This 1968 Dodge Charger concept is the remade classic that enthusiasts have been waiting for.
It’s the 50th anniversary of the venerable 1968 Dodge Charger, which means it’s time to celebrate a birthday. Whereas most cars would be satisfied with cake and candles, a 50th anniversary for Dodge requires a total rebuild and more horsepower than a runaway freight train. And they delivered.
They called it the 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept, and it has 1,000 horsepower. That’s right: 1,000 screaming ponies all thanks to a 7.0-L supercharged V8. The 426 cubic-inch “Hellephant” Mopar crate engine produces an incredible 1,000 hp and 950 lb-ft of torque to turn any pre-1976 classic into a drag race monster that can defeat a Demon.
The rest of the Super Chargers continues taking bits and pieces from both the modern Dodge Demon and Hellcat vehicles. Power is routed to a 6-speed T-6060 manual transmission taken from the SRT Hellcat and uses the same shifter on the inside. Demon 6-piston Brembos adorn the front wheels, while the headlights and front rims are from the modern Challenger Hellcat, which are 20x11-inches. The rear wheels are custom made 21x12-inch milled aluminum models made specifically for the Super Charger.
Front suspension has been lowered by 3.5 inches, while the rear is 2.5 inches lower. The front wheels have also been stretched forward another 2 inches to accommodate the widebody fender flares that have been added.
A pair of 5-inch dual-walled exhaust tips is from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, while the front fiberglass splitter and rear spoiler are inspired by the Demon and Charger R/T respectively.
On the inside, the Super Charger gets redesigned Dodge Viper seats with Alcantara and leather, while the floor mats are taken out of a modern Charger SRT. Finally, a 2-inch roll cage and a Demon netting turn the Super Charger into a dedicated drag racer.
Unfortunately, the Super Charger is just a concept and won’t go on sale, but the 7.0-L Hellephant engine that sits inside it will be available for your classic car projects starting in early 2019.