Chrysler PT Cruiser "Hot Rod Honey" Is a Hellcat Recipient

Chrysler PT Cruiser "Hot Rod" rendering 5 photos
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It's no secret that Bryan Nesbitt, who penned the Chrysler PT Cruiser (and the Chevrolet HHR, for that matter), aimed to bring the classic 1930s look into the 2000s, with the hot rod aroma coming naturally. And while he succeeded, though opinions may be split regarding how the design has aged, the tech side of the vehicle never matched those ambitions. Well, this rendering comes to fix that, throwing some uber-solid pieces of hardware into the mix.
Digital artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel, who came up with this virtual build, aimed to gift the vehicle with the type of driving dynamics that would make a racing driver happy to jump behind the wheel while out on the road.

As such, the engine compartment now accommodates nothing less than a Hellcat motor. And the voice of the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI can be heard via a NASCAR-style Boom tube exhaust.

Lowering the car was mandatory for improving the handling, while the custom wheels, which remind one of American Racing units, pack exactly the kind of design you'd expect for such a project - note that the wheels are shod in super-sticky Mickey Thompson rubber.

The aero transformation of this PT Cruiser (by the way, the nickname in the title comes from us) is dominated by the tailfin rear quarter panels, whose 1950s styling seems to fit in brilliantly, at least to these eyes.

As for the candy apple red finish of the vehicle, we're clearly talking about a sight for sore eyes. There's also a rougher side of the car's appearance, and it comes from the exposed rear end, which lets everybody know this contraption means business.

PS: Make sure to use the swipe feature of the Instagram post below for a complete view of this pumped-up PT cruiser, engine bay shot included.

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