1970 Dodge Charger “HellRaiser”
Built for actor and comedian Kevin Hart, “Hellraiser” is a fully-bespoke project powered by the most powerful crate engine to be offered by a major automotive manufacturer – the 1,000-horsepower supercharged Hellephant 426 HEMI.
“Hellraiser” features a SpeedKore-designed and constructed carbon-fiber body. SpeedKore used aerospace-grade pre-impregnated carbon fiber and its in-house autoclave to ensure consistent fiber consolidation, panel thickness and weave uniformity. Hart opted for an exposed carbon-fiber body, showcased through several layers of PPG gloss clearcoat. The grille and all other brightwork are machined from solid aluminum and Cerakoted in a gray titanium finish. A hood cut-out exposes the Hellephant’s 3.0-liter supercharger customized with a tailor-made billet and carbon-fiber cover. The profile reveals shaved rain gutters, flush-mounted glass and pillarless quarter-glass to create an elongated greenhouse and allow the Charger’s lines to flow uninterrupted. A SpeedKore-designed taillight panel and integrated dual-exhaust tips compliment the Charger’s time-honored contours.
SpeedKore entirely reimagined the classic Charger’s cabin. The RECARO Sportster GT seats wear contrasting red and black leather, while the bespoke center console, steering wheel, dashboard, and doors render a retro-modern cabin. The SpeedKore-branded gauges are from Classic Instruments, and the billet switchgear adds an exotic touch. Modern amenities like a complete audio system and modern climate control lend grand-touring comfort.
The supercharged 7.0-liter Hellephant crate engine produces an incredible 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque. For “Hellraiser,” SpeedKore created a custom exhaust with in-house fabricated headers and dual MagnaFlow mufflers. Unlike SpeedKore’s “Evolution” and “Tantrum” Charger builds, “Hellraiser” routes power through a Dodge Demon-spec ZF 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.
Wheels & Chassis
The bespoke body rides atop a SpeedKore-designed frame with an integrated 14-point roll cage. Multi-point harnesses further improve safety for the vehicle occupants. At the front, “Hellraiser” uses the front suspension architecture, outfitted with aftermarket parts from Detroit Speed and Woodward. The 9-inch rear end is sprung via a SpeedKore designed four-bar suspension setup with Penske double-adjustable shocks. Front and rear sway bars further add to “Hellraiser’s” athleticism, as do Brembo’s six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes. Power meets the pavement through a set of HRE S201 three-piece wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.