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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Liberty Walk Dodge Challenger #ProjectHulk is as Mean and Green as They Get

BOLD RIDE

 
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A Liberty Walk body kit on a Dodge Challenger; just think about that for a second. The idea, for some enthusiasts, might seem a little cuckoo. But for all-around car nut and custom builder Lee Coleman, it’s just the latest (and arguably greatest) car he’s ever built.
 
It all started with a standard 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack. He and his 20-year-old son were looking for a new project on top of his already stunning BMW E92 custom. The new Challenger seemed like the perfect fit to go under the wrench, and from the beginning, Lee had a unique vision for #ProjectHulk. Unlike anything anyone had done before.


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“I had intentions from day one to have the first 2015 Liberty Walk Challenger in the U.S.” And that vision came to life when, after contacting the Japanese tuner, they agreed to help sponsor the build. Soon after, companies like Rotiform, Toyo, Recaro and others dropped their names in the hat of sponsors, giving Lee and his son the opportunity to turn this unique vision into a reality.
 
Immediately, the duo set out to fit and finish #ProjectHulk from top to bottom with a unique style. The Liberty Walk kit was installed to the front and rear fenders, the 20-inch Rotiform wheels added a handsome flavor, new Toyo tires ensured it performed as good as it looked, and an air lift suspension dropped it closer to the pavement.


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Unbelievably, in just two months, the project was finished, making its debut at the Dub Show in LA. Lee admits that initial reactions were mixed, it’s a “love it or hate it” type of style, he says. We’d go with the former. But they weren’t finished just yet.

Over the next few months, Lee and his son went to work on making it even lighter. A custom carbon fiber roof, a carbon fiber rear splitter, a rear seat delete, a custom roll cage, and Mopar hood pins were added for affect.


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Under the hood, the standard Hemi 5.7-liter V8 was boosted to a respectable 500 horsepower thanks to a healthy heaping of new Borla equipment. Long tube headers, test pipes, and ATAK exhaust, just to name a few.

From there, it made its way to Wekfest, Autocon, and even an impromptu photoshoot on Rodeo Drive (pictured above). You can expect the snobby locals loved seeing the garish Challenger.

So what’s next for #ProjectHulk? Lee said he has some special things in store for the car before it makes its national debut at SEMA in November. Extra ponies will be one of them, but we’ll get an even more in depth look at this one-of-a-kind Challenger before it struts its stuff in Vegas.