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Ringbrothers Unleashes 1,000-HP Hellephant-Powered ‘TUSK’ 1969 Dodge Charger

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Founded in 2011 by brothers Jim and Mike Ring, Ringbrothers is a world-class customs shop that spends all year churning out insanely-impressive one-off restomods. And while every project that leaves the Wisconsin workshop is undeniably extremely special, Mike and Jim save their most ambitious projects for the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. And just like in previous years, the Spring Green shop has once again utilized the SEMA show to debut its three latest ultra-involved, spare-no-expense one-offs. This trio of world-class customs is comprised of a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II dubbed “PARAMOUNT,” a 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible christened “UNCAGED,” and our favorite of the three; a 1969 Dodge Charger known simply as “TUSK.”

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Penned by Gary Ragle Designs, TUSK is far from your average muscle car restomod, boasting a level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that’s only possible when taking an open-checkbook-approach and having zero time constraints. The vehicle is constructed around a custom Roadster Shop FAST TRACK Stage III chassis mated to Roadster Shop FAST TRACK suspension with FOX RS SV coil-overs fore and aft. Underneath its bespoke carbon fiber hood lies a supercharged Mopar 426 “Hellephant” engine with a Bowler TREMEC T-56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission and a QA1 REV Series custom carbon-fiber driveshaft. Exhaling through a custom-built exhaust with Borla mufflers and one-off billet machined tips, this forced induction 7.0-liter V8 has been tuned to crank out a cool 950ft-lbs of torque and an even 1,000hp. 

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Helping to keep TUSK’s immense power in check is a set of top-of-the-line Baer Extreme 6S six-piston brakes. Shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber, the build’s wheels consist of a custom set of (19” F, 20” R) Ringbrothers “TUSK” Edition HRE items finished in a brushed gold powder-coat treatment. Built by Steve Pearson of Upholstery Unlimited, the interior of the build now sports custom Dakota Digital instrumentation, a Gentex rearview mirror with a custom paint treatment, a carbon trim package, a myriad of billet elements, a gold-embellished Ringbrothers Murph Steering wheel with a 3K carbon hoop, and a Retro Manufacturing head unit paired with a JL audio system. The project’s finishing touch came in the form of a gloss black livery juxtaposed via gold accents and gold badging inside and out. In total, a collective 5,000 hours of expert labor went into bringing this hugely ambitious one-off build to life. 

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The 1969 Dodge Charger “TUSK” build from Ringbrothers is currently on display at the 2023 SEMA Show in Las Vegas where it will remain until the event’s conclusion tomorrow evening.