A muscle car favourite from 1971 is this week’s standout car, the Dodge Shakedown Challenger concept from this year’s SEMA show.
The idea of an old car with new underpinnings is not entirely groundbreaking, nevertheless it’s always interesting to see what modern technology can do to classic cars. In the case of the Shakedown Challenger, it comes equipped with a 392 HEMI crate engine – the same 6.4-litre HEMI V8 found in other modern Dodge SRTs – and a Viper Tremec T6060 six-speed manual transmission.
When you think of a Toyota Land Cruiser, you probably think of a big, rugged 4x4 with legendary durability and great off-road capability. The last thing you’d think of is a big hulking mass that can reach 220mph, but that’s exactly what the Land Speed Cruiser is – revealed by Toyota at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The car is powered by a twin-turbo 5.7-litre V8 engine that pumps out an incredible 2000hp (Yes, 2000hp!), and sends that might through a beefed up racing transmission. There is no video of the 220mph run yet, but these shakedown runs do make for some interesting viewing.