174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 963 times:
This is one American CAR (trucks, if I ever get one will of course be American) that I would love to get my hands on once they make it.
I think it's cool that there will be no radio or any of the other bs...It's a drivers car, and it can be made cheaper then having to install radio, other stuff. And the target of around $14k really makes it a very attractive car.
All info can be found here...http://www.allpar.com/model/concepts/dodge-razor.html
"Hard core muscle enthusiasts can relax - it might not have a V8, but it doesn't need one. The rear wheel drive Dodge Razor hits 60 mph in under six seconds, goes faster than 140 miles per hour, and has a six-speed manual. The 2.4 liter turbo engine, also used in the Neon SRT-4 - which is equally fast - motorvates this new concept car.
To keep the Dodge Razor affordable should it ever reach production, many 'off-the-shelf' corporate suspension and underbody components were used. Germany is of course supplying the six-speed manual, but the engine is Chrysler's own, with an intercooled turbo and 250 horsepower (230 lb-ft of torque).
The targeted price is an amazing $14,500.
Dodge Razor's only ornamentations are the chrome bumpers, the racing-style billet-aluminum gas cap, the classic door handles and mirrors and the jewel-like lamp design.
Like the Road Runner - a moniker which we can only hope will be applied to the production version - the Razor offers the necessities for driving, nothing more. No power windows or mirrors, no radio or leather power seats, no frills whatsoever. Dodge Razor offers its two occupants lightweight, competition-style seats, four-point racing harnesses, storage behind their seats and the pure joy of driving. "Razor's interior is like a clean canvas. Our vision is that you would be able to get additional features through MOPAR to paint your ideal driving setting," said interior designer Schuttera.
The Dodge Razor's instrument cluster has an integrated tachometer/speedometer with analog reading of the revs and a digital read-out of the speed. This compact unit is flanked by easy-to-read gauges for temperature/oil pressure and fuel/battery. The interior is finished in body color and extruded aluminum."
Engine: 2.4-liter I-4 turbocharged w/intercooler
Estimated Power: 250 bhp. (187 kW)
Estimated Torque: 230 lb.-ft. (312 Nm)
Transmission: Six-speed manual transmission
Drive: Rear-wheel drive
Structure: Lightweight steel unibody
Front suspension: Independent MacPherson setup
Rear suspension: Multi-link independent with coil-over-shock setup
Front wheels: 19" x 7"
Rear wheels: 20" x 7"
Length: 147.8 in. (3754 mm)
Width: 68.8 in. (1748 mm)
Height: 47.8 in. (1214 mm)
Wheelbase: 98 in. (2489 mm)
Front: 58 in. (1473 mm)
Rear: 60 in. (1524 mm)
Front: 27.3 in. (693 mm)
Rear: 22.4 in. (569 mm)
Est. Weight: 2500 lbs. (1134 kg)
0-60 mph. (0-96 km/h): 6 sec.
Top Speed: 140 mph. (225 km/h
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7824 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 875 times:
I'd actually liken the styling to be more like an old MG Midget myself. The tail end has some very strong cues from the 1968 Dodge Charger, the interior from an early 60s Dodge, front clip still looks a lot like an MG Midget. Guys don't bitch... every car is essentially a copy of another car.
It has been a VERY long time since anybody has dared to produce and sell a balls out high performance car that was cheap. Last one was probably the Plymouth Road Runner.
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