The hot-rod Dodge Magnum shook up the American auto industry when it launched in 2004 as a 2005 model. While the Magnum lasted for four short model years, before being replaced with the two-door Dodge Challenger, there have been several builds from owners who have fitted their Magnums with the front fascia of 2011 to present Dodge Chargers.
According to AutoEvolution.com, Las Vegas-based tuner Jaye Fab is creating a conversion kit for those who wish to update the look of their Dodge Magnum. Jaye Fab made headlines back in 2015 when they created a bright red Dodge Charger faced Magnum for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.
Jaye Fab’s latest project involves another face transplanted Dodge Magnum. Instead of keeping with the stock powertrain, Jaye Fab is upgrading with a 707 horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI HELLCAT V8. The powertrain upgrade should be a good upgrade from the top-of-the-line 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8’s 6.1-liter HEMI SRT V8. The supercharged HELLCAT adds an extra 282 horsepower on tap to the widebodied Dodge wagon.
You can follow the Jaye Fab build on their Instagram account. While nothing about the conversion has been announced yet, something is expected in the “not-too-distant future”. Hopefully, we will know the cost of the conversion kit then. As for the cost of the supercharged HELLCAT motor, Mopar currently the HELLCAT engine as a crate motor (Part No: 168303089AA) on Mopar.com for a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $20,020.