SpeedKore Evolution

TGR Staff

SpeedKore's 1970 Dodge Charger known as “Evolution,” was first unveiled at the 2018 SEMA Show and features a complete carbon fiber body with a modified powerplant from the current Dodge Demon. The second vehicle, the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 built for actor Robert Downey Jr., was originally unveiled at the 2017 SEMA Show where it received the Ford Motor Company’s “Best in Show” design award.

“Evolution,” the carbon fiber-bodied 1970 Dodge Charger, began with SpeedKore Vice President Dave Salvaggio personally creating the vehicle design in a 3D modeling software. With the model finalized, billet aluminum molds were produced for each body panel, resulting in carbon fiber body panels and parts with a flawless weave that is lighter than aluminum and stronger than steel. Replacing the factory metal body panels with carbon fiber alternatives ultimately yielded a street-legal, 3,200-pound vehicle that still retains its original 1970 VIN number.

“Evolution” is powered by the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 found in the SRT Dodge Demon which, after a few upgrades, now produces 966 horsepower to the rear wheels through its Tremec six-speed T-56 transmission. The increase in power comes by way of larger fuel injectors, a dry-sump lubrication system, a smaller drive pulley for the supercharger and custom intake and exhaust manifold designed in-house by SpeedKore.

The powerful engine rests atop a custom 3D-designed SpeedKore two-inch by three-inch box frame chassis designed and manufactured by SpeedKore. The vehicle rides on Penske coilover dynamic adjustable shocks and HRE forged wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires and is brought to a stop via Brembo GT monoblock calipers and 14-inch drilled and slotted rotors.

The full-carbon fiber body is complemented by a custom billet aluminum front grill, door handles and fuel cap with an anodized finish. The interior was custom designed by SpeedKore and features a 14-point roll cage neatly tucked amongst the carbon fiber door and quarter panels which serve as an accent to the cigar-brown leather on the custom upholstered Recaro seats and throughout the interior of the vehicle.

For more information on “Evolution” the 1970 Dodge Charger and the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, SpeedKore and SpeedKore carbon fiber parts, please visit www.speedkore.com or stay connected with the team on Facebook and Instagram.