The Viper-powered Dodge Tomahawk concept vehicle shatters all
the barriers of conventional thinking about personal transportation. This
four-wheel, single-passenger vehicle is a sleek, rolling sculpture that
combines art-deco styling with extreme engineering. The 500-horsepower
Viper V-10 engine powering the dual rear wheels gives this radical vehicle
a potential top speed of nearly 400 miles per hour - for anyone who wants
to test it. The Tomahawk roared into public view at the North American
International Auto Show.
Initial reaction to the concept vehicle typically comes in two words: 'Wow'
and 'why.' The 'wow' is easy to understand from Dodge, the brand that
continues to drive its foot to the floor - most recently with the all-new
2003 Viper, Heavy Duty and Light Duty Rams and an SRT lineup dedicated to
engineering the most powerful production vehicles in their segments. But 'why'
would a company, famous for its innovative car and truck designs, go down
this particular path?
The Dodge Tomahawk is a Chrysler Group design concept that is as much a
Viper-powered work of art as it is a whole new type of vehicle invention.
It is both a sculpture that can be ridden, as well as a bold statement
about the Chrysler Group's enthusiast culture and passion for design.