In today’s world of graphic design and photoshop, the internet is abuzz with creative minds with amazing ideas. We have seen a number of digital artists on various social media that have come up with very innovative and outlandish car designs. One such digital designer is Abimelec Arellano (@AbimelecDesigns). You might remember Abimelec as the creative mind behind the Chrysler Pacifica SRT Hellcat, which received a lot of attention in the automotive world over the past several months.
In one of his most recent designs, Abimelec has taken the modern retro hot-rod, the Plymouth Prowler, and combined its iconic design with a Formula One (F1) car.
Just about 6 days ago, YouTube channel TheStraightPipes member Yuri Tereshyn, posted a photo on his personal Instagram that would get this design concept started. With a picture of a Plymouth Prowler and a PT Cruiser convertible parked next to each other and a caption of “Name a more iconic duo… I’ll wait”, it didn’t take long for Abimelec to respond.
“@yuritereshyn and I were talking about Prowlers one day and somehow we ended up with the F1 Prowler. Enjoy,” responded Abimelec, on his Instagram the following day.
The Prowler F1 design incorporates the open-wheel experience of an F1 car into the retro-roadster of the Prowler. This means the Prowler adopts an F1-inspired front wing, a massive rear wing assembly, a rear carbon fiber defuser, and even the new age F1 “halo” safety bar that wraps around the driver and passenger seats of the Prowler.
If you pay attention, you will also notice things like wider body panels have been incorporated into the doors to give the Prowler even more of that Formula One look. There is even an F1-styled steering wheel for the driver, and a set of Continental racing tires (a sponsor of TheStraightPipes) showing Abimelec’s attention to detail.
One of the biggest complaints of the Prowler was its aluminum-block 3.5-liter H.O. V6 engine. The engine put out a dismal 253 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque, that slightly less power than the modern-day F1 engine which produces somewhere between 900 to 1,000 horsepower. The Prowler did have a transmission that was located at the rear of the vehicle and joined to the engine by a torque tube that rotated at engine speed and helped the Prowler to have near 50/50 front-rear weight distribution.
Nevertheless, the Prowler F1 design concept is a pretty cool concept thanks to a lot of creativity. It reminds us of something that the Hot Wheels brand would build for a limited edition diecast.
So what do you think of the Plymouth Prowler F1 design? Let us know in the comments or in the MoparInsiders.com forums.
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