Mr Norm is again showing everyone why it's the tuner to go to for your Dodge Challengers and Cuda models. Mr. Norm is offering the 2009 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertible for your consideration.
Both vehicles are based on the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 but have been modified akin to the Mr. Norm muscle cars from the past. The 426 Hemi Challenger and Cuda Convertible have both had their engines equipped with a new reciprocating assembly that includes a forged crank, rods and pistons that increase engine displacement to a hefty 7.0-liters.
The new assembly is needed to handle the Mr. Norm Signature Kenne Bell 2.8L twin-screw supercharger that whips the final power output to a tire-shredding 725hp.
A new low restriction cat back dual-exhaust is also on offer to give the car a unique sounding growl. Both vehicles also get a new rear suspension system to handle all that extra power.
The suspension system uses the same differential from the mighty Dodge Viper SRT-10 model. Both vehicles feature a set of Mr. Norm 'Thrust' custom wheels.
At 20 inches in diameter, the wheels are shod with high-performance Pirelli. At the front of the car is a 1971 Hemi Cuda-inspired grille, with other throwbacks to the original Mr. Norm cars seen throughout such as a custom tail panel with genuine 1971 Cuda-style writing, and actual 1971 Hemi Cuda tail light assemblies.
At first look, Mr. Norm's 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles both feature an appearance that clearly and explicitly signifies the Hemi power under their bonnets. Both the 426 Hemi Challenger and the 426 Hemi Cuda are wrapped in Authentic E-Body influenced themes.
First off, Mr. Norm's 426 Hemi Cuda features a fascia that comes with a bold and dynamic '71 Hemi Cuda-inspired grille as well as a 'Cuda Shaker hood that showcases a recreation of the original Hemi Cuda Shaker by Mr. Norm's Garage. To stay true to its vaunted 'Cuda heritage, the 426 Hemi Cuda has 2009 Cuda quarter panels by Mr. Norm's Garage, featuring the exact horizontal character line that distinguishes it from the Challenger stable mate.
Moreover, the front of the 426 Hemi Cuda features bright trimmed 'Cuda Fender Gills and bold Hemi billboard graphics. On the rear, Mr. Norm's 426 Hemi Cuda comes with the actual 1971 Hemi Cuda tail light assemblies flanking a custom tail panel with genuine '71 'Cuda script.
Furthermore, the rear of the 426 Hemi Cuda is highlighted by exhaust tips that serve as testament to the attention paid to detail and design. On the other hand, Mr. Norm's Garage also implemented the design treatment on the 426 Hemi Challenger, which comes with its own Challenger Shaker Hood, Hemi Challenger exhaust tips and body side graphics.
Meanhile, the cabins of the Mr. Norm's 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles are wrapped in glove soft Katzkin black custom leather and highlighted by suede covered seats. Accentuating the seats are yellow top stitching that complements the vehicles' exterior colors and graphics.
The seatbacks and the custom carpet mats, interestingly, are laden with Mr. Norm's embroidered logos. In terms of performance elements, both the Mr. Norm's 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi Cuda Convertibles are fitted with a six speed manual transmission that comes with a real pistol grip shifter – a feature that should bring joy to drivers who find excitement in shifting and to those demanding authenticity in their Mopars. This real pistol grip shifter -- designed to appear like the original Pistol Grip Shifter – sports a carbon fiber or wood grain handle mounted on a chrome plated arm.