SpeedKore Made Vin Diesel's 'F9' Charger and Now They Are Bringing a Replica to The Streets

SpeedKore Hellacious Charger
The new car is a replica of the models used during the filming of "F9". SpeedKore

SpeedKore has worked with Fast and Furious franchise stakeholders to create some of the most iconic vehicles shown in the movies since 2015 including the 1970 Dodge Charger "Tantrum" driven by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel).

The company's newest project is their "Hellacious" Charger. The model is a custom-built mid-engine muscle car designed to be a road-going version of Dom's car in "F9". In the movie, the cinematic version of the car appears alongside Tantrum.

"This Charger is one of our most extreme builds to date," said Jim Kacmarcik, president and owner of SpeedKore. "After commissioning renowned designer Sean Smith to design the car and working with 'F9's picture vehicle coordinator Dennis McCarthy to build the nine chassis and vehicle bodies for the film, we wanted to bring the movie magic of 'F9' to life."

The entire body of the car is made from carbon fiber but adds bespoke wide-body styling by Sean Smith Designs. Its glass rear hatch is designed to expose the engine compartment. It's swathed in BASF Glasurit matte-black paint.

The car wears a metal vertical-slat grille and factory 1968 Charger hideaway headlights. Brushed steel front and rear bumpers complement other brightwork. Shaved rain gutters and flush-mounted glass complete the profile while round quad taillights and a bronze stripe color-keyed to match the wheels complete the look

Hellacious has all the looks of the car from the movie but unlike those cars, it is ready to put performance to pavement. It gets its power from a mid-mounted supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8. The engine delivers 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a gated-manual Graziano transaxle from a Lamborghini Gallardo.

The car's signature burble is courtest of its exhaust, which includes MagnaFlow components and SpeedKore-designed headers and dual mufflers, which are routed through the chassis and exit at the back via downward-facing tips.
A Saldana performance radiator keeps the engine cool while high-performance intercoolers keep fresh air flowing to the supercharger.

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Its SpeedKore-designed perimeter frame combines with double A-arm front suspension from Detroit Speed, the makers of Ken Block's $1.1 million Hoonitruck and an integrated rear cradle with double-wishbone suspension from Race Car Replicas allowing the car to have a low stance. The car's QA1 shocks have been calibrated for track use and their setup is designed to lend composure to the model.

Stopping power is courtesy of Brembo six-piston calipers at the front and dual Brembo four-piston calipers out back. A hydraulic handbrake has been added to assist with drifts and slides.

Custom HRE 18-inch "Hellacious" center-lock wheels put 275/35R18 front and 345/35R18 rear rubber to the road.

The interior of the model is sparse. Racing seats and a Simpson harness keep the driver and passenger in place. The aluminum dashboard holds gauges from Classic Instruments while an integrated roll hoop and rear-facing firewall help protect the car's occupants.