Celebrities always get to have all the fun! Our friends at SpeedKore Performance Group just got done completing another amazing 1970 Dodge Charger build, this time for comedian and actor Kevin Hart. For those who aren’t familiar with the Grafton, Wisconsin company, they are world known for their work with carbon fiber. The specialty automaker has an amazing of machines it has built over the past decade, including some really amazing Mopars.
Taking a page from their sinister 1970 Dodge Charger builds of the past which included the 1650 horsepower Mercury Marine V8-powered “Tantrum” and the Demon-powered “Evolution”, the newest Charger build features power from the famed 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb.-ft. of torque Hellephant crate motor from Mopar. To help put all that power to the ground is the ZF-sourced 8HP90 8-speed automatic found in the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody and a Gear Effects Ford 9-Inch rear end.
While the beautiful 1970 Dodge Charger body is made of carbon fiber which is aerospace-grade and pre-impregnated to ensure panel thickness and weave uniformity. Forget painting the exterior of this beauty, instead, it is finished in Gloss Clear Coat over the exposed weave carbon fiber.
You might remember that Hart was injured in a crash back in 2019, with another car he had built from SpeedKore in the form of a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda called “Menace”. Keeping with the Mopar muscle car theme, Hart this time went for the larger B-Body Charger and had SpeedKore beef up the safety with a custom-built 14-point roll cage and a set of Simpson Racing 4-point belts.
Inside, a custom red and black leather interior was done by Gabe’s Custom Interior and enhance the Charger’s already mean look. Recaro GT Sportster seats wrapped in red and black leather, add a modern flair to the big B-Body. Kevin will also be enjoying the Kicker IQ 3 Amplifier System with Kicker IQI Intelligent Interface powering a set of Focal speakers and a custom Focal subwoofer box made by SpeedKore.
Under the body, SpeedKore installed a GM C6 Corvette front suspension by Detroit Speed and a custom SpeedKore 4-bar rear suspension accompanied with Penske double-adjustable shocks and a Detroit Speed sway bar to help keep the Charger planted. Of course, to help handle, SpeedKore equipped the car with a set of staggered HRE S201 3-Piece with hidden hardware wheels (19-inch x 9-inch in the front, 20-inch x 12-inch in the rear). They are wrapped in 245/35-R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires upfront and 345/30-R20 outback.
To help stop the car, SpeedKore installed a set of 6-piston Brembos up front and a set of 4-piston Brembos in the rear.
With the name “Hellraiser”, this 1970 Dodge Charger is ready to tare up the streets thanks to some custom dyno tuning from Gearhead Fabrications. The car is able to run on 91 octane fuel without any issue and runs OEM Mopar ECU thanks to the Hellephant’s plug and playability.
We think the SpeedKore team knocked it out of the ballpark on this build. While it features a complete carbon fiber body that is lighter than the original steel body, the craftsmanship in which the SpeedKore team has done to make sure every waive from every panel lines up perfectly is simply amazing. We can’t wait to see what the next Mopar-based SpeedKore will be like.
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