Jim and Mike Ring, of Ringbrothers in Spring Green, Wisconsin, have adored the AMC Javelin since they were kids. Seeing as how Ringbrothers builds some of the most insane cars on the planet, they chose their childhood fantasy car as their next big project. Their 1972 AMC Javelin AMX debuted at SEMA a couple years back, and it was nothing short of a showstopper.
Powering this iconic muscle car is none other than the 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2 liter engine that you would find in any of Mopar's Hellcat cars. Although this engine has enough power to scare the crap out of just about anyone, Ringbrothers didn't think it was enough. They swapped out the factory supercharger for a 4.5-liter Whipple unit, and now this little Javelin makes a cool 1,100 horsepower.
This build was commissioned by Prestone to celebrate its 90th anniversary, so the car was painted yellow, which Ringbrothers calls "Jalop Gold." Lurking under this gorgeous paint job are panels made of carbon fiber. They chose the super strong material to make the hood, front fenders, grille, and the front valance.
Other major modifications include a custom 4-link setup, modern brakes, a 12-bolt rear end and side exhaust.
This build took 12 months to complete, and Ringbrothers used 3D scanning and printing for the first time. This advanced technology aided in the development of the custom molds used in all the unique body modifications.
During their time at the 2017 SEMA show, Ringbrothers also showed off a Ford F-100 restomod with a 5.0 Coyote engine, and a 1969 Dodge Charger named The Defector, that uses a 6.4 liter Hemi V8 engine. These dudes are the real deal!
This post was originally published on November 2, 2017.