Anyone who follows the Mopar performance world has more than likely heard of what Mr. Norm has done. But for those who are hearing his name for the first time, Mr. Norm builds and sells some of the finest customized modern hotrods. In the 70’s he was well known to be a big part of drag racing.
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It’s been a while since Mr. Norm plastered his name onto the side of a car racing down the 1320, but the time has come again. For the first time since the 70’s, Mr. Norm’s name is reappearing on the side of a 2009 Challenger, built to take the records. And it does just that, becoming the new fastest late model Challenger with a 9.57 @ 143mph. They aren’t done yet though, as they are just getting started with this ride.
Previous to the new record-breaking run this car’s best was a 10.34 at 138 mph back in August, but the team wasn’t happy with that. The car started life as a top-of-the-line SRT-8 model, and then received a stroked 6.9L Hemi motor pulling in a force-fed air/fuel charge via a 2.8L Kenne Bell supercharger. This impressive, yet fairly simple combination nets them a hair over 1100hp. The car was dubbed, ‘The Legend X Challenger’ since the fundamentals of the car are similar to what Mr. Norm sells in his Legend Challenger series of cars, just one step above.
Amazingly enough, the car is still considered street legal and could be driven daily if the owner so chooses to do so. The team seems confident in the car’s capabilities, going on to say that it will deffinately run 8’s before they are done with it.