Custom 1970 Challenger

Discussion in 'First Generation Challenger Forum' started by SRT-Tom, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    Highway Star is working on a unique Challenger for the next SEMA show. It has a salvaged1970 Challenger body, a Hellcat engine, and a Viper chassis.

    The “mostly stock” 6.2-liter HEMI V8 Hellcat engine will have a supercharger ported by Kong Performance and heat shielding spacers from FI Interchillers. Power will be channeled to the road through a Viper-spec transmission with a Mantic Clutch USA triple disc and billet flywheel.

    The team behind this ambitious project is borrowing additional bits and pieces from the Viper, including the suspension, and will upgrade the coil overs, brakes, and cooling with help from Complete Performance Motorsports. They’ll also work on aero by implementing a functional splitter, spoiler, and diffuser. The car will ride on Viper-spec 19-inch wheels with seriously fat tires.

    As far as the interior is concerned, the stripped-out cabin will only feature a full roll cage, six-point harnesses from St Louis Race Gear, and a factory-esque dashboard with Stewart Warner gauges. While there’s no air conditioning, because it would’ve added weight, the cabin does have heat and noise insulation by Cool It Thermo-Tec.

    To make it happen, Hemi Autoworks and Ellsworth Racing also teamed up with Ron Francis Wiring for the wiring harness as well as with Pareto Point Inc to provide the supplemental oil filtration system. Other companies involved in the Highway Star project include Hot Rod Fuel Hose for all the hoses and lines for fuel, power steering, and supercharger coolant, while the lightweight glass comes from Racing Shields. Inside, the pistol grip shifter, vinyl trim, and several other OEM-like style parts have been supplied by YearOne.

    The people behind Highway Star wish to emphasize it’s more than just a SEMA-bound car that won’t be seen ever again as it’s being developed as a “real street-driven race car.” To prove it, the completed car will race on a national level in various events across the country.

    https://autos.yahoo.com/highway-sta...yb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--

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  2. Katshot

    Katshot Full Access Member

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    Man, that's one UGLY car!
     
  3. 70-426_10-SRT

    70-426_10-SRT B&E body lover

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    F'ed up a piece of history!

    (Probably the same idiots destroying historical statues)
    Heard Washington State is actually purposing a Name Change!
     
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    2017 Redline HC 2017 Redline HC

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    What a waste!!
     
  5. tjfrombama

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    To each their own. I like the Hellcat drivetrain and Viper parts additions. But, I would leave a couple of those extra body panels off. The Challenger bodies, both new and old, look great as they are.
     
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