1968 Dodge Charger Showing Off At The Track: Video
When talking about a second-generation Dodge Charger, racing isn’t really the first thing that comes to mind. Sure, Dodge modified the R/T into the 500 for NASCAR racing and later on it slapped a pointy nose and a huge wing to it to create the Daytona, but the Charger didn’t make an impact outside the oval track. I’m not saying the second-gen Charger is a heavy slouch that can’t take turns. Heck, it’s among my favorite classics. It’s just that in order to turn it into a more nimble machine, you’d have to invest a lot of cash and time in aftermarket parts and a restomod-like rebuild.
Or pretty much what the guy who owns the gorgeous blue Charger in this video did.
Although I don’t have access to most of the details about this car, it’s obvious that it sports a more modern drivetrain and suspension, on top of a new set of wheels wrapped in meatier, low-profile tires. According to the owner, the front suspension is adjustable, while stopping power is provided by Brembo/Wilwood brakes. When you have almost 600 horsepower and more than 600 pound-feet of torque at the tend of your gas pedal, solid brakes all around are mandatory. Of course, it still wouldn’t be competitive against full-fledged race cars, but it’s definitely more potent than a stock 1968 Charger.
What I like most about it is that its exterior has been kept stock. It’s both a cool restomod and a sleeper.