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Under the hood sits a 7.0-liter (that’s 426 cubic inches) HEMI V-8 built for racing. It features an aluminum block, steel liners and custom calibration. The engine is mated to a Chrysler-based 727 automatic transmission which features a race-style stick shifter with integral line lock. Drive goes to the rear wheels via an aluminum driveshaft, and in the trunk sits a weigh box and battery.
The body and interior are based on the SRT-version of the 2015 Challenger but a few Mopar enhancements have been fitted. These include custom gauges, driver and passenger lightweight racing seats, safety nets, harnesses and a roll cage. The vehicle is also equipped with 15-inch wheels shod with drag racing tires measuring 28x4.5 inches up front and 30x9 inches in the rear. Stopping power comes from Precision Performance rotors, calipers and master cylinder.
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The prototype’s front suspension currently sports the 2015 Mopar K-Member and strut suspension geometry with front struts featuring adjustable compression and rebound. At the rear sits a four-link setup with a Panhard bar, rear solid axle with 9-inch aluminum third member, rear shocks with adjustable compression and rebound, and an anti-sway bar.
Note, as this is still a prototype, all specifications are preliminary and being evaluated. Furthermore, the vehicle’s specs are still pending NHRA approval as well as feedback from potential buyers.
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