Dodge announced, during their 2022 Speed Week, that Finale Speed would be releasing 1970 Dodge Charger carbon-fibre bodies, which would be part of the Direct Connection parts programme, as well as bodies for the Plymouth Barracuda and Roadrunner.
Tim Kuniskis, Dodge CEO, explained when he made the announcement:
“Not only do we listen to our Dodge owners, but the brand also delivers the performance products our street car enthusiasts, drag racers, and vintage muscle fans need.
“Direct Connection is a programme that lives up to its name, offering a pipeline of new products, including a Drag Pak Rolling Chassis for our sportsman drag racers, new licensed carbon fibre panels to cut weight and improve performance, and many more new additions to our growing performance parts portfolio.”
The only thing that was missing from the announcement was the price tag, which has now been revealed.
According to the Oklahoma-based company, the Finale Speed Charger bodies with come with a hefty price tag of $199,000. For that, customers will get a body that is built with the original specifications in mind but on a custom chassis which has been reinforced with additional structural bracing. The Direct Connection’s website states that the bodies will have a Hellcat 6.2-litre supercharged V8 crate engine, which will be installed, and the customer can choose the transmission.
The prepreg carbon-fibre has a flat finish from the curing process which is done in an autoclave but customers can upgrade to have a clear coat for $20,000. Other optional extras include Forgeline wheels and tyres for $12,500.