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2007-02-13 07:52

Dodge Demon concept is to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

DaimlerChrysler is to unveil a compact roadster, the Dodge Demon concept, at the Geneva Motor Show. It features classic roadster genes and is rear-wheel-driven.

According to Dodge the Demon concept is a "compact, nimble roadster with an attitude".

Although Dodge is tight-lipped about production plans, the Demon will fit perfectly within the brand?s line-up as a smaller alternative to the mighty V10 Viper.

The carmaker says that the Demon concept is an affordable Dodge sports car which merges brand cues of bold design and powerful performance with an open-air "fun-to-drive" attitude.

Apparently Dodge's designers were inspired by the timeless design of British sports cars.

But there the baby Viper features typical Dodge styling cues too such as the signature crosshair grille. Like the Viper, the Demon looks aggressive with muscular features.

The projector headlamps, delineated by bright rings, are set into black chrome bezels, giving the front end mean-looking "eyes" that accentuate the grille opening.

The 19-inch brushed aluminum wheels are set into assertive, asymmetrical openings that reprise the body's playful combination of curves and planes.

The beltline kicks up at the rear and into the higher deck lid contour, giving the lucky occupants an encapsulated, protective feeling.

Technical specs:

  • Engine: 2.4-litre petrol
  • Maximum Power: 128 kW at 6 000 r/min
  • Maximum Torque: 224 Nm at 4 400 r/min
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

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