The Dodge Scooter was shown in image form, dated 2005, a small, two-door, two-seat, low-slung sports car, which if powered by the 2.4 liter engine could probably do zero to sixty in under six seconds, yet still sell for under $20,000 and make a profit.
There could be two versions, one with the 170 hp 2.4 and one with a turbocharged or supercharged version producing well over 225 horsepower, which in a stripped-down, lightweight body would provide terrific acceleration (shades of the ill-fated Copperhead come to mind.)
The Dodge Scooter may have been the latest incarnation of the Dodge Razor; like the Razor, it never went anywhere, and had little in the way of ornamentation and frills, but did have a four-point racing harnesses. The Scooter was succeeded by the Dodge Demon in the line of “cheap cars we never saw.”
Engine: 2.4-liter turbocharged / intercooled four cylinder with an esimated
250 hp / 230 lb-ft, hooked up to a six-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels.
Body: Steel unibody, with a front MacPherson suspension, multi-link rear (coil over shock), and 19” wheels up front — 20” in back.
Length: 147.8 in. (3754 mm)
Width: 68.8 in. (1748 mm)
Height: 47.8 in. (1214 mm)
Wheelbase: 98 in. (2489 mm)
Estimated Weight: 2500 lb
Estimated acceleration: 0-60 mph in 6 seconds; 140 mph top speed
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