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Hot or Not? : Chrysler Firepower

And would this be something you would like to go into production?
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ABSOLUTELY!! I just wish I could afford one if/when it's ever produced....
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looks nice but personally if i were chrysler I would not produce it. Reason being is it seems like they are following gms footsteps. I.E. the supercar cadillac that is built on a corvette chassis. Same type of car but the caddy costs more. This being built on a viper chassis, housing the 6.1 hemi and typing to keep up with the chrysler more luxury image means it will more than likely, with the options, be equal to or more expensive than a viper. In that vein I wish they would spend more effort into producing a car that could compete on the level of a scion type of vehicle. I know that most might disagee but nissans starting to get into the market and so is suzuki. Other companies are scurrying to go into what used to be a type of void of market that no one really paid attention to. If chrysler keeps producing these gas hungry, heavy cars, and thats all theyve spent their resources on it might land them in trouble with sales and money again. No doubt the Hemis a good engine but the solution to a line of vehicles isnt slap a hemi in em. You have to diversify and that includes sport compacts and 2 door cars that are also cheap enough for the young to afford. Funny thing happened this weekend. I picked up a car and driver from 1975 and u know what was on the cover? A Rolls Royce with the caption about how shocking the 75,000 price tag was. I know the basic economic principles about inflation but as I read through the old car magazines to present it was amazing how prices would be steady then skyrocket higher than inflation could even produce em. Car companies at the rate they are going are going to end up pricing themselves out of the young adult market. A market that, at least here, has had a minimum wage be stagnent at 5.15 for quite a while. Couple that with increased cost of living at what seems like an oil company train of thought on pricing, which is raise prices sky high then pull off a bit to get people used to higher prices then go high again but when you pull back price not as low as last time, and you have a problem in my opinion. I see where their going in their marketing and personally I'm not as happy as some but thats just me.
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I don't like it. Big surprise eh? In my opinion, it's too "chromey", shiny, and just a pointless car to make.

I don't understand the concept of making a car like that, and as 3rd-Dimension stated above, I wouldn't if I were them. So basically, re-write his long paragraph as mine. He summed it up for me.
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Bring it on, like i'd be able to afford one anyway.
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If it's cheaper than the Corvette, I don't see why they wouldn't produce it.........they'd sell lots.

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Perhaps Mopar could consider the Firepower as the basis for a replacement for the Crossfire. A six of some sort (probably a Benz-derived engine) for the base, and the 6.1 for the SRT-8.

I love the basic elements of the design, although there are a few areas where it could be cleaned up a little bit. The rear fenders are a little too bulgy and cartoony, and some of the chrome could be taken off. Other than that, it's a sexy design, and something that could easily make it to production.
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What I would much rather see is the Copperhead. Both the firepower and the crossfire are fugly IMO.
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Looks good to me

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To much $ Look at the Crossfire. Even when they are under $30,000 they are not selling. I have only seen 1 Crossfire on the road since they came out. I see at least a couple Vipers a month around here in the summer time. Nice looking car all the same. They need some thing like that. In the $25,000 range with the 350hp 5.7 Hemi and $30,000 range with the 425 hp 6.1 Hemi. Then they would be right, in the Mustang's sweet spot.
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Looks like a shoe to me. haha
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I like it, that's a dead sexy interior...
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I think the firepower would be a hit, but it would have to meet and or beat corvette performance levels and start under the total cost of the Vette. The crossfire is also a hot looking vehicle IMO. I see plenty of them around the cape and in boston.
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Specs should be

6.1L ~ 6 speed manual standard, 5 speed auto optional
Upgraded Viper motor 550+ HP 6 speed manual optional (SRT?)
Pricing should be right up Corvette alley.

Viper should be at least up in the 600+ HP range by now, and F*CK putting ESP on it either.
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