Cult Motorsports' 1,000-hp Challenger to stalk SEMA Show

This menacing custom, set to debut at the 2010 SEMA Show, has a look that borders on demonic and an estimated power output that you wouldn't believe.

With an estimated 1,000 horsepower on tap, the Cult Challenger will have most muscle cars shaking in their CV boots.
With an estimated 1,000 horsepower on tap, the Cult Challenger will have most muscle cars shaking in their CV boots. Webb Bland

Earlier, we featured the 470-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 , boasting more displacement and more power than the standard SRT8. But for pure bragging rights, the aftermarket can always do better. Enter the Cult Motorsports Challenger SRT8. This menacing custom, set to debut at the 2010 SEMA Show, has a look that borders on demonic and an estimated power output that you wouldn't believe.

Try not to look it directly in the eye.
Try not to look it directly in the eye. Webb Bland

Photographer Webb Bland of Not Bland Photography brings us the first look at the Cult Challenger. Details are slim, but the rumors circulating this matte-black beast point to an 8.3-liter blown V-8 replacing the standard 6.1-liter HEMI in the engine room and spilling out onto the hood in the form of a massive supercharger. Output is claimed to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 horsepower--no, that's not a typo--which has yet to be confirmed. The Cult Challenger also boasts a custom wide-body configuration, the better to fit the wide rear rubber with which it has been shod, and black and red color scheme that extends to its red angel-eyed (or is it demon-eyed?) forward lighting.

We'll be bringing you more specs and trying to vet the Cult Motorsports Challenger's outrageous horsepower claims once the 2010 SEMA Show is under way next week. In the meantime, check out more photos of this beast over at Not Bland Photography.

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