'Dom's Charger' | Cars
Dodge, founded as the Dodge Brothers Company machine shop by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in the early 1900s, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit based automakers and began building complete automobiles under the "Dodge Brothers" brand in 1914. It was when Chrysler bought the company however that they then started putting muscle cars on the map. The Charger has been synonymous with pure muscle car magic, the Detroit muscle car scene was huge in the late '60's and '70's.
This 1970 Charger R/T is one of the major cars driven in the Fast and Furious movie franchise by 'Dominic Toretto', making its first appearance in the 2001 film 'The Fast and Furious'. Rated around 900 horsepower, it ran a 9-second flat quarter-mile time at Palmdale Speedway. Dom states there was so much torque that the chassis twisted coming off the line and his father barely kept it on the track.
Come and jump in the beast!
Vehicle - 1970 Dodge Charger
Power Unit - 426 Hemi V8
Horsepower - 425 bhp
0 - 60mph - 4.9 Seconds
Top Speed - 70 mph
Transmission - Automatic
Made Famous By - The car featured in the Fast and Furious film franchise.
Took the 70 Dodge Charger out for a couple of laps on the Top Gear track, its an absolute muscle car legend. Probably my number 1 car from my childhood so it was a real privilege to get behind the wheel of it. First of all you are in for a big culture shock, the car splutters along and you feel like your in the engine bay, it rattles and every bit of metal in the car feels hot it's the purest form of raw driving there is. The steering feels really loose and you struggle at times to find where the centre of the wheel is, and it's quite difficult to navigate the cone slalom. The brakes feel really low so as your approaching a corner you feel like you won't make it at first. The only downside is the car will only go 70mph, I am not sure if it's limited but when I tried to open her up on the back straight I was expecting it to be like a rocket, but as I put he foot down the instructor was telling me to lift off so it won't back fire and all of a sudden you're getting over taken by everything. Regardless of the lack of speed, it was really a fantastic experience and a real treat to be able to experience it.Mike Gray
Absolutely brilliant day. Childhood dream fulfilled, particular thanks to Chris my instructor brilliant guy and made my day even better!Jamie Graham
I drove Doms Charger on Friday 28/06/2019 on Three Sisters Race Circuit in Wigan. I could say that I know the sports cars,but driving the Charger was something different.This was a powerful American Muscle Car,which I loved driving. The main reason for that was my instructor Phil Jordan. He is a very friendly,chatty,and knowing very well sports cars gentleman .He explained me everything specific about the car and guided me excellent around the track. Thank you Phil for making my drive such a pleasure. Thank you guys to all of you from Carchaseheroes for my Great Day.Bontscho Bonev