SpeedKore Performance has made a 1970 Dodge Charger out of carbon fiber and given it a Demon’s engine.
Wisconsin-based SpeedKore Performance is known for their carbon fiber creations. They’ve created carbon fiber bodies for Mustangs, Hellcats, and even made a custom Dodge Demon completely out of carbon to show at this year’s SEMA.
But that wasn’t the only Dodge SpeedKore brought to SEMA. They also brought with them a classic car made out of their signature carbon fiber: a 1970 Dodge Charger.
They named their creation “Evolution” since it evolved from SpeedKore’s previous Charger "Tantrum". If you’ve ever seen The Fast and the Furious films, then you’ve probably seen Tantrum in action. It had 1,650 hp thanks to a 9.0-liter Mercury Racing twin-turbo engine and was “destroyed” several times in the films (it was actually fine--just a bit of movie magic).
Evolution has the same 6.2-L HEMI V8 as the Dodge Demon but massaged to produce 966 hp over the Demon’s 840. Still plenty of power for a 1970 Charger.
Getting that engine to 966 involved a bit of doing. A smaller and lighter supercharger pulley was installed, along with new fuel injectors, a custom cold-air intake, stainless steel headers, a Dailey Engineering dry sump, a new oil cooler, Saldana radiator, and a custom exhaust from SLP.
If you think this is an original 1970 chassis, think again. SpeedKore built this Charger entirely from the ground up. The chassis is a custom fabricated 2×3-inch steel box frame with aluminum used for the firewall, floor, transmission tunnel, and radiator support. Everything else is made completely out of carbon fiber. This brings the Charger’s weight down to around 3,200 lbs from roughly 3,300 despite the fact it has an engine over twice as large as it was originally intended to house.
A Tremec 6-speed manual brings power to the rear wheels, with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires providing grip. Six-piston Brembos up front and 4-piston rear calipers get the Evolution to stop in record time.
The inside is just as carbon-covered as the out, with the only exception being the leather-upholstered Recaro racing seats.
You can check out this beautiful creation at SpeedKore’s SEMA booth until November 2nd.