The latest custom creation from Mopar is definitely in the race for the coolest car during this year's SEMA show. It is a Dodge Charger from 1968, a car that is partly selected because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the car, but went to the extreme and renamed Super Charger. The headliner of the radical upgrades of the car is the new "Hellephant" engine. It is a view of the Hemi V8 from the original 426 cubic-inch car. But this new engine, with the same engine capacity, is based on the current Hemi V8 and adds a supercharger. All in all, it makes no less than 1,000 horsepower and 950 pound-foot torque on 93 octane pump gas. It will also be available as a crate engine.
The engine is far from the only impressive change in the car. All over the body are mild to wild tweaks. The wide, uninterrupted grille of the original is still there, but it is now a one-piece piece. And instead of hiding the headlights behind doors that need to be opened for lights, the lights just shine through the grille and even maintain a sleek look at night. The whole car is 2.5 centimeters lower than the stock, and it is now four centimeters wider thanks to the huge mud guards. They have 305 mm wide tires at the front and 315 mm tires at the rear.
Probably the most complicated change to the car is the extended wheelbase. There are now two centimeters more between the wheels, something Mopar did to reduce the overhang at the front. A second in complexity are the rear lights. They have the same shape as the originals, but now the round elements are exhausted outlet points. The tips are also the same as those of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. There are other details that bring the outside together. The rain rails are smoothed on the roof, the ventilation windows have been removed, special 426 stickers have been added and the fuel door now has a Hellephant badge with a blue background with many small Mopar Ms.
The interior also gets attention. The rear seat has been removed, Dodge Demon style. It gets a custom roll bar designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, even getting the hoop around the seats to fit around with where the windows meet. Meters come from the Mopar catalog and the steering wheel and the seats are from the dear deceased Dodge Viper. They are particularly relevant because the six-speed manual transmission also comes from the Viper.