Hemi-Powered Dodge Nitro Charges in to SEMA

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  1. #1 naranhito, Sep 22, 2006
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    Hemi-Powered Dodge Nitro Charges in to SEMA

    SAN DIEGO — Dodge is preparing two hot-rod versions of its new Nitro SUV for the annual fall SEMA show in Las Vegas, including a Hemi-powered edition with 22-inch wheels and tires.

    A Dodge Challenger Super Sport concept also will be unveiled at SEMA, but Chrysler declined to provide details.

    Senior Design Manager Dennis Myles said Dodge will install a modified 5.7-liter Hemi V8 in the first SEMA Nitro, as well as a Tremec five-speed gearbox, Brembo brakes and 22-inch Alcoa wheels.

    The idea, Myles said, is to create "an all-out performance" version. "We want to stir up and stimulate thinking about the Nitro," he said.

    The Hemi-powered SEMA Nitro will be painted in black-purple metallic, with a two-tone black and slate-gray interior, according to Myles. A lower aero body kit will include new fascias, wheel arches and side sills. The cabin will sport four bucket seats from the Viper.

    A second Nitro conversion — both are being done in-house — will be a white Mopar-themed panel wagon with special graphics on the sides. The rear seats will be removed and a sliding load floor installed to accommodate surfboards and other large gear.

    What this means to you: The Nitro Hemi sounds like fun, but we're more interested in the Challenger SS "concept of the concept."

    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=116894#2
     
  2. What is it supposed to be? A van? An Estate?

     
  3. 4,5m long SUV. The most similar thing in size is the Kia Sorento.
     
  4. when is SEMA?
     
  5. looks like it could be built on the jeep commando platform and looks like a scion on steroids but i like it anyways.
     
  6. The Nitro is Dodge's version of the Jeep Liberty.
     
  7. Meh. Not too fond of the Nitro, but it's better than some SUVs/Crossover things that are out there.
     
  8. next month.
     
  9. ahh the liberty thats tiny those pictures are deceptive. they need to take the commando frame and make a real dodge. but still a hemi in that tiny frame must haul.
     
  10. That thing would fly with the hemi
     
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    thanks naranhito! cant wait for SEMA!! :D
     
  12. HEMI POWER DOMINATES
     

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