Jay Leno drives all kinds of wild vehicles on his TV and YouTube series "Jay Leno & # 39; s Garage", from concept cars to classics. Although many of the vehicles are museum quality, not all of them come in the form of an additional book factory, because Leno often emphasizes the creative and insane builds of premium specialized aftermarket stores. One of his favorites is SpeedKore, which recently appeared with its Dodge Charger Evolution from the & # 39; 70 with carbon fiber.
After cementing himself as one of the best builds of the year on SEMA 2018, the powerful loader paid Leno a visit to show off his impeccably assembled mix of classic and modern Dodge. It is not the first time that SpeedKore came by, as they have previously made videos of the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R and the 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum.
The Charger mentioned here bears the name Evolution because it is an updated version of the Tantrum build (which, incidentally, had 1,650 hp), but the two are quite different. The Charger Evolution uses different parts from the recent superstars of Dodge, the Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Challenger SRT Demon. It is even one of the few ways to control a Demon engine with manual transmission.
Under the hood is the 6.2L Supercharged Hemi V8 of a Demon pre-production car, and SpeedKore has adjusted this to 966 hp. It connects with a Tremec M6 6060 six-speed gearbox from the Hellcat. At full speed, the whine of the supercharger in combination with the muttering of the custom Stainless Steel SpeedKore exhaust heads provides an exciting, if not non-harmonized battle cry.
While some restomods cut corners, poor build quality or imperfect fittings, Leno notes that SpeedKore's work is excellent, despite the fact that the entire exterior of the interior has been completely replaced by shiny, clear-coated carbon fiber. According to SpeedKore, vice-president Dave Salvaggio, the charger weighs around 3,400 pounds.
View the full video above or read the full details of our time with the car at SEMA. And as a bonus, Autoblog photographer Drew Phillips was recently able to take photos of the charger for a day. His photo gallery appears below.