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Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep at Detroit Auto Show

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by PitBull, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. PitBull

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    Before Sunday, the only way to get two Hemi V-8s in one garage was to buy two cars. But the Jeep Hurricane concept opens up garage space by putting two 5.7-liter Hemis in one vehicle.

    The carbon fiber-bodied concept vehicle is an exercise in making a powertrain versatile for on-road and off-road driving. But don't expect it to be built -- this one is just for fun, the automaker says.

    The heart of the Hurricane is a transfer case in the center of the vehicle that manages the combined 670 horsepower and 740 pounds-feet of torque.

    Power from an engine is directed through the transfer case to prop shafts that run alongside the vehicle. So power from one engine drives wheels on the left side of the vehicle, while power from the other engine drives wheels on the right side of the vehicle.

    In addition, the rotation of the prop shafts to the wheels helps keep downward pressure on the tires, Jeep says. That is a benefit for added traction in off-road driving.

    The powertrain is combined with a four-wheel steering system that enables the Hurricane to be able to spin around, or "crab" sideways to maneuver through tight spaces.

    The Chrysler group has taken out several patents on the drivetrain design and components, a spokesman said.

    Both engines are equipped with cylinder deactivation technology. So the Hurricane can be powered by 4, 8, 12 or 16 cylinders.

    The zero turning radius comes from a steering system that turns all four wheels inward. The steering system will also act as a conventional four-wheel steering unit, turning the rear wheels in the opposite direction of the front wheels to reduce the turning radius.

    For tight spaces, all four wheels can be turned in the same direction to enable the Hurricane to move sideways.
     
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    Engine: 6.1-liter V-8
    Horsepower: 425
    Height: 57.9 inches
    Width: 74.1 inches
    Length: 197.7 inches
    Curb weight: 4,260 pounds
    What the automaker says: "The current take-rate for the Hemi in the Dodge Magnum is 43 percent. The new SRT 6.1-liter Hemi quenches the thirst for even more power.
    What you should know:With the pumped-up Hemi V-8 making an eye-popping 425 hp, this wagon rockets from 0-60 mph in just over 5 seconds.
    Production possibility: Production begins this summer.
     
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    Engine: 8.3-liter V-10
    Horsepower: 500
    Height: 48.6 inches
    Width: 75.2 inches
    Length: 175.6 inches
    Curb weight: 3,410 pounds
    What the automaker says: "Dodge Viper SRT10 is about uncompromising performance and stunning looks."
    What you should know: The "double bubble" in the roof is there to create headroom for drivers wearing safety helmets while racing the car.
    Production possibility: Production begins this summer.
     
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    Chrysler Firepower Concept

    Chrysler's Firepower is based on the V10 Viper’s architecture but uses the 6.1-liter, 425 hp, 420-lb-ft Hemi V8 that will see first light in the forthcoming 300C SRT-8. Officials say there are no production plans, but envision the car occupying the space between the Crossfire and (in theory) the ME412 in Chrysler’s performance portfolio.

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    2006 Chrysler 300C SRT-8

    The Chrysler 300C is the 300 with the Hemi and the hefty 340-hp output. But it turns out the new C won’t be the 300 with the biggest mojo. That role is reserved for the 300C SRT-8, the big bruiser super-tuned by the boffins at the company’s in-house Street and Racing Technology Group.

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    Great Stuff ! I am biased though :)

    Cheers !
     
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    hehe me too concidering all i have ever owned is mopar....
     
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    Some pretty trick designs.
     
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    Firepower = direct Aston Martin ripoff. 300C = direct Bentley ripoff. What is the German/American company's fascination with ripping off British designs?
     
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    The american's love displacement don't they :D
     
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    The only thing a 300c is a rip off from is the original 300c.

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    Also, pretty much any Bentley of the last few decades.
     
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    Oh if there gonna bring back the name of the charger at least give some good styling cues from the past car... It's just to modern looking. Doesn't look anything like the charger to me. I hate mustangs but at least they did a good job.
     
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    I do agree that they both have the same overall look to them. but i wouldn't say they are coping any vehicle


    And i agree that the charger is a waist of metal. not even close to what the real chargers were. (i say real because they 80's chargers where junk aswell)

    Why a car company would ruin a name a a vehicle that stands for so much is mind boggling. I mean what is next. a FWD superbird? a 4 cyl cobra? a 4 door vette?
     
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    Well, generally Chrysler has some innovative designs... I just don't think this is one of them. IT's basically ghettofied luxury, cut-price and cut-rate.
     
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    true....true...btw, what ever happened to the prowler?
     
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    It went quietely into Chrysler's past... sales weren't good at all.
     
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    The Prowler was crappy anyway. It had like a 3L V6 from the Intrepid with a auto - WOW.
     
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    I thought it was a 3.5.... but yeah, 4 speed Auto
     
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    the new charger can lick my fucking god damned nuts! WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?! My fucking god, whatever the fuck they are smoking over on their end, they need to give it up!
     
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    lol, when I first read that I thought it was called the Flowerpower.
     
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    Amagine doing a alinement on that Jeep
     
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    That jeep is pimp. But ti would appear fuel economy doesn't matter anymore
     
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    i'll be attending the detroit auto show this weekend. :cool:

    guess i might have to take some photographs.
     

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