Video: A Look At Maximus, The Bare Metal Dodge Charger Of Furious 7

Movie cars are a product of originality and meticulous planning. For the box office smash Furious 7, Vin Diesel’s titular character Dominic Toretto drives Nelson Racing Engines custom fabricated 1968 Dodge Charger, which is seen towards the end of the film.

Straying away from the movie and avoiding spoilers, let us talk about Maximus, the 1968 Dodge Charger. Posted on YouTube, Maximus was built by Scott Spock Racing and Nelson Racing Engines.

Maximus has a twin-turbo 9.4-liter HEMI V8 that is able to produce 600 to 2000 horsepower. That is a larger power output range, proving Maximus is not messing around. Test driving Maximus with no wind screen, it easily blew the hat off the driver, literally.

Furthermore, Maximus requires the use of a monstrous radiator to keep the enormous engine cool with a combination of an Alien Intake manifold. Not to mention, hidden in the fender wells are water-to-air intercoolers, further enhancing Maximus’ cooling capabilities. Tested extensively by both building teams, it is clear Maximus is not just a movie car, but a beast on the street.

Nelson Racing Engines CEO Tom Nelson explained that Maximus has a clear coat over bare metal. It isn’t stainless or aluminum, it is a combination of multiple layers of clear coat and cover spray.

The reasoning behind Nelson’s decision is to showcase the craftsmanship of the vehicle and pay tribute to classic American muscle cars. Loud and proud, Maximus is sleek and mean, everything you would come to expect from a car in the Fast and Furious’ action packed film franchise.

What are your thoughts on Maximus? Would you purchase this custom Dodge Charger if it were to go for sale? Feel free to comment below. Also, don’t forget to check out Nelson Racing Engine’s YouTube channel to see more of Maximus.

About the author

nicaguon

Nic Aguon is a graduate from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and mass communications and holds a passion for sleek and unique automobiles. Serving as a Staff Writer for multiple publications at Power Automedia, Nic pledges to bring readers clean and concise storytelling that hits the nail right on the head. A jack of all trades, his interests range from imports to American muscle, hot rods, and Kustoms.
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