A few years back, hosts of the popular YouTube show, Roadkill, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, pieced together a 1968 Dodge Charger as cheaply as possible.
All the parts were either spare, made from scratch, ripped off other project cars or generously donated from a used RV that the guys diced up.
Chiefly, the RV sacrificed its Chrysler 440 cui engine, turning this rust-bucket Charger into what’s known as the “General Mayhem”.
Since then, the show’s become so popular that the guys staged their own show and drag-race event at the Silverdome stadium in Pontiac, Mich. deemed, Roadkill Nights. In honor of the event, Freiburger and Finnegan decided to stuff a brand new 707 hp Hellcat engine into the General Mayhem because… well they could, and that’s a good a reason as any.
Roadkill Nights was sponsored by Dodge, so the guys didn’t have any issues getting their hands on the said, 6.2 L supercharged HEMI V-8 engine.
The engine was snagged from a set to be crushed Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, so as a result, Freiburger and Finnegan were able to expand their retro-mod-rat-roding plans.
They recruited Diversified Creations, a garage that basically specializes in putting new engines into old bodies.
The result is a crappy-looking ’68 Dodge that makes up to 975 horses, and includes a few tech goodies like the Uconnect infotainment system complete with USB connectivity.
The Roadkill guys were so confident in their new creation, that they spurred an online revelry between reality-TV show star Richard Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage and star of Fast and Loud.
The challenge was a Hellcat vs. Hellcat drag race that took place at the Roadkill Nights event, but as it turns out, the Roadkill guys bit off a little more than they could chew, and the win went to Rawlings.