Apart from 1,000 horses stampeding from it, the Super Charger concept gets a thorough workover with longer wheelbase, lower, wider body with flared guards front and rear, new bumpers and bonnet scoop, Challenger SRT Hellcat headlamps behind the grille and lots of upgrades inside including Dodge Viper seats. Oh, and red LEDs light up the exhaust pipes… just in case you don’t hear it coming.
All in all quite a 50th birthday present for the mighty Dodge Charger then.
What else would we like our ride pimped with from SEMA 2018?
Well, we’ll take the new Ford GT Carbon, making its debut at SEMA, any day of the week – see our story on that here. We’re not so sure about Honda’s highlight, a cross between its Ridgeline pickup truck and Pioneer off-roader utility vehicle. The result is a kind of huge, mad beach buggy with four seats and big open rear load tray. Officially it’s "a physical thought exercise of what the ultimate off-road Honda four-wheeled vehicle could look like.” It was cooked up by Honda’s US-based design team.
Nissan came up with five vehicles, each modified to suit different applications. A pair of huge Titan pickups were transformed into Red Cross emergency ambulance and animal rescue truck, while a Nissan Kicks (Juke-type crossover for the US) was made into a Sound Machine – complete with fold-down DJ deck and speakers everywhere including 1000 watt subwoofers.
But the Nissans we like best are the 370Zs, one called Project Clubsport 23 and the other the Formula Drift 370Z of three-time Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg.