Wisconsin-based shop SpeedKore has become rather well-known in American tuning circles for its wild carbon fiber builds, having stolen the show at SEMA 2018 with a carbon fiber bodied Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, as well as a carbon fiber-bodied 1970 Charger with a Hellcat crate motor.
It’s hard to top those two builds, but SpeedKore just may pull it off at SEMA 2019. The company announced this week that it will be bringing an all-wheel drive, twin-turbocharged Charger Hellcat widebody to this year’s edition of the annual aftermarket show, which it has built in partnership with exhaust company Magnaflow.
Details are scarce, but a sketch released by SpeedKore via its social channels gives us a good idea of what to expect. The digital drawing shows a Charger Hellcat Widebody with carbon fiber front fenders and a carbon fiber hood, along with small drag wheels wrapped in meaty rubber at all four corners.
There’s no word on engine specs, but the twin-turbo V8 engine found in the full carbon Challenger Demon SpeedKore brought to SEMA last year may provide a hint or two. That motor traded the Demon’s stock supercharger for a pair of precision ball-bearing turbochargers and made roughly 1,400 horsepower at crank and 1,203 horsepower at the rear wheels. That engine was built by Florida-based shop Gearhead Fabrications on behalf of SpeedKore – though it’s not clear if the same company is involved in this build.
The presence of all-wheel drive makes this build of particular interest. It goes without saying that getting a 1,000+ horsepower car to properly hook up can be a challenge, so we’re eager to learn how quick the Charger can get from 0-60 mph and complete the quarter-mile. We’re also curious how SpeedKore built up an AWD system strong enough to handle the massive amounts of power that we presume will be on tap here.
We’ll be bringing you full details on the all-wheel drive, twin-turbo Dodge Charger Widebody following its official unveiling in Las Vegas next month.