SEMA 2005: The Metal

The Chrysler Group’s fully customized vehicles are drawing their share of attention at the 2005 SEMA Show this week in Las Vegas. Check them out below. Elsewhere on, look for a special interview with Ralph Gilles, Director – Truck Ext./Int. Design Studio and Specialty Vehicles, Chrysler Group and the man behind the fabulously successfuly Chrysler 300C and the details on a special version of the Charger that will hit the popular drift racing circuit this spring.
By the way, the Dodge Charger was named “most accessory friendly car at the SEMA show on Tuesday.

Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds. Top speed 193 mph.

Street Commander Concept “sound chamber.” The interior features a multi-media experience with DVD’s, satellite, navigation, mp3, iPod, and Playstation interfaces.

Off-Road Commander Concept. Partnered with Superlift Suspensions, American Expedition Vehicles and supported with donations from Mopar and ARB 4×4.
Base vehicle is 2006 Commander Limited with 5.7 L HEMI and Quadratrac II 4wd.
Prototype 4.5-inches suspension lift allows the Off Road Commander to be fitted with massive 35-12.50 x 17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires. The tires are covered with custom fabricated wheel flares and a heavy guage steel rock rail. Mopar accessories: front brush guard, roof mounted aluminum cargo basket, prototype tail lamp guards.

Roush Concept Coupe. It’s a very elaborate make over including new front and rear fascias including functional aerodynamic details such as carbon splitter, wake modifier.

Caliber Tarmac Concept. Mopar and the Skunkwerks team built on the Caliber concept and created the ultimate Tarmac rally inspired race car.

One Lap/Targa Newfoundland 300C SRT8. It started out as an engineering mule and slighly modified to compete in Car and Driver’s One Lap of America.

Charger SRT8 Targa. Inspired by the 300C SRT8, this Charger SRT8 is powered by a stock 450 horsepower 6.1 liter HEMI. Added power is due to an open exhaust.


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