in 1995, Chrysler introduced the original concept, the retro-styling and the name referred to the iconic Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic from the 30s the last century. 1995 Chrysler Atlantic Concept Power comes a 4 liter, 32-valve straight 8 made from two Neon 4 cylinders. The front wheels measured a then-massive 21 inches in the front and 22 inches in the rear.
Chrysler wanted the project for a while to restore the spirit of a classic automobile, when cars were created by true artists and craftsmen, where economists had nothing to talk, and cars were just beautiful to look and ride well. Presented the concept refers to these very years and with its retro styling with a modern twist looks very original. The low stance, long bonnet and wheel arches are clearly accentuated its characteristics. 1995 Chrysler Atlantic Concept also chose a large, chrome wheels sized 21-inch front and 22 inches in the rear.
Referring to the past, Bugatti, Chrysler decided to put under the hood of the concept of Atlantic 4.0-liter eight-cylinder petrol engine developed from a combination of two four-cylinder engines known Neon model. Thanks to this prototype could boast of Atlantic power of about 325-365 km (depending on source).
Interestingly, Chrysler considering even limited production of this model. In the design was said about the production of 100 copies, but this never happened. There were rumors at the time that the vehicle would be put into production, but it is highly unlikely that Chrysler ever intended to mass-produce this concept. However, in 2001 Chrysler did introduce the Crossfire concept, which went into production shortly thereafter. So there were likely rumblings during this period, or shortly thereafter, for Chrysler to produce a retro, art deco-looking coupe to serve as a company flagship.
1995 Chrysler Atlantic Concept Specifications :
Engine : 4 liter DOHC straight-8
Aspiration : Manual
HP : 325 hp (estimate)
HP/Liter : 81.2 hp per liter