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.