Los Angeles - Thought your birthday present was cool? Bet it doesn’t come close to what Vin Diesel received for his 52nd birthday recently.
His colleagues from the Fast & Furious movie franchise surprised him with what is easily one of the most wicked muscle cars ever created - a heavily modified 1970 Dodge Charger ‘Tantrum’ from US tuner Speedkore.
Needless to say, the actor was virtually speechless after his work buddies surprised him with the car - as you’ll see in the video below (the action starts around the 1:45 mark). “What! ... What! ... What” was all he could muster initially.
It’s not hard to see 'What!' all the excitement is about, when delving into the spec sheet.
The on-road 'tantrum' is enabled by a 9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine supplied by Mercury Marine Racing, with a stratospheric 1230kW going to the rear wheels through a Tremec T53 six-speed manual gearbox. Because it is a boat engine designed for gliding over lakes, keeping it cool on the road was a major concern, which the team solved by fitting an oversized radiator.