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2002 Dodge Razor Concept

The 2002 Dodge Razor Concept made a significant impact when it was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, drawing attention from media representatives and enthusiasts alike. Named after the popular kick scooter brand, Razor USA, this concept car represented a collaboration between Dodge and Razor, blending automotive innovation with youthful energy and attitude.

Designed as a small two-seat coupe, the Dodge Razor boasts cutting-edge design and performance features. Equipped with a turbocharged, inter-cooled 2.4-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine producing 250 horsepower, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, it promised thrilling acceleration and top speeds exceeding 140 mph.

The exterior design of the Dodge Razor was a testament to minimalist sports coupe aesthetics, drawing inspiration from classic European sports cars of the 1960s. Its sleek lines, bold proportions, and vibrant "Orange Slice" body color conveyed a sense of power and performance. The rear-wheel-drive configuration and low center of gravity further emphasized its dynamic capabilities.

To maintain affordability without compromising performance, the Dodge Razor utilized off-the-shelf corporate suspension and underbody components. The interior echoed the minimalist design philosophy, offering only the essentials for driving pleasure. Lightweight competition-style seats, four-point racing harnesses, and ample storage behind the seats contributed to the driving experience.

The instrument cluster featured an integrated tachometer/speedometer with analog and digital readouts, providing essential performance data at a glance. While the Razor concept omitted luxury features like power windows and mirrors, it offered customers the opportunity to customize their driving experience through MOPAR accessories.

Packaged with two orange Razor scooters, symbolizing the partnership with Razor USA, the Dodge Razor concept aimed to revolutionize the sports coupe segment with its blend of design, performance, and affordability. Although a production version called the Dodge Scooter was rumored, the Dodge Razor concept remained a symbol of automotive innovation and youthful enthusiasm at the turn of the millennium.

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