What do you do when you can’t get your hands on a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Mad Max Pursuit Special for upwards of $100k? You turn a $80k Dodge Hellcat into one, of course! Or heck, maybe you’re just a badass car builder like Robert Selby and you just want to see it happen.
That’s exactly the plan for Selby who has been documenting his “Madcat” build on Instagram since last year.
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Selby took a 2020 Dodge Hellcat and added all of the iconic cosmetic improvements that would transform his car into Max’s black-on-black V8 Interceptor. This includes a whole new front nose piece, a screen-accurate blower to go on top of the Hellcat’s functional blower, rear roof spoiler, and even a bird skull bobblehead on the dash!
While the car is currently close to finished and awaiting paint, digital artist Abimelec Arellano decided to speed up the process with a rendering of what the car will look like when it’s done.
“It’s incredible to me how well the modern Challenger fits with the old cues, like the Falcon nose, wings, tail panel and side vents (goes to further prove how excellently designed the new Challenger is). All that you see here is planned to eventually find its way onto the actual car,” Arellano says on his own Instagram post showing off his renderings.
As of the time of this article’s writing, Selby says that he’s still waiting for some final parts to arrive from Australia before the car heads to the paint booth. If you’re as excited to see the final product as we are, be sure to give Robert a follow on his Instagram page.