"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."
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 the Nelson Racing Engines YouTube Channel, Maximus was built by Scott Spock 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 Tom 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. - StreetMuscleMag.com
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