UPDATE #2: Hi res pic below (click it) and more details from press release
Following yesterday's peak at the Chrysler 300C Pullman, we've learned of another concept (the third from the Chrysler Group by our count) that will be loaded onto a transport this weekend and shipped off to Las Vegas for the SEMA show. The SEMA Sebring improves upon the original front-wheel drive sedan by throwing out the filigree that overcomplicates the standard car's design. The most welcome deletion is the ribbed hood that was obviously meant as a visual nod to the Crossfire coupe, but comes across looking more like the top side of a wooden boat. In contrast, the SEMA Sebring's hood is glassy smooth save for a center rib and two large air vents that sweep back into the windshield. Underhood is reportedly a 4.0-liter V6, probably the same one found in the Pacifica that produces 253 hp and 262 ft-lbs. of torque. If that's the case, it's nice to know the 4.0-liter fits in the Sebring's bay. A mesh grille, new front bumper, side skirts and a rear diffuser round out the new exterior attributes.
Chrysler will have six SkunkWerks vehicles at the SEMA show this year. As we said before, we've already seen the Dodge Nitro Panel Wagon and Chrysler 300C Pullman, so three down and three more to go.
Just got more details from Ray at Jalopnik:
- Builders: DaimlerChrysler vehicle build shops
- 4.0L makes 285 horsepower and 295 lbs.-ft. of torque
EXCERPT FROM PRESS RELEASE
Chrysler Sebring Tuner
• Builders: DaimlerChrysler vehicle build shops
• 285 horsepower and 295 lbs.-ft. of torque
Mission: Take the Chrysler Sebring and exaggerate its existing elements to create an even more dynamic and eye-catching tuner. Mission Accomplished.
The Chrysler Sebring Tuner's exterior features new fascias with floating PIAA fog lamps, sill extensions, hood with air extractors, deck lid spoiler and HID headlamps. All front openings have been fitted with custom-stamped stainless-steel mesh accented with chrome bezels. To achieve the proper stance, the vehicle was lowered approximately 2 inches and fitted with larger "one-off" 20-inch wheels machined by Alcoa. Through the mesh wheels, one sees larger 13.5-inch cross-drilled rotors all the way around with Stoptech 4-piston calipers in the front and 2 piston in the rear.
To enhance the vroom factor, it's fitted with a 4.0-liter engine mated to an automatic 6-speed transmission. The exhaust system was custom bent with components supplied by CORSA, finished off with dual 4-inch tips.
The interior features a unique combination of black with starbright silver accents creating a sophisticated and sporty environment. The more aggressively bolstered "SRT-style" seats have been leather wrapped by Katzkin and feature silver contrast stitching. The sound system has been upgraded by Boston Acoustics, with higher-output amplifier, broad-range frequency speakers, custom 10-inch sub enclosures and "My-gig" radio head unit. Driver interface has also been improved with leather-wrapped steering wheel, milled aluminum racing pedals and custom stainless steel cluster and clock supplied by US Speedo.