Ever since Dodge brought back the Challenger in 2008, it’s clear that the brand took direct inspiration from its 1960s-era predecessor. Though the body was significantly larger since it rode on the same platform as the Charger, its body has always distinctly resembled the classic. Now, aftermarket specialist eXoMod Concepts has used carbon fiber to make the latest Challenger Hellcats look even more like a classic muscle car. They’ve already done something similar before, grafting the classic looks of the ’68 Charger onto a new body.
eXoMod Concepts Dodge Challenger: Details
eXoMod Concepts has a complete carbon-fiber widebody for the Challenger SRT Hellcat. The company built an example called Quicksilver, which took 1,500 hours to create. As a result, the new body is four inches wider than the original Charger. Still, the carbon fiber reduces the overall weight, cutting 400 pounds from the vehicle while giving the modern muscle car the appearance of the 1968 Dodge Charger.
While eXoMod gives the Dodge Challenger a custom engine compartment, a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine continues to make 807 horsepower. It pairs with Dodge’s eight-speed TorqueFlite transmission, which means the vehicle retains the full drivetrain warranty from Dodge. Modifications to the car outside of replacing the body include giving the vehicle six-piston Brembo brake calipers with 15.7-inch drilled rotors. All braking components hide behind custom-built 20-inch Forgeline wheels measuring 10 inches wide at the front and 12 inches at the back and wrapped in Nitto NT555 tires.
Unfortunately, if you want to get this modified carbon-fiber Dodge Challenger Hellcat, it’ll cost you. Quicksilver is currently selling for $345,000, and it’s part of the company’s original seven C68 Carbon series cars. The company plans to build a second series of 10 additional Carbon cars with improvements based on its original series that will make it look like the 1968 and 1969 Charger models. EXoMod made the perfect muscle car with classic styling and modern power, and the carbon fiber is always a nice touch.