Car Feature: Twin-Turbo 1964 Dodge Polara

Walking the SEMA 2017 halls, we were stopped in our tracks by this Polara. First off, a Polara? This car was so sneaky most people walked right by it. Upon further inspection it packs a massive motor and sits on a Roadster Shop chassis. Right up our alley for sure. We reached out and found some more information and pictures for you to check out.

Official Release

Honeywell Garrett along with custom car builder Roadster Shop, unveiled a one-off, twin-turbocharged 1964 Dodge Polara built for Jesse James today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Jesse’s Polara is powered by a 426ci Wegner Motorsports-built Hemi, with a custom intake manifold and stainless turbo manifold, connected to twin Honeywell Garrett® GTX3582R turbochargers. Cooling is handled by a Honeywell Garrett air-to-water intercooler and a radiator and heat exchanger built by Ron Davis. To put the power to the ground, the Mopar utilizes a Tremec T-56 transmission modified by Blower Transmission, coupled with a Driveshaft Shop driveshaft and a Strange Engineering rear end.

One of the standout upgrades on the completely stripped interior is the set of bespoke fiberglass seats mounted to custom bead-rolled floors, complimented by matching inner fenders, firewall and transmission tunnel, paired perfectly to gauges by Classic Instruments. On the outside, the 19” wheels provided by Forgeline are wrapped with Nitto NT505R tires, backed by 14” Baer brakes to offer plenty of stopping power for the big sedan. Bringing the entire build together is Roadster Shop’s signature Fast Track chassis with Penske coilovers and splined rear sway bars, giving the car completely modern handling characteristics.

For more information on Honeywell Garrett’s motorsports efforts and Honeywell Garrett products, visit To follow the build and see photos from along the way, visit the Roadster Shop website HERE.


Built by: Roadster Shop

Owner: Jesse James

Rendering: Chris Gray Roadster Shop


Engine: Wegner Motorsports 426 Hemi with custom intake and Billet Specialties Tru Trac

with custom one-off stainless turbo manifold

Forced Induction: Honeywell Garrett GTX3582R standard and reverse rotation turbos with Honeywell Garrett air to water intercooler

Transmission: T56 by Bowler Transmissions

Rear end manufacturer:  Strange

Drive Shaft: Drive Shaft Shop


Type: Rack and Pinion

Manufacturer: Maval

Steering Column: IDIDT


Seats: Custom molded fiberglass buckets by RS

Gauges: Classic Instruments

A/C System: none

Fabrication: Custom floors and trans tunnel with deep draw panels and bead work


Wheels and Tires

Wheel manufacturer/model: Forgeline Roadster Shop OE1

Font wheel size: 19×10

Rear wheel size: 19×12

Tire Manufacturer/model: —–Nitto NT505R

Front Tire size: —–285/35/18

Rear tire size: —–345/30/19


Paint Manufacturer:

Paint Color: Original Patina

Paint Booth: —–

Tail light lens: Original


Fuel Type: C16 VP

Fuel Pump: lift pump

Fuel Tank/Cell:  Custom Fuel Safe fuel cell

Fuel Management: Radium Engineering custom surge tank


Front Manufacturer:  Baer

Front Caliper Specs: 14”

Rear Manufacturer: Baer

Rear Caliper Specs: 14”


Battery Location: Trunk

Battery Manufacturer: XS Power


Header Manufacturer:  Titanium by B-Rogue

Exhaust Manufacturer:  Titanium by B-Rogue


Radiator:  Custom by Ron Davis

Fans: SPAL


Chassis: Custom Roadster Shop Fast Track Chassis


Front Suspension Manufacturer: Roadster Shop Fast Track IFS

Front Suspension Type:  l a-arm IFS coilover

Rear Suspension Manufacturer: Roadster Shop

Rear Suspension Type: coilover 4-link

Shock Manufacturer: RS by Penske

Sway Bars: splined bars front and rear


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