Since its 2008 revival the Dodge Challenger has been the basis for a great number of modified cars. From mildly tweaked and modified versions, to aftermarket convertibles and Viper V10 powered monsters.
However not many can match HPP’s Charger Daytona conversion for visual impact. Whether you like it or not, and I’m guessing the likers are in a minority, the conversion takes an already head-turning model and turns it into a double-taker.
Up front HPP have radically redesigned the Challenger’s front bumper, grille, lights and hood to incorporate a tapered nose cone very similar in shape to the original. The headlights now hide behind matt-black painted flaps in the front bumper.
Down the sides are a set of nonfunctional louvres which stick out from the door. These are probably one of the least effective parts of the transformation as they just look stuck on – which they are.
At the rear HPP have fitted the 2009 Dodge Charger Daytona with the trademark massive single-deck rear wing which dominates the rear of the car. One of the more interesting modifications is the rerouting of the exhaust which is now vented out the sides just behind the rear wheels using a set of four square, flush-mounted tailpipes.
While the conversion kit does a pretty good job of giving the Challenger’s exterior a convincing Charger Daytona vibe, unfortunately there’s no helping the interior. The Challenger’s interior is so bland and plasticky that slapping some metallic orange paint on trim pieces only highlights its failings.
|Year (of specifications)||2009|
|Engine||5.7 litre HEMI supercharged|
|Transmission||six-speed manual RWD|
HPP (Heide Performance Products), based in Madison Heights, Michigan, is a company which is attempting to bring high-tech customization and performance to the muscle cars of the 21st century. HPP is currently working towards design, development, testing and production of many aftermarket components for a variety of models. By: diseno-art