2007 Dodge Demon concept was a thrilling little roadster
The handsome convertible sports car seen here was very nearly America's answer to the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
This is the 2007 Dodge Demon concept.
When it debuted to rave reviews at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, there was a lot of talk about a production version.
The Demon would've lined up against small sports cars like the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky and Toyota MR2 Spyder.
Powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the rear-drive sports car had 172 horsepower -- not a huge amount, but a fair bit compared to its presumptive rivals.
With a manual transmission and a 2,600-pound curb weight, this thing looked like a hoot.
The Demon concept even had appeared to have a production-ready interior.
Dodge was so gung-ho on building the Demon, it even allowed journalists like our man Steven Ewing to drive the million-dollar concept car.
So, why didn't this ever come to market? More than likely, bad timing.
The Demon arrived just ahead of the failure of the DaimlerChrysler merger, not to mention the implosion of the US economic system, the latter which killed off all non-essential new-vehicle projects, as Chrysler had to take bailout money from the federal government.
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