Peter Sagan seems to be going all-in on attempts to be America’s favorite cyclist.
In addition to having won last year’s Amgen Tour of California, he is that race’s all-time leader in stage wins and burst onto the scene there (at least for American fans) back in 2010. He’s also fond of extended training camps in the U.S., including a recent stay in Utah. During the offseason, he went full Travolta to star in a TV commercial reproduction of “Grease” — that homage to 1950s American pop culture. (Watch at your own risk.)
And now HotRod.com reports that he’s spent a bit of his considerable wealth on a pure American muscle car, in the form of a fully custom 1970 Dodge Charger, built by a shop located in California (of course). There’s a full photo gallery here.
HotRod reports that Sagan first fell in love with the Charger after watching the “Dukes of Hazzard” as a child. (The General Lee was a Charger.) He commissioned his car two years ago but changed his designs after seeing a more more aggressive-looking Charger in “The Fast and the Furious.” The result is a menacing gray beast with a 1,000 horse power 572, a hood scoop, and a lowered front end.
As with Sagan (and America), there’s nothing subtle about this car.