Let us try out this once more. Following comedian Kevin Hart was concerned in a 2019 accident as a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda modified by SpeedKore Overall performance Group, the Wisconsin store has created an additional Mopar muscle automobile for Hart. This time it really is a 1970 Dodge Charger referred to as “Hellraiser,” and it functions Mopar’s “Hellephant” engine.
The seven.-liter supercharged Hemi V-eight was unveiled at the 2018 SEMA demonstrate, and went on sale as a crate motor in 2019 (the original manufacturing run swiftly offered out). Primarily based on the Hellcat six.two-liter supercharged V-eight, it tends to make one,000 hp and 950 lb-ft of torque. The identify combines the “hell” from Hellcat with “elephant,” the nickname of the authentic 426 Hemi, which just so occurs to make the displacement of the new engine.
SpeedKore created a customized exhaust method for the Hellephant engine, linked the monster motor to a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon-spec ZF 8HP90 eight-pace automated transmission, and put in a Ford 9-inch rear finish.
SpeedKore Hellraiser 1970 Dodge Charger
Like SpeedKore’s preceding Demon-powered 1970 Charger “Evolution,” Hellraiser functions a carbon-fiber physique. Components have been created by scanning an authentic 1970 Charger, and employing a 5-axis CNC machine to make molds. The carbon-fiber physique is not an precise replica, although: SpeedKore shaved the rain gutters for a cleaner seem, and additional a customized taillight panel and integrated dual exhaust suggestions. The only exterior components that are not carbon fiber are the grille and other trim pieces, which have been machined from strong aluminum and offered a gray titanium finish.
The physique rides on a customized frame and upgraded suspension. The front suspension came from a C6 Corvette, whilst the rear suspension is a SpeedKore-developed four-bar setup. Brembo brakes, with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, offer the stopping electrical power. The automobile rolls on Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, with HRE S201 wheels.
A customized interior functions Recaro GT Sportster seats with contrasting red and black leather upholstery, multi-stage harnesses, and a 14-stage roll cage. Contemporary conveniences contain a Focal audio method and a new climate-manage method.
Hart undoubtedly appreciates his restomodded Mopar muscle vehicles. Let us hope this one particular enjoys a far better fate than his totaled ’70 Cuda.