Have you ever ever wished to personal an actual head-turner muscle automobile however with out breaking the financial institution or tapping into the youngsters’ school funds—or at the least not an excessive amount of? That is precisely how Robert Masi, the proprietor of a 1970 Dodge Charger felt. Because of this, he determined to make his already distinctive creation appear like a classic Dodge Charger Daytona. Oh, and he additionally dropped a Hellcat engine beneath the hood.
Masi posted footage of his customized Dodge Charger Daytona tribute automobile to the B-Physique Mopar Fb group, displaying the entire construct with the enduring 6.2-liter supercharged V-Eight Hemi engine. The sweet-looking creation is completed in 1999 Chrysler Intense Blue Pearl. We’re not sure if the engine has been tuned or modified in any method, however contemplating the inventory output is rated at 707 horsepower, it is protected to say there is not an actual have to squeeze extra horsepower out of it.
In line with Masi’s feedback on the Fb thread, the classic Charger was initially restored again in 2000, and the entire elements sourced to create the Daytona look are allegedly genuine copy elements. Masi then bought the automobile shortly after finishing the construct however determined to purchase it again just lately to improve—and that is the place the brand new Hellcat engine and upgraded wheels got here in. Additionally, it seems that Masi is chargeable for the complete construct, as he replies to at least one commenter on the thread saying that he is carried out all of the work and that he owns a hotrod store in Virginia.
Feedback on the put up vary from “DAAAMN” to questions in regards to the automobile’s high velocity. Heck, one individual even requested to be adopted as Masi’s daughter (as a result of apparently having a cool automobile warrants such request). Actual or not, this Charger Daytona is more likely to command a wholesome price ticket if it is ever listed on the market.
The unique Charger Daytona was considered one of two vehicles made by Dodge as a part of its NASCAR homologation necessities, and the well-known Superbird got here as a successor to the Daytona. In 1970, the Daytona turned the primary automobile in historical past to interrupt the 200-miles-per-hour mark in NASCAR. Moreover, the Charger Daytona got here from the manufacturing facility with two engine selections: a 440 cubic-inch Magnum engine and the extraordinarily uncommon 426 cubic-inch Hemi. Each vehicles are exceedingly particular and uncommon, with Daytona fashions powered by the 440 engine simply reaching into the six-figure vary, whereas vehicles with a 426 beneath the hood flirt with the $1-million mark.