Back in the late 1960s/early 1970s when the second-generation Dodge Charger cemented the Mopar people’s reputation as a synonym for muscle performance, many fans of these cars were conservative. Meanwhile, though, builds like this virtual one, which breaks every rule in the said old-school book, have become the new “normal”.
Five decades ago, Dodge built the Charger Daytona street iteration of the NASCAR aero monster. And while these are treasured by collectors nowadays, the said traditionalist views of those times meant the road car, with its massive wing and its nose cone, was anything but popular, with some buyers even converting this back to a normal Charger.
Well, the 1970 Dodge Charger sitting before us keeps the “standard” nose, but borrows a rear wing that rivals that of the Daytona. In addition, the aero work on the vehicle is as serious as they get, from the side skirt extensions to the rear diffuser and the monstrous front splitter.
Graphic designer Wuffiqo Al Kistduem (aka alkistduem24), also worked on the interior, where the mandatory roll cage meets a pair of bucket seats featuring race harnesses.
The tech transformation goes deep
And it’s not just the aero. The fuel cell occupying the trunk and the cooler sitting below the vent that starts where the rear window ends are there to even out the weight distribution, which shows the high level of attention to detail.
If we zoom in on the hood, we’ll notice this is protruded by a pair of turbos, a move that’s becoming increasingly popular among muscle car owners who want to make their beast even quicker.
Heck, some of them even use the turbos to feed the factory blower some boost for the sweet compound scheme, as is the case with this Challenger Hellcat.
However, if we had to choose a real-world build that sits quite close to this 3D work, we’d go with this ’68 Charger 440.
Given its size, the Dodge isn’t exactly ideal for a drift built, but this is precisely what French aficionado Alexandre Claudin did with the car, which you might’ve seen on Netflix (Hyperdrive). The project continues to evolve, while taking part in multiple drifting competitions.