The first of three projects that Ringbrothers' tuning geniuses are presenting to this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas has been unveiled. This insane 1969 Dodge Charger, nicknamed "Tusk," is equipped with the most insane crate engine Mopar has ever produced: a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellephant V8.
The Ringbrothers crew had to rebuild the firewall and work extensively on the car's foundation before they could install this powerful new powertrain. The Charger now rides on a modified Roadster Shop chassis that features a 1.25-inch spined front sway bar, independent rear suspension, Fox RS SV coilovers, and a 58.75-inch track width. Additionally, the front wheels were forward by two inches.
It was only possible to install the V8, mated to a Strange Engineering Ford 9-inch rear end and a Bowler Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed manual gearbox with a QA1 REV Series carbon fibre driveshaft, after these changes were completed. Just 100 Hellephants, each producing 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft (1,288 Nm) of torque to the rear wheels, were produced by Mopar. Since high power necessitates high braking force, Ringbrothers has fitted a pair of six-piston Baer Extreme 6S callipers.
A lot of work has also been done on the vintage Charger's exterior. For instance, the front end features a brand-new, single-piece carbon fibre surround and a single-piece chrome trim that was billet machined. Ringbrothers also changed the form of the front and back bumpers, as well as the front valance and chin spoiler. In addition, new door skins, lowered rocker panels, and enlarged rear quarter end caps are included. The outside is adorned with a colour called "Black to the Future," which is contrasted with several gold accents, such as the HRE wheels and the unique designs.
Another artistic creation is the interior. Along with new gauges, a custom steering wheel, a Vintage Air HVAC system, and a JL Audio system, it has been fully reupholstered.