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Peter Sagan’s custom 1970 Dodge Charger street rod

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…

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.