Dodge Magnum Hellcat Is Being Built as Charger Wagon

Dodge Magnum Hellcat Is Being Built as Charger Wagon 6 photos
Photo: JayeFab
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Yep, your eyes aren't deceiving you; that's a Dodge Magnum Hellcat, or a Charger crossed with a family car or a Hellcat that's being turned into a wagon. We've been quietly following this build that's flying under everybody's radar.
But the car is nearing completion, and the previews are looking too juicy to pass on. Maybe that's the kind of car Dodge should be adding to the Mopar army.

You see, rumors have been talking about many HEMI or Hellcat new arrivals. Insiders keep insisting that the Cuda is making a comeback or that the Viper will return under a slightly different layout. But we can't forget the Magnum.

The Magnum came out in 1978 and for most of its life was a boat-like 2-door coupe. However, Chrysler fused with Daimler a while back, and the wagon-loving Germans decided to make something else than just sedans.

The project started with a nice Ralph Gilles design, and by 2005, it was ready for production. The new Magnum was based on the LX platform, essentially being a wagon version of the Chrysler 300.

They didn't have the Hellcat engine back then, but Dodge was able to offer an SRT-8 model with the same 6.1-liter (370ci) Hemi as the 300C. It made 425 hp and also offered upgrades for the suspension, wheels and brakes.

Despite being an awesome, original package, the Magnum SRT-8 only sold about 4,000 units. By contrast, the modern Hellcat twins are super-popular.

So what's this build all about? A small company called JayeFab is basically prototyping a conversion kit where you can put all the features from the Charger Hellcat onto an old Magnum. The builder is also doing the engine swap to make it a legit' Hellcat, but you don't have to do that.

In the interest of fairness, we'll mention the parallel build from Manuel Garcia. The metalworker is taking the opposite approach, by making a wagon roof for a Charger. It's his baby and also looks promising, especially from the back. Check out his work in the video below.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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