This Demonic Dodge Charger Custom Has 1,525-HP Under the Hood

American muscle at its finest.

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Speedkore Performance, the Wisconsin-based customizers that built Vin Diesel’s absurd 1,650-horsepower restomod, brought a truly ungodly Charger to SEMA 2019. 

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Beginning with a 2019 Dodge Charger Pursuit, Speedkore transplanted the 6.2-liter V8 from a Challenger SRT Demon and swapped the engine’s supercharger for a pair of turbos, boosting its output to a ridiculous 1,535 hp. A three-inch competition series exhaust by Magnaflow slightly dampens the V8’s growl to levels suitable for city driving. 

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To ensure the drivetrain wouldn’t explode under all that added pressure, bolstered components including a Hellraiser performance transmission, custom transfer case, an FTI torque converter and a carbon-fiber driveshaft were installed, according to Car and Driver.  

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Dodge also provided a Charger Hellcat Widebody that was 3D-scanned to produce molds for the devilish ride’s widebody kit, while Speedkore fitted a carbon fiber front and rear bumper, rockers, hood, rear spoiler and rear diffuser. Everything rides on Mickey Thompson ET street tires. 

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The Speedkore Demon may not be most radical or highest-tech vehicle to debut at SEMA this year, but it’s definitely the baddest. 

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