SEMA 2009 Preview: Speedfactory 440 Hemi Challenger

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challenger high front.jpgSpeedfactory has become well known for their high performance late model Mopars, and at the 2008 SEMA Show the Vortech display featured a blown 6.1L Speedfactory Challenger.  Earlier this week, news surfaced about the debut of a new, more powerful Speedfactory ‘440 Hemi’ Challenger.  

That’s right – 440 cubic inches of SRT-Hemi muscle, and with the help of a Vortech centrifugal supercharger this nasty Challenger makes 700 horsepower on 91 octane gasoline.  This 440 is created by taking a 6.1L Hemi, boring and stroking it to 7.2L, and adding a fully forged rotating assembly.  A set of worked Mopar Performance cylinder heads helps move all of the forced air needed for the 440 Hemi.

This is announced as the debut of the car, but I thought that I recognized it, so I checked with the guys at Speedfactory. Yesterday evening, Speedfactory contacted me and confirmed that I have indeed seen this Challenger before, and based on my first sighting of it…it is one great looking Challenger.  This will be the debut of the 440 Hemi Challenger in this form, although this car has been displayed before.  In August of 2009, this Speedfactory Challenger was displayed alongside a wicked 10 second Speedfactory Charger at the Mopar Nationals in Columbus, Ohio.

Along with the big power, the Speedfactory 440 Hemi Challenger features a carbon fiber hood, Speedfactory badging and stripes, and a set of black BBS wheels.  Inside, a full compliment of Speedfactory trim items, from the door panels to the seat skins, set apart the interior of this 700 horsepower Challenger.

Check out the gallery in the original aricle from High Horsepower Photography for more pictures of the Speedfactory 440 Hemi Challenger as it looked in August by clicking here, and stay tuned to the Detroit Autos Examiner for live coverage of the re-debut of the 440 Hemi Challenger next week at SEMA!

Click here for a full SEMA preview!

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