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Charger
01-01-2005, 01:37 PM
This is from C&D, wow, this looks great. I cant wait to see more pics<br> <IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-11771-222227-1894/Chrysler%20Firepower%20II.jpg" BORDER="0">

autodanse
01-01-2005, 01:53 PM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> wow.

KleemannSL
01-01-2005, 01:54 PM
The rear looks like Aston Martin but, the cars great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Redline
01-01-2005, 04:14 PM
Typical Chrysler concept. Stunning, but won't make it to reality.

The Water Is Poison
01-01-2005, 04:57 PM
Cough, Cough, Shelby GR-1 Cough<p><IMG SRC="http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/large/2055-5.jpg" BORDER="0">

Rugbyplaya91
01-01-2005, 05:00 PM
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JBlair
01-02-2005, 11:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Redline</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Typical Chrysler concept. Stunning, but won't make it to reality.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I would bet they are considering it, especially since it would be relatively easy to build since it is off the Viper chassis. Plus they'd need an intermediate car between crossfire and ME412. <p><br>And yes, it does resemble the GR1, but thats only because the GR1 is a complete rip off of every aston martin out there. BTW, the Firepower looks a bazillion times better than GR1

Krypton
01-03-2005, 02:09 PM
C&D has a lot more pics of the car, my scanners dead so anyone else want to scan it

Santeno
01-03-2005, 02:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KleemannSL</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The rear looks like Aston Martin...</TD></TR></TABLE><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Cough, Cough, Shelby GR-1 Cough<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And yes, it does resemble the GR1, but thats only because the GR1 is a complete rip off of every aston martin out there. BTW, the Firepower looks a bazillion times better than GR1</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Therer are a bunch of other pics in the old forum, along with sevral articles regarding this car. For all of you who think the styling is "borrowed" from other brands, there is also this:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have to argue a lot with the people who think this is a copy of the ford concept. The Dodge Charger 3 was the inspiration of the "Firepower":<p><IMG SRC="http://www.a7-579.com/charger3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: I dunno</TD></TR></TABLE>

JBlair
01-03-2005, 10:18 PM
Frankly, I doubt the two have any relation. Chrysler styled the car to look like a high-end well-proportioned GT. It just so happens that the end result's detailing is similar to some other cars.

Aidan
01-05-2005, 11:47 AM
Is the ME412 goin into production?<br>

The Water Is Poison
01-05-2005, 01:37 PM
supposedly, yes

Innotech
01-05-2005, 10:01 PM
ok look, the Shelby GR1 is directly inspired by the old Shelby Cobra Daytonas, not Aston M&lt;Artin. Aston martin itself more likely copied the Daytona design for its latest cars.

hwrd_roark
01-05-2005, 10:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would bet they are considering it, especially since it would be relatively easy to build since it is off the Viper chassis. Plus they'd need an intermediate car between crossfire and ME412. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>More details should be released soon but rumor is that it would be a relatively easy to bring it into production because other than bodywork (obviously) most of its parts will be off the shelf (e.g. Viper chassis with a Hemi V8 engine).

Alx1rl
01-06-2005, 01:40 PM
that is really beautiful.... like <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>i love this new smiley!

Speedstick
01-07-2005, 03:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Therer are a bunch of other pics in the old forum, along with sevral articles regarding this car. For all of you who think the styling is "borrowed" from other brands, there is also this:<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>To make things more confusing, that old Charger concept's styling was derived from the Shelby. Go figure.<p>Regardless of who "stole" from who, it looks great. I don't think it looks all too similar to the Shelby of new or old to call it direct copying.

Top Secret
01-07-2005, 05:04 AM
A good buffer to slot inbetween the Crossfire and the ME412.

iamalittlepepper
01-08-2005, 01:20 AM
Is this a reskinned Viper?

taskbearer
01-08-2005, 03:22 AM
No matter what this would be a great car for chrysler, gives them greater reason to kill the unsporty but wonderfully striking Crossfire.

JBlair
01-08-2005, 04:57 PM
It isn't exactly a re-skinned viper. Think of it as a new frame and skin on top of a Viper chassis, with a different engine.

sono81
01-08-2005, 05:33 PM
I see a bit of Aston too, and the tailights reminds me Audi, just a little. Its a great design. This is the concept figured in that skecth, isnt it?

The Water Is Poison
01-08-2005, 07:44 PM
Car and driver published a bunch of photos. I'll upload em later.

JBlair
01-08-2005, 10:21 PM
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Ascariss
01-08-2005, 10:35 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/chrysler/firepower/images/122X0086.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>SOURCE: <A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com</A><br>

Top Secret
01-08-2005, 10:52 PM
Hate what they've done with the grille, it's down too low and doesn't flow at all. I hoped it would be similar to the ME412 at the front, but no.

taskbearer
01-09-2005, 12:26 AM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> that interior kicks ass. It ven looks better than that of the ME412. And by the way Chrysler has canned the ME412 because of costs reasons. This car carries the ME412's spirit.

iamalittlepepper
01-09-2005, 04:32 AM
Okay so with the Hemi instead of the V10.. this is going to price ~ the same as the C6? hmm it does make an interesting competition :-)

The Water Is Poison
01-09-2005, 05:04 AM
I would think in the same price range as the Viper

Charger
01-09-2005, 08:10 AM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The interior is fantastic <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I just hope something like this actually makes it to production

Charger
01-09-2005, 11:09 AM
<IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet?attachImage=true&contentType=image%2Fjpeg&attachment=2148" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet?attachImage=true&contentType=image%2Fjpeg&attachment=2149" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet?attachImage=true&contentType=image%2Fjpeg&attachment=2151" BORDER="0"> <br>source: autoweek

Charger
01-09-2005, 11:12 AM
<IMG SRC="http://dc.wieck.com/wieck_preview_MSEJEEJEEJEEJGEJGEHHEHDEHDEJAEJEEJEE JE.zip" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://dc.wieck.com/wieck_preview_KMHABHABHABEJJEJJEJMEJAEJGEJBHABHABH AB.zip" BORDER="0"> <br>source: dcx

iamalittlepepper
01-09-2005, 12:50 PM
for some reason the front reminds me of the 612

LEXUS FAN!
01-09-2005, 12:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>iamalittlepepper</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">for some reason the front reminds me of the 612</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yea...me too now that you mention it

Charger
01-09-2005, 01:09 PM
Looks like Chrysler is keeping the name. Their media site still has it Firepower, actually its Firepower Grand Tourer concept

Tman2
01-09-2005, 04:21 PM
I loved this car when I first saw the drawings, but in these pics, the front end is a bit of a letdown. And does anyone have an upper front 3/4 view of this thing?

JBlair
01-09-2005, 06:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks like Chrysler is keeping the name. Their media site still has it Firepower, actually its Firepower Grand Tourer concept</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The name is only temporary and will not translate into the production version. The reason behind that is because Exide battery owns the name, and it would probably cost a lot (unless they work in some whack deal where Chrysler uses Exide batteries or some crackheaded idea like that) to secure it. DCX did register the name Portofino for a trademark a while back though, and that would be a fitting name for the car. <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would think in the same price range as the Viper</TD></TR></TABLE><br>According to information on TCC that was quoted from Chrysler, the car would start in the $40,000 dollar range. That would mean that it would start at about where the top end Crossfire SRT-6 would cost.

RS
01-09-2005, 07:50 PM
Car&Driver says it's a Corvette competitor, so it would have to be $40-50.<br>The rear really does looks like a mix of Aston Martin and Audi.<br>They could just make a HEMI powered Crossfire. <p>IMO, this is too much chrome in the interior for a sports car.

iamalittlepepper
01-09-2005, 07:55 PM
If they keep the interior like this in the production version.. it might draw people from the corvette.. just because the interior of the current c6 isn't that nice.

taskbearer
01-10-2005, 02:52 AM
If the interior goes into production, it would ditch the chrome, but it would still look gorgeous compared to the C6 whose interior is so underdesigned.

Monkey
01-10-2005, 06:28 AM
Definitely has the lines of the Viper, especially the front end. Anyone have the time to do a side by side comparison?

syclone
01-10-2005, 11:03 AM
i love the interior. they should put in into the crossfire and then it might actually start to sell.

Velocitas
01-10-2005, 12:24 PM
Dollar for dollar, I would absolutely buy this car over a Corvette. It makes perfect business sense for DCX to make, too. Leverage the Viper chassis into a totally different style and use the Hemi. This car is going to be their follow-on hit to the 300C if they build it.<br>