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Super Charger is a customized 1000hp ’68 built by Mopar

by Patrick Rall on

While the big news from Mopar at the ongoing 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas is the 426-cubic inch, 1,000-horsepower Hellephant Hemi crate engine, the classic Dodge Charger that is helping to showcase that monstrous motor is drawing just as much attention as the supercharged Hemi. Click here for a closer look at the details on the Hellephant, including footage of the engine running and revving on a stand.

However, the Mopar Super Charger Concept is more than just a classic muscle car with a 1,000-horsepower crate engine. The Mopar team redesigned many aspects of the original, making this one wickedly unique 1968 Dodge Charger. Today, Allpar brings you an in-depth look at this remarkable show car.

The Hellephant

The key purpose of the Mopar Super Charger Concept is to showcase the Hellephant crate engine, so we will start with the performance parts hidden under this gorgeous customized body – starting with the new blown Hemi.

Super Charger

Under the 2018 Demon-styled hood is the 426-cubic inch Hellephant crate engine, packing 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque from the supercharged Hemi. That power is sent towards the rear wheels by means of a stock T-6060 6-speed manual transmission from a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat transmission and a heavy-duty Moser rear differential.

Super Charger

Putting the power to the ground is a set of 20×12-inch Devil’s Split rims borrowed from a Hellcat Widebody and widened, wrapped in a set of the same Pirelli P Zero tires from the Hellcat while the fronts are the same standard wheels and tires from the Widebody cars. It is a safe bet that traction is an issue with these tires, considering that the 797-horsepower Redeye makes short work of turning the rubber into smoke.

Super Charger

Mopar has installed a custom coiliver suspension setup, dropping the body 2.5 inches up front and 3.5 inches out back, while the Brembo brakes from the Hellcat cars handle the stopping duties.

Super Charger

Body and Chassis

While the Super Charger on display at SEMA is clearly based on a 1968 Dodge Charger, the body and chassis have been dramatically modified.

Super Charger

The front wheels are moved forward, by two inches, extending the wheelbase from 117 to 119 inches.

Super Charger

The front and rear bumpers have been indented into the body, effectively shortening the overall length of the vehicle, while the front chin spoiler from the 2018 Demon and the rear spoiler from the 2018 Charger R/T provide a more aggressive look.

Super Charger

The fiberglass front and rear bumpers are narrower than the original steel units, but the Challenger Widebody-like flares provide plenty of coverage for those huge wheels and tires.

Super Charger

Also, the sides of the Super Charger have been modified with mirrors from an early 1970s Dodge Demon while the drip rails and the door handles have been shaved for a smoother look. Finally, the two-piece door glass design has been replaced with a unique one-piece setup that bolsters the cleaner look from the side.

Super Charger

Up front, in addition to the redesigned bumper and the fiberglass Demon-style hood, a set of 2018 Challenger headlights has been mounted behind the grille, but the grille no longer flips up. Instead, the lights shine through the grille while a set of LED fog lights from a new Challenger provide extra light from below.

Super Charger

Finally, along the back end, the original Charger’s quad taillights have been transformed into outlets for the exhaust tips. The exhaust system runs up through unique boxes in the trunk to what used to be the taillights, but the area around these new exhaust outlets is filled with red LEDs, preserving the location of the vintage taillights while presenting an incredibly cool look.

Super Charger

Also, in addition to the rear spoiler mentioned above, the gas cap features the Hellephant logo on a field of tiny blue Mopar M logos.

Super Charger

The Interior

On the inside, the Mopar Super Charger features the seats and steering wheel from a Gen V Dodge Viper with the Hellephant logo in the middle, and that logo is also located on the door panels.

Super Charger

Beyond the Viper steering wheel is an assortment of blue-glowing Mopar gauges, but you wont find anything else on the dashboard. The start button is located in the custom center shift console, along with the manual shifter and a few auxiliary switches.

Super Charger

Finally, the Mopar team installed the rear seat delete kit from a 2018 Demon, along with the harness bar and harnesses that are offered to Demon owners.

Super Charger

While this car is being called a concept, I am sorry to say that Dodge is not considering this car for production. Some people seemed to think that calling it a concept was a nod to a similar production car, but this is purely a Mopar-built custom car designed to draw big crowds at the SEMA Show – and it is doing just that.

Super Charger

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.


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