January 7, 2003
Dodge Tomahawk concept has 500 hp Viper engine
Detroit, Michigan – Perhaps the oddest vehicle introduced in Detroit on Monday was the V10 powered Dodge Tomahawk concept. This four-wheel, single-passenger vehicle has a 500-horsepower Viper V-10 engine powering the dual rear wheels which gives it a potential top speed of nearly 400 miles per hour, “for anyone who wants to test it,” says the company. Its 0 to 60 mph time is estimated at 2.5 seconds.
“The Dodge brand philosophy always challenges us to grab life by the horns,” said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Design, Chrysler Group. “In the case of Tomahawk, grabbing and holding onto anything for dear life is a necessity.”
Initial reaction to the concept vehicle came in two words: “Wow” and “why.” “This is a bold faced slap against mediocrity,” Creed said. “Tomahawk is a scintillating example of what creative minds can do when given the opportunity to run free. It is a pure mechanical sculpture and a joyous celebration of the artistry and emotion of design.”