We’ve long been fans of highlighting the drag racing scene around the world here at BangShift and today we’re doing just that again by looking at this really cool, stick shift, Brazilian Dodge Charger. While we’re not 100% sure, this thing looks very similar to the Aussie Valiant Charger outside of the fact that the driver is steering from the left side in this one and obviously they’d be steering from the right in the Australian variant of the car. Sadly, we don’t know a whole lot about the combo but we do know a couple of important details. The first is that it has a really healthy V8 engine with LOTS of cam and compression. That nice crisp exhaust bark tells us that. The transmission is a clutchless manual job that the driver rips pretty well as the car hurtles down this eighth-mile strip somewhere in Brazil.
Note the crowd that’s at the track. The place is packed up pretty good, so this must have been a part of a big event. One thing that thoroughly cracked us up (in a good way) was the big Weld Racing inflatable balloon on the right hand side of the track. That Weld balloon was the only American aftermarket company banner we recognized, although the Hoosier slicks were a welcome sign of home as well.
For the record, Brazilians are wild about motorsports. They have their own native big rig racing series, lots of road and open wheel racing, and of course the drags are a go to spot as well. We’ve always thought that the idea of a ’round the world trip, visiting a strip on every inhabited continent would be the absolute coolest thing ever. It would be insanely expensive, but boy would it be fun. We’d hunt this guy down with the Charger and ask him to let us take it for a rip!
Screaming V8, rustic drag strip, manual transmission….this is the universal language of awesome.
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO TAKE A RIDE IN A GEAR BANGING, HEMI ORANGE, CLASSIC BRAZILIAN DODGE CHARGER –