SEMA 2013: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Yes, it's the best and worst tuned offerings direct from the legendary Vegas show. Ready the sick bag...
Posted: 07 Nov 2013
But not quite as awesome as Nelson Racing Engines' Maximus-powered '68 Dodge Charger. This is a car with numbers that make other numbers shriek and run away crying. Let's jump right in with the engine, a twin-turbocharged 9.4-litre V8 Hemi that produces, on 116 octane petrol, 2,000bhp. Yes, two thousand horsepower. Its claimed figures are: 0-60mph in two seconds dead; 0-160mph in eight seconds; and a quarter mile in eight seconds.
It has a GPS-based traction control system, 14-inch brakes with six-piston calipers and a top speed, with an aerokit installed, of 260mph. The bodywork took 1,500 man hours to hand form and the car's track is six inches wider than standard. It can pull 1g in the turns, and has onboard interior and exterior video with cloud uplink. And we keep thinking we must have had something funny for lunch and imagined this, but no, it's real.