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Chrysler reveals V8 powered 'Firepower' concept


November 20, 2004

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November 21, 2004 The Chrysler-branded 'Firepower' concept pushes beyond the "sports car" realm by blending expressive detail and engineering into its long-nosed design and low-slung silhouette. The sleek new concept seeks to uphold the Chrysler brand standards of elegance, refinement and affordability in a "grand tourer" that lays down the challenge to General Motors' Corvette. The Dodge Viper-based, 425-horsepower concept will be among the highlights at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2005.

The Firepower's long-nosed design and classic low-slung silhouette reminiscent of the Aston Martin DB5 and its sloping nose, plush interior and flush headlights also echo the 815-horsepower ME Four-Twelve two-seater model that Chrysler announced at the 2004 Detroit Auto show.

The two-seater concept features a tinted glass roof that extends to the rear liftgate, allowing driver and passenger an enhanced feeling of spaciousness. Chrysler Group design chief Trevor Creed said using the enlarged 425-horsepower Hemi V8 engine would make the coupe significantly more affordable than the US$85,295 V10-powered Viper roadster.

The Firepower concept will be officially unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, 2005. 'Firepower' is a working title and the design will be renamed for the motor show appearance.



Around 2001 Chrysler put out a concept vehicle which in my opinion is long over due and now even the concept need an upgrade called the ME 412. This was the American car that would\'ve made Europe jealous; but they dropped the ball. Now, what Chrysler could\'ve put into production, turns out to be a spin off another companies ides called the Ford GR-1. America rocks, I love my country, but as long as they hold on to nostagia; I\'ll be buying foreign.


What ever happened to the electric ZEO ?!?

Looks like a sports car and it seats four.

250-mile range, 0-60 mph less than 6-sec.


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