700HP Dodge Challenger SRT8 — No Hellcat Needed: Your Ride
American muscle is alive and well, especially when you consider all that Dodge has been doing recently. But even before all the Hellcat hype, one of our readers, Carl, has been tearing up the streets in his custom 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT with 700 horsepower on tap. And he didn't need no stinkin' Hellcat engine to get there. Here’s all you need to know about Carl’s bold ride: PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
BoldRide: How did you acquire your ride?
Carl: Through an extensive internet search. This car was totally stock when I purchased it used in 2013, but really looked good!
What drew you in when you bought it?
It looked GREAT, but the potential to customize it was enormous. And of course — the price was right!
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Does it have a name?
Sometimes I call it my Midnight Express, but those who ride just call it The Rocketship!
What do you feel like when you drive it?
I feel like I'm in a fighter jet. Other times like I'm in a time warp back to 1971.
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What would you change about your car, if anything?
What have you done to make it a bolder ride?
Bumped up the engine to 700HP and added custom trim inside, outside, and under the hood.
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Here are More Details:
External Body Extras: Black Hemi fuel cover, Tiarra black powder coat upper & lower grill, Retro USA quarter scoops, painted rear diffuser, Willpak rocker panel covers, functional chrome hood pins, Platinum Patriarch 20x8 wheels, all lighting and windows smoked, custom badges all around, including mirrors, white letter Firestone Wide Ovals, 3/4 inch red accent stripe highlights the factory silver stripe.
Interior Goodies: 3 gauge pillar (boost, fuel pressure, air/fuel ratio), American Car Craft vent, dash and door accents, old-time leather shift knob and cigarette lighter (non-functional!), custom front carpets.
Under the Hood & Performance: Borla cat-back ATAK exhaust, 87mm throttle body, 180 degree thermostat, chrome/stainless extras and finally a Procharger P-1SC-1 (7 psi, air-to-air race intercooler upgrade).
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