Do you like (1) ridiculous high capacity engine and (2) outrageous power output from the said engine? Well, if you do, then the SpeedKore 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum is the ride for you. It is a custom resto-mod designed and built by SpeedKore Performance, featuring an absolutely mental 9.0L Mercury Racing V8 QC4v DOHC twin-turbo engine (wait, it has a marine motor???) that pumps out a mind-bending 1,650 horsepower, mated to a very capable TREMEC T-56 6-speed manual transmission. Yay. It’s a stick shifter as a muscle car should.
No torque number was provided, but I am going out on a limb to say it should be of an equally insane number. No performance figures were given either, but it has 1,650 ponies and so… then again, it might be such a badass that not every one can rein. And did we mention it is a lust-worthy carbon fiber front end? Yes, it does! Sweet mother of… the 70s Charger is already one hell of a looker and the CF just made it even more drool-worthy. I can only imagine the growling exhaust notes. What’s more? Every part of the body, starting from the firewall forward, is custom-fabricated, plus it has a custom-built chassis, along with roll cage on the inside.
This delightful joy of petrol heads bagged the SEMA Gran Turismo Award when it debuted in 2015, but are you really surprise? SpeedKore 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum was somewhat a star too, having starred in The Fate of the Furious (Universal Pictures, 2017) where it was driven by Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel) and it was a feature car on auto enthusiast and talk show host Jay Leno’s Garage, an all-about cars web series. Though it has been driven on a couple of occasions, this particular immaculate custom has only 41 miles (64 kilometers) on the odo.
A few other highlights include boatload of custom carbon fiber and billet components (like seriously a lot including a carbon fiber shifter), Classic Instruments gauges, a retro-modern leather and Alcantara upholstery, and HRE S104 wheels (19-inch front, 20-inch back) wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport 345-series tires.
Now, for the good news. SpeedKore 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum is currently listed on Fusion Motor Company. However, price is on request. So, if you want this one-off ride, you will need to get in touch with Fusion Motor Company. While the price is unknown, it is safe to say most of us won’t be able to afford it and so, why not let all the sad petrol heads, myself include, ogle over the images we have here and over at Fusion and SpeedKore websites instead.
Images: Fusion Motor Company.