Air Force Dodge Challenger
Military Super Cars!
Galpin Auto Sports created two custom modified cars for military - using a Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang GT. The U.S.
Air Force commissioned both cars. The goal was to attract young men in a recruitment drive.
Dodge Challenger Vapor Modifications
The black Dodge Challenger Vapor boasts of possessing a "radar-absorbing" stealth body credited to the paintjob. Add to that a
stealth exhaust allowing the vehicle to drive almost silently. This is Knight Rider, right?
The driver can also open up all the headers to create an aggressive exhaust noise.
So how sophisticated is this thing? The Vapor employs the use of biometric verification with scanners in order to gain entry to
its cabin. The doors to the cabin open vertically - nice.
The modified Challenger, seating two, can project night-vision and thermal images on the windshield. This thing can even be
controlled through the internet from remote. Remote control. Add a sophisticated computer speech system for communication and you
really would have Knight Rider (except for turbo boost and laser weapon technology, of course).
The white Ford Mustang X-1 is comes with a heavy body kit and vertical opening doors like the Vapor. But the cabin is modeled
after a fighter jet cockpit.
This cabin seats one with a seat that ejects. It doesn't have a steering wheel - it has a flight stick just like a jet plane
located right in the middle of its cabin. Advanced instrumentation panels, three of them, make up the dashboard with monitors for
night-vision display and thermal imagery. The X-1 contains a 4.6-liter V8 with potential of up to 500 horsepower.
The modifications are for military use of course and are not available to the general public, most likely - unless you build it
yourself. If you do, let me know.
The Challenger and Mustang were both built with Galpin Auto Sports as part of the U.S. Air Force’s 2009 Supercar Tour recruitment program.