The latest innovation to come from the Ringbrothers store in Wisconsin is a modernized 1969 Dodge Charger powered by the powerful Hellcat Mopar V8 box engine. It’s called “CAPTIV” and it’s made for one of the biggest auto nuts in the world.
Built for race car driver and TV personality Greg Murphy, the Kiwi-born athlete has won 22 races in the V8 SuperTourer Series and 28 races in the Supercars Championship, so he’s comfortable with a bit of muscle. In fact, it was his team that started this build, dismantling and equipping the car in New Zealand before sending it to the US to be completed by Ringbrothers.
Once the Charger 69 arrived, the Ringbrothers team did extensive metalwork that included incorporating the Flowmaster exhaust system. A custom ‘Pile Up Yellow’ paint job was applied and 19″ HRE wheels front and 20″ rear with chrome accents and back.
Of course, a muscular Dodge is more than just looks. Under the hood is a 707-hp (717 PS / 527 kW) Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox from Treme. The team also installed a QA1 carbon-fiber crankshaft and adjustable shocks, six-piston Baer brakes, and these HRE wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
Inside, the car has a completely overhauled and updated interior. In addition to the Recaro sport seats, the Charger 69 features a special steering wheel built by Ringbrothers with rails made of aluminum, while the collar is made of carbon fiber, and the horn button is 3D-printed. If it sounds good to you, the team has a set of steering wheels for sale.
“This project has taken many years,” said Jim Ring, co-owner of Ringbrothers. “The project started over 8000 miles from where it was finished with work being carried out on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Greg and his team did an amazing job before coming here, and it was a pleasure working on such an amazing building together.”