Muscle car is the term used to describe cars with big engines and quick acceleration that hail from circa 1964 to 1970. The term modern muscle is used normally to describe the recent trend in which car companies are updating their old muscle designs to meet the increased demand for cars of that type and from that era. This can be seen with the new Dodge Charger and the redesign of the Ford Mustang, as well as several others. This Charger however, is a different kind of modern muscle. It has the look and exact body of the original 1970 Charger, hence the muscle. But aside from the actual body and interior design, the car was built from the ground up, and it has all the amenities of a modern car on the inside. Everything on the car is brand new including motor, transmission, interior, audio components and suspension. What you end up with is a car that looks exactly as it did the year it rolled off the factory assembly line back in 1970, but has the performance and handling of a modern high performance sports car.
Stats on the NCI Charger
The project began in February 2006. A donor car was located in Florida on March 3rd and body work began the following week. It took seven months to complete the project and I took delivery of the car on October 12, 2006.