Dodge Charger Concept 1968
The success of the Charger is what inspired the Chrysler designers to develop the idea of a Dodge performance model. The original Charger had power, performance and countless racing wins, but it was still a big, heavy and not an aerodynamic muscle machine. However, the 1968 Charger III concept was something different.
The Charger III was no longer a muscle car, but a pure two-seater sports machine. It had compact dimensions and a low profile. Also, it was lightweight and had several unusual features. There were no conventional doors, but the whole top of the car opened to allow access to the interior.
The steering column tilted, along with the steering wheel to make entry more comfortable. On the back of the car were massive airbrakes similar to ones on the airplanes that deployed under heavy braking. The whole car was extremely futuristic, and that doomed it from any real production.