Las Vegas-- RDP Motorsport USA scored a big hit making its debut at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas recently.The SEMA show is heralded for its yearly gathering of a virtual who’s who of automotive aftermarket. New vehicles are created just for the trade-only show where more than 100,000 industry leaders meet.
In its first try at showing products at SEMA, RDP’s 2010 SRT8 Dodge Challenger was extremely well received by show attendees. The extensively modified car now sports a 426 cubic inch, Hemi stroker engine with RDP’s new Tunnel Rampage, a twin turbo induction system that is rumored to help deliver a whopping 1,300 rear wheel horsepower. The stealthy black Challenger also enjoys enhanced suspension modifications and candy red, ghost town graphics. Texan Frank Miller commissioned RDP for the build. As most cars built for SEMA are more for show than go, it was an especially sweet victory for RDP, which is known for its performance. To that effect, the Challenger can turn heads and also turn quarter-mile times in the nine-second range.
“It was very special for RDP to be so well received at the SEMA show,” said RDP founder Steven Leerentveld. “SEMA is the best show for our industry and to be recognized for our work at this show among our peers is truly an honor. A show like this gives us and other businesses a great place to showcase our wares and step up our products and services. Our boys at the shop worked hard on Frank’s RDP Challenger and it’s great for business to show it to future customers.”
RDP was founded by Leerentveld in 1997 and quickly established itself as a performance leader in its homeland of Australia. After its move to the United States, it didn’t take long to set a record with another Dodge Challenger it built. Equipped with a 440 cubic inch Hemi stroker, the carearned the title of the fastest and most powerful late-modern Hemi in street trim with an impressive 9.79 @ 144 mph.
About RDP Motorsport USA
RDP Motorsport USA, located in Northeast Ohio, is known for 'turning ordinary cars into extraordinary cars.' Working on all brands of all ages, RDP extracts every bit of performance in both the driveline and suspension and adds to the appearance as well. From an in-house chassis dyno for measuring actual rear wheel horsepower to engine-building services, from fabrication to tuning, RDP does their all magic virtually in-house. They can provide a total package for car, truck and SUV owners looking for serious performance improvements and enhancements. RDP also is known for building motorcycles and employs the talents of a World Biker Build Off winner.
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