Ringbrothers has long been renowned for its superior custom automotive projects, and its latest offerings unveiled at the 2023 SEMA exhibition are no exception to this reputation.
Taking center stage at the Wisconsin-based builder’s exhibit is a modified 1969 Dodge Charger, dubbed Tusk. While custom Chargers are hardly uncommon, Ringbrothers set itself apart by making significant changes to the vehicle’s dimensions. The custom vehicle is equipped with a supercharged 7.0-liter V-8 Hellephant engine, a limited-edition crate engine capable of delivering 1,000 horsepower and restricted to only 100 units.
Overview of the Dodge Charger
The customization is comprehensive, featuring an elongated wheelbase, widened rockers and fenders, and an engine mounting position that is shifted 2.5 inches rearward compared to the standard model. The powerplant is coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox and propels the rear wheels through a tailor-made carbon-fiber driveshaft and a Ford 9-inch rear assembly.
The exterior is composed entirely of carbon-fiber panels, inclusive of a hood designed in two sections and featuring cutouts for billet-machined grilles, which are clearly visible to the driver. A solitary piece of billet-machined chrome serves to highlight the grille area. Beneath the grille, the front fascia is restructured and narrowed to optically lengthen the vehicle’s appearance, a design strategy that is echoed in the rear fascia as well.
Ringbrothers Tusk 1969 Dodge Charger Features
While parts of the carbon fiber remain visible, the majority of the body is coated in black paint, accented with gold elements such as the hood scoops, wheels, and a rear stripe. The wheels, provided by HRE, are positioned two inches ahead of the standard location owing to the lengthened wheelbase. These are complemented by Fox RS SV coilovers and Baer brake systems equipped with six-piston calipers at each corner. Billet side vents are integrated into the front fenders to assist in heat dissipation from the robust braking system.
The interior continues the carbon-fiber theme with a custom console and a uniquely designed pistol-grip shifter. The instrumentation is entirely digital, supplemented by a digital rearview mirror and a contemporary climate control system.
Ringbrothers has disclosed that over 5,000 hours were invested in completing this intricate build.
Accompanying the Tusk on Ringbrothers’ display are a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II named Paramount, and a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible referred to as Uncaged.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ringbrothers 1969 Dodge Charger Tusk
What is the key highlight of Ringbrothers’ exhibit at the 2023 SEMA show?
The key highlight is a custom-built 1969 Dodge Charger named Tusk. The vehicle is equipped with a supercharged 7.0-liter V-8 Hellephant engine capable of delivering 1,000 horsepower.
Who is the builder of the 1969 Dodge Charger Tusk?
The builder is Ringbrothers, a custom automotive project company based in Wisconsin, known for its high-quality custom builds.
What makes the 1969 Dodge Charger Tusk unique compared to other custom Chargers?
The Tusk stands out due to its significant alterations to the vehicle’s dimensions, including an elongated wheelbase and widened fenders. Additionally, it features a limited-edition Hellephant engine that is capable of 1,000 horsepower and restricted to only 100 units.
What materials are used in the exterior and interior design?
The exterior features carbon-fiber panels, while the interior continues the carbon-fiber theme with a custom console and pistol-grip shifter. The body is predominantly painted black, accented with gold elements.
What kind of wheels and brakes does the Tusk feature?
The Tusk is equipped with wheels provided by HRE, positioned two inches ahead due to the lengthened wheelbase. It also has Fox RS SV coilovers and Baer brake systems with six-piston calipers at each corner.
How many hours were invested in building the 1969 Dodge Charger Tusk?
According to Ringbrothers, over 5,000 hours were invested in completing the build of this custom vehicle.
Are there other vehicles displayed by Ringbrothers at the 2023 SEMA show?
Yes, accompanying the Tusk on Ringbrothers’ display are a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II named Paramount, and a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible referred to as Uncaged.
More about Ringbrothers 1969 Dodge Charger Tusk
- Ringbrothers Official Website
- 2023 SEMA Show Overview
- Hellephant Engine Specifications
- HRE Wheels Official Site
- Baer Brake Systems Website
- Fox RS SV Coilovers Details