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RDP brings out 426 Hemi Challenger

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RDP Motorsport USA scored a big hit making its debut at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas recently. The SEMA show is heralded for its yearly gathering of a virtual who’s who of automotive aftermarket. New vehicles are created just for the trade-only show where more than 100,000 industry leaders meet.

In its first try at showing products at SEMA, RDP’s 2010 SRT8 Dodge Challenger was extremely well received by show attendees. The extensively modified car now sports a 426 cubic inch, Hemi stroker engine with RDP’s new Tunnel Rampage, a twin turbo induction system that is rumored to help deliver a whopping 1,300 rear wheel horsepower. The stealthy black Challenger also enjoys enhanced suspension modifications and candy apple red, ghost town graphics. Texan Frank Miller commissioned RDP for the build. As most cars built for SEMA are more for show than go, it was an especially sweet victory for RDP, which is known for its performance. To that effect, the Challenger can turn heads and also turn quarter-mile times in the nine-second range.

“It was very special for RDP to be so well received at the SEMA show,” said RDP founder Steven Leerentveld. “SEMA is the best show for our industry and to be recognized for our work at this show among our peers is truly an honor. A show like this gives us and other businesses a great place to showcase our wares and step up our products and services. Our boys at the shop worked hard on Frank’s RDP Challenger and it’s great for business to show it to future customers.”
RDP was founded by Leerentveld in 1997 and quickly established itself as a performance leader in its homeland of Australia. After its move to the United States, it didn’t take long to set a record with another Dodge Challenger it built. Equipped with a 440 cubic inch Hemi stroker, the car earned the title of the fastest and most powerful late-modern Hemi in street trim with an impressive 9.79 @ 144RDP-challengermph.

RDP Motorsport USA made its debut at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas with its modified 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8. The car now sports a 426 cubic inch Hemi stroker engine with RDP’s new Tunnel Rampage, a twin turbo induction system claimed to produce well over a thousand horsepower at the rear wheels. The black Challenger had suspension modifications and ghost town graphics.

Frank Miller commissioned RDP for the build. The Challenger can, according to RDP, turn quarter-mile times in the nine-second range.

RDP was founded by Steven Leerentveld in 1997 in homeland of Australia. After its move to the United States, its Dodge Challenger running a 440 cubic inch Hemi engine earned the title of the fastest and most powerful late-modern Hemi in street trim with an impressive 9.79 @ 144 mph.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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