• Jul 13th 2008 at 8:14AM
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Yes, we know the Plymouth brand went extinct a few years ago, and Mopar Enthusiast magazine obviously knows that as well, but that didn't stop them from taking part in some wishful thinking. Their August/September issue features their vision of a 2010 Plymouth Road Runner concept car that takes styling cues from the '71-'72 model years. Features include 21-inch front and 22-inch rear magnesium 5-spoke wheels, LED taillights, and 14-inch Brembo brakes. Under the hood is HEMI power, with the 5.7L V8 coming as standard, and 6.1L and 7.0L available as options mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. While we doubt the Plymouth brand will be making a comeback just to resurrect the Road Runner name, we could definitely see another 2-door LX car with Chrysler badging. Thanks for the tip, Tim!

[Source: Mopar Enthusiast via Charger Forumz]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't mind the look of the 71 /72 Road Runners but to me the best year was 1970. Anyway it sounds just like a hype story to sell magazines.
      • 7 Years Ago
      AGREED! And if you really break them down, they weren't all that impressive in their "day." Move the hell ON people...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bring on a Chrysler 'Cuda! Please o please o please.

      I'll take one in black.

      The Road Runner better be equipped with its squeeky horn. And bring on the Superbird with an STI wing...
      • 7 Years Ago
      may be they should be making cars that don't use oil or the will make it just like the 70's going through the same thing in 15 years
      • 7 Years Ago
      This idea leads into another that should definitely be followed up... Superbird anyone?

      And all the nay-sayers can STFU and go post elsewhere, you obviously don't belong in a discussion of muscle cars and the like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still, it's a very nice "what if", one even ponder to how revive Plymouth http://brandlandusa.blogspot.com/2008/02/down-road-for-chrysler-plymouth-dealers.html

      and some imagined some other "what if" like a 1962 DeSoto ;-) http://www.whatifcars.com/gallery/What-If-Cars/62_Desoto_Adventurer
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dumb. Not gonna happen. Not only is Plymouth dead, but Chrysler is actively trying to NOT have so many badge engineered cars in its lineup.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Agreed - this is dumb. ChryCo already has enough overweight HEMI powered cars on the road, it doesn't need another.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think you are probably right .. sad because there was such terrific Plymouth vehicles in the past.

        I'm probably a goof for suggesting it .. but I loved the Fury name and thought they current Dodge Charger should have been the Plymouth Fury in another life.
      • 7 Years Ago
      After seeing the 'Cuda concept in person for the first time at Chryslers at Carlisle over the weekend, this news is welcome. The 'Cuda concept is simply stunning:

      http://www.autoblog.com/2008/06/14/chrysler-cuda-convertible-concept-at-cars-and-coffee/

      If Chrysler wants to stay competitive in the new-age muscle car market, they need to come out with a convertible variation of the Challenger. I don't see an issue with using this 'Cuda concept as its convertible counterpart. I actually think with the name and the (semi) unique styling, it would be one of the more popular convertibles among the three (Camaro, Mustang, Challenger)
      • 7 Years Ago
      These cars are out of date!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ha! Let's hope not. One of those cheap beaters on the road is more than enough...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Don't get me wrong. Seeing the Malibu, G8, CTS, and the upcoming Chevy Cruze's interior, I think the Camaro will beat the Challenger in quality and overall layout.

        I'm just saying Dodge is finally making a great overall car for once. I wish them luck. I am personally buying a Camaro (ummm. look at my picture), but I wish the best for Dodge.

        I wouldn't summarize the Challenger as being a cheap beater (well except for that anemic 4 banger called the Dodge Challenger-which was made by Mitsubishi in the 80's), but I wouldn't describe it as the best, either. Look at the Charger's Quality (Screams)....Then look at the Challenger's Quality (trumpets and angels are singing).
        The Challenger is certainly the best quality effort made by Chrysler in decades, is all I'm saying.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Care to explain yourself? Reviews have been good. I love mine and feedback has been positive. What makes it a "cheap beater"?

        Frankly, the Challenger has gotten so much attention, they might consider making another Charger that looks like the 70 Charger, offering a 2 door version. Not going to save the brand but making cool cars never hurt a company. Viper, Vette, GTR, Mustang and so on.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Challenger is the best-quality dodge since, never. This is the first time they have finally stepped up the materials they used and- Like Saturn, made their first turnaround, and is a real sign of a comeback.

        Think before you speak, then think again. And then keep it in your thoughts.
        • 7 Years Ago
        how about just the return of EVERYTHING ever built!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hell No.....They've already screwed up the Charger.

      Why try it again with the ugliest Road Runner as the base?
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