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SEMA Sebring

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“What we were going for is a really upscale look. We did all the stuff you’d want to do on your own performance car,” said product stylist Vince Galante. “

You’ll immediately notice that hood strafes on the new Sebring are gone. The custom-built hood, with dual air intakes, sits atop a 4.0-liter V6 engine that is mated to a six-speed manual. That’s also a custom-built front and rear fascia and side sill. The Sebring rides on 20-inch wheels.

“I took the stock vehicle and made it big. Everything is pumped up,” said product stylist Todd Rabinowitz.

The spoiler is also larger than on the current Sebring. In the trunk are Boston custom-built acoustics.

I didn’t get a good shot of the interior. But it has custom bolster seats in all-black leather with silver stitching and blue-lit gauges in aluminum housing. Rabinowitz said he hopes the Sebring concept will inspire a performance version of the sedan.

Credit to: "Stratuscaster" from the Allpar.com forums.

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Guest YellowJacket894

It fixes four things wrong with the stock Sebring (ride height, grille, hood, and wheel to wheel well ratio) and the end result is actually damn sharp.

Build it as a SRT-6 model and people who weren't too wild about the styling at first may just consider it.

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Honestly, the only styling defects the car now displays are the headlamps, taillamps, and that pointless little black plastic triangle on the C-Pillar.

It also looks less disproportional in those shots. DCX's press shots are pathetic.

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Not bad at all. It does take away some of its ugliness and makes it look half decent.

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Guest YellowJacket894

That would be true if they *were* DCX press shots. But they aren't.

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You mean these . . . ?

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I thought that they were? :unsure:

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About as polished as you can get this turd...and another reason why Mopar designers and engineers need a lesson from the "finishing school."

The bumper is perfect. Some lines are cleaned up, stance is stronger, and the overall cohesiveness of the design is improved. However, those headlights & grille are still terrible, and that C-Pillar is too upright. If Mopar designers were going for the 'fastback' look they should have pulled the C-pillar more inward - requiring the pulling of some strings in engineering and marketing (interior room sacrifices).

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Except for that damn C-pillar applique, this looks very sharp.

I like the projector beam headlamps of this. I hope that they are Xenons, this is a SEMA car, and it would complete the update to the interior of the headlamps, in my opinion.

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