Forget Dominic Toretto’s Charger: This 1969 Dodge Charger Has a Hellcat V8 and Took 4,000 Hours to Build

  • This 1969 Dodge Charger has a 707 hp Hellcat V8 and a manual transmission
  • RingBrothers went through the painstaking process of making this Charger unibody
  • A custom billet aluminum steering wheel brings this Charger into the 21st century

This 1969 Dodge Charger puts the “F” in fast, not in family. It took 4,000 hours to build, and man does this Dodge Charger restomod look it. It’s brought to us by the folks at RingBrothers, not the Toretto brothers, or Dodge for that matter. That’s a good thing too because it would be a crying shame to jump this one over some train tracks. We’re going to keep the Fast and Furious jokes coming at a furious pace while we discuss this Charger with a Hellcat V8.

A yellow 1969 Dodge Charger restomod with a Hellcat V8 shot from the 3/4 angle
RingBrothers took 4,000 hours to build this Charger | RingBrothers

This 1969 Dodge Charger has a Hellcat V8 and a manual transmission

More on that Hellcat V8 in a minute. RingBrothers calls this the “CAPTIV.” Maybe CAPSLOCK would have been a better name? Regardless, we’ll start with the exterior. Done for New Zealander and motorsports personality Greg Murphy, a custom yellow paint job was applied to the 1969 Dodge Charger donor car. From there, it got hit with the RingBrothers parts bin.

Obviously, no restomod, Singer Porsche or otherwise, is complete without custom badging. Then, aftermarket wheels by HRE were fitted with presumably sticky tires. From there, new flat-black wing mirrors were fitted as well as any number of carbon fiber parts. Basically, you can point to something on this Dodge Charger restomod and it’ll either be real metal or carbon fiber. However, the sole exception to this is inside. A custom 3D printed horn button was fitted to the obviously custom steering wheel milled from solid aluminum and topped with carbon fiber.

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4,000 hours of build time makes a Charger built for Dominic Toretto

The Hellcat V8 in RingBrother's 1969 Dodge Charger restomod
This Charger restomod has a Toretto-pleasing shaker hood | RingBrothers

Now, about that Hellcat V8. It’s both the physical and visual centerpiece of the build. Shockingly, the 1969 Dodge Charger maintains the stock Hellcat V8’s 707 horsepower. RingBros. even goes so far as to call it “streetable.” However, given the size of this engine, a shaker hood was both a moral and engineering necessity. It’s enough to make Dominic Toretto jealous.

As interesting as that Hellcat V8 in the engine bay is, it’s the things that are hooked up to it that make the car. First, the manual transmission. That has a number of custom RingBrothers parts on it that you can buy for your car. Then, the tuning company set about making this Charger unibody. No easy task, but that likely contributes heavily to this car’s usability on the street. Of course, no restomod is complete without a loud exhaust, this one provided by Flowmaster.

Ringbrothers pushes Charger restomods to the limit

The interior of the RingBrothers 1969 Dodge Charger with a manual transmission
Yes, that’s a manual transmission | RingBrothers

Really, it’s hard to imagine a more complete build than this. While the Fast and Furious cars might be rolling chassis with stunt car motors, this Charger is the real thing. Plus, with 707 horsepower and insane attention to detail, we’re willing to be this is more reliable than any car Dominic Toretto has built. Especially after a few Coronas at a BBQ.

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