This gorgeous Chevy gets its name from the “Recoil” model 3-piece wheels made for Ringbrothers by HRE. The rears are a massive 20×13 inches and wear 345-width Michelins! It needs that much tire to harness the 980hp Whipple-supercharged LS7. Just as radical as the power is the interior, with skeletal race seats blending sheetmetal and carbon fiber for a look unlike any other muscle car. We want!
2. Defector: 1969 Dodge Charger
Defector may look deceptively stock inside and out, but the classic Charger body has been heavily massaged to be lower and the wheelbase stretched. Modern suspension subframes and a current SRT-spec 392 Hemi. 19-inch HRE wheels have the look of factory dog-dishes, and the all-custom interior hides modern comfort and tech beneath a vintage look. We love the stealthy flavor of Defector.
3. Madam V: 1948 Cadillac
Madam V is a seamless blend of new and old, combining graceful post-war fastback styling with modern running gear from a 2016 ATS-V. Chassis, suspension powertrain and interior are all late model, including the ATS-V’s 464hp twin-turbo V6 and 8-speed automatic. But the lines are just as Cadillac’s styling guru Harley Earl intended.
4. Ballistic: 1965 Ford Mustang
The ’65 Mustang droptop needs little embellishment, so Ringbrothers focused on upgrading the ‘Stang below the surface. A 650hp supercharged 5.8L modular motor and T56 transmission out of a late-model GT500 provides all the power this classic needs, while huge Baer brakes and Detroit Speed suspension make sure it has the grip and handling to match.
5. Defiant: 1972 AMC Javelin AMX
One of the most striking customs of recent memory, Defiant is a jaw-dropping take on AMC’s underrated and beautiful second-generation Javelin. Ringbrothers stretched the wheels to the corners, extending the wheelbase more than 6 inches and re-sculpting the entire front end in carbon fiber to make room for huge 20-inch wheels and tires. Underneath are custom suspension bits originally designed for a Camaro, and power comes from a Hellcat V8 with extensive mods to produce more than 1000hp!
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