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CGI Chrysler PT Cruiser Revival Goes Plum Crazy, Has Two Doors and Hellcat Oomph

Retro-modern cars from the 2000s are so quirky that people still remember them. They weren’t any good, hence their untimely disappearance, but they sure attracted the attention of everyone.
Two-Door Chrysler PT Cruiser turns Plum Crazy, has SRT Hellcat in rendering 6 photos
Two-Door Chrysler PT Cruiser turns Plum Crazy, has SRT Hellcat in rendering by jlord8 on InstagramTwo-Door Chrysler PT Cruiser turns Plum Crazy, has SRT Hellcat in rendering by jlord8 on InstagramTwo-Door Chrysler PT Cruiser turns Plum Crazy, has SRT Hellcat in rendering by jlord8 on InstagramTwo-Door Chrysler PT Cruiser turns Plum Crazy, has SRT Hellcat in rendering by jlord8 on InstagramTwo-Door Chrysler PT Cruiser turns Plum Crazy, has SRT Hellcat in rendering by jlord8 on Instagram
Chrysler had the PT Cruiser or the Prowler, Chevrolet went wild with the HHR or SSR, and the Blue Oval didn’t get left out with the eleventh-generation Thunderbird, among others. Not sure anyone would dare own any of them in 2021, but they’re still a sight to behold. From a distance, if allowed.

Or dwelling across imagination land, where everything is possible. Even stuffing huge V8 engines inside an engine bay where connoisseurs know there was hardly any space left even after fitting a meager four-cylinder. But that’s not an issue for digital masters, of course.

Case in point, Jim – aka jlord8 on social media – is a virtual artist with a set of missions. In the grand scheme of things, he loves to photoshop the 1980s and 1990s classics. But he’s not one to shy away from 2000s heroes or even contemporary wonders if that serves his virtual purpose.

For example, he recently set on a quest to “454 SS all the things.” But he’s not going outside the comfort zone, so at least until now he only involved GM products. Alternatively, Chryslers – old and (almost) new – are also well represented. Thus, his latest digital project involves the uncanny PT Cruiser compact crossover.

Some say it was a quirky two-door convertible, others that it was a strange four-door hatchback/wagon. And they would be correct. But only one – this virtual artist – says the 2006 Street Cruiser Route 66 Edition might dare to become something else entirely. So, the Solar Yellow example went a bit Plum Crazy, also dropped a pair of doors, and (somehow) stuffed an SRT Hellcat powertrain under the retro looks.

This digital afterthought is just wishful thinking, of course. But it still wants to play the real-life credentials as best it can. So, the PT Cruiser even got a virtual retouch up front for the headlights, as well as new aero bits along with a pair of fog lights and a massive set of golden wheels to compliment the Hellcat transformation.



 
 
 
 
 

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