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HPP Challenger Daytona - HPP Daytona

By 55Stepside

Turning Camaros into Pontiacs is not today's only trick. In Moparland, Heide Performance Products (HPP) has re-created another muscle legend. HPP is a relatively new player on the OE performance scene but is led by two Motor City veterans: Gordon Heidacker, who spent several decades in Chrysler's racing and performance programs, including Viper and Prowler; and Jack Pennington, ex-Saleen and ASC lead designer. Though built on the ponycar-flavored Challenger platform, the HPP Daytona is styled to evoke the wild aerodynamic look of the winged Charger Daytona and Plymouth Superbird B-Bodies that terrorized NASCAR four decades ago. The premise might not be as far-fetched as it seems. The Challenger's wheelbase is 116 inches-the same as the '70 Superbird.
The transformation, if you will, from contemporary ponycar to NASCAR retro racer is achieved via radically redesigned front and rear fasciae, rocker panels, an aluminum hood, and, of course, a skyscraper rear wing just like the one on Chrysler's original aero warriors, the first NASCAR racers to exceed 200 mph. HPP added a Vortech supercharger to bump the 5.7L Hemi up to an estimated 600 hp, while a KW suspension package with adjustable coilovers dumps the ride height a full 3.5 inches to complete the look.

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ricncars’s Profile Photo
Mar 21, 2010 at 1:15 am
id do alot of things for that machine
donnalove’s Profile Photo
Jan 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm
I'am sure the price would be way up therewink image
Flywheel401’s Profile Photo
Jan 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm
Yes, I heard about it. Thanks for updated info. Good Reporting !
rtrull’s Profile Photo
Jan 26, 2010 at 10:27 am
papabear5969’s Profile Photo
Jan 26, 2010 at 8:27 am
Love the look, I would own one!
rhonda’s Profile Photo
Jan 26, 2010 at 7:11 am
I would like it MUCH better without the rear wing, but that is just me.
canadianpontiacguy’s Profile Photo
Jan 26, 2010 at 6:49 am
Hope they build some!
twhotrod1968’s Profile Photo
Jan 26, 2010 at 5:53 am
now that is different
hotrodcouple’s Profile Photo
Jan 26, 2010 at 1:29 am
sweet muscle for the future.
Shaker’s Profile Photo
Jan 25, 2010 at 9:46 pm
Looks pretty cool!

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