PROJECT: Black Samurai
The first time I laid eyes on a 6.4L SRT8 Challenger was when I was doing some contract design work for Humble Sign Co. One of thier customers who owned the white SRT8 had some blue racing stripes installed and was back for more decals. I spoke with him briefly as he explained to me how he once owned a 6.1L but traded it in for the 6.4L and clearly there was a big difference.
Roll the clock up about a year or so later and I was at our shop when one of our customers drove up in a Black SRT8 with grey Racing stripes. I had never seen him drive this before so I was like, “Man when did you get that??” He explained to me how he has had it a while but is no longer in need of it and was looking to get rid of it. I asked him what he wanted for it and get this, he said just take over the notes. I seriously thought he was joking until he got home a few minutes later that day and text me a photo of the loan balance. This was on a Thursday and come that following Monday the Challenger was added to our collection.
Two of the many things that I like most about this car is that it has a Tremec T60 6-Speed transmission and the size of the it makes you feel like you are driving an old school muscle car.
Houston Modern Mopar
Orgins of the Name:
The name and theme ‘Black Samurai’ stems from the historic Yasuke, a Samurai of African origin who served under the Japanese hegemon and warlord Oda Nobunaga in 1581 and 1582.