SpeedKore Performance does some nice things with carbon fiber. SEMA is always the place to show off new and interesting builds and SpeedKore has a few new offers to see. We talked about the lightweight carbon fiber 2018 Dodge Demon late last week, but now SEMA 2018 is in full swing, we have seen an even cooler, fully carbon Demon Charger "Evolution" powered by Demon.
SpeedKore Performance is based in Wisconsin and has made SEMA showstoppers for years. See next to the Demon this Shelby GT350R that was modified a few years ago. The Charger Evolution is so named because it further modified the SpeedKore Charger "Tantrum" used in the "Fast and Furious" films. That car used a carbon-composite body and was equipped with a 9.0-liter Mercury Racing twin-turbo engine that delivered an absurd 1.650 horsepower.
The Evolution may be on its feet – only 996 horses thanks to an adapted Demon crate engine – but the goal was to make something more useful than the Tantrum. Upgrades include a smaller supercharger pulley, larger fuel injectors, a modified cold air intake, stainless steel headers and a modified exhaust with SLP dampers. There is also a dry reservoir from Dailey Engineering, an improved oil cooler and a Saldana radiator.
It is also lighter, thanks to even more carbon fiber. SpeedKore had a goal to get the & # 39; 70 Charger at around 3,200 pounds. To get there, the Evolution has carbon fiber body, an aluminum floor, a steel roll cage and a new 2×3-inch steel box frame. The SpeedCore autoclave is large enough to bake a roof, hood and quarter panels in one piece. The bare bodywork is finished with a clear coat to prevent fading.
The Evolution uses billet aluminum for the door handles, fuel cap and grille, all finished in a bronze nickel coating to combine with the HRE wheels. In addition to the floor, aluminum was used for the firewall, the transmission tunnel and the radiator casing.
To slow down the charger, it uses Brembo brakes with six-piston front calipers and four-piston calipers at the rear. The suspension uses Penske adjustable coilovers while Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires wrap 19×10-inch front wheels and 20×12-inch rear wheels.