Let’s face it, not everyone has money to shell out on a 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. But when certain people are on a budget, they can get pretty creative and build some impressive rides without breaking the bank. Our own contributor R/T Life found one Challenger owner, who did just that with his own car. R/T Life had a chance to catch up with “albasinii10” to look at his modified Challenger.
Starting with a 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T, albasinii10 equipped his car’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with a ProCharger supercharger that he purchased used. The car was tuned by True Street Performance (who you have read about several times on our site before) and runs 10 psi on the stock 5.7-liter block. According to the owner, the ProCharger is capable of more, but because it is running a stock block, True Street Performance didn’t want to chance to blow up the engine. So that car’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8 now makes a healthy 523 horsepower to the rear wheels, while the torque numbers are similar.
Equipped with a Hellcat-front fascia and hood, you would be hard-pressed to tell that the car isn’t a Hellcat from a distance. A set of Mickey Thompson ET Street 305 tires helps to put the power to the pavement. The car also features an air ride suspension, to give it a “slammed” looked when it is parked.
So why not just buy a Hellcat, you might think? You will have to watch the video for that answer. If you like seeing more content like this, leave a comment below. Make sure to check out and subscribe to R/T Life’s YouTube channel, which is continuing to grow strong with 58,500+ subscribers.