SpeedKore, the American performance company known for its carbon-fiber vehicles and pre-preg carbon-fiber composite parts, unveiled its most carbon-fiber-intensive build to date, the 1968 Dodge Charger “Hellucination” built for client Ralph Gilles. The bespoke Charger features a full carbon-fiber body, floor and wheel tubs mounted to a custom SpeedKore perimeter frame for a wider track, menacing stance and dramatically improved handling capabilities.
“Hellucination” gets its power from a 1,000-horsepower Dodge Hellephant 7.0L V8. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a ZF eight-speed transmission, with both the engine and transmission utilizing Motul fluids for reliable performance. The Hellephant breathes through custom SpeedKore-fabricated headers and an exhaust system with MagnaFlow mufflers. The car uses a dry-sump oiling system and a fuel cell, both with trunk-mounted reservoirs. The oil and fuel lines are run inside the SpeedKore custom frame, delivering a low and clean look while keeping the lines out of harm’s way.