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THE “HELLJET” RETURNS! Westen Champlin Rebuilds His 1,300 Horsepower Charger!

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In today’s day and age, car enthusiasts have to look no further to YouTube to catch some great automotive content out there. One of our favorite channels to watch is from YouTuber Westen Champlin. The self-described “sexiest man in Kansas”, originally caught our attention in December of 2019 when he bought a wrecked 2019 Ram 2500 and repaired it.

Westen Champlin’s Dodge Charger SRT Helljet. (Westen Champlin YouTube Channel).

Since then, Westen and his friends have gained the attention of 2.1 million subscribers for their crazy builds and redneck antics. Champlin and his friends have gone on to build a Cummins-swapped late-model Ford Mustang, a 1,400+ horsepower Dodge Charger Pursuit, a blown 1968 Dodge Charger, and salvaged Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat they are looking to modify with four-wheel-drive (4×4). But one of their most popular builds was in partnership with Dodge for last year’s Roadkill Nights event in Pontiac, Michigan during the Woodward Dream Cruise week.

Westen Champlin’s Dodge Charger SRT Helljet. (Westen Champlin YouTube Channel).

That build consisted of taking a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody test vehicle that was headed for the scrapyard and altering it using $10,000 in cash from the automaker for modifications. When the project was done, Champlin and his team created a 1,200+ horsepower supercharged and twin-turbocharged 6.2-liter HEMI. Stickered up to look like a fighter jet, the “Helljet” The car was also fully gutted for drag racing.

Westen Champlin’s Dodge Charger SRT Helljet. (Westen Champlin YouTube Channel).

Although the “Helljet” had to be scrapped as it was not issued a valid VIN number, Dodge allowed Westen and company to take everything they good from the unibody architecture they could for another build. That included the powertrain, suspension, and all the electronics needed to make the car go. 

Westen Champlin’s Dodge Charger SRT Helljet. (Westen Champlin YouTube Channel).

They then took the tester car’s parts and powertrain into an older Dodge Charger Pursuit donor car. Gone was the Pursuit’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8, in favor of the now tuned 1,300+ horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI with a Hellion twin-turbo kit and runs on E90 Ignite race fuel. Reassembled completely from the chassis, the Pursuit is now a complete Widebody Charger.

Westen Champlin’s Dodge Charger SRT Helljet. (Westen Champlin YouTube Channel).

To help set the car off, the guys over at Midwest Garage gave the car an all-new look with a new matte green fighter jet scheme. That includes a new Hellcat-inspired “Helljet” logo, making a pretty epic build. But sure to check the entire video at the top of the page.

 

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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