What you’re looking at here is a modern interpretation of the Plymouth Road Runner based on the 2009 Dodge Challenger with a 6.1L HEMI turbocharged V8 engine. The concept is being put together by an independent designer Michael Leonhard, who is selling the car once he’s done building it.
The 6.1 HEMI turbocharged V8 allows for a total of 620-hp with a maximum torque of 650 lb-ft. 0-60 mph should come in 3.8 seconds.
Even before it’s built, Leonhard has put the one-off model up for grabs on eBay with a Buy it Now price tag of $950,000. Of course, you want to be careful before you go spending close to a million on this car since Leonhard says “in order to improve the finished product, changes to the design may occur during the building process.”
The finished model will make its debut at the 2010 LA Auto Show. If you have questions about the auction send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see the eBay listing.
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Plymouth Road Runner Concept:
Stages of exterior building process:
“¢ Body sketch to data development
“¢ Body engineering
“¢ Engineering of swing panels, dropping glass, glass production
“¢ Engineering of Wheels
“¢ Tooling Development & Production
“¢ Body Manufacture
“¢ Fabrication – Body to chassis
“¢ Fabrication – Door, hood and trunk swing
“¢ Fabrication – Glass drop development
“¢ Fabrication – Dry Fit of vehicle
“¢ Fabrication – Materials
“¢ Wheel manufacture
“¢ Glass development
“¢ Exterior accessories (Headlights, Taillights, Fog Lamps, Side Markers, Grilles, Mirrors, Door Handles)
“¢ Final vehicle Surface and Paint
“¢ Final assembly and testing
Performance upgrade (Turbocharger) to the 6.1L HEMI V8 engine:
“¢ 620 hp @ 5,200 rpm
“¢ 650 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
“¢ 0-60 mph: 3,8 sec
“¢ ¼ mile: 11.9 sec @ 121 mph
– By: Omar Rana