Say hello to the HPP Superbird
Styling from the seventies, modern muscle underneath… this is the new Superbird
Posted: 07 Mar 2012
If you want to showcase your company's skills, you don't make a glues-and-screws bodykit. The Superbird is a quality piece of engineering. That long nose is no crudely hewn lump of plastic, but constructed of 57 integrated parts: the headlight covers fold neatly down within the nose as you flip on the beams. The hood scoop is functional - equalising under-bonnet pressure - and the rear wing is adjustable. Proper engineering.
And proper craft, too. The seats, particularly, are beautiful - upholstered in stripy retro leather to echo Plymouth's traditional muscle-car trim. A perfectly moulded pistol-grip shifter, complete with neat thumb groove, replaces the Challenger's standard manual gearlever. It's the sort of gimcrack that major companies would spend months developing, but Heidacker insists he knocked it up in couple of weeks. "I grew up hot rodding," he grins. "If I didn't have a part, I'd make a mould for it. You learn the hard way."