Nelson Racing Engines has built some spectacular performance engines and full-out race cars in the last several years, including Maximus, the 1968 Dodge Charger that packs a punch with just at 2,000hp.
This year at the SEMA Show, we were lucky enough to get an up-close look at this magnificent machine and loved it so much that it made our Top 10 list of cars from the show floor. But in case that mini look at the beast wasn’t quite enough, Nelson Racing Engines recently released a nearly 20-minute video featuring Maximus in all its glory. Check it out above.
As you may remember, the bare metal Charger made quite the impression on us, with a 9.4L HEMI engine built by NRE and twin mirror-image turbochargers, equipping the car with an amazing 2,000hp. But beyond the impressive engine, Maximus continued to impress, from the custom chassis, exhaust and chromoly roll cage, to the incredible custom metal body panels that surrounded the vehicle. In all, over 1,500 hours was put into just the body of this car, with countless more going into all the other performance modifications.
While impressive in the (nearly) finished flesh, a car is only as good as what goes into it and seeing it come together in the video above gives Maximus a whole new layer of cool. And yes, that means that everything you could ever want to know about the Charger’s build is just waiting for you to discover inside! Also check out our gallery below.