• Feb 9, 2010
The SpeedFactory 426 Charger does 9.453 in the quarter – Click above to watch video

The Chrysler-mad tuners at SpeedFactory have taken a 2006 Dodge Charger, ripped out its interior and inserted a GEN III Hemi stroker motor boosted by a Vortech supercharger under the hood. The 3,700-pound, 900-horsepower sedan has kept its factory transmission and independent rear suspension, but swapped over to 1,000-horsepower half-shafts and a different suspension and shock setup.

The result: a quarter-mile run in 9.453 seconds at 145.38 miles per hour. The mad-about-Chrysler moderators at LXForums.com say it's the fastest run done on any LX/LC platform. Follow the jump for video evidence of the blitz and for SpeedFactory's press release on the feat.



[Source: SpeedFactory]


PRESS RELEASE

SpeedFactory 426 Charger Again Sets World Record Quarter Mile Time for Chrysler LX/LC Platform Vehicles

Atlanta, GA, January 27, 2010 - On January 23, 2010, SpeedFactory's 426 Charger completed the quarter mile in 9.453 seconds with a trap speed of 145.38 mph at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Georgia. According to records kept by the LXForums.com moderators, SpeedFactory bested all previous quarter mile times set by actual production LX/LC-platform cars-modern Dodge Chargers, Challengers, Magnums and Chrysler 300Cs. SpeedFactory driver Eddie Rosa piloted the Charger.

SpeedFactory, in collaboration with partners Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Vortech Superchargers and Paramount Performance, built this car from a 2006 Dodge Charger platform utilizing a unique combination of heavily modified stock components. The SpeedFactory R&D (Research and Development) Charger is a test platform for high horsepower technology destined to power SpeedFactory's production vehicles.

A GEN III 426 HEMI stroker motor is boosted by a Vortech centrifugal-style V-7 YSi-trim supercharger and is controlled through factory electronics, producing over 900 HP. The car retains modified factory components: transmission, IRS differential with 1000HP half shafts, suspension and shocks. A curb weight of 3,750 pounds was achieved by removing the interior.

"We are all very proud of this achievement, which showcases our continued commitment to the development of our brand and ultimately carries over into our customers' vehicles," said Mark Brucks, general manager, SpeedFactory. "With the introduction of the Drag Pack Challengers, we knew that records would be broken, and to achieve this with a modified stock vehicle that still utilizes the factory components makes this even more exciting to us and our partners. We believe there is more that can be done to produce even faster times."

"The Vortech V-7 YSi-trim supercharger supports up to 1200HP with 78 percent efficiency," said Gil Cormaci, director, sales and marketing for Vortech Engineering. "We are very pleased to be associated with SpeedFactory and Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep. The application of our YSi-trim compressor to this HEMI Charger was done with the highest expertise, resulting in this impressive time and speed."

About SpeedFactory
Based in Atlanta, GA, Speedfactory is a specialty vehicle company focused on unleashing the performance potential of modern Dodge/Chrysler muscle cars. Speedfactory builds enhanced, high-energy modern muscle cars such as Dodge Challengers, Chargers, and Chrysler 300's. Speedfactory offers supercharged and naturally aspirated performance packages with limited powertrain warranties on certain vehicles and configurations. Through select Dodge/Chrysler dealers, Speedfactory sells complete turnkey vehicles and parts and enhances existing cars as well. To learn more, visit: www.SpeedFactoryCars.com.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Strange.. has just an R/T front fascia, not the SRT one.. but has SRT wheels and style of hood. Bizzarre.
      • 4 Years Ago
      On regular street tires that would be one hell of a sleeper. I do want!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Impressive...but i still dislike the modern Charger for it's dullness compared to the old 60s/70s models
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i wanna know how much it cost them to do that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dull is relative, it still looks menacing compared to the sea of jellybean-shaped crud polluting our roads today.

      Kudos to the tuner on their accomplishment.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You are saying the Charger is dull compared to a M5 (which is hardly differentiated from a 550i, except for those cool gills), 740i.....why is this even being compared, CTS-V (awesome vehicle....but I would still consider it bland and too close to similar CTS vehicles).

        "All the above cars are a lot more refined, and a lot less bloated than the Charger, which shouldn't be a 4door saloon in the first place."

        Wait a minute......those vehicles are a lot more refined than a Charger?! I hope so a Charger SRT-8 starts at 40,000......closest competitor from your list starts 15-20,000 more.

        As far as bloated, check the weight of the vehicles you listed.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I say the let them drive the "Jelly-beans". The more people that buy them the more gas prices stay down. As long as they stay out the fast lane on the Interstate we won't have a problem...
        • 4 Years Ago
        TriShield, how can you compared The Charger to an econobox (Or Econoblob nowadays?). In no way should they ever be pitted against eachother

        Yes, Dull IS relative, and the Charger is extremely dull compared to the CTS-V, the C63 AMG, an M5, the 740i, an S8, etc

        All the above cars are a lot more refined, and a lot less bloated than the Charger, which shouldn't be a 4door saloon in the first place.
      • 4 Years Ago
      yawn.
        • 4 Years Ago
        schoolbus under 8 would be kickass
        • 4 Years Ago
        I just can't get excited about a dodge charger. It's big, it's ugly, and even if it's fast, it's still ugly.

        In other news, it may not be 8 seconds, but this might be worth taking a look at:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JiUsfBeoUg
        • 4 Years Ago
        A big sedan making less than 10" in quarter mile and all you can say "yawn"? What do you want? a school bus making 8s?
        • 4 Years Ago
        That bus was honkin'!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "...and independent rear suspension."

      OK Ford, get to work on the Mustang's.
        • 4 Years Ago
        you know, for a long time I was in your boat, IRS > LRA but the live axle gives the mustang that bluntness, crudeness, unrefined edge over the camaro. I dont want a refined euro-sportscar-destoryer, I want american muscle and I want it in a lump and I think the mustang is exactly that.

        IMO.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hey, don't you know that rigid axels are superior to independent rear suspensions? Everyone in the world has it wrong, even Ford with all of their other cars, just NASCAR and the Mustang know how to do it right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is a completely gutted car with a stroked and blown Hemi. How is this surprising?

      Sorry, I fail to see how this is that impressive. Sure it is fast as hell, but it doesn't impress me one bit.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm with you nightflight,
        I can appreciate the effort, but once you strip out the interior, you make it just another race car. Anyone can have a fast race car, it's fast street cars that are impressive. And fast street cars have interiors.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wasn't a fan of the Charger when it first came out (meaning the latest Gen.) but, I gotta say that it has grown on me. The SRT8 is just plain mean-looking going down the road. Are there more "refined" cars out there? Sure, but who actually wants "refined" cars in that segment? The Charger is exactly what it is supposed to be IMO.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's "Modified Stock" mean?

      I like it. It's big, fast, and very angry.
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