Famous fabricator Jesse James takes delivery of his hand-built twin-turbocharged Polara in the Honeywell Garrett booth at SEMA 2017.
Torrance, Calif. (October 31, 2017) – Honeywell Garrett along with custom car builder Roadster Shop, unveiled a one-off, twin-turbocharged 1964 Dodge Polara built for Jesse James today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.
Jesse’s Polara is powered by a 426ci Wegner Motorsports-built Hemi, with a custom intake manifold and stainless turbo manifold, connected to twin Honeywell Garrett® GTX3582R turbochargers. Cooling is handled by a Honeywell Garrett air-to-water intercooler and a radiator and heat exchanger built by Ron Davis. To put the power to the ground, the Mopar utilizes a Tremec T-56 transmission modified by Blower Transmission, coupled with a Driveshaft Shop driveshaft and a Strange Engineering rear end.
One of the standout upgrades on the completely stripped interior is the set of bespoke fiberglass seats mounted to custom bead-rolled floors, complimented by matching inner fenders, firewall and transmission tunnel, paired perfectly to gauges by Classic Instruments. On the outside, the 19” wheels provided by Forgeline are wrapped with Nitto NT505R tires, backed by 14” Baer brakes to offer plenty of stopping power for the big sedan. Bringing the entire build together is Roadster Shop’s signature Fast Track chassis with Penske coilovers and splined rear sway bars, giving the car completely modern handling characteristics.
For more information on Honeywell Garrett’s motorsports efforts and Honeywell Garrett products, visit www.turbobygarrett.com. To follow the build and see photos from along the way, visit the Roadster Shop website HERE.
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