But "why" would a company, famous for its innovative car and truck designs, go down this particular path?
"Tomahawk is an icon of the extreme thinking for a brand that is known not only for the legendary Viper and Ram truck, but also for all new, innovative vehicles such as the Magnum SRT-8 and Durango concepts," said Creed.
That extreme thinking produced a machine in the true tradition of power-junkie passion, powered by a 8300 cc (505 cu.in.) aluminium Viper V-10 engine.
"This is a bold faced slap against mediocrity," Creed said. "Tomahawk is a scintillating example of what creative minds can do when given the opportunity to run free. It is a pure mechanical sculpture and a joyous celebration of the artistry and emotion of design."
The Dodge Tomahawk is a Chrysler Group design concept that is as much a Viper-powered work of art as it is a whole new type of vehicle invention. It is both a sculpture that can be ridden, as well as a bold statement about the Chrysler Group’s enthusiast culture and passion for design.
"Tomahawk moves design concept introductions and the concept car game to a whole new level – as only Dodge and the Chrysler Group can," said Creed.
Dodge Tomahawk Concept Preliminary Specifications:
Engine: 505 cu. in./8300 cc aluminium Viper V-10 engine
Suspension: Four-wheel independent suspension
Horsepower/Torque: 500 hp/525 lb.ft. of torque
Estimated Top Speed: Potentially 420 mph
Style: Single riderPublished 9 January 2003