boasting 1,650 horsepower beneath the hood, the dodge ‘charger tantrum‘ by speedkore is a bespoke, carbon fiber-clad iteration of the classic car from 1970. similarly to the blacked-out ‘shakedown challenger’, it weaves together design cues from the past and present to form a truly unique creation.

all images © speedkore



dubbed the ‘tantrum’, speedkore performance’s 1970 dodge ‘charger’s’ all black front fenders, hood, valances, bumpers and marker light assemblies are all formed from pre-preg carbon fiber. along with copious amounts of carbon, the muscle car also features a custom grille crafted from a 72-inch block of solid aluminum, and hand-crafted metal and aluminum bodywork where the raw carbon fiber is woven into a stunning pure black paint job. at the vehicle’s rear the tail panel was custom CNC’d and makes use of lights from a 2014 ‘challenger’.



beneath the 1970 ‘charger’s’ hood sits a ‘QC4V’ engine setup from mercury racing, a marine company that’s been powering watercrafts for over 75 years. this engine is a 90-degree 9.0-liter double overhead cam V8 that is fed by a pair of 94 mm turbochargers — the heavy duty setup produces an astonishing 1,650 horsepower. the custom chassis runs a roadster shop front-clip that is altered and reinforced to handle the power, while the rear features a custom four-link setup that surrounds the 9-inch differential. that’s in addition to the  fabrication that includes frame rails, inner fenders, floors, and roll bar, all of which have beenwater-jetted, or laser cut in-house.



when it came to designing the muscle car’s interior, speedkore wanted to achieve a balance between something that looks modern, but not so high-tech it looks like a spacecraft. designer sean smith sketched out some ideas which were then put into CAD, before being CNC’d to create the final product. like the exterior, plenty of carbon fiber is present in the cockpit of the dodge, with a bespoke alcantara and leather trim crafted by gabe’s custom interiors. finishing touches include a custom instrument panel, and a black-finished billet specialties steering wheel complementing the rest of the cabin.





    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news