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1968 Dodge Charger resurrected as a ‘Hellucination’

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Ralph Gills knows a few about muscle car styles.

He is the design director of Dodge’s parent company StellantisOversees Challenger, Charger, and the brand’s next first electric muscle car.

But not all of his ideas are successful in production, and he works on a unique car that monopolizes everything.

Gilles recently worked with custom car shop Speedkore to build a 1968 dodge charger with a carbon fiber body.

Speedkore Hellucination was created for Ralph Gilles, head designer of Stellantis.
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Speedkore’s previous customers include Kevin HartOver the years, I’ve bought several cars from costumes.

Gilles’ car Dodge’s new 7.-0 liter V8 Herephant crate engine It is supercharged to 1,000 horsepower.

The Hellucination is powered by a 1,000hp supercharged 7.0-liter V8 engine called the Hellephant.

The Hellucination is powered by a 1,000hp supercharged 7.0-liter V8 engine called the Hellephant.
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The vehicle is built on a custom frame and is fitted with carbon fiber floors and wheel hubs, in addition to carbon fiber bodywork inspired by the original charger. Only the metal shell from the A pillar to the C pillar is original.

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According to Speedkore, this project is the first time a client has been closely involved in the styling of his car.

Health is based on the 1968 Dodge Charger

Health is based on the 1968 Dodge Charger
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Gilles said he fell in love with the charger Watching the “Duke of Hazzard” And that’s inspiring his team at Stellantis.

“We still use it as a spiritual standard when designing next-generation performance cars,” Gilles said.

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He said the main challenge in creating hallucinations is to modernize the details and create exaggerated proportions while staying true to the original charger.

Hellucination features a modern interior with a throwback atmosphere.

Hellucination features a modern interior with a throwback atmosphere.
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The coupe has a modern double wishbone front suspension and a 4-bar diagonal link at the rear for improved handling. It is further reinforced with 1 foot wide high performance Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires on the rear.

Hellucination's rear tires are one foot wide.

Hellucination’s rear tires are one foot wide.
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“The car is built-in to drive as you see it. It has delicious and accurate steering and abundant lateral grip, so I can really go through that pace.”

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The price Gilles paid for the car wasn’t disclosed, but Speedkore’s full custom builds are known to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars each.

The concept is Dodge’s electric muscle car announced Later this year.

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