Grand Tourer Concept Combines Elegance and
Precision and passion are key elements in Chrysler
Group vehicles. The Firepower grand tourer concept car, making its debut at
the 2005 North American International Auto Show, exudes Chrysler brand
attributes of elegance and performance with high customer value.
"As designers, we
challenged ourselves," said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President - Chrysler
Group Design. "How could we best encompass such strong Chrysler models as
the Crossfire, which began the brand's move toward a higher level of
performance and elegance, while looking to the most extreme expression of
engineering and design such as last year's prototype, the ME Four-Twelve,
Firepower uniquely bridges these two worlds."
the elegant and powerful Firepower concept is an example of automotive
design and engineering within the reach of Chrysler brand customers. The
exterior and interior design, flush with fine materials and meticulous
details, are matched with performance provided by a 6.1-liter HEMI V8 and a
Dodge Viper-based chassis.
The SRT-developed engine
is exclusive to the Chrysler Group's high-performance products. Firepower
uses a rear-wheel drive chassis with suspension and brakes fitting of a
thoroughbred performance vehicle. A world-class 5-speed automatic
transmission with AutoStick melds luxury and sport. Chrysler Group
estimates 0-60 mph performance at less than 4.5 seconds and estimates a top
speed of 175 mph.
Firepower uses massive
billet aluminum wheels measuring 19x12 inches in the front and 20x12 inches
in the rear. Tires are 275/35R19 in the front and 335/30R20 in the back.
The exterior is covered
in Hydro Silver Pearl, with dark carbon fiber and polished aluminum
accents. In addition to embodying Chrysler grand tourer spirit in the
exterior design, Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling was used to shape the
body with aerodynamics in mind. Design for proper engine cooling as well as
down force in the rear are achieved through this modeling.
The interior is befitting
of the Chrysler brand image of beauty and elegance. The interior color
combination consists of Ocean Deep Blue as a primary hue, with Oyster
leather and Behr maple accents. Finely trimmed leather-covered sport seats,
automatic climate control and a premium audio system provide a tasteful and
purposeful interior environment. All touch surfaces - steering wheel,
control knobs, and shifter - are finished with fine materials for a luxury
feel. The instrument panel was designed to display vital information through
precisely-detailed gauges, completing the look and feel of refinement.
Firepower concept embodies the Chrysler brand philosophy," said Creed. "It
provides luxury, refinement and sophistication blended elegantly with
passion and performance."
Weight (estimated): 3,380
lbs. (1,533 kg)
Length: 172.6 inches (4,383
Wheelbase: 98.8 inches (2,510
Front Overhang: 34.1 inches
Rear Overhang: 39.6 inches
Width: 73.2 inches (1,859 mm)
Height: 47.7 inches (1,211
Track, frt/rr: 61.6/60.6
inches (1,565/1,539 mm)
Ground Clearance: 5.1 inches
Engine: 6.1L HEMI' V8
automatic with AutoStick
Front and Rear Suspension:
SLA Dodge Viper Suspension
Front Tire Size: 275/35R19
Rear Tire Size: 335/30R20
Front Wheel Size: 19x12
Rear Wheel Size: 20x12 inches