This heavily-modified 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit, which originally began its life as a police interceptor, has been meticulously transformed into an aggressive wide-body muscle car, ready to unleash hell on the city streets.
With a body kit that’s been borrowed from its younger sibling, the 2015 Charger, this customized ride proves that there are no boundaries when it comes to personalizing an American muscle car.
Dodge Chargers, with their robust design and relentless performance, have always held a special place in car culture. But recently, we’ve been witnessing an exciting trend of enthusiasts injecting new life into the Charger Pursuit models, turning them into high-performance beasts that are as intimidating as they are impressive. Vic’s wide-body 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit, with its menacing aesthetic and aftermarket performance enhancements, definitely deserves your attention.
About the Model
The modern Dodge Charger is a powerful symbol of American muscle. It harks back to the golden era of motoring when burbling V8 engines and aggressive styling defined the automotive landscape. At the heart of this mechanical beast is the iconic 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, renowned for its incredible performance and throaty exhaust note. As per Car and Driver, the HEMI V8 cranks out a hefty 370 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, capable of propelling this four-door brute from zero to sixty in just over five seconds.
The Dodge Charger Pursuit (Police Package)
The Pursuit package adds a new dimension to the Charger. Specifically designed for law enforcement use, these Chargers come equipped with heavy-duty suspension, beefier brakes, and performance tuning, adding to the durability and high-speed capabilities of the vehicle. This makes the Charger Pursuit an ideal canvas for performance mods and muscle car enthusiasts.
Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Package Specifications
|Engines||3.6L V6, 5.7L HEMI V8|
|Performance Output (HP & Torque)||292 HP & 260 lb-ft (V6), 370 HP & 395 lb-ft (V8)|
|Transmission||5-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|Wheel Size||18 inch (Steel)|
|Colors||Black, White, Silver, Red|
|Interior Features||Police-specific front seats, column shifter, heavy-duty vinyl flooring, touch-screen display with Uconnect|
Back to Vic’s custom 2012 Dodge Charger, the enhancements elevate this vehicle to a whole new level.
Under the hood, BBK longtube headers, catless mid pipes, a 90MM throttle body, and an SLP Cat-Back Exhaust have been installed to produce deep rumble – a music to any gearhead’s ears. The use of a K&N Intake and 180-degree thermostat not only ensures optimized airflow but also keeps the engine temperature in check, further enhancing performance.
The stock suspension has been replaced with Truhart coilovers, making this muscle car handle corners like a sports car. The Widebody Replica 20×11 wheels, combined with 1-inch spacers and 315/35/20 tires all around, enhance the car’s stability, giving it an impressive stance that commands attention.
Wide Body & Exterior
The exterior of the Charger has been extensively modified with a 2015+ Widebody kit, SRT front bumper, and a carbon fiber viper style hood, that contribute to the aggressive aesthetic. The carbon front lip, side skirts, diffuser, and spoiler with wickerbill, all add to the car’s aerodynamic efficiency while providing a sleek, modern look. The final touch, a wrap in matte Russian violet and custom RGB headlights, ensure Vic’s Charger stands out from the crowd.
Specs & Mods:
2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit (Police package)
5.7L HEMI V8 that delivers 370 horsepower, 390 lb
- BBK longtube Headers
- BBK catless mid pipes
- Slp Cat-Back Exhaust
- 5inch tips
- BBK 90MM throttlebody
- K&N Intake
- 180 thermostat
- Truhart coilovers
- Widebody Reps 20×11 -2.5 315/35 all around
- 1 inch spacers
- 2015+ Widebody kit
- SRT front bumper
- Carbon fiber viper style hood
- Carbon front lip
- Carbon Fiber side skirts
- CF diffuser
- CF spoiler with wickerbill
- Wrap in matte Russian violet
- Custom RBG headlights
In conclusion, Vic’s 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit is an incredible example of car modification done right. It seamlessly blends aggressive aesthetics with raw power and improved handling, serving as a testament to the creativity and passion that muscle car enthusiasts possess. This unique vehicle personifies the modern American muscle car culture, demonstrating that with the right modifications, a powerful law enforcement vehicle can be transformed into a stunning, high-performance beast.
Watch the progress and find out more about this 2012 widebody Charger project by visiting the Instagram profile of the owner: @vicwiththehemis!
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Automotive journalist and technical writer with more than 10 years of experience. Specialized in aftermarket parts and performance modifications. Loves everything on four wheels and obsessed with modified muscle cars, both classic and modern.