The 1968 to 1970 Dodge Charger is regarded as one of the most beautiful and desired muscle cars of all time by enthusiasts. While those cars were stunning, modern muscle cars outpower them, are more reliable, and drive a lot better than their forebears. Enter EXOMOD, the team that takes a modern-day Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT, rips it down to the bare chassis, and reimagines the classic B-Body Charger’s body lines into a carbon-fiber body designed to embrace the modern-day Challenger, creating a unique-looking carbon-fiber-bodied Dodge Charger—not a restomod, but something indeed different.
So far, EXOMOD has created eight bespoke Chargers, and their latest was just revealed. Dubbed “Goldfinger,” this C68 Carbon-bodied EXOMOD Charger started life as a Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT Redeye. That means underneath that sexy carbon-fiber ’60s-styled body lies a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® HELLCAT H.O. V8 producing 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to a quick-shifting 8HP90 8-speed automatic transmission, this C68 Carbon has all the creature comforts you would find on a standard HELLCAT Redeye, including a 3.09 Anti–Spin Differential, SRT Power Chiller, SRT Competition Suspension, and yet still retains the factory warranty from Dodge.
Painted in Jet Black exterior paint with a Bronze bumblebee stripe and trimmed out in Satin and Gloss Black and Dark Bronze trim, Goldfinger has a color combination that looks true to the ’60s muscle car era. EXOMOD also equipped Goldfinger with their Super Scoop v3.0 hood, which takes styling elements from classic ram-air setups.
Inside, the car is much like the Challenger SRT HELLCAT Redeye. Sitting in the driver’s seat, you would be hard-pressed to see much of a difference, other than the entire greenhouse being different. However, the traditional dash, infotainment system, seats, and center console remain unchanged from the factory. This also means you get amenities like power seats, an 18-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Audio with GreenEdge subwoofer producing 900 watts of power, Katzkin leather seats and door panels in Mahogany, heated and ventilated front seats, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C infotainment with navigation—something the 1968 Dodge Charger could only dream of having.
To help put all of those 797 horses to the ground, the car is fitted with staggered 20-inch x 10-inch front and 20-inch x 12-inch rear Forgeline wheels in Dark Satin Bronze with a Gloss Black outer lip wrapped with NITTO NT555 G2 rubber. The C68 Carbon takes advantage of the HELLCAT Redeye’s 6-piston front, 4-piston rear Brembo® brake calipers for stopping power.
The C8 Carbon isn’t cheap either; this bespoke model cost the owner $349,000 to have built. However, considering that dealerships are marking some Demon 170s that high, the C8 Carbon seems like a steal, considering you have an ultra-limited hand-built carbon-fiber-bodied muscle car. EXOMOD even teamed up with Hennessy Performance to offer an H1000 engine upgrade to give the car 1,000 horsepower, depending on the customer’s preference. Considering there were 3,301 Demon 170s and only eight EXOMOD bespoke cars created thus far, the C68 Carbon is for those who are truly looking for something different.
And don’t think that EXOMOD isn’t busy; you’d be wrong. After Goldfinger, they have six new cars they are building to fulfill orders. The next one, dubbed the “General,” is a Go ManGo colored C69 Carbon based on the 717 horsepower Challenger SRT HELLCAT.”