2007 Dodge Nitro 5.7L HEMI
One Wet Dream
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The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show has witnessed the debut of a number of cutting-edge vehicles from Chrysler Group’s SkunkWerks team in the past few years. This year will be no different, as Mopar® and the SkunkWerks team will debut new custom vehicles at SEMA.
This Dodge Nitro rolls on custom 22-inch Alcoa rims with 14-inch Brembos behind them. With custom body panels including carbon fiber hood, front and rear fascias are covered in a one-of-a-kind blackberry pearl paint accented by the custom purple rain glass supplied by Solutia.
But this Nitro isn’t just about looks. The team stuffed a Mopar Performance 5.7L HEMI under the hood. Gear slamming is done through a Tremec 5-speed transmission via a Hurst pistol grip.
The interior continues the no-nonsense approach with four Viper buckets wrapped in black carbon fiber leather by Katzkin.
Sure to turn heads – leaving lots of long black strips on the pavement.
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5.7L HEMI Crate Engine by Mopar
360 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm and 360 lbs.-ft. of torque @ 4,200 rpm
(About $20K for the truck, $5k for the rims and tires, $2K for the brakes, another 2 for the seats, and around $10k for the motor, throw in some labor, talking about $50K and then you take it out on the road. So I would say you could buy it anywhere, building it, that is another story.)