• May 11, 2010
SpeedFactory SF600R Challenger – Click above for high-res image gallery

Six hundred horsepower? Check. Six-speed manual? Check. Beefed-up performance suspension? Check. Corsa cat-back exhaust? Check. Twenty-inch BBS wheels? Check. If you like that roll call wrapped in a Chrysler Challenger body, then SpeedFactory has the car for you: the SF600R, with a 6.1-liter Hemi bored out to seven liters even (426 cu. in., in celebration of the classic Hemi displacement). No turbo gimmicks, just naturally aspirated muscle that puts the Challenger this close to saying, "I must break you." Ivan Drago would be proud.

If, though, you only dig the wheels, then you'll still want to get in touch with SpeedFactory since it's the exclusive distributor for BBS flow-formed CHR road wheel. Follow the jump for the details on tSpeedFactory's $73,900 ride and its rims, and be sure to check out our high-res image gallery below.



Photo Credit: Geoff Poss ©2010
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SpeedFactory Introduces the 2010 SF600R Challenger

Atlanta, April 20, 2010 – SpeedFactory, the leader in modern Mopar supercars, today announced the industry's first 6spd manual, 600 HP 'SF600R' Challenger, as part of their complete line of 2010 Mopar supercars.

The 'R' designation in the SF600R Challenger denotes a SpeedFactory hi-performance, normally-aspirated, bored, stroked and balanced 6.1L Hemi block, increasing the displacement to 426 cu. in. (7 liters).

This modern 426 powerplant has an all-forged rotating assembly and features CNC ported aluminum heads with new valves, guides, seals, Bee Hive springs and titanium retainers. A custom Comp hydraulic cam along with an 85mm throttle body works with a CNC machined stock manifold that is port matched with a blended plenum to produce a dyno-proven 595-605 HP on premium-grade 91 octane pump fuel.

Additional SpeedFactory performance modifications include a CARB- certified high volume air intake and Corsa stainless steel cat back exhaust system for better breathing. The increased power is managed with a Centerforce clutch and a Getrag IRS with 1000 HP half-shafts. Handling is improved with performance springs and sway bars as well as additional front and rear strut tower braces. The SF600R Challenger rides on premium Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires mounted on staggered 20" BBS Black Edition CH-R flow-formed wheels.

The SpeedFactory Signature package is also included on the SF600R and features a serial numbered plaque along with SpeedFactory exterior badging and graphics. Inside the SF600R features premium leather seats and door panels embossed with SpeedFactory branding as well as custom floor mats.

On the addition of the SF600R Challenger to the SpeedFactory line-up, Mike Brillanti, President, SpeedFactory Cars stated "This car offers supercharged power in a normally-aspirated, 6spd manual package. It's a true enthusiast's car and it enables us to widen the appeal of SpeedFactory products to now include a 600HP vehicle for those enthusiasts who prefer a 'normally-aspirated' powerplant. We offer the SF600R with either a 5spd automatic or the 6spd manual transmission. "

The 2010 SF600R Challenger is priced at $73,900. and is available for immediate delivery.

SpeedFactory Selected to be the Exclusive Distributor for the new BBS Flow-Formed CH-R Road Wheel

Atlanta, May 5th, 2010 – SpeedFactory, the leader in modern Mopar supercars, has been selected to be the exclusive distributor for BBS's new flow-formed CH-R road wheel for all Chrysler and Dodge applications.

The prototype CH-R road wheel for Chrysler/Dodge applications was first introduced to the US market when it appeared in Mopar Alley on SpeedFactory's 700HP "SF700R" Challenger at the 2009 SEMA Show.

The BBS designed and manufactured CH-R wheel employs the company's pressure cast and flow-form technologies to achieve a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio and is used on factory built race cars from Ferrari and BMW. The CH-R features back milled spokes, laser etched 'Motorsports' lettering on the wheel center and a unique stainless steel rim protector.

Available as a direct replacement for the factory wheel on the new generation Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger in 20" X 9" dimensions, the CH-R allows current owners to retain the stock OEM tire. It is also available in a staggered format with a 20" X 9" front wheel and 20" X 10.5" rear wheel that enables owners to run an even wider rear tire, up to 295 X 35 X 20. SpeedFactory will offer the CH-R in 'satin black' as well as a 'diamond silver' finish.

Mike Brillanti, President, SpeedFactory Cars on the collaboration with BBS says "superior high performance parts are a prerequisite to building a SpeedFactory supercar and we required a wheel that was very stiff, durable and as light as possible. The BBS developed CH-R is all that plus it's a tremendous value. It adds a serious motorsports edge to our cars .....We're thrilled to be the exclusive distributor and to be able to offer the CH-R to all our SpeedFactory customers "

The SpeedFactory CH-R, in both satin black and diamond silver, retails for $749.

About SpeedFactory
Based near Atlanta, GA, SpeedFactory is a specialty vehicle company focused on unleashing the performance potential of modern Dodge/Chrysler vehicles and builds enhanced, high-performance modern muscle cars such as Dodge Challengers, Chargers, and Chrysler 300's. SpeedFactory offers supercharged, big block, and naturally aspirated performance packages with limited power train warranties on certain vehicles and configurations. SpeedFactory sells complete turnkey vehicles and parts, and enhances existing customer cars thru select Dodge/Chrysler dealerships. SpeedFactory is a division of Landmark Automotive Group, LLC.

Website: www.SpeedFactoryCars.com


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome, but not $74K awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those wheels are one of my very favorite wheel designs.

      Nice to see BBS CH-R in what I figure is likely a 5x114.3mm (5x4.5in) PCD. I was wondering if they were mostly going to stick to euro 110, 112, and 120 PCDs.

      I thought that TireRack was the BBS importer, though... I guess SpeedFactory might handle those particular models, perhaps.

      I'd rather see those CH-Rs on an Audi R8 or S5, Porsche, or Aston Martin Vantage or DB9/S, though. Especially for 3/4 of a six-figure price-tag. The retro-tastics harken back to a time well before my time. I like designs that are much more modern.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't wait until 2011 Challenger arrives, it will probably have 300+HP, 6 speed tranny, it already has automatic which comes standard, AC is standard, everything is power including seats...also standard. I believe the only important feature that is not standard is stability control (i could be wrong).

      In my opinion Challenger is by far the best car of V6 muscle cars available, everything is standard, it costs 22K, roomy, they only drawback is MPGs.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wrong.

        The 2011 V6 Mustang Premium package, with no additional options checked, comes in at about $27k. This includes leather seats and a Shaker 500 audio system, with Ford Sync. It also includes a 300+ HP V6 that gets 30+ MPG, and a very good 6-speed manual transmission.

        The 2010 Challenger G-package (the equivalent of the Premium package) costs $25,745. It does not include leather or a premium audio option. The leather and premium audio packages add $3,275 to the base price, making the equivalent price roughly $29,475. This does NOT include a 6-speed manual transmission, as the V6 Challenger can only be purchased with a 5-speed automatic. Further, it only carries with it a 250 HP/TQ rated engine.

        Don't come at me with the 2010/2011 model year argument, either. Dodge has not announced any firm plans to upgrade the Challenger for 2011 or 2012, and speculation is only that in LATE 2011, they'll have some sort of minor refresh ready. No announcement of the Pentastar V6 going into the Challenger, either. Even so, the 3.6L Pentastar only has 290 HP, STILL far too little to go after the 300+ HP Duratec in the much smaller, and lighter, V6 Mustang.

        Once again, you've proven yourself ridiculously foolish, Sea Urchin. Perhaps you should go back to your mom's basement, where you belong.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hopefully. No plans have been detailed for the 2011 MY car. More than likely the Pentastar and 6speed auto. will show up for 2012 MY (so next fall instead of this) -- but I hope I'm wrong.
        • 4 Years Ago
        First of Joe, my Mom is not at home right now so i can't go to the basement, secondly i was comparing BASE cars.

        Base Mustang is empty, base Challenger has power everything, has automatic tranny standard (something only 99.999999999% of Americans know how to drive), good audio and it is very roomy and back seat is usable. That is why i think it is a superior car. With few more changes for 2011 model year car it will be even better. You can actually buy a base Challenger and feel like you bought a real good car, it has everything in it that is not a luxury item. Unless you want more power or more luxury you really do not need anything but the base.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And one more thing Joe, Mustang is bland, no one notice it on the street. If one is buying a car that he/she will never take out on the track why not get something that draws attention. Challenger looks like nothing else on the road.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't know what the logic in holding off til the 2012 model year is. The new engine is showing up in the jeep next month and is supposed to be ready to go for the 2011 Charger and 300c this fall... and the Challenger's V6 is way behind the Mustang and Camaro's already.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wrong again, Sea Urchin.

        A base, base, base V6 Mustang, with absolutely NO options, except your automatic transmission, costs $23,990. A base, base, base V6 Challenger costs $23,460. Both prices include destination.

        With that said, the big differences are noticeable. V6 Mustang: 305 HP V6 w/ variable valve timing, and 31+ MPG highway, 6-speed automatic, significantly less weight, SIGNIFICANTLY better interior, fit and finish. V6 Challenger: 250 HP V6, 25 MPG highway, 5-speed automatic, awful suspension, cheap interior (with awful design), and poor fit and finish.

        $500 is certainly not much to pay for all those extra features. More power, less weight, better transmission. Looks are too subjective. I personally think the Challenger looks the most 'retro-correct' in that with the exception of the plastic bumpers, it looks damn near exactly like a 1970 Challenger, which is CERTAINLY not a bad thing. The Mustang looks great from the front, and not as great from the rear, but I believe Ford is working on that.

        As far as standing out, you're talking about secretary's cars, here. Most of the V6 Mustangs and Challengers will never be taken to the track, period, because they're here for one reason: volume. People that want the Mustang or Challenger look, but don't need a fire-breathing V8. On paper, for a slightly higher cost of entry, the Mustang outshines both the V6 Challenger, and the V6 Camaro. Practically, the Mustang works just as well as either, except for rear seat leg room (Challenger kills both due to it's enormous size). As far as testing is concerned, EVERY auto mag out there has tested the V6 Challenger, Camaro, and Mustang, and each one has said that the Mustang is the king.

        In 2012, that might be a different story, but for now, Dodge hasn't done anything to update the Challenger, or even make it competitive. The only way that's going to happen is if Dodge finally gets serious about weigh reduction, and drops this monster about 10" and 700 pounds, puts a better engine in, and designs an interior that doesn't look and feel like it's assembled with Legos.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should drop the 820 Hemi drag motor in it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Six hundred horsepower? Check. Six-speed manual? Check. Beefed-up performance suspension? Check. Corsa cat-back exhaust? Check. Twenty-inch BBS wheels?"

      But has it lost any weight?
      • 4 Years Ago
      600 HP N/A out of a current gen 7.0 Hemi while still keeping the cats? Perhaps the rumors of Chrysler getting ~550HP out of the new 6.4 is right then? Granted I'm comparing an aftermarket tuning company to a stock production vehicle, but it looks like the capability is there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want to see more! I really like how this car oozes street presence and doesn't pretend to be anything it isn't. I'd probably opt for black stripes on black though. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who's sick of seeing cars like the Challenger, GT500, & Camaro with stripes!?
      I know about the history and everything, but it's like 90% of them all have it. They also look very good without them you know. Nice & Clean. I prefer the car's lines.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I can't speak for others but I like 'em, and if I were getting one you can bet it'd have stripes. I have seen some cool applications though where the colour of the stripes is almost the same as the car, i.e. gloss pearl white car with matte white stripes, or same in black...looks great without detracting from the design.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This summer, my black 06' Mustang GT is getting matte black ghost stripes, along with a CDC rear decklid delete panel.

        My original intent was to buy a Tungsten Gray GT with white stripes (like one of the 2005 GT concepts) but that didn't work out.

        Some cars look good with them, some don't. Unfortunately, there are many color combinations and stripe packages that look lame. Case in point, I've seen a bunch of silver V6 Mustangs rolling around with Barney purple stripes. That's very lame.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is my favorite kind of tuner. It's a car that that can smoke just about anything on the road, and it doesn't look like it was redesigned by someone not yet old enough to drive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks quite menacing.
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