held a concept car
ride-and-drive in the trendy downtown of Royal Oak, MI this week that gave journalists a chance to creep along on public roads in some of this past auto show
season's hottest wheels. The Dodge Challenger
Concept was, of course, the highlight, and Scott Burgess from The Detroit News managed to get Chrysler's VP and top designer, Tom Tremont, to confirm that the production version would be "nearly identical" to the concept. Tremont claims, "You're not going to be able to tell the difference."
We remember when similar things were said about the Crossfire
Concept, though Chrysler should have an easy enough time converting its concept to reality since the show car was designed from the beginning off of the LX platform that the production version will use. Considering how big a hit the Challenger
Concept has been, we're sure Chrysler designers will bend over backwards not to mess with success.
[Source: The Detroit News]