The MagnaFlow-equipped carbon-fiber widebody Charger utilizes SpeedKore’s world record-setting turbocharged Demon platform in combination with an all-wheel-drive drivetrain.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (November 5, 2019) — MagnaFlow, the industry leader in catalytic converters and performance exhaust systems, in collaboration with SpeedKore Performance Group, unveiled the first carbon-fiber widebody, all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger, powered by a twin-turbo 6.2-liter Dodge Demon V-8, at the largest annual automotive specialty products trade show, The SEMA Show, in Las Vegas.
The starting platform for the drag-focused Charger was a 2019 Dodge Charger Pursuit. To create the carbon-fiber widebody components, SpeedKore received a widebody Charger from Dodge to perform a 3D scan and create the necessary molds. The vehicle was then equipped with a pre-preg carbon-fiber front bumper, fender flare set, factory rocker set, hood, rear spoiler, rear bumper and rear diffuser.
The Charger features a custom-valve exhaust system that exits out of the front bumper for track use and can be easily switched to flow through a MagnaFlow Competition Series exhaust for street driving. The Competition Series exhaust features 3” stainless steel throughout and exits through dual split rear exiting polished tips, providing an aggressive exterior sound while maintaining a moderate interior sound. HP Tuners provided the calibration software for the vehicle, which made 1,525 horsepower to the crank on a conservative 26 pounds of boost during the initial dyno-tuning session. SpeedKore will continue to tune for performance before and after the SEMA Show.
Under the hood is the same turbocharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine found in the record-setting SpeedKore Demon, which has been modified by Gearhead Fabrications to replace the factory supercharger with two Precision 6466 ball-bearing billet turbochargers and a custom upper plenum designed and engineered by SpeedKore. To handle the increased boost levels, the engine has been outfitted with custom Thitek heads and a Boost Leash C02 progressive boost controller. Delivering E85 to the engine is a Fore Innovations triple-pump fuel system through Injector Dynamics 1700cc injectors.
Unlike the Demon, the Charger features all-wheel drive and delivers power to the ground through a Hellraiser Performance-built transmission with a custom billet transfer case created by Traction Products, an FTI torque converter and carbon-fiber driveshaft from The Driveshaft Shop, all being cooled by a Gearhead Fabrications transmission cooler. The final component putting power to the ground is a set of Bogart Competition Series wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson ET Street tires on all four corners.
The one-off Dodge Charger was built for a returning SpeedKore customer, Alex Palermo, who previously commissioned the Wisconsin-based performance shop to build the twin-turbo Dodge Demon that holds the Demon quarter-mile record. After seeing the twin-turbo Demon, his older brother, whom Palermo credits for his love of all things Mopar, said he liked the car but was more of a four-door guy. Palermo took those words to heart and enlisted SpeedKore to build a four-door version of his Demon as a surprise for his brother’s 65th birthday.
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