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SpeedFactory 426 Charger sets LX/LC world record

by David Zatz on

On January 23, 2010, SpeedFactory’s 426 Charger, piloted by Eddie Rosa, completed the quarter mile in 9.453 seconds with a trap speed of 145.38 mph, besting all previous quarter mile times set by actual production LX/LC-platform cars.

SpeedFactory, in collaboration with Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Vortech Superchargers and Paramount Performance, built this car from a 2006 Dodge Charger with a unique combination of heavily modified stock components. The SpeedFactory R&D Charger is a test platform for high horsepower technology destined to power SpeedFactory’s production vehicles.

A Gen III 426 HEMI stroker motor is boosted by a Vortech centrifugal-style V-7 YSi-trim supercharger and is controlled through factory electronics, producing over 900 HP. The car retains modified factory components: transmission, IRS differential with 1000HP half shafts, suspension and shocks. A curb weight of 3,750 pounds was achieved by removing the interior.

“The Vortech V-7 YSi-trim supercharger supports up to 1200HP with 78 percent efficiency,” said Gil Cormaci, director, sales and marketing for Vortech Engineering. “We are very pleased to be associated with SpeedFactory and Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep. The application of our YSi-trim compressor to this HEMI Charger was done with the highest expertise, resulting in this impressive time and speed.”

Speedfactory is a specialty vehicle company focused on unleashing the performance potential of modern Dodge/Chrysler muscle cars. Speedfactory builds enhanced, high-energy modern muscle cars such as Dodge Challengers, Chargers, and Chrysler 300′ with limited powertrain warranties on certain vehicles and configurations. Through select Dodge/Chrysler dealers, Speedfactory sells complete turnkey vehicles and parts and enhances existing cars as well.

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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