SWEDISH CHEV

Street Machine - - Part One -

JO­HAN Eriks­son runs a cus­tom car shop in cen­tral Swe­den, and over the past decade he has been work­ing to turn an iconic ’68 Dodge Charger into a one-of-a-kind mas­ter­piece, the Charger RT/R.

The body has been heav­ily cus­tomised to em­pha­sise the fat stance and mas­sive cus­tom bil­let wheels. Ac­cord­ing to Jo­han, al­most ev­ery part of the car has been mas­saged, broad­ened, cropped, tilted, sec­tioned, or mod­i­fied in another way. Un­derneath it runs a cus­tom chas­sis, with be­spoke in­de­pen­dent airbagged sus­pen­sion front and rear. Brakes are a blend of mon­strous Bent­ley 420mm car­bon-ce­ramic discs with eight-pis­ton calipers up front and Corvette ZR1 units at the rear.

Un­der the bon­net is a beau­ti­fully de­tailed Viper V10 en­gine boosted by a pair of Borg­warner tur­bos. It’s built for big power too, run­ning Cal­lies rods, cus­tom JE pis­tons, T&D roller rock­ers, LSM cam and Man­ley valve springs. It’s backed up by a six-speed Tre­mec man­ual gear­box.

In­side, the Charger RT/R has been com­pletely cus­tomised, with vir­tu­ally zero fac­tory Mopar re­main­ing. All of the alu­minium de­tails have been milled out of around 6500lb of raw ma­te­ri­als, while the rollcage has been hand-stitched in leather.

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