Published: 31-Jan-2012 11:27
Engine: 8.7 liter Hemi V8
HP: 775 hp
HP/Liter: 89.1 hp per liter
“Coolest ’70 Challenger ever built” – PHR Magazine.
Custom, 1-off 1970 Challenger extensively built by the Roadster Shop.
2010 Street Machine of the Year Finalist & magazine feature car.
528 Aluminum Hemi 775 HP, 5-speed, performance suspension.
This 1970 Challenger backs up the Roadster Shop winning the 2009 Trendsetter of the Year award. Called the “Baddest Challenger ever built” by Popular Hot Rodding Magazine after it was selected as a top 5 finalist for the 2010 Street Machine of the Year.
This is a complete 1-off custom build with extensive body modifications to transform it into a modern, smoothed, performance machine.
Bumpers have been sectioned and flushed to the body with custom lower spoilers and rear lower valance with 1-off center exhaust. BMW Halo headlights and custom grille add to the clean, modern look. The custom hood with air intake feeds the 528 aluminum Hemi making 775 HP that is backed by a 5-speed manual trans.
Ride quality and performance handling comes from the custom tubular front K-member and suspension with rack and pinion steering. A custom independent rear suspension with inboard disc brakes puts the 775 HP to the ground through serious 22x12 rear and 20x9 front 1-off Budnik wheels wrapped in Pirelli rubber.
The custom interior features French seemed black leather with grey alcantara inserts. The custom center console houses the drilled shifter and engine start button as well as the controls for the power windows.
The dash has a custom gauge surround with Autometer computerized gauges. The interior is completed with an Alpine and Rockford Fosgate stereo and Vintage Air A/C and heat.
Custom PPG paint was mixed to give this challenger a unique presence with hand airbrushed 528 Hemi graphics and matte alloy hood to add to the detail.