The Dodge Challenger is already a retro-designed modern-day muscle car, but it doesn't remove the fact that there will still be a few folks who would prefer to go all out and make their cars look as old-school as possible. If you're one of those individuals, you'll be happy to know that an aftermarket tuning company called ExoMod Concepts is there to help you with your retro desires. Because while this may look like a 1968 Dodge Charger from the outside, it's actually a thoroughly modern muscle car under the skin.
Old School On The Outside, Modern On The Inside
Say hello to the C68 Carbon, or in this specific project's case, Quicksilver. Underneath that silver 1968 Dodge Charger body is a modern-day Challenger. The old-school body is actually created using cutting-edge materials--which in this case, is made out of lightweight carbon fiber. The body is four inches wider than the original Charger, yet despite the increased dimensions, the carbon fiber body reduces the Challenger's weight by 400 pounds.
The modern-day design elements of the Challenger are apparent through those halo LED daytime running lights, but apart from that, the rest of the body looks like it came out of the 1960s, except for the modernized rear LED taillights.
Likewise, the interior is still modern and pretty much unchanged, but what's amazing here is how the sills of the new carbon fiber body integrate well with the cabin's construction. The clean conversion, therefore, makes this old-school Charger look like it actually did come out of the factory with its carbon fiber suit.
Also, just as modern as the skeleton is its drivetrain. Quicksilver here was built with ExoMod's Platinum Package, which means this is actually based on the Hellcat Redeye. Thus, it comes with the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V-8 that produces 808 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque that's sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic.
There are other packages available, too. The Silver Package is based on the Scat Pack version with its 6.4-liter engine that produces 485 horsepower. The Gold Package is based on the 707 horsepower SRT Hellcat with its supercharged V-8. Each package is also upgradeable in terms of power, with the Platinum Package topping out at 885 horsepower.
You might think that the build is all about the exterior aesthetics, but ExoMod will also throw in 15.7-inch drilled rotors with six-piston Brembo brake calipers. These sit behind 20-inch Forgeline staggered wheels, which measure 10 inches at the front and 12 inches at the back and are wrapped in Nitto NT555 tires.
But It Doesn't Come Cheap, Nor Is It Widely Available
Unfortunately, the build doesn't come cheap. ExoMod is offering the Gold Package based on the Hellcat for $329,000. The Platinum Package based on the Hellcat Redeye? That starts at an eye-watering $349,000, and it doesn't even take into account any possible performance upgrades that the you would want. Why is it so expensive?
Well, only 10 C68 vehicles will be made, with each one taking around 1,500 hours to complete. Quicksilver is already the seventh model to be produced, and considering that the Dodge Challenger and Charger are migrating towards an electrified generation soon, don't expect these cars to depreciate in the used car market anytime soon.