The 1968 Dodge Charger was a fast looking car that was actually, well, fast, I always think of the classic Bullitt car chase where Steve McQueen was pitted against a 1968 Charger in his 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback.
As the Charger has aged so has its engine and handling set-up, some would say it’s brutally fast with somewhat inadequate handling, so you have a 1968 Charger and it’s in need of a makeover, what do you do?
You get hold of a V10 Viper engine and shoehorn it into that gorgeous 16ft long body shell that’s what, from YouTuber keola86, here is a 1968 Dodge Charger brought kicking and screaming into the modern age.
Now powered by the 2nd generation 527bhp V10 engine from a Dodge Viper, the Charger has had a complete makeover, all this lovely horsepower makes it to the rear wheels via a Tremec 6-speed gearbox.
The interior has also thankfully been modernised tastefully as well, this along with the smaller more subtle touches such as the wing mirror mounted indicators which are absolutely amazing, just look at them, the V10 badges showing the cars subtle intent and that paint work, titled “Green with Envy Paint”, just look at it as its utterly magnificent.
Thankfully the creator of this car has also added some massive Wilwood brakes and hopefully sorted the suspension out correcting one of the 1968 Charger’s biggest issues, the ability to kill you with its wayward handling and or by not being able to stop.
As for the noise it makes, oh my word, it’s one of the best sounds I have ever heard, the kind of music I want to be played at my funeral.
I can hear the purists screaming now, “the original car is better”, “you shouldn’t mess with history”, you’re wrong, very very wrong.