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1998 Chevrolet Monte-Carlo Intimidator

On January 6, 1998, the Chevrolet presentation at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit was interrupted by two surprise guests: seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt and the Tasmanian Devil.

Both Earnhardt and Taz seem to be all wound up about Chevy's newest concept car, the Monte Carlo "Intimidator," a race car-inspired vehicle with a modified 3800 Series II V-6 engine that creates 295 horsepower and 280 lbs. of torque.

According to Chevy, the Intimidator offers NASCAR wannabes the closest thing to driving a real racecar: aerodynamic details like low-slung front and rear air dams and a decklid spoiler, authentic racing gauges, front and rear Recaro bucket seats with five-point safety restraints, a tubular steel safety cage, an on-board fire suppressor and 17-inch Goodyear racing tires. You know, lots of practical stuff for taking the kids to soccer practice.

The car might appeal to kids or adults at heart since Chevy has entered into a partnership with Warner Brothers and will be using the Tasmanian Devil as part of its advertising program.

Source: The Car Endorsed by the Devil -, Inc

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