First HPP Plymouth Superbirds begin to roll

 First HPP Plymouth Superbirds begin to roll
HPP Plymouth Superbird, 600, 29.07.2010

Package costs $16,395

Following its debut in SEMA last year, HPP has released new details and photos (low res) about their Daytona Concept conversion package for the Dodge Challenger.

Designed to mimic the Plymouth Superbird, the $16,395 base package features a revised front fascia, pop-up headlights, an aluminum hood (with a T/A-style scoop), a massive rear wing, new taillights, and 20-inch wheels. Inside, the cabin receives a modified instrument cluster, a unique shifter, and HHP floor mats.

Options include a ventilated hood ($2391.50 - $2,835.00), ground effects ($2490.63 - $3584.38), painted interior trim ($450.00), and custom seats ($2700.00).

In terms of performance, the company offers three different superchargers ($7,149.95 - $7,388.95 for the 6.1-liter HEMI V8), three KW coilover suspensions ($2,025.00 - $3,595.00), and a Magnaflow exhaust ($1,460.00).

When every item on the menu is selected, the entire package adds up to $41,461 not including the price of the car, of course.

Source: Heide Performance Products

HPP's first full vehicle concept is the Dodge Daytona, which is based on the Dodge Challenger.

Early in 2009, during a meeting with Mopar Officials, there was discussion of the old glory and historically significant Chrysler Vehicles of the past. After a lot of discussion the question was asked - "Hey, can you take a Charger / Challenger and make a Superbird out of it, updated of course." Wild idea we all thought, but HPP was up to the challenge!

After a considerable amount of brain bending, measuring, and a few cuss words for effect, the HPP team found a possible way to make it work. Immediately design drawings were developed and after a bit of design give and take, the first sketches were made that looked decent enough to ponder. HPP took a look at the final sketches to be presented to Mopar and we proceeded with a basic plan and quotation to build one car for the 2009 SEMA show.

HPP's interpretation of the "new" Dodge Daytona was displayed at the 2009 SEMA show. This vehicle is the culmination of over 50 product changes, designed and produced by HPP and its partner companies. We will begin to offer some of these products in the Aftermarket in the first quarter of 2010, and we will be offering full vehicle conversions to individual customers, dealers, and corporations once we have completed our tooling and development testing.

Of note, here are the main features:


  • Supercharged 5.7 L V-8 (600 HP est.) Vortech Supercharger
  • K&W Coil Over Adjustable Suspension (Vehicle lowered 3.5")
  • Magnaflow Cat Back System 3" with custom side exit exhaust tips



  • Seat inserts and logos
  • Custom shifter and shift knob
  • Custom floor mats and trunk mat
  • Custom black face gauges, with chrome bezels and pointers
  • Color matching trim bezels (gauges, center stack, console)
  • HPP badging on doors
  • Daytona dash badge



  • Custom front Daytona / Superbird nose with active hidden headlights
  • Custom side rocker covers
  • New aluminum hood with custom hood power scoop
  • Custom hood fender vents
  • Custom rear Daytona / Superbird wing
  • Custom rear fascia with side exit exhaust
  • Repositioned side marker lights
  • New rear tail lights and center Daytona bezel
  • Custom graphics
  • Custom door detail

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Comments (35)

 BrianStPierre BrianStPierre
To all you people putting down retro style, why dont you all go drive your crappy lookin cooky cutter toyotas, or nissians! Old school Americans cars were the best looking in the world, still are the best looking in the world, and will always be the best looking in the world un like your japanesse and european throw away cars. All I hear from you tough guy want a be's is alot bad mouthing about a car that outshines your throw away soda cans in every way. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND REAL MUSCLE CARS!
November 2, 2011 2:04 am
 PontiacChick73 PontiacChick73
Do any of you Have or have ever driven a real superbird? My dad has one I will be getting.. I hope :) ... It is an amazing car and the you have not touched one, driven one or own one please do no t comment on them.. It is a american classic and will always be.. I agree this one is a little short and the rims are garbage but overall I think they did a great job.. Can any of you do better or just complain about car companies and engineering of customs like this one..
October 9, 2010 9:16 pm
 ken897 ken897
cars came real from the cars(animation film)............
July 31, 2010 7:17 am
I'll have the blue one. Don't like the interiors, but it's a really nice car. Why the new Dodge don't build something like this in the future? It takes a guy with nostalgia & passion for american car legends to came up with this. My respects to whom ever came up with the idea. Now, if we could find some that can REALLY DO SOMETHING with the interior! I don't know, maybe calling your new HOT Italian girlfriend can help... or let's call your dominant ex-german girlfriend for some advice. I heard she is getting prettier now...(wink, wink) After the split off, you turn out to be a huge mess Dodge. You even stop wearing your RAMS... (Read it again, it's another bad joke...)
July 31, 2010 12:19 am
 joelynn joelynn
they look great- retro and sporty
July 30, 2010 7:15 pm
 72europatc 72europatc
ummm......um.... you have to give it to them for having an idea. the history behind it is interesting. That's about it.
July 30, 2010 4:17 pm
 norther norther
those modern, big wheels dont fit the cars at all. they should put some originals or at least some replicas of the originals
July 29, 2010 10:07 pm
 xLumino xLumino
coooool. like the original
July 29, 2010 6:22 pm
 Flyologist Flyologist
@DolceRides I can call it whatever I want it's my opinion you don't have to agree with it but you WILL respect it and yes it is a stupid car heavy, huge, slow (compared to the competition) and butt ugly lol P.s "Turns your head everytime" dude which part of the world do you live in
July 29, 2010 6:00 pm
 Francois Francois
Actually it's quite nice idea. The question is: Does this body of Superbird influences the ride of original Challenger in a good way or is it spoils all to glorify looks.
July 29, 2010 4:43 pm
 RobERob RobERob
Does it come with a butterfly collar and some platform shoes? Do I have to grow a beard and some chest hairs to hide a gold chain necklace if I want one? Even if it's purpose is to pay tribute to the car of the 70's, I really don't think we need to be completely reminded of the backwards thinking that goes with it. It's been roughly 30 plus years since then and this is what they went back to? Wow. Get with the program already; it's 2010! This is what you call a misuse, or rather, over use, of the continuing with retro theme from automakers who don't get it.
July 29, 2010 4:34 pm
 Mikeado Mikeado
They look too small compared to the '70 one. Still, it has a pointlessly huge spoiler on it. This is a good thing.
July 29, 2010 3:08 pm
 Lateknight Lateknight
Surely these shoud be called Dodge Daytonas (as they are Dodges, not Plymouths). I suppose superbird sounds cooler than Daytona. Does it have the infamous 'meep-meep' horn like the original 1970 version?.
July 29, 2010 2:51 pm
 Max_Speed Max_Speed
Hahahaha! What a joke!
July 29, 2010 2:08 pm
 Soorena Soorena
whatever it costs it's worth!
July 29, 2010 2:05 pm
 eddie eddie
I am so tired of retro! !
July 29, 2010 1:55 pm
 Antichrist Antichrist
I lol'd, that looks so cheap and plasticky, don't even do it!
July 29, 2010 1:39 pm
 B_M_Gearhead B_M_Gearhead
It's The King! Strip Weathers! Even wearing his Dinoco Blue!
July 29, 2010 1:18 pm