1969 Dodge Charger Captiv by Ringbrothers Makes A Great Car Even Better
707 horsepower sounds a lot more appropriate for a muscle car!by Alina Moore, on LISTEN 02:39
The 1969 Dodge Charger is probably one of the most loved Chargers of all time. Of course, this is mostly due to "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series that featured an orange painted 1969 Charger named "The General Lee." However, truth be told, the 1969 Charger is one of the best Chargers you can get. It was offered with a wide range of engines, starting with 383 and up to 426 HEMI that delivered 425 horsepower. This particular engine made the customers go wild!
Now, Ringbrothers is offering a one-off 1969 Dodge Charger "Captiv" equipped with a Hellcat supercharged V-8 engine that delivers a total of 707 horsepower.
The new 1969 Charger Captiv was built for New Zealand-based motorsports legend and TV personality Greg Murphy and required 4,000 build hours of custom modifications, but the result totally worth it!
The work on this project started in New Zeeland where the car was disassembled and prepared. The car was then taken to Ringbrothers who continued with extensive metalwork, including making the Charger unibody and integrating the Flowmaster exhaust system.
The car was painted in a custom BASF “Pile Up Yellow” finish and sits on custom HRE wheels sized 19” x 11” up front and 20” x 13” at the rear. The wheels are wrapped in a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Ringbrothers is also offering a QA1 carbon fiber driveshaft and adjustable shocks and Baer six-piston brakes.
For the interior the seats are wrapped in a full custom upholstery by Upholstery Unlimited and the steering wheels was also specially customized by Ringbrothers.
As we mentioned, the new engine delivers a total of 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It is now mated to a Tremec manual transmission.
Assuming the project is based on the 1969 Charger equipped with the 426 HEMI engine, the new "Captiv" project delivers almost an extra 300 horsepower!
“This project has been years in the making,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “The project was started more than 8,000 miles from where it was finished with work being carried out on either side of the Pacific. Greg and his team did phenomenal work before it came here, and it was a joy to work on such an amazing build together.”