Tomahawk: Breaking Boundaries At Full Throttle | Part Two

The "wow" is easy to understand from Chrysler Group, with a brand like Dodge that continues to drive its foot to the floor – most recently with the all-new 2003 Viper sports car – dedicated to engineering the most powerful production vehicles.

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 rider

Published 9 January 2003 Melanie Carter

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