Kevin Hart’s New Nikes Come With A 940 Horsepower Plymouth Roadrunner
Michael Myers Project
Kevin wanted to pay homage to 1960s Mopar muscle cars, so he commissioned Salvaggio Design of Wisconsin for the sinister-themed project, dubbed “Michael Myers.” It’s powered by a Hemi V-8 engine and features custom carbon fiber parts paired with an orange and black color scheme, and takes on a more aggressive stance. Hart wanted the finished look to appear minimalist and industrial – a muscle car that passers-by find cool from a distance, but which is even more intimidating at close range.
Kevin Hart’s Plymouth Roadrunner Restomod Hemi V-8
The scary-looking sleeper packs a supercharged 7.0-liter Hemi V8 that produces 940 hp when running on 91-octane fuel, and with the help of an abundance of upgrades. Only a few included under the hood are a 3.8 liter Whipple supercharger, CP pistons, Winberg crank and ported Demon heads. A Tremec 6060 six-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels.
The restored Plymouth Roadrunner body is trimmed with a surplus of Billet auto parts, including the three-piece grille that resembles the appearance of the original car. Additional billet elements include side mirrors, taillight surrounds, door handles and bezels. It rolls on HRE wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires, 18-inches up front and 20-inches in the rear. The front wheels get six-piston brake calipers with 14-inch rotors, and four-piston calipers with 13-inch rotors stop the rear wheels. JRI shocks fitted at each corner help lower looks and take care of handling for a supposedly smooth ride quality.
Interior details of Kevin Hart’s Plymouth Roadrunner
Inside, the restomod Roadrunner features a unique orange splash effect, black Italian leather upholstery, orange stitching and a host of customisations. It has Recaro front seats, a slasher knife-style shifter, a steering wheel and a billet dash. Hey, is a knife handle worse than a pistol grip shifter?
A closer look at interior details reveals a tiny “Michael Myers” face on the rev gauge, just one of many easter eggs in the car. The roll cage is fully exposed when you open the boot, which has also been finished with leather panels to match the main compartment.
Custom Plymouth Roadrunner Platform
The Salvaggio Design team started with a full 3D scan of the donor car to create a computer-generated model. The custom frame design with CAD software using the computer model fitted an X-Gen 595 front suspension package supplied by Detroit Speed and Engineering. While Hart’s Roadrunner is unique at this time, this custom frame designed by Salvaggio fits all Mopar B platforms and will be available for sale at a later date.
Metalworkers then built several custom parts to Hart’s specifications, including a roll cage, radiator support, firewall, removable floors, trunk and wheel pans to fit the custom frame. . Other work involved a new carbon fiber hood that incorporates styling from the Roadrunner A12 race package and unique flush bumpers. Additionally, they also shaved off the drip rails to create cleaner lines without ruining the original Plymouth design,
Several hours were spent sanding and shaping the Roadrunner’s body before several coats of premium BASF Black paint could be applied. The exterior has a high-gloss finish, while the interior features a clear coat and a matte orange pearl in the underbody. After the paint was removed, the only OEM components left on this Roadrunner were the repainted doors, fenders, rear quarter panels and roof. Everything else has been changed or replaced, making Michael Myers more of a vessel for Theseus.
Matching Nike shoes
Salvaggio Design enlisted Rey Marquez of Reymar Footwear to design a custom pair of Nike sneakers, belt and wallet to go with the custom Plymouth with remnants of unique splatter leather featured inside. The fresh wardrobe was delivered to Hart along with his finished custom Plymouth Roadrunner restomod at a secret unveiling held at Bruce Meyer’s Car Gallery.
Nothing beats understated performance and craftsmanship, and the Halloween the influence translates into a cool theme that makes this restomod pop. You can also check out Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew episode featuring the Plymouth on the MT app right now.