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Plymouth [2] - Speedster

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. -- The Plymouth Speedster concept vehicle represents the mating of high-performance motorcycles and open sports cars. It's designed to appeal to 18-25 year olds who embrace these vehicles and who are also a primary buyer target for Plymouth.

Front fenders and hood are combined to form a motorcycle-type faring that wraps around the front of the vehicle to the doors. Within the faring are pop-up upper and fixed lower light bars.

Speedster's low wrap-around wind screen suggests a cross between a motorcycle air deflector and a down-sized roadster windshield.

The interior design furthers the motorcycle/sports car theme. A molded plastic tub forms a fixed seating surface upholstered with removable foam peds covered in a unique "wet suit" material.

Conceived to withstand the weather elements, Speedster's rugged interior can be hosed out for cleaning.

Adjustable driving positions are built into Speedster. Both steering and foot controls move for and aft. All major controls and instruments are mounted to the movable steerinf control fork.

Basic vehicle dimensions include:

Overall Length: 130.2 inches

Overall Width: 61.2 inches

Overall Height: 45.2 inches

Wheelbase: 81.7 inches

Track: 53.5 inches

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Plymouth Speedster. Experience the Excitement

Speedster. The name itself fills your senses with kind of engineering excitement you'd expect from Plymouth. Using advanced computer designs, Plymouth created Speedster as a reflection of what the future may hold in automotive concepts.

Take a good look. Speedster represents a fantastic blend of high-performance motorcycles with open sports cars. Front fenders and hoods are combined to form a motorcycle-type fairing that wraps around the front of the car to the doors. Inside this farinf are pop-up upper and fixed lower light bars. The low wraparound windscreen consolidates the looks and functionality of a motorcycle air deflector and a cut-down roadster windshield. Driving this car is a like stepping into a high-tech dream!

The motorycle/sports car inter-crossing is further exemplified by Speedster's interior.  A molded plastic tub forms a fixed seating surface upholstered in a skin diver-type "wet suit" material with removale foam pads. Specifically designed to take on the elements, Speedster's interior can be cleaned quickly and easily with a water hose. And then, you're ready for the road again! 

Driver and machine become one with steering and foot controls that can be adjusted forward and backward. All major controls and intsruments are mounted on a movable steering control fork for a superior ergonomic environment. The interior is so pleasing and "tuned" to driver control that you could easily forget your destination and keep cruising!

Features/Engineering Highlights:

Normally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder Mitsubishi-built engine

Independent four-wheel suspension

Wheels and tires specially made with three-spoke vented fins for cooling

Four-wheel ventilated disc brakes

Three-speed automatic transmission

Power-assisted steering with a high response turning ratio

Dimensions:

Overall Length: 130.2 inches

Overall width: 61.2 inches

Overall Height: 45.2 inches

Wheelbase: 81.7 inches

Track: 53.5 inches

source: Chrysler. Please mention www.allcarindex.com when using this text.

 

Engine & performance:

Type: Mitsubishi-built, 4-cylinder

Capacity: 2.0-liter

Dimensions:

Length: 3307 mm

Width: 1555 mm

Height: 1148 mm

Wheelbase: 2075 mm

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