After World War II, it took a few years for the hot rodding culture to pick up steam, but once it did there was no stopping this juggernaut of custom cars. Ed “Big Daddy” Roth was a central figure to the hot rod culture, and in the early 1950’s he created a gaggle of hot rod characters, among them “Rat Fink,” a sort of anti-Mickey Mouse. To this day Rat Fink remain an enduring legacy of the 50’s and 60’s car culture.
What better way to celebrate this cultural icon than with an 800 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT8 and a beautiful model by the name of Nadia?
The two and a half minute video comes to us courtesy of photographer Jack Criswell, who was doing a photoshoot for Mopar Action Magazine. Joining Criswell is Nadia, a beautiful brunette who strikes a lot of stunning poses in skimpy leather outfits and high heeled boots next to the Rat Fink Challenger. She’s gorgeous from every angle…and so is the car.
About that car; the supercharged SRT8 Challenger also has a nitrous system, allowing it to put down 792 horsepower and 821 ft-lbs of torque to the wheels. Thanks to a lowered and improved suspension, this tribute car can grab up to 1G of lateral acceleration in the corners. And of course there’s Rat Fink, who makes an appearance under the hood and on the rear fenders.
Bonus; there’s a bad ass burnout at the end, so make sure you watch the video all the way through.