How The Dodge Challenger Holds Back The Dodge Charger
The fact that Dodge doesn’t have a Charger coupe could be blamed on the Dodge Challenger. This is especially because both these models underpin the same platform and hold nearly similar powertrain options.
But, if you are one of those who like the way the Challenger looks compared to the Charger, you’ll be pleased to see Nick Kizi of Fantasy Collision & Customs latest project.
The team didn’t merely remove a set of doors and patch up the gaps – they split the sedan right in the center and reduced its wheelbase down 10-inches and gel them all back together, according to Rides magazine.
They also took out the rear doors and elongated the front doors while reducing the roof’s height by 2-inches, creating an illusion of a coupe.
This entire process took them about 5,000 hours which included extending the rear fender by 7-inches, equipping big 24-inches diameter wheels, steamrolling 9-inches across the front and 15-inches at its rear.
If you ignore the custom exhaust, the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine was almost untouched. However, the roof was replaced with a custom glass panel and the model was painted white with red pinstripes and came with a matching interior.