Dodge Challenger SRT8 Project UltraViolet
As part of Mopar’s 75th anniversary celebration and the 2012 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Mopar and the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team collaborated with comedian Jeff Dunham and his crew from Palmer’s Customs of Camarillo, Calif., to create a custom 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Mopar, SRT, and Dunham revealed the modern-day hot rod, dubbed Project UltraViolet, today at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Dunham is a lifelong car enthusiast and well-known comedian who premiered his fifth special, “Minding the Monsters” on Comedy Central earlier this month and will launch his new “Disorderly Conduct” tour next month in Canada.
"It's a major understatement to say that I've been looking forward to the SEMA show this year, as we've had an awesome time creating this one-of-a-kind Challenger,” said Dunham, who touts the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda “as my favorite muscle car of all time” and recently purchased a 1970 numbers-matching four-speed convertible ‘Cuda as proof.
As for his unbridled enthusiasm for all things Mopar, “having a project like this is the kind of thing you dream of being able to do as a kid,” Dunham noted. “And to be here today to reveal UltraViolet is the kind of fun that would be tough to match."
Dunham, along with Alan Palmer, owner of Palmer’s Customs, worked closely with Mark Trostle, Head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design, Chrysler Group LLC, on Project UltraViolet to transform a manual transmission Dodge Challenger SRT8 and help guide the design and customization process to complement the attributes and pay tribute to the heritage of the vehicle.
Source: Dodge Press