fiber.

 

  • robotlogic

    Super nice car! With 1650HP in a 4000lb car I can see lot of new motor mounts and trans rebuilds in Vin’s near future.

  • TB

    DOOOOUUUUCHE!!!

  • Finkployd

    ugh so awkward 🥶

    • donald seymour

      Well Vin is an alpha nerd. So, he still has some social tendencies to sort out. He’s in his own little world.

  • Nastinupe1911

    They do realize that he’s not really Dom right?

    • carsmofo

      Some say he’s a resto druid in the World of Warcraft…

  • Bash

    …it can twist its own chassis.

  • i bet the earth gonna love that car…. but hey, he is glad. polarbear an’t

  • Matt

    15 years of heel-and-toeing have obviously had a permanent affect on his gait. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca630567758c1c80c4a3cea612e09a144bc78ee519471a57379832f4128655b4.png

  • Six_Tymes

    well, that cool car couldn’t go to a more appropriate owner. Vin Diesel seems pretty cool himself.

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