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SPEEDKORE TEASES 0-60, QUARTER MILE TIMES FOR 1,525 HP DODGE CHARGER

The Announcement Will Happen ‘Soon’

SpeedKore Dodge Charger

Speedkore showed off its carbon-fiber-bodied Dodge Charger at the Magnaflow booth during the 2019 SEMA Show earlier this month, and it just may be the most radical four-door muscle car the world has ever seen. And while the carbon fiber bodywork definitely implies incredible levels of work and hours to complete this machine, the exterior tells only half the story.

Under the hood is a highly, highly modified version of the 6.2L Dodge Demon V8 engine that switches out its massive 2.7L supercharger for a pair of 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.

SpeedKore Dodge Charger

Putting this immense power down is a custom all-wheel drive system, complete with a billet transfer case from Traction Products, 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 tires.

However, what’s the point of building such a radical, all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger if nobody can know the 0-60 and quarter mile times? It seems that our questions will be answered “soon,” according to a social media post by Wisconsin’s SpeedKore.

If you’re going to find these paramount performance times, the person to do it is NHRA racing driver Leah Pritchett. SpeedKore mentioned via Facebook that Pritchett drove the car two weeks before the official unveil of this mighty Mopar. As a racer, she most recently claimed the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown championship in 2018, and currently races TopFuel for Don Schumacher Racing. So when it comes to testing a 1,525 horsepower four-door sedan in the quarter mile, she’s more than qualified.

For a closer look at this carbon fiber Dodge Charger, check out our exclusive photo gallery below.

 

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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