A Speedkore AWD twin-turbo Carbon Charger makes a great 65th birthday gift. This years SEMA Show was the debut of this beastly vehicle, after being teased for the first time last month and dubbed the “world’s first all-wheel-drive, twin-turbocharged, carbon-fiber Widebody” Charger. This Charger was developed by Speedkore in cooperation with MagnaFlow and HP Tuners as a commissioned birthday present.
Last year at SEMA, Alan Palermo commissioned the carbon fiber Dodge Demon Speedkore with a 6.2L Hellcat V8’s supercharger with twin 6875 Precision Billet T4 turbos. This gave the Demon almost a 600 hp boost, going from 840 hp to a crazy 1,400 hp at the flywheel and 1,203 hp at the rear tires. That Speedkore Demon ran an 8.77 second quarter-mile time at 162 miles per hour. Palermo’s older brother commented, “He liked the car but was more of a four-door guy.” This prompted Alan to commission the AWD Carbon Charger as 65th birthday gift for his sibling. Now, that’s a pretty great brother.
Speedkore teamed up with MagnaFlow on the base 2019 Charger Pursuit. They secured a 2020 Dodge Widebody Charger, then 3D-scanned the bodywork to create the molds reproducing most of the sheetmetal in pre-preg carbon fiber. The carbon fiber is used on the hood, bumpers, fenders, rockers, rear spoilers, and rear diffuser. Speedkore installed Gearhead Fabrications Precision turbos, custom upper plenum, Boost Leash CO2 progressive boost controller, custom Thitek heads, a Fore Innovations triple-pump fuel system feeding Injector Dynamics 1,700-cc injectors, and custom HP Tuners engine software calibration. Hellraiser Performance engineered the new transmission working an FTI torque converter at one end and a carbon fiber driveshaft at the other. Traction Products supplied a custom transfer case machined from billet shunting power to a set of Bogart Competition Series wheels paired with Mickey Thompson ET street tires.
Last year, Speedkore fitted the Demon with a front-exit twin exhaust, with a single opening on each front fender, and left the rear bumper cutouts for the traditional exhaust empty. With the newly designed Carbon Charger, MagnaFlow designed a quad-pipe front-exit exhaust with two openings on each front fender, and ran a three-inch stainless steel Competition Series exhaust to the rear. The driver has the option to switch between the two. Speedkore plans to keep tweaking it to get it perfect for the Palermo brother.
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