Plymouth Prowler Street Cruise





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Published on Mar 14, 2010

The design of the Prowler was inspired after Chrysler engineers were given free rein to create whatever they wanted in a "hot rod" or "sportster" type vehicle. One of the most striking design features of the Prowler are the open, Indy racer style front wheels.

Although he is officially uncredited, car designer Chip Foose's Chrysler sponsored senior project car at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, which he dubbed the Hemisfear, evolved into the Plymouth Prowler.

The Prowler features a powertrain lifted from Chrysler's LH Cars, a 3.5L SOHC V6 producing 214 horsepower. For the 1999 model year the engine was replaced with a more powerful 253 HP version of the engine. Both engines were coupled to a 4-speed Autostick automatic transmission. The transmission is located at the rear of the vehicle and joined to the engine by a flexible driveshaft that rotates at engine speed, an arrangement is similar to that used by the C5 Corvette, Porsche 944 and Alfa Romeo 75, and helped to facilitate a desirable 50-50 front-rear weight distribution. The Prowler was the first rear-wheel drive Plymouth since the 1989 Plymouth Gran Fury.

The Prowler prominently featured aluminum in its construction, chiefly in the chassis. In many cases, the components were adhesively bonded. The body was produced in Shadyside, Ohio, and the car was assembled by hand at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

After the Plymouth name was discontinued in 2001 the Prowler was sold as a Chrysler. The last Prowler rolled off the assembly line on February 15 2002. Only 11,702 Prowlers were produced from 1999-2002, including 497 test vehicles in 1997.

Video Credit: ProwlTalk.com

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