Carbon fiber is both lighter and stronger than comparable steel, aluminum or plastic body panels and offers performance and efficiency gains by drastically reducing weight. All Direct Connection performance parts are factory developed to meet or exceed the level of quality you’ve come to expect from OEM Dodge parts. With the reintroduction of the Direct Connection performance parts catalog as part of its two-year Never Lift plan, Dodge is committed to continuing to meet every performance need of Mopar enthusiasts. For more information about Dodge’s Never Lift plan, visit Dodge.com and DodgeGarage.com.
Order a Carbon-Fiber 1970 Dodge Charger Body via direct connection
In partnership with Finale Speed, fans of the quintessential Mopar B body—the 1970 Dodge Charger—can now order carbon fiber bodies through the Direct Connection catalog. Finale Speed is a custom automaker and restorer from Yukon, Oklahoma, with a team of highly skilled craftsmen with decades of experience building high-quality automobiles. The bodies of the 1970 Finale Speed carbon fiber Dodge Charger are autoclaved to ensure the highest quality panels are produced. Direct Connection customers can order a complete 1970 restomod carbon fiber Dodge Charger, equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged Dodge Hellcat crate engine, the gearbox of their choice, and various interior options through Finale Speed; or can choose to order individual body panels such as carbon fiber hoods and trunk pieces.
Dodge and Finale Speed are also teaming up to offer more pre-1979 muscle car carbon fiber body panels, including full Plymouth Barracuda and Road Runner bodies. Look for Finale Speed at upcoming trade shows, high-end auto shows, auctions and more events as the little-known brand works to promote its partnership with Direct Connection and the Mopar brands. For more information on ordering your own carbon fiber 1970 Dodge Charger, visit DCPerformance.com/Vintage-Muscle or call +1(800) 619-9716.
Licensed SpeedKore Carbon Fiber Body Parts for Late Model Dodge Challenger
The next time you pick up a Direct Connection catalog (yes, they even print them) from your local Dodge Power Broker, check out SpeedKore’s latest offerings. The carbon fiber wizards offer front splitters, rear spoilers and diffusers and rocker panels for modern Dodge Challengers (2008-present).
SpeedKore has been manufacturing carbon fiber parts since 2015, building some of the most advanced one-offs, such as the 1968 “Hellucination” Dodge Charger built for Stellantis Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles. With owner Jim Kacmarcik’s extensive automotive resources on hand, and some of the most experienced engineers and traditional craftsmen under the roof of Grafton, Wisconsin, SpeedKore carbon fiber parts set the industry standard for quality and durability.
“Not only do we listen to our Dodge owners, but the brand delivers the performance products our road car enthusiasts, drag racers and vintage muscle fans need,” said Tim Kuniskis, Chief Executive Officer of the Dodge – Stellantis brand. “Direct Connection is a program that lives up to its name, offering a pipeline of new products, including a Drag Pak rolling chassis for our sporty drag racers, new licensed carbon fiber panels to save weight and improve performance, and many more new features. additions to our growing portfolio of performance parts.”
Direct Connection offers engineering expertise straight from the factory, in addition to premium Mopar parts, through the Dodge Power Brokers dealer network – the exclusive source for performance Direct Connection parts. Dodge Power Brokers dealer staff is trained to provide a performance-driven customer experience, and customers can purchase new vehicles with Direct Connection parts already installed at Dodge Power Brokers dealers. Direct Connection parts installed on your Mopar vehicle by a Dodge Power Brokers dealer also have the added benefit of preserving the balance of the three-year/36,000-mile vehicle warranty.
Watch the new Car Craft video series!
To kick off the YouTube video series, Kevin Tetz and John McGann immerse themselves in the task of swapping a Gen 3 Hemi into a 1972 Dodge Challenger. And this isn’t just any old Hemi – we drop a 707 horsepower Hellcat in the car and put one of Tremec’s brand new TKX five-speed transmissions behind it. The Challenger also gets a brand new coilover suspension and a brake upgrade. The goal is to make it walk and drive like a new Hellcat powered Challenger, but with the stylish look of the original E-Body. After you finished episode 1, watch EPISODE 2 and EPISODE 3then sign up for the MotorTrend YouTube channel for more great car content!