The 2018 SEMA taking place in Las Vegas was recently on a full swing with carmakers displaying their latest models that will eventually arrive on the American market. However, there were also genuine aftermarket shops present at the event that have also announced their latest tuning programs.
One of them is the Mopar, well-known for its genuine tuning programs for a lot of American muscle cars. This time, the tuner has brought a custom-built Dodge to Las Vegas, with mega-power under the hood. It is actually a concept of the genuine 1968 Dodge Super Charger, now enhanced with plenty oo juice under the hood.
Unfortunately, this is one show muscle that will never see the light of day; it is just a concept set to demonstrate one more time that in the right hands, such an iconic car can become even more impressive, with lots of modifications under the hood.
The 1968 Dodge Super Charger Concept uses a ‘Hellephant’ 426 HEMI crate motor, which delivers a staggering 1,000 horsepower. What is more interesting is that this particular engine can also be used on other American muscle cars. So, in case you own such an exclusive build, always rely on Mopar to get it fixed with the 426 HEMI crate engine.
The crate engine refers to a massive 7.0-liter V8 pot, good for 1,288 Nm of torque as well. It also uses a 4.125-inch bore and 4.0-stroke, with all-aluminum block. To cope with such tremendous power and torque, this old boy is coming with brand-new parts at the exterior.
For instance, the wheel arches are made from fiber-grass and provide wide stance for the new wheels. Speaking of which, the 20- and 21-inch alloy wheels are borrowed from the Challenger SRT Hellcat. The muscle car`s wheelbase has also been extended from 117 inches to 119 inches, while the ride height is now sitting lower to make the concept more stable at high speeds or on tight corners. Mopar have also installed high-performance Brembo brakes.
The interior doesn’t look at all with the classic one, and has been garnished with new high-end materials, such as sating black trimming with the ‘Hellephant’ logos, along with a centre console with start/stop button, toggle switches for the wipers, fog lights and headlights. The seats are taken from the Dodge Viper and are wrapped in Alcantara leather.