Hardcore Mopar enthusiasts usually get really upset when iconic cars like the 1968 Dodge Charger are built without using genuine Mopar parts. However, there’s not a moto enthusiast of any kind that would have a problem with this offroad beast built by the guys at WelderUp. They call it Project OVERCHARGED and this thing is so over the top they specifically use all caps when talking about it.
You might recognize WelderUp from the TV show Vegas Rat Rods. Steve Darnell is the mad genius behind the crazy builds WelderUp is known for. And he may have outdone himself with this Charger. This thing is badass on so many levels it’s hard to know where to start. There’s the completely custom-built chassis with long travel suspension or the overall look of the car with the roof section cut out and the body work lined with rivets. Instead, how about we talk about the real reason for the name OVERCHARGED, because as cool as the rest of the car there’s one thing that takes it to another level. The massive motor sticking up out of the engine bay to the point where it blocks the view of the driver.
It’s a 5.9L Cummins that’s fitted with twin chain-driven superchargers as well as twin turbochargers. Be honest, you didn’t even know that was possible did you? That’s ok neither did I. Because of the incredible power figures and reliability, Steve has an affection towards diesel motors and uses them in most of his builds. Although no specific specs were released for this quad forced induction beast it’s safe to assume there won’t be a shortage of power. Steve decided to debut the car at the 2017 King of Hammers event which was a good idea considering the amount of offroad enthusiasts gathered out there. Apparently the car will be featured on an episode of the show later on this year so we will be able to tune in and watch the build process along the way. But here’s your first glance at what might be the coolest Dodge Charger in the country, sorry General Lee.