Posted on 08 April 2011 by Chris
The 1960 Plymouth XNR Prototype was designed by Virgil M. Exner hence the name XNR. The wild styling was just what a manufacturer wanted to attract attention at Auto Show’s.
The car utilized a 221 CI Slant Six Cylinder Chrysler engine producing about 200hp.
From the lake pipes to the rudder like aero fin behind the driver, this car was designed to be an eye-catching tool. With all of this flare and Italian styling, you might have guessed the body was built by Ghia.
The car doesn’t show an extensive amount of Chrome, but where there is chrome it is perfectly placed. It draws out the curves and unique styling of the car.
Watching a car like this drive by was really something to behold. The futuristic look is like something from my child-hood cartoon, The Jetson’s!
We’ll step back and let the pictures do some talking.
To learn more of the history of the XNR Concept check out this story from Jalopnik.