PortalHomeCalendarGalleryChat RoomRoad Burner GameNew PostsSearchFAQRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 SR 392 Roadster

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
elcobra44
Central Scrutinizer
avatar

Number of posts : 323
Age : 38
Location : Glendale Heights, IL
Vehicle : 2006 Dodge Charger R/T
Registration date : 2007-12-21

PostSubject: SR 392 Roadster   Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:21 pm

Jalopnik broke this story early. The press release isn't even on Chryslerís site yet, though the photos are. It uses the new 392 Hemi crate engine and a steel reproduction of a 1927 street rod body. For nearly two years, Chrysler's Mark Allen and Ralph Gilles planned to build the SR 392 Roadster as a SEMA stunner with Michael Chetcuti of Quality Metalcraft (QMC). Allen is chief designer, Jeepģ/Dodge Truck Studios and Gilles is Vice President of Jeep/Truck and CFM Design.

Allen said, "It was important to convey the car's theme as an homage to Detroit - the cool Detroit with its unique artistic community, music and gritty vibe. We used durable materials and let the mechanicals show to reflect the industrial backbone of the city. We wrapped it all up in a high-gloss black-and-chrome wrapper to evoke Detroit's cool attitude."

The project was assisted by Chetcuti's QMC since the company has tooled, designed and now stamps the first-ever steel reproduction of a 1927 street rod body -- the Shadowrods XL-27 Roadster and Lakes Modified bodies developed by hot rod legend, Jon Hall.

With the car's extremely low stance, Shadowrods was asked to build a custom frame using a unique staggered truss concept. For the final build of the SR 392 Roadster, QMC turned to longtime concept- and show-car builder Wheel to Wheel Powertrain of Madison Heights, Mich.

http://www.allpar.com/history/auto-shows/sema-2007.php
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2422522
 
SR 392 Roadster
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» MINI Roadster spied!
» The ALL-New MINI Roadster
» 1966 VW "roadster" project car - For Sale/Trade
» Mini roadster spy video (2011)
» 27 T roadster body

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Muscle Car Domain :: Automotive Forums :: Chrysler LLC-
Jump to: