SEMA 2014: Dodge Challenger ‘Rapture’

pfaff-designs-dodge-challenger-rapture-frontOne of the first cars I ran into at SEMA 2014 was this customized 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack called “Rapture” at the AMSOIL booth.

This eye-catching car was a collaboration between Pfaff Designs and Downforce Motorsports, and was built by RM Motorsports in Wixom, Michigan. It features a number of custom touches that really set it off from a regular Challenger.

pfaff-designs-dodge-challenger-rapture-interiorThe body has a white and gray theme with purple trim that looks really cool in person. The appearance of the car has been changed with a custom front splitter and hood extractors which are obviously not Original Equipment. In the rear, a custom air dam and a large wing help keep the car stable at high speeds.

Under the hood is a 392 cubic inch Hemi V8 rated at 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. This car’s power is bumped up a bit thanks to a set of Kooks headers and a Magnaflow exhaust. It’s also equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, McLeod Racing twin-disc clutch, and a Barton Industries short throw shifter.

This ride is slammed with an Air Lift performance suspension and it sits just right. It rides on a set of 20″ Forgeline RB3 wheels which are 9.5″ wide in the front and 11″ wide in the rear. The wheels are wrapped in Nitto NT05 tires.

pfaff-designs-dodge-challenger-rapture-rearI’m not usually a big Mopar fan, but for some reason, I like this car. The inspiration for this car comes from the 1980 Blondie song of the same name. The builders say that  “Rapture” was a genre-buster that combined pop music with hip hop and edgy lyrics. In the same way, this car is a genre-buster that is both capable on the road course and in the show car circuit. We hope to see more from these guys in the future!

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I love anything you can drive. But I love it even more if it has a small block Chevy or Ford motor, a turbo, four wheel drive, is a hatchback, or was made in the 80s. My ideal car would be a combination of all of these things, and I'm working on building a time machine so I can go back to the 80's and convince Chevy and Ford to collaborate on a twin-engine, single turbo 4x4 XR4Ti/Fox Mustang/Third Gen F-body and hide one in a mineshaft for me to recover in brand new condition. Look for a blog post about it just as soon as it happens. Or maybe it already did, and I've already posted about it in the future and the internet just needs to catch up with it. Okay, my head hurts, never mind.

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