A Challenger SRT-8 In Cuda Clothing

Jan 2, 2012

Mr. Norm’s Garage always has had something to show, like this (Ronnie) Sox & (Buddy) Martin Collectors Series Super Street Cuda. Martin and Sox ruled the NHRA Super Stock and Pro Stock classes in the 1960s and ’70s. This Cuda, which is a Dodge Challenger SRT-8 in disguise featuring the same red, white and blue paint scheme and period-correct Sox & Martin graphics used back in the day, first aappeared in 2010, but the paint scheme (see the article, “Paint Your Wagons,” Page 28.) is a noteworthy feature. It’s powered by an available 625hp supercharged and intercooled 6.1 Hemi.

Besides the Sox & Martin red, white and blue custom paint and graphics, the exterior Sox & Martin pro stock hood and shield front fascia and rear spoiler badges, there are Cuda grille, quarter panels, tail panel with ’71 Hemi Cuda tail lights, and window tinting.

Forged two-piece “Kustom” wheels and Pirelli P Zero Assimetrico tires give it the stance and grip it needs.

Inside, driver and passengers take their positions on Sox & Martin-logoed leather seat covers with logoed carpet mats at their feet. A Mr. Norm’s pistol grip shifter puts the power in the driver’s hand.

The performance package includes: Mr. Norm’s / Kenne Bell supercharger and air-to-water intercooler; Kenne Bell Optimizer II engine management and Ram air system; a lowered suspension and cat-back dual-exhaust system.