I’m not going to the Detroit auto show this year, because it’s just to bloody expensive. But I have seen what is on display there. Chrysler which has over the last 15 years consistently come up with some of the most amazing concepts ever shown here has come up with a real stinker this year. The new Chrysler Imperial
is one of the biggest automotive turds I have seen in a long time. The proportions of this thing suck. The design is derivative, looking too much like the current Rolls-Royce Phantom, but much shorter and taller. What where they thinking?
The Dodge Challenger concept looks ok when seen in isolation, but when you put the thing next to a Mustang you realize that it is huge. It is over a foot longer than the Mustang. and is totally wrong for the type of car it is supposed to be. This type of sporty car is supposed to be compact and fun to drive.
Now having mentioned the mustang I must admit that I have a 2005 Mustang. I have been a Mustang fan ever since I was a kid and family friend of ours had a 1969 Mach 1. I have never been a big fan of Camaros but GM really nailed it with their new Camaro concept.
The proportions are just right. There is just enough of the first generation Camaro that you can see the natural evolution from 1969 to now, but it stool looks modern and muscular. It is everything a modern pony car should be. That being said, I love my Mustang. It is a blast to drive and I love the way it looks.