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Plymouth Road Runner SUPERBIRD Concept

Artist Michael Leonhard first tipped us off to his design sketches of the Plymouth Road Runner Concept back in June.  He has now kicked his drawings up a notch with these renderings, dubbed the Road Runner Superbird Concept.

In Leonhard's mind, he sees his version of the Superbird as a late 60's NASCAR killer.  With a HEMI engine (of course), the artist wanted to create an American style sports car that has muscle and reduced drag.

"[It has] a sleek nose cone that slips into air like a knife through butter; incorporating a spoiler below the centered grille opening," writes Leonhard.  He also integrated an exhaust system into the rocker panel.  The ideally aluminum two-panel rear spoiler is massive, and would create "enormous downforce," he says.

Keeping with the NASCAR look, Leonhard added the Richard Petty-inspired artwork.  If built, the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird Concept would ride on 19-inch white magnesium rims up front, and 21-inchers at back.

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 roadkill roadkill
If I had the money, I'd buy one!!!
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October 21, 2009 7:36 am
 2010S5 2010S5
Retro. Fail.
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October 9, 2009 5:01 pm
 jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
@joshg 5 i still dont know why the challenger and the camaro aren't bigger hits... they are some of the best and better looking american cars out there, they actually seem to have some quality in them... some of the few along with the ford fiesta, focus and corvette
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October 9, 2009 4:16 am
 carbonsigma carbonsigma
The Superbird is my favourite muscle car. I like this.
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October 9, 2009 1:08 am
 loyo loyo
now draw some eyes on the windshield and you have the characters for the next CARS movie
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October 9, 2009 12:47 am
 theoldman theoldman
nice car
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October 8, 2009 11:26 pm
 mldrieling mldrieling
It doesn't matter what the sketch looks like. This car will never make it into production. There is no Plymouth car company. The name plate hasn't been around for years and Fiat will not bring it back. This car wasn't designed by a car company just an independent artist that wants to make a name for himself. By the way, American Car Haters, how many of you have been here and driven something besides a rental car? When was the last time any of you drove a Camaro or Charger/Challenger? Just because you live in a small country (forgive me Australians) doesn't mean you need to have a small mind or small cars.
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October 8, 2009 11:22 pm
 dmanero dmanero
Oh god please tell me this will never make it to the showroom from in concept form. Now wonder american car companies are dropping like flies, when they design and waste money, time and resources in developing a car thats not even pleasing to the eye. They lucky the challenger and Camaro became such a big hit, but this looks just enough to make you put a gun to your head, and that large wing on the trunk, served no purpose back in the day and is total out of place today.
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October 8, 2009 8:34 pm
 xLumino xLumino
The original car was a real classical. a period of time, nascar has had crazy cars there. I like this vision and can imagine, chrysler is thinking about something like that. Please, make it exactly like that! @sideskraper why not. much better then ten topics about poor f1
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October 8, 2009 8:01 pm
 jdmgtr jdmgtr
That thing is breathtakingly hideous.
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October 8, 2009 7:58 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
I find that crazily oversized spoiler cool, lol.
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October 8, 2009 7:33 pm
 majorsja majorsja
TOO little, WAY too late. The Roadrunner, looks like the love-child of a Camaro and a Challenger. LITERALLY. And the Superbird version looks like a "pimp-my-ride" version of a car from the 1980's.
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October 8, 2009 7:24 pm