Watch a Twin Turbo Hemi Challenger Tear Up the Strip
Todd Barber’s twin turbocharged Dodge Challenger is one wicked machine and even though he has only had the car out a few times, he is already running in the mid-8s.
This past weekend, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout kicked off its 2017 season at Rockingham Dragway, bringing some of the quickest late model Mopar muscle cars to North Carolina to battle it out for big money. One of the cars in attendance was the Hellcat Challenger of Leon and Jason Epling, which set the record for the quickest Hellcat quarter mile time ever, but there were plenty of other crazy-quick machines on hand.
One of the other monsters at the MSHS Rockingham event was the twin turbo Dodge Challenger R/T owned and driven by Todd Barber. This car, shown backing out of the trailer above, it powered by a 414 cubic inch aluminum Hemi from Modern Muscle, topped by ported and polished 6.1L cylinder heads and – most importantly, fitted with a set of 67mm turbochargers from GearHead Fabrications. That wicked twin turbo Hemi sends the power through an ATI T400 transmission and a DriveShaft Shop 9 inch rear end.
Oh, and we should point out that Todd Barber drives this twin turbo Challenger on the street, so the license plate behind that parachute is not just for show – this is a street car.
This past weekend was Todd’s third event with the car and the current build, and he has gone quicker at each venue. At Rockingham, Barber’s Challenger turned its quickest time to date – laying down an awesome 8.65 at 156.72 miles per hour. During the course of the weekend, Barber won the Demon Performance Super Pro class with a run of 8.985 while making a handful of other runs in the 8-second range. The video at the top of the piece shows the run between Barber and Jason Epling, and while Epling set the Hellcat quarter mile record on this run – the twin turbo Challenger R/T got there first.
We have included a few other videos of Todd Barber’s twin turbo Challenger in action and while the videos make it hard to see what he runs on each pass – it is incredible to watch this street-legal Mopar muscle car rip away from the starting line.