Help ID unknown new car with huge chrome "X" grill

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Danny, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Danny

    Danny Guest

    A few days ago I got a fleeting glimpse of what looked to be a brand
    new car with the largest chrome grill I have seen on a vehicle since
    the old Rolls Royces. The grill had to be at least two feet tall and
    had vertical chrome with a huge X(each leg of the X was about 3 inches
    across) placed on top and going from the top to the bottom of the
    grill. As the car turned on to the road going the opposite way, I
    think I got a glimpse of its logo on the back. If it wasn't the
    elongated Chrysler logo, it was something very similar. I assumed it
    was the Chrysler 300, but I haven't seen any type of grillwork like
    that on the Chrysler website. I don't remember much about the vehicle
    other than it seemed to have that muscular low-slung gangster look of
    the Chrysler 300. But the grill looked like it was a refugee from some

    ancient Rolls Royce.

    Any help in IDing this car and/or its grill(if it is a custom grill for

    the 300 or whatever) would be greatly appreciated.

    Danny, Feb 21, 2006
  2. Danny

    MoPar Man Guest

    What city did you see this?

    What you saw was a Chrysler Imperial concept car. It was shown for
    the first time at the Detroit auto show last month. It was so
    "special" that no-one was allowed to sit in it's interior (not even
    journalists during press week).

    I'd be very surprised if this car was just driving around out in the
    open (without being covered with canvas as is usually done to hide
    pre-production cars that are taken on test drives).

    Is there going to be an auto show where near where you saw it? Did
    you see it near a convention center?
    Yes, the in-your-face styling of Chrysler's cars since the Germans
    bought chrysler continues. I can't wait for Rolls Royce to sue them
    for the outright theft of their trademark look.
    MoPar Man, Feb 21, 2006
  3. Danny

    Danny Guest

    It was one of the cities that comprise the Virginia Peninsula; Newport
    News, Hampton, Poquoson, and lower York County. It was coming out of
    some shopping center/grocery store parking lot...not a car dealership,
    but other than that the details are vague. I'll check to see if there
    are any upcoming auto shows in the area. Thanks for the info on the
    model, MoPar Man.

    Danny, Feb 21, 2006
  4. YOu don't give enough details. I would guess it is the new Bently 4 door.
    It is a bit similar to a 300. The new Rolls Royce has a huge grill, but
    it looks nothing like a 300.
    Alex Rodriguez, Feb 21, 2006
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