The 1968 Dodge Charger is already an icon in itself, but when you combine it with the minds of Stalinist head designer Ralph Giles and the people at Speedcore, you end up with something more than the sum of its parts. With 1,000-horsepower and a full carbon fiber body, this monster is simply known as hallucinations.
Somehow the 1000-hp (745 kW) Hellephant V8 and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission are not the only stars of this show. This power has evolved, in part, thanks to the use of a 3.0-liter supercharger that delivers a 15-pound boost and ends only on the rear wheels, but the entire drivetrain is wrapped in a stunning package.
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The exterior of this 1968 charger is almost entirely covered in carbon fiber and finished with a clear covering that shows the weave. The hood is a complete custom unit made by SpeedKore. They have also developed a carbon fiber floor pan and wheel tub for this charger so that the ultra-light component stays throughout the build wherever you look.
Bespoke HRE wheels called hallucinations are available at every corner with 19-inch wheels on the front and 20-inch wheels on the back. The huge 345-section-width Michelin Pilot Sport 4S helps reduce rear tire power.
In the case of braking, the large six-piston Brambo brake calipers work while the custom LED charger tail lights are used to warn the lucky enough to stay behind the car. Those who are back there will be able to enjoy the stunning sound of this engine coming through the Speedcore exhaust system.
Giles has guided the whole build and has an interior where you’ll find a mix of old-school style with new-style switches. Classic analog gauges sit in front of the steering wheel and in the middle of a large Halifant badge rev counter.
We see different types of reefs from different muscle cars but it is a different animal. Ralph Giles is the same person responsible for the design of Dodge Magnum, Chrysler 300C and updated Dodge Viper. That makes this car a special species of muscle.
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