Movies can also give birth to fantastic cars. And Fast and Furious is one of the movies that implies a lot of action when it comes to cars.
Built as a road-going version of the movie car driven by character Dominic Toretto in Universal Pictures’ new Fast & Furious blockbuster, F9, SpeedKore’s “Hellacious™” Charger is the custom car builder’s first mid-engine classic muscle car. SpeedKore has worked with the Fast franchise since 2015 when its 1970 Dodge Charger “Tantrum” appeared in Furious 7. Both SpeedKore Chargers will appear in F9, which arrived in U.S. theaters June 25, 2021.
“Hellacious” gets its power from a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8 mounted between the rear axles in a custom SpeedKore-engineered frame. The engine’s 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque make it to the rear wheels via a gated-manual Graziano transaxle from a Lamborghini Gallardo. Both the engine and transmission use Motul fluids for reliable performance.
The Hellcat V-8 breathes through a custom exhaust fabricated from MagnaFlow components; the SpeedKore-designed headers and dual mufflers are routed high in the chassis to clear the mid-engine powertrain before exiting through downward-facing tips. A front-mount Saldana performance radiator keeps the engine cool while accommodating the mid-engine architecture of the car. At the rear, high-performance intercoolers feed cool air to the 2.4-liter supercharger.
Brembo 6-piston calipers up front and dual Brembo 4-piston calipers out back help “Hellacious” come to a quick stop while a hydraulic hand brake assists with drifts and slides. Custom HRE 18-inch “Hellacious” center-lock wheels with 275/35R18 front and 345/35R18 rear tires complete this purpose-built setup.