We usually see Peter Sagan on two wheels, conquering the world of competitive cycling. But he likes vehicles with four wheels, too. He fell in love with the General Lee when he watched it as a kid on The Dukes of Hazzard, and now he’s had his own crazy version of the Dodge Charger built for his amusement.
The work was done by Scott Tedro and Ken Maisano of MASCAR Modern & Classic Autobody & Paint Repair in Costa Mesa, California. Sagan watched The Fast and the Furious not long after he commissioned the car and decided he had to have the blower, hood scoop, and huge rear tires he saw on-screen.
The base for the build is a 1970 Charger that had to be completely disassembled and restored. Every panel on the car had work, and the interior received the same level of attention. There are Procar bucket seats, a hand-built console, and custom dashboard. All that custom work includes lots of fine leather, high-quality cloth, and premium carpet.
According to MotorTrend, it’s not all about looks. This Dodge Charger has some serious power. There’s a Mopar Performance RB engine block with custom additions including a BDS 8-71 supercharger to give Sagan’s toy 1,000 horsepower and 1,200 lb-ft of torque. It should be just enough to give him his speed fix in between races.