We can’t get enough of the Restomods that are being built all over the country. The idea of taking the old school look with the modern day running gear and creature comforts are just too good to pass up. One Wisconsin-based company has become incredibly talented at producing some of the most incredible Restomods on the planet. SpeedKore Performance, the shop responsible for building the pristine 1970 Plymouth Barracuda from the blockbuster Fast and Furious 7. As beautiful as that car was, I don’t think it holds a candle to the masterpiece known simply as the Tantrum that SpeedKore also has in their portfolio. This stunning 1970 Dodge Charger has been stripped down to bare metal and every nut, bolt, and piece of sheet metal has been worked on to produce this masterpiece.
The front end body work on the Tantrum was shaped using none other than carbon fiber. All the small things that you would normally overlook like door handles, fuel cap, and even the mirrors have all been custom made to give it a one of a kind look. The front grill was milled out of a single piece of billet aluminum that adds a nice touch. SpeedKore wanted to maintain much of the look of the stock Charger, but with their own little twist.
The interior of the car looks just as good as the outside with the same attention to detail. Everything is custom made using either billet aluminum or carbon fiber, and anything else is covered in leather or microsuede. What you might not notice on first glance is the roll cage that has been integrated with the structure of the vehicle. You might ask why you would need a roll cage in a car you used a significant amount of lightweight material to make, well that brings me to the best part of the Tantrum.
Under the hood sits a motor that you don’t normally see in an automobile. It’s a Mercury Marine racing engine that is 9.0L and has two turbochargers perfectly situated where the final result is a mind-blowing 1650 horsepower! That is more than the $2.5 million Chiron! That’s taking the 1500hp from the Chiron then adding the power from an Audi A4 with the 1.4L on top of it. To make it even better you have a true three pedal six-speed manual transmission so you get to row through the gears, most likely vaporizing tires along the way. With that much power, they decided to use a Ford sourced rear end so as not to be shattering axles. It also helps using the widest tires available with the massive 345 series by Michelin. But even still, I would be willing to bet that you could still smoke the tires through at least five of the six gears.