When the words Speedkore and the SEMA Show come together, there is always something exciting afoot. While the Grafton, Wisconsin based performance group stole the show last year with their twin-turbocharged carbon-fiber-bodied Dodge Demon, the car’s owner wasn’t quite satisfied. Preferring four-door performance cars, Alan Palermo commissioned this Speedkore Performance AWD Carbon Dodge Charger as a birthday present for his sibling. And it might be one of the most incredible muscle cars on the show floor.
Speedkore teamed up with Magnaflow yet again to tackle building this monster of a sedan. While the Charger appears to be a Hellcat Widebody model from the outside, the builders actually opted to utilize a 2019 Dodge Charger Pursuit as the base for the build. No need to fret however, as most of the donor cars parts appear to have vanished from this furious four door. Dodge provided Speedkore with a 2020 widebody Charger for 3D-scanning, which allowed for bodywork molds to be created. The sheet metal hood, bumpers, fenders, rockers, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser have all been replaced with pre-preg carbon fiber to help the porky sedan shed some serious weight, while looking utterly sinister.
The police car’s engine has also been replaced by a 6.2-liter Demon V8 engine, but is nevertheless extremely modified. While you’d think that 840 horsepower is plenty in a now much lighter Charger, that’s not quite how Speedkore does things. The factory 2.7 liter supercharger has been replaced with twin Precision turbos installed by Gearhead Fabrications. The modifications don’t stop there however, as Speedkore has installed a custom upper intake plenum, custom Thitek heads, a Fore Innovations triple-pump fuel system featuring 1,700-cc Injector Dynamics injectors, a Boost Leash C02 progressive boost controller and a custom HP Tuners engine software calibration. On 26 pounds of boost, the built-out Demon motor produces 1,525 hp at the crankshaft.
The all-wheel drive system is a totally custom unit, as there was no system that Speedkore felt they could efficiently modify to handle the power with their packaging needs. Traction Products supplied a custom billet transfer case, which is mated to a Hellraiser Performance transmission featuring an FTI torque converter and a carbon fiber driveshaft unit. Power is put to the ground via a set of Bogart Competition Series wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson ET street rubber.
The AWD Carbon Charger has a custom quad-pipe front-exit exhaust system designed by Magnaflow. There are dump outs in either fender, though a three-inch stainless steel Competition Series exhaust is routed to the rear for when the sedan finds itself handling family duty. While Speedkore absolutely knock it out of the park last year with the Carbon Demon, this AWD Carbon Charger is yet another SEMA showstopper.