Saturday Night Links: The 1960 Plymouth XNR Concept Car Edition

This is one cool concept car. Via MotorTrend:

The concept was penned by automotive designer Virgil Exner Sr., who lent the phonetics of his last name to the car after Ford took the original Falcon moniker. The radical XNR was built on a modified Plymouth Valiant chassis and given an asymmetrical styling treatment. The driver-side hood got a long, bulging scoop that flowed into a small curved windshield. The passenger seat rider had to make do with only a flat, upright piece of glass to deflect wind. The driver-centric theme continued with an offset fin in the back, which was met with a horizontal chrome bar in the rear to form a unique, lopsided cross shape. Exner was influenced by the Indy racers of the day, and also drew inspiration from sports car racers like the Jaguar D-Type – a fact that’s immediately apparent in the XNR’s asymmetrical fin design. For power, the XNR employed a Valiant-sourced 2.8-liter slant-six modified to NASCAR specifications – good for 250 hp and 208 lb-ft of torque.

Be sure to read the rest of the XNR story.

Now, on to the links…

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  • LD Jackson July 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    That’s a neat car. Thanks for the link, Steve.

    • steve July 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      Wow, that was quick! You are very welcome.

  • KingShamus July 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

    What an amazing piece of art.

    Thanks for the linkage, mi amigo. You rule.

    • steve July 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

      No problem-o King!

  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire July 15, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Awesome car! Thanks for the link, Steve.

    • steve July 15, 2012 at 11:54 am

      I think it a cool concept car.

  • Martin July 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Never been a mopar guy, but I’ve always loved their styling. The coolest car I ever got to drive was a 1960 Chrysler 300.

    • steve July 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      I saw an old Chrysler 300 on the road not too long ago, it was really nice. It’s hard to say what the coolest car I’ve driven was but, I did drive an early 70’s Corvette (convertible) back in the day that was pretty sweet.

  • Mike G. July 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Appreciate the link. Cool car. Coolest car I had was a ’72 Fiat Spyder convertible with a clutch cable problem. I could change the cable in less than five minutes by the time I sold it.

    • steve July 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Ha! Fiat makes cool cars, but you know what “FIAT” stands for….”Fix It Again Tony”

      • Mike G. July 15, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        I also had a ’72 Dodge Coronet “Charger” with a 318. It would haul ass, but still got about 20 mpg cruising at 70 mph.

      • steve July 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

        I’ve always liked the old Mopar’s. Never owned one but I would like to.

  • Matt July 15, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    That is one cool looking car. Thanks for the link!

    • steve July 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      They don’t make ’em like the used to.

  • Bunkerville July 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks again for the link. Loved the car!

    • steve July 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      No problem-o Bunker!

      I’m like the car more and more.

  • John Carey July 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Sorry I’m late with this Steve. Thanks for the link. The car is awesome.

    • steve July 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      Not a problem. Besides no clock punching here!