Mark Brownfield’s “Kryptonite” 1970 Dodge Challenger
Some street machines are meant to be subtle. Mark Brownfield’s ’70 Dodge Challenger, “Kryptonite”, is just the opposite. With bright and bold paint, Hellcat power, and a wicked stance, this street machine takes things to an extreme!
Mark teamed up with Altered Motion in Ravenna, Ohio for this Mopar makeover, which began with an all-new Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis outfitted with performance-proven independent front and rear suspensions, Baer brakes with 14.5-inch rotors and six-piston calipers, and Forgeline 18- and 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin rubber. The chassis was then fitted with a Whipple-supercharged 850hp Hellcat crate engine topped with custom coil covers and sparked by a Holley ignition system. A Hayes flywheel and Ram clutch connect it to a Tremec six-speed.
The much-modified body wears a custom reverse-opening hood, front splitter, custom grille, shaved drip rails, deleted door handles, flush-mounted glass, and a custom rear spoiler and valence. It’s bathed in vivid PPG Deltron Chameleon Green paint accented with orange striping. A 2016 Hellcat dash was modified to fit inside and outfitted with a Holley Pro instrument display and a Billet Specialties wheel. Corbeau seats wear black leather and suede with orange stitching by Spotlight Customs, while Vintage Air controls are found near the pistol-grip shifter.
A Great 8 award winner at the Detroit Autorama earlier this year, the “Kryptonite” Challenger is a refreshing reminder that sometimes it’s good for street machines to be brash and bold.
Photos by Damon Lee & Terry Lysak