This 1000 Horsepower 'Defiant' Ups The Standard of Muscle Cars
Co-founders Jim and Mike Ring of RINGBROTHERS have created a machine that actually goes beyond the conventional muscle car. In fact, the 1972 AMC Javelin they aptly call ‘Defiant’ is easily one of the most extreme American muscle cars to have ever been made.
How’s that? Well, the ‘Jalop Gold’ Defiant, created in association with PRESTONE that was unveiled at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas creates a monstrous 1,063 horsepower from its Wegner Motorsports 6.2-liter Hemi Mopar Hellcat engine that is fitted with a Whipple 4.5-liter Supercharger and a Bowler automatic transmission that would forward the power to the wheels via a carbon fibre driveshaft.
To cope up with all the power and ensure that the car doesn’t go on a mad wheelie, Ringbrothers had to increase the wheelbase of the Javelin by moving the wheels forward by 6.5-inches. To match this new wheelbase provided by Detroit Speed, the Rings also had to move the wheel arches forward as well to match the new placement of the wheels and were made in carbon fibre.