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UPDATE: 1969 Dodge Charger "Sleeper Boy" Hides Its Hellcat Engine

You'd be forgiven for taking a glance at this 1969 Dodge Charger and mistaking the image for a photo of a stock Mopar machine. Such is the level of sophistication delivered by the rendering we have here, which portrays a machine that has long left its factory form behind.
1969 Dodge Charger "Sleeper Boy" rendering 4 photos
1969 Dodge Charger "Sleeper Boy" rendering1969 Dodge Charger "Sleeper Boy" rendering1969 Dodge Charger "Sleeper Boy" rendering
Abimelec Arelano, the digital artist behind the pixel stunt, set out to give us his vision of the '69 Charger. However, while many renderings of the sort take the muscle car to heaven/hell and back (it depends on whether you're a purist or not), this one was done in the spirit of the original.

In fact, let's read about it in the words of the artist: "A ‘69 Charger isn’t like other muscle cars that you can freely cut, chop, paint and put whatever under the hood. In my opinion, it is one of the all time greats, it truly is, so it naturally deserves a look that makes it justice [...], so I tried to keep it simple but effective,"

In fact, the law enforcement-like steelies, along with the side exhaust tips, might just be the only serious hint towards the heavily modded nature of the car. As for the more subtle clues, these involve the brushed and polished finishes found across the car, and the green-accents-grey paint of the Dodge helps with the sleeper image.

Then again, once you pop the hood, you'll notice that while the Charger still packs a HEMI, the V8 is not the one that came from the factory. Instead, the engine compartment of this American toy now accommodates a Hellcat motor, which means the machine places at least 707 ponies at the mercy of its driver.

Now, as for the thoroughly transformed retro Dodge Chargers mentioned above, here's one we discussed over the weekend.

Update (December 17, 2019):Abimelec has come up with a short clip that takes us around his virtual '69 Charger Hellcat and you'll find this in the second post below.

 
 
 
 
 
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One of the cars I’ve been trying to do for a while is the second generation Charger. See, a ‘69 Charger isn’t like other muscle cars that you can freely cut, chop, paint and put whatever under the hood; In my opinion, it is one of the all time greats, it truly is, so it naturally deserves a look that makes it justice. I was experimenting with some new software functions (and I hope I can show you the product of that very soon) so I did this ‘69 as an experiment subject, tried to keep it simple but effective: Hellcat swap, deeper police style wheels, black interior and a green-ish gray paintjob to give it a bit of a utilitarian feel. What do you think about it? Does this make justice to the legendary Charger? . . . . . . . . #dodge #charger #1969 #gray #hemi #hellcat #mopar #muscle #car #coupe #v8 #supercharger #steelies #dog #dish #hubcap #3d #render

A post shared by Abimelec Arellano (@abimelecdesign) on Dec 14, 2019 at 10:36am PST


 
 
 
 
 
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You guys loved the Hellcat swapped ‘69 Charger from Saturday, so here’s a little extra something to start the week right û I did mention I was experimenting with some new techniques, this is what I meant, I’ve been thinking about trying my luck at animation and finally found some time to get on with it. Its not the easiest and you certainly need big bad fast hardware, I also need to learn a lot more technique-wise, but I’m having a ton of fun along the way  This walk-around style video was inspired by fellow (and extremely talented) car artist @rostislav_prokop, check his stuff out if you haven’t! Its really really good. Do you like this type of videos? Would you like to see more? Hope you have a great week! . . . . . . . . #dodge #charger #1969 #mopar #muscle #car #chrysler #detroit #hellcat #swap #video #noise #idle #v8 #supercharger #gray #dog #dish #hubcaps #low #modern #pro #touring #resto #mod #digital #3d #animation #render

A post shared by Abimelec Arellano (@abimelecdesign) on Dec 16, 2019 at 9:40am PST



 

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