Plymouth Prowler

The Plymouth Prowler manufacture by Plymouth automobile company. Read more to view more detail and video reviews. Please feel free to comments and give rating to help others

The Plymouth Prowler is a “retro”-styled production car built in 1997 and 1999-2002.

One of the most striking design features of the Prowler are the open, Indy-racer-style front wheels. The design of the Prowler was said to have been inspired after Chrysler engineers were given free rein to create whatever they wanted in a “hot rod” or “sportster” type vehicle.

The Prowler featured a powertrain lifted from Chrysler’s LH-cars, a 3.5L SOHC V6 producing 214 horsepower (160 kW). For the 1999 model year the engine was replaced with a more powerful 253 hp (189 kW) version of the engine. Both engines were coupled to a 4-speed Autostick automatic transmission. The transmission is located at the rear of the vehicle and joined to the engine by a flexible driveshaft that rotates at engine speed; this arrangement is similar to that used by the C5 Corvette and Alfa Romeo 75, and helped to facilitate a desirable 50-50 (percentage, front-rear) weight distribution. The Prowler was the first rear-wheel drive Plymouth since the 1989 Plymouth Gran Fury and was based on the 1993 concept car of the same name.

The car prominently featured aluminum in its construction, chiefly in the chassis. In many cases, the components were adhesively-bonded. The body was produced in Shadyside, Ohio, USA and the car was assembled by hand at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (CAAP) in Detroit Michigan.

The Production figures for the 1997-2001 Plymouth Prowler and 2001-2002 Chrysler Prowler.

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