While the latest minivans from Chrysler and other American manufacturers are good for transporting people, they really aren’t that fast. However, according to car rendering artist Abimelec Design, things used to be different. He mentions that for a brief period of time in the 1980s, Chrysler released turbocharged versions of its minivans.
Hold your horses however, as the only improvements cited for the sport transporter were a turbo and a manual gearbox. That said, this rendering takes the spirit of this concept of minivan and takes it to the next level. Although the publication does not directly state the exact model of the minivan, we assume that it is a Plymouth Voyager on which the crazy concept is based.
By moving the Plymouth from a docile family carrier to a large barnstormer, many changes have been made. While this is just a rendering, we believe that body work is without a doubt the biggest work. After the complete weight reduction, the car also has massive drag plies in the front and super skinny tires in the rear. It’s a little weird compared to what you see at the NHRA, but not out of this world.
After the bodywork and the new shoes, the car also received a four-cylinder Mitsubishi 4G63 engine, one of the creamiest engines ever built by the Japanese manufacturer. According to Abimelec the 4G63 is part of the family because the original minivan was delivered with a very similar 4G54. We assume that the upgraded version of the Mitsubishi core will allow a much greater margin for future performance improvements.
What do you think of this completely bonkers people carrier concept? Would you be more inclined to race to school if you could then go straight to the dragster track?