The 1968 Dodge Charger is a dream car for me. It's on the list of "Cars I Must Own Before I Die," and it has a permanent home in that dream garage in my head. The lines are wonderful. The size is perfect. The noise from the available engines is glorious. There's always a chance to go for more power though, and that's what the owner of this particular bright green Charger has done.
Instead of finding a 225, 318, 383, 426, or 440 under the hood here, you're going to see an odd number of cylinders. The total count of those cylinders is 10, and they're sitting inside an engine that once powered a Dodge Viper.
That mighty powerplant is backed up by a 6-speed Tremec gearbox. There are Wilwood brakes on the corners. An SRT10 badge sits on either fender and on the rear to let you know there's something extra special going on with this Charger. Specifically, there's 527 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque of "extra special going on."
It's not the first time someone's swapped a Viper motor into a Charger's body. We'd stop short of calling it a common swap, but it's a thing. In January, Mecum auctions sold a car with a similar swap, although that car's interior wasn't as modern as the "Green With Envy" specimen in the video above. (Did you see the integrated turn signals in the classic mirrors?)
It's the perfect swap for a car like this because it keeps it all in the family. None of the exterior aesthetics are ruined. The car is still very much a muscle car. It's bright. It's loud.
It's absolutely awesome.