The team at SpeedKore Performance Group is known for building some amazing Mopar muscle machines. But one that really stood out in the past year, was the mid-engined 1968 Dodge Charger built as the hero car for the latest installment of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise (F9). Dubbed “Hellacious™”, the mid-engined Hellcat-powered B-Body turned a lot of heads.
But for some, the car could have been even crazier. So SpeedKore tapped an amazing digital designer we have featured on here several times before, Abimelec Arellano (@AbimelecDesign) to create an even more insane version of the car.
The results included “Hellacious” as the base of the new design, but have it feature elements from the winged-warrior 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. But that’s not all, Abimelec also added a number of cues from the legendary 1960s LeMans racecars, more specifically, the Ford GT40 MKII.
“Hellacious” gets its power from a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI V8 mounted between the rear axles in a custom SpeedKore-engineered frame. The engine’s 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque make it to the rear wheels via a gated-manual Graziano transaxle from a Lamborghini Gallardo.
The Hellcat HEMI V8 breathes through a custom exhaust fabricated from MagnaFlow components; the SpeedKore-designed headers and dual mufflers are routed high in the chassis to clear the mid-engine powertrain before exiting through downward-facing tips. A front-mount Saldana performance radiator keeps the engine cool while accommodating the mid-engine architecture of the car. At the rear, high-performance intercoolers feed cool air to the Hellcat’s 2.4-liter IHI supercharger.
“Hellacious” gets its low stance complemented by a SpeedKore-designed perimeter frame with double A-arm front suspension from Detroit Speed and an integrated rear cradle with double-wishbone suspension from Race Car Replicas (RCR). An Ididit steering column and Detroit Speed steering rack improve agility, while QA1 shocks with track-focused dampening add handling composure.
We aren’t sure if SpeedKore will create the monster Mopar, but they are asking for the public’s help in naming the creation. So that could be a good sign. Nevertheless, there is another “Fast and the Furious” movie in the works, so maybe we will see it there.