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2002 Dodge Razor Concept

2002 Dodge Razor Concept

2002 Dodge Razor Concept

A sprint to 100 kilometers per hour in about six seconds, top speed greater than 225 kilometers per hour, a six-speed manual transmission, rear-wheel drive and an engine displacement of 2.4 litres.

The Dodge Razor concept car is a joint effort between the Chrysler Group design studios in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and Carlsbad, California. Dodge Razor’s exterior was developed by Akino Tsuchiya and Kevin Verduyn, while its interior was executed by Chris Schuttera and John Sodano. They were inspired by classic European sports cars of the 1960s, which brought a modern minimalist design philosophy to the project.

True to minimalist form, Dodge Razor’s only ornamentations are the chrome bumpers, the racing-style billet-aluminium fuel-filler cap, the classic door handles and mirrors and the jewel-like lamp design. This project really is about the power of austerity and purity, said Verduyn.

To keep the Dodge Razor affordable should it ever reach production, many off-the-shelf corporate suspension and underbody components were used. While the six-speed manual transmission was developed in Stuttgart, Germany, the engine is an upgraded version of Chrysler Group’s 2.4-litre inline DOHC four-cylinder, now with a turbocharger and intercooler. The engine develops 187 kW (250 bhp) and 312 Nm (230 lb.-ft.) of torque. Aimed at young driving enthusiasts, the Razor concept was designed with a targeted sticker price of $14,500 within the USA.

Story by DaimerChrysler, Edited by

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Inline-4
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Turbocharger w/Intercooler
power 186.4 kw / 250.0 bhp
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 311.84 nm / 230.0 ft lbs
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD
front tires 185/50R19
rear tires 185/50R20
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 48.3 x 17.8 cm / 19.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 17.8 cm / 20.0 x 7.0 in
f suspension McPherson Struts
r suspension Multi Link w/Coil over Shocks
curb weight 1134 kg / 2500 lbs
wheelbase 2489 mm / 98.0 in
front track 1473 mm / 58.0 in
rear track 1524 mm / 60.0 in
length 3755 mm / 147.8 in
width 1748 mm / 68.8 in
height 1214 mm / 47.8 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~225.3 kph / 140.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.0 seconds