By SEMA Editors
|Red Line Synthetic Oil unveiled a custom ’69 Dodge Charger built by Mike Copeland’s team at Diversified Creations and Arrington Performance in its booth, October 30, at the 2018 SEMA Show.|
Red Line Synthetic Oil unveiled a custom ’69 Dodge Charger built by Mike Copeland’s team at Diversified Creations and Arrington Performance in its booth, October 30, at the 2018 SEMA Show. The 850hp musclecar build marks the first unveiling that Red Line has hosted in its 32 years of attending the SEMA Show.
The vehicle’s owner has been a life-long fan of early Dodge Chargers, and for his first foray into the musclecar world, he reached out to Copeland, owner of Diversified Creations and Arrington Performance. The owner wanted a car he could drive from his home in Georgia to New York and back without having to worry about reliability. The Charger features an 850hp 6.2L Mopar Hellcat crate motor with an OEM eight-speed automatic transmission custom fitted to the vehicle.
In 2013, the Diversified Creations team was the first to install the new eight-speed transmission and Hellcat motor into a second-generation Charger. Red Line’s lubricants and fluids were used throughout the vehicle, enhancing performance and reliability. The build was a complete ground-up restoration; even the roof and the floors were rebuilt. The exterior features gloss-black paint with matte-black accents throughout. The hood itself is a one-off piece made by metalworking the famous ’70 R/T Challenger hood scoops onto an original Charger hood. The suspension components, including the coilovers, were sourced from Reilley Motorsports to provide exceptional ride quality while significantly enhancing handling performance. Baer six-piston brakes and custom Forgiato Navaja wheels with Continental tires were installed, among many other modifications.