Unveiled at SEMA 2018, this is just the Dodge that many classic car enthusiasts have been waiting for. The new 1968 Super Charger Concept comes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the old, original car. It’s no ordinary birthday celebration for Dodge, especially with a complete rebuild and crazy horsepower.
As mentioned earlier, it is called the 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept. Under its bonnet lies a massive 7.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that is capable of pumping out 1,000 HP and 1,288Nm of torque. The “Hellephant” Mopar unit makes the old star legend reborn as a modern-classic drag race monster as well as a proper Demon killer.
Nevertheless, this Super Charger also gets many of its elements from both the current Demon and Hellcat cars. Helping manage the big power is a 6-speed T-6060 manual transmission derived from the SRT Hellcat, along with its sifter. There are also Demon six-piston Brembo calipers on the front wheels, while the headlights and the 20-inch front Devil’s Rims are from the Hellcat. The 21-inch rear wheels are completely new and made specifically for the concept.
The front and rear suspensions have been lowered by 3.5 and 2.5 inches respectively. The Super Charger also got its front wheels stretched forward 2 inches to make fit for the new widebody fender flares.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio contributes a couple of its 5-inch double wall exhaust tips to the Super Charger, while the Demon and Charger R/T give inspirations to the concept’s front fiberglass splitter and rear spoiler respectively.
The interior is adorned by restyled Dodge Viper seats with leather and Alcantara, while the floor mats belonged to a current Charger SRT. It’s a sad reality that the Super Charger comes only as a concept, so people can only dream of having one. However, if the great 7.0-liter Hellephant engine is all you want, then you can buy it in the US when it goes on sale early next year.