Back Story

The classic Dodge Charger originally captured my imagination back in the Dukes of Hazzard days with the General Lee. However, it was reborn by Universal Pictures and the Fast & Furious films in a much more modern and powerful form. I owned a real 2017 Charger SRT and the muscle car experience simply cannot be replaced by anything else.

When I first heard about the 1:8 scale Dodge Charger R/T partworks model from DeAgostini, it was not available in the US. But, they have finally released it, so here we are! I am going to let my friend (and proofreader of all my build sites) and her teenage (13 years old when we started) son build this one. Therefore, the content here is from their point of view. I have many other builds going on, but I am excited to see what they think of the build.

– MarvelPhx

The Model

The 1:8 scale Dodge Charger R/T has the following features:

  • Over 27″ (68 cm) long
  • 9.6″ (24.3 cm) Wide
  • 7.1″ (18 cm) Tall
  • Weighs over 18 Lbs (39 kg)
  • The engine is modeled in detail
  • The suspension works
  • The hood, doors, and trunk open
  • The steering works the front wheels
  • Working Lights

Building the 1:8 scale Dodge Charger R/T from DeAgostini