You may remember two weeks before the 2012 SEMA show Chrysler, Mopar, and Comedian and Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham teamed up to make a custom Dodge Challenger SRT8 for the show, dubbed Project UltraViolet. this is part of Mopar’s 75th anniversary celebration. They pulled it off. The car has just been unveiled in Las Vegas.
Dunham’s Challenger UltraViolet has the new Mopar 426 crate engine, with 515 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft. of torque. That awesome power is accompanied by a heavily customized body featuring a new rear diffuser, dive-planes, new front splitter, all-new rocker panels, new lower-rear spoilers, new deck-lid spoiler and custom aluminum side sills with the exhaust exiting in front of the rear wheels.
The bumpers and fenders are modified too, to make room for 22-inch HRE performance wheels sporting a matte and semigloss black finish. The suspension is also lowered by 1 inch. topping it all off is the ultraviolet two-tone paint scheme.
As for the interior the teams used used full-grain Nappa leather with color-keyed accent panels, premium-grade color-keyed accent stitching and computer-controlled custom embroidery. One-off Lear custom seats, tuned exhaust with stainless steel tips, and a Hurst short-throw shifter are among the other bits and bobs.
“Alan and his guys do some of the best work my car buddies and I have ever seen,” Dunham said. “That’s why I chose them for this job. Everything from absolutely perfect body lines, to custom-built aluminum panels and parts, to paint work that’s unmatched, this is no ‘looks great from 10 feet away’ custom job. And believe me, the first rock chip I get is going to make me weep.”