1970 Dodge Charger “Tantrum”
SpeedKore Performance, of Port Washington, Wisconsin has built this beautiful restomod and turned it into a beast. Somehow, Tantrum isn’t the right word. Try Meltdown.
Externally, the Tantrum still looks like the low slung, coke bottle waist Dodge. However, upon closer inspection, it’s obvious this is no normal 70’s muscle car. To start, most of the external body has been remade from carbon fiber. And the result is breathtaking.
The front grille is a CNC one-off, milled from a 72-inch solid billet of aluminum.
Under the hood is where things really start to get crazy. In place of a traditional Viper V10 swap or a modern Hemi, you’ll find, a marine engine! The engine is supplied by Mercury Marine and is a 9.0 liter, twin-turbocharged, 1650 bhp sea monster! To handle all that power, SpeedKore chose a bulletproof Tremec T56 6 speed and of course, the cockroach of the auto world, the Ford 9 Inch axle. The Tantrum doesn’t have a 0-60 time listed, probably because they are worried about shearing all landmass eastward of Wisconsin into a new continent.