There's a reason why the Fast & Furious crew keeps chopping up either 1968 or 1970 Chargers for Dominic Toretto's rides, and that reason is the Duke boys. It's just too damn hard to justify the price of a 1969 donor car when Chargers of a similar vintage are readily available for less. But the Ringbrothers aren't known for making compromises.
Following a fleet of , GM cars and most importantly, their Winnebago RV, the Ringbrothers' first Mopar restomod is a 4700 hour labor of love, complete with a 6.4-liter Hemi built by Wegner Motorsports. Meet the Defector.
While it may not be as over the top as their , we are actually happy to see that, especially knowing what extensive modifications hide under the paint BASF refers to as "Greener on the Other Side."
The list starts with a trunk that has been shortened by two inches, while this '69 Charger rides on a three inch longer wheelbase. That also means it has new rocker rails and quarter panels, as well as a fresh subframe from Detroit Speed. Mechanical upgrades include a four-link rear suspension setup, with nineteen-inch steelie-lookalike HRE wheels and six-piston Baer brakes at the front, as well as a Flowmaster exhaust system making the 6.4 V8 breathe better.
Inside and out, the Defector is no less, and no more than what the perfect restomod Charger should be.