One of the biggest events of the tuning world that took place the past weekend in Germany marked the first official European public appearance of the exclusive 1970 Dodge Charger featured in the famous “The Fast and the Furious” movie that hit the theaters back in 2001.
In fact, it was the very same car that shook Dominic Toretto’s world back then, while making the hearts of the muscle cars’ fans beat faster when Miss Tuning 2009 Martina Ivezaj lied on the floor in front of it…
Originally built and restored by Cinema Vehicle Services (CVS), the ride has quite a stunning unit under its hood: a supercharged Chrysler 426 Hemi V-8 boosted by a BDS 9-71 Roots-style blower and N.O.S. 250 horsepower Plate Nitrous System, which results in 950 horsepower on motor and more than 1100 horsepower on the bottle, as CVS likes to say.
Furthermore, the spec list includes a Chrysler 727 three-speed automatic transmission, Hotchkis springs and shocks, Wilwood 4 wheel disc brakes as well as 18-inch Coy C-5 custom rims.
“During the filming, Vin Diesel himself actually took a seat behind the wheel. The sound blasting from this car could make the plaster tumble from the garage ceiling! Now, the first time in Europe, automobile enthusiasts can be astounded by the one-and-only original Dodge Charger, and with a shot of nitrous oxide (laughing gas or N2O) it summons up a monstrous 1200 horsepower,” a release from Tuning World Bodensee reads.