Ultimate Restomodding: The Perfect Execution
When it comes to producing impressive restomods, SpeedKore Performance always delivers, and their latest creation, the 1970 Dodge Charger “Ghost,” is no different. While the design remains true to its classic American roots, the body has been entirely crafted from carbon fiber, resulting in a lighter and more agile vehicle. The addition of a 700-horsepower Hellcat V8 engine and a six-speed manual transmission only adds to its perfection as a restomod.
The remodeled 1970 Charger boasts a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, capable of delivering a whopping 700 horsepower to the rear wheels via a six-speed Tremec TR-6060 manual gearbox. In addition, the driveshaft has been expertly crafted using carbon fiber material. One can only imagine the adrenaline-fueled thrill of being behind the wheel of this beast, as modern Hellcat-powered vehicles are already known for their impressive speed and power, but lack the advantage of a lightweight construction.
A muscle vehicle requires a passage to showcase its powerful V8 sound, and in this aspect, the Ghost successfully fulfills its role.
Despite its peaceful and otherworldly title, the newest project by SpeedKore offers a much louder and more aggressive experience thanks to the MagnaFlow exhaust pipes and personalized exhaust system and inlet manifold. In contrast to previous Chargers, this particular vehicle boasts impeccable braking and handling capabilities.
The front suspension is a product of Detroit Speed, featuring a dual A-arm structure, while the back boasts a four-bar diagonal link designed by SpeedKore. The car is equipped with Penske coilovers on all sides. To ensure good braking ability, Brembo four-piston brakes have been installed, and the wheels are staggered HREs – 19 inches in the front and 20 inches in the rear, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
In addition to a significant decrease in weight, implementing carbon fiber (even for the wheel tubs and floor) has greatly reduced the center of gravity. This should result in advantageous performance in turns.
The slim frame is secured to a robust chassis made of steel, featuring a 14-point roll cage designed to ensure the safety of those inside.
“What inspired the name ‘Ghost’ for the Charger?” you may wonder. Well, according to SpeedKore, it comes from the car’s exterior finish, which they refer to as a “ghostly white finish.” Interestingly, this is the first time the company has used this color on one of their builds, as they typically opt for a more menacing black hue. Additionally, the Charger boasts LED headlights, flush-mounted glass, and a taillight housing adorned with carbon fiber accents.
SpeedKore has dedicated an equal amount of effort to the interior, showcasing their impeccable attention to detail. Passengers will undoubtedly admire the inclusion of a carbon fiber dashboard, door panels, and leather seats, infusing the space with a sense of both athleticism and opulence. Additionally, the integration of a 2,000-watt sound system and state-of-the-art climate control brings a touch of contemporary flair to the overall package.
In addition to its exceptional restomods and muscle cars, SpeedKore has given us a glimpse of a Hellcat-powered Chrysler Pacifica minivan boasting an impressive 1,500 horsepower. Hopefully, this dream becomes a reality.