Maybe it’s the forced angular lines that converge at the grille or the naked suspension system that frames the arrow-point front end, but open wheels need to make a comeback. Chrysler tried with the Prowler back in the late 1990s, but the experimental modern hot rod failed to sell more than 12,000 units and was roundly criticized for its underwhelming V6 engine. Now that we’re fifteen years since the last attempt to revive this 1930s styling, I think it is time to try again. There are some logistical hurdles to overcome to implement open-wheels, including crafting a bumper that conforms to safety regulations and the external fender that is required to cover the tires. But if we could do it fifteen years ago, we should be able to do it again.
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