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Speedkore’s 1970 Dodge Charger Hellraiser Features Exposed Carbon Fiber Body

Speedkore engineers and manufactures custom performance vehicles with the goal of reducing weight and increasing horsepower. Prepreg autoclave carbon fiber is used to lightweight the vehicles, and the revved-up power is achieved with fine-tuned drivetrains designed specifically for each vehicle. The Hellraiser Charger, built for actor and comedian Kevin Hart, a fan of custom American […]

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Speedkore engineers and manufactures custom performance vehicles with the goal of reducing weight and increasing horsepower. Prepreg autoclave carbon fiber is used to lightweight the vehicles, and the revved-up power is achieved with fine-tuned drivetrains designed specifically for each vehicle. The Hellraiser Charger, built for actor and comedian Kevin Hart, a fan of custom American muscle cars, features these Speedkore enhancements and more.

The Hellraiser Charger’s body features exposed house-made aerospace-grade, pre-impregnated carbon fiber. A sleek look is added to the muscle car with BASF Glasurit paint and a gloss clear coat over the exposed weave carbon fiber. Metal pieces of the vehicle are coated in a gray titanium finish and admirers can take a peek at what’s under the hood thanks to a customized cutout and carbon fiber cover.

For safety, the chassis is reinforced with a custom SpeedKore Frame with a 14-point roll cage. The front suspension of the Hellraiser comes from GM’s C6 Corvette. The engine is a 7.0-liter Hellephant 426 hemi crate engine boasting 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque. Speedkore custom-designed the suspension system and added Penske double-adjustable shocks. The transmission is a ZF 8HP90 8-speed automatic. HRE S201 3-piece wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, and Brembo brakes keep the Hellraiser rolling and stopping.

The custom interior of the Hellraiser is as souped-up as the engine, with Recaro GT Sportster seats and Simpson Racing 4-point seatbelts. The audio system was also custom made. The style of the original 1970 Charger is represented in the bespoke center console, steering wheel, dashboard, and instruments and gauges.

The price of the Hellraiser Charger was not made available.

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Week in Review: Copper price strength; January auto sales; securing supply chains

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner, including coverage of the copper price, how the Biden…

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner, including coverage of the copper price, how the Biden administration will handle the former Trump administration’s metals tariffs and much more.

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Week of Feb. 22-26 (copper price, aluminum tariff and much more)

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New McLaren Carbon Fibre Lightweight Architecture Platform Used to Build Artura

The hybrid Artura is the next step in the evolution of vehicles at McLaren. Not only is the McLaren Carbon Fibre Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) new, but the high-performance hybrid powertrain is a fresh element as well. McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt described the Artura, “The next-generation hybrid supercar. A distillation of everything we’ve ever learned.” […]

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The hybrid Artura is the next step in the evolution of vehicles at McLaren. Not only is the McLaren Carbon Fibre Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) new, but the high-performance hybrid powertrain is a fresh element as well. McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt described the Artura, “The next-generation hybrid supercar. A distillation of everything we’ve ever learned.”

The Artura is lightweight and strong thanks to the carbon fiber monocoque at the center of the new MCLA platform. Utilizing four new kinds of carbon fiber, a new resin system, and new core material, the MCLA platform provides the stiffness and strength needed for the high-performance vehicle. The Artura also features a carbon fiber windscreen surround.

Carbon fiber and superformed aluminum add a seamless look to the Artura. The vehicle is sculpted with details such as hidden door inlet ducts to harness airflow and the rear spoiler and diffuser add to downforce for stability.

The 671 horsepower for the Artura is provided by a new twin-turbocharged V6 engine with an 95PS E-Motor. The car can reach a top speed of 205 mph.

Options on the Artura include the MSO Carbon Fibre Pack with a gloss carbon fiber front splitter, diffuser, rear bumper, and door mirror casings, and the MSO Carbon Fibre Interior Pack providing carbon fiber extended gearshift paddles, a steering wheel clasp, window switch surrounds, extended sill finishers, and central tunnel bridge.

The brakes on the Artura are carbon-ceramic discs and the tires are Pirelli P-ZERO™.

All of this style and power weighs in at a curb weight (fluids + 100% fuel) of only 3,384 lbs.

Speaking on the Artura and the new technology, Mr. Flewitt said, “We pioneered ultimate performance hybrid technology with P1™ and Speedtail. Artura is the pure distillation of our collective expertise and experience. It’s the next generation McLaren.”

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This Morning in Metals: February US auto sales forecast to rise 3.3%

This morning in metals news: J.D. Power and LMC Automotive released their joint forecast on February US auto sales; meanwhile, US steel imports fell by 23% in January; and, lastly, Ford’s CEO…

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This morning in metals news: J.D. Power and LMC Automotive released their joint forecast on February US auto sales; meanwhile, US steel imports fell by 23% in January; and, lastly, Ford’s CEO urged the US government to support the implementation of electric vehicle applications.

February US auto sales forecast to rise

New-vehicle retail sales in February are forecast to rise by 3.3% when adjusted for selling days, LMC Automotive and J.D. Power said.

“Despite challenges posed by inclement weather in most of the country, retail sales demand continues to be strong with the industry posting a second consecutive month of year-over-year gains,” said Thomas King, president of the data and analytics division at J.D. Power.

Meanwhile, the average manufacturer incentive is down. According to J.D. Power and LMC Automotive, the average incentive is on pace to be $3,562 per vehicle, or down $614 from a year ago.

Furthermore, as incentives decline, average transaction prices are going up. Per the report, the forecast calls for the average transaction price to rise 9.8% to $37,524, a February record.

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Steel imports drop 23%

US steel imports dropped 23% in January on a year-over-year basis, the American Iron and Steel Institute reported.

January imports totaled 2.42 million net tons. However, January imports jumped 62.2% from the previous month.

In addition, steel import market share reached an estimated 15% in January, the AISI added.

Ford CEO urges government to step in on EVs

Ford CEO Jim Farley on Wednesday urged the US government to step in and promote battery production and EV charging infrastructure, Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at securing several critical supply chains. Among the critical products targeted are semiconductors, which have automotive applications.

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