TTAC Photochop: New Chrysler 300

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
ttac photochop new chrysler 300

The current Chrysler 300 was a seminal work, promising a new direction in American automotive design. The car’s funky fresh armored car style was an immediate hit with both urban gangstas and Florida retirees. The 300’s weak, thirsty V6, a crappy interior and waning marketing support doomed the once-groundbreaking vehicle to a stylistic dead-end. Now what? The 2007 Nassau concept suggested a sleek and dynamic 300, designed to disgiuse its girth. But I don’t think it’s going to find its way into production. When people think “sedan” they see three distinct volumes. And that’s not going to change. Manufacturers with a reputation for weird original designs were unsuccessful in this segment (see Renault VelSatis, Citroen C6, Opel Signum & Co.). So I built on the beautiful lines of the Nassau, adding to those a third volume to match the original dynamic stance. Other changes were necessary to make this drivable. Any front engined cars needs some air intakes just above the spoiler. Those and some lights that can be built on this planet are the only changes the fascia needs. Frames on the doors, handles that can also be used by a basketball player, decent-sized mirrors and it’s good to go.

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  • SunnyvaleCA SunnyvaleCA on Oct 03, 2008

    Could you at least pencil in a stick shift and LSD? Otherwise, what is the point of RWD?

  • DearS DearS on Oct 03, 2008

    I think most version of the 300C are ugly. SRT8 looks ok from some angles. The fucking front needs to have something pretty about it. The Challenger is the best looking of the RWD bunch. Make it more of a Challenger, lol.

  • SirRoxo SirRoxo on Oct 03, 2008
    "Looks like a Korean Sebring. Yawn." Excatly what i was thinking. Why are they staying with that style of C-pillar and justeverything else? Ew.
  • Serpico Serpico on Oct 03, 2008

    Classic lines and boxy design is what sells it. This is a POS Sebring no one wants.