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2001 Dodge Super8 Hemi Concept

2001 Super8 Hemi Concept

 

 

Concept cars don’t have to obey boundaries or follow anyone’s rules—that’s the fun of them. Often, their job is only to provoke thought and stimulate interest in new ideas.

 

Take the Dodge Super8 Hemi, for instance. Introduced at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, the concept was nothing less than an effort to redefine the traditional American family sedan. And naturally, not everyone knew quite what to make of the outside-the-box design. Wrote one journalist, “This Dodge concept manages to be retro, futuristic and just plain bizarre all…

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2001 Dodge Super8 Hemi Concept

A match made in HEMI®.

A Match Made in HEMI

 

 

It was a match made in HEMI® heaven when Michael and Marisa Bogdanoff met in 2011 through their local Challenger club, where Marisa sparked the interest of Michael with her screen name “RTGirl1” in the club’s forum. “She let me explain stuff about the cars and asked me questions about upgrades and mods she could do to her Challenger,” said Michael. Needless to say, his first impression had him head over wheels.

 

A few months later, they went to the “Horses-to-Horsepower” car show where it…

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A match made in HEMI®.

1964 Dodge HEMI® Charger

Hemi Charger

 

The first Dodge to wear the famous Charger nameplate was this one-of-one show car constructed in 1964. It bears little resemblance to the first production Charger introduced in 1966, or to any of the famous Chargers that followed, for that matter. But the car does have an interesting history in its own right.

 

Built to showcase the new 426 HEMI® race engine at hot rod shows around the country, the Charger was based on a production ’63 Polara chassis and body. The body was cut in half, radically shortened, and then…

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1964 Dodge HEMI® Charger