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The Chrysler Crossfire

Discussion in 'Rumors and Speculation' started by unverferth, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. randy1911

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    Damn Chrysler you scary.... I would love a RWD theme A with the 5.7 liter hemi. I would be in love and forget that fact that FCA won't give me the 300 SRT in America.
     
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  2. redriderbob

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    It was an independent design...

    These were some concept sketches and design patient for the concept..

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    Don Renkert along with Eric Stoddard designed the 2.7L supercharged V6 concept... Stoddard got the job of bringing the design to production. Eric also designed the exterior of the Dodge Neon SRT-4 and worked on the 2001 Chrysler Sebring, 2003 Chrysler Pacifica and 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10. Here are some of his sketches...

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    He left Chrysler to work for Hyundai in California. He designed the 2010 Genesis Coupe.
     
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  4. crouchta

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    Loved the concept even better than the production version.....
     
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    chrysler_crossfire_manu-02_cncpt_021-1600.jpg

    Crossfire played more of roll then most people think for the Chrysler brand in the 2000s. Not only was it a halo car but it set the brand's styling requirements as well.

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    In 2003 Chrysler, debuted the Airflite Concept. It was basically a sedan version of the Crossfire based on a shortened version of the upcoming LX platform. It was powered by the 3.5L V6 from the 300M. Unlike the Crossfire, even though it was a huge hit in Geneva, it didn't see production.

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    Instead the Airflite Concept set the design for the much controversial 2007 Chrysler Sebring design. From the styling of the C-pillar, hood, and overall shape the Sebring mimicked the Airflite Concept without as much success as the original.

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    Crossfire styling elements like the strikes in hood, were put of vehicles like the 2007 Chrysler Aspen SUV.

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    and 2007 Chrysler Pacifica refresh.

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  6. JavelinAMX

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    He knocked it out of the park.

    At the time ( and even now ), it was a great, smooth, subtle car. One of my favorites on the road.

    Although I'm shooting for practical utility in a minivan, any of the 2010 onward Genesis Coupes would be a nice ride for yours truly here.

    I see them fairly often on my drives to and from work and generally take pretty keen interest in them when I draw near.
     
  7. redriderbob

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    Concept vs Production

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    Thing I loved was when the concept debuted Chrysler said "It's German Design with American Engineering", then when the production version launched they called it "American Design with German Engineering"!
     
  8. GasAxe

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    I still like the hood strakes. (ducks and runs for cover)
     
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    I kind of like the hood strakes as well. I think they got a bum rap because of the vehicles they were used on. The Sebring imho should have never been let out of the design studio with the humpback roof line, and the the use of the hood strakes on the Pacifica and Aspen looked like a desperate attempt to tie the designs of the lineup together.
     
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    That concept interior was so nice...
     
  11. redriderbob

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    I have gotten a few private messages about the Airflite...

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    Crossfire and Airflite

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    Add a few inches of height and you've got yourself a fine Chrysler crossover.
     
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    And what was with the obsession with horizontal headlights with a round pocket at that time.:confused: Was that a German thing..?
     
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  16. crouchta

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    Sebring would have been ok if the front would have looked more like the Airflite. The interior of the Sebring and Crossfire were very similar..... I had both through the years.
     
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    And I really like the production version best of all! Now if only we could get the 200C concept into production, still my favourite sedan of all time!
     
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    2 seater cars and roadsters have too limited market appeal.

    Of course the history of the nameplate and the final execution matter. But in general terms, this is how the roadster demand proportions tend to work:

    Imagine a sedan = 100%.
    Remove two doors to make a coupe and you get 10% of that sedan’s volume.
    Remove the rear seats to make a roadster and you get 10% of that coupe’s volume.
    A convertible top shrinks that percentage even further from that of a hardtop.

    In other words, a roadster represents 1% of the market opportunity of a sedan.

    If FCA found it difficult to sell 200 and Dart in adequate numbers, just imagine how much harder it’d be to approve the development of a Chrysler roadster with a market potential that is just 1% of 200’s.
     
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