Fireball Design WEDNESDAY… CHRYSLER 300 CONCEPT

This render was originally done with CHRYSLER as a potential SEMA Project a year after the launch of the 300. Since then, it’s been used for a variety of marketing purposes including The Hollywood Garage. Includes Fireball’s original flamin’ logo head!

About the CHRYSLER 300…

The Chrysler 300 is a rear-wheel-drive, front-engine, full-sized luxury car manufactured and marketed by Chrysler as a four door sedan and station wagon its first generation (model years 2005-2010) and solely as a four-door sedan in its second and current generation (model years 2011-present).

The 300 debuted as a concept at the 2003 New York Auto Show with styling by Ralph Gilles and production starting in April 2004 for the 2005 model year.

The second generation 300 was marketed as the Chrysler 300C in the United Kingdom and Ireland and as the Lancia Thema in the remainder of Europe.

The Chrysler 300 was designed as a modern interpretation of the Chrysler C-300 (and the letter series Chryslers that followed), featuring a large grille, long hood and low roofline that was prominent on those vehicles.

The styling retained many elements of the 1998 Chrysler Chronos concept car, such as chrome interior accents and tortoiseshell finishings on the steering wheel and shifter knob.

The Chrysler 300 is based on the rear-wheel drive Chrysler LX platform with components derived from the W211 Mercedes-Benz E-Class of 2003 to 2009.

Shared components include the rear suspension design, front seat frames, wiring harnesses, steering column, the 5-speed automatic transmission’s design, and a derivative of the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

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