Michelin Presents Wallpaper Wednesday: Dodge Tomahawk is a Physical Representation of Insanity
Last week’s Wallpaper Wednesday featured a subject that’s generally considered a little insane—the Plymouth Superbird. So this week, I decided to change it up a little bit—and choose a subject that makes the winged wonder look about as crazy as a bone-stock Honda Accord.
Dodge debuted the Tomahawk at the 2003 North American International Auto Show, and it was received with the level of enthusiasm you’d expect a 500hp Viper-powered motorcycle would generate. OK, since it actually has four wheels, it’s not technically a motorcycle, and it might not be able to hit its initial projected top speed—420mph—or it’s revised projected top speed—an anemic 300mph—but this concept screams crazy so loud it practically requires ear protection. While the brass at Ma Mopar referred to the Tomahawk as a “rolling sculpture” perhaps the most insane thing about this insane thing is that it was functional. According to Wikipedia, the company sold as many as nine of them at over half million dollar a pop.
Click on the image above for an wallpaper-ready shot of the craziest thing to ever leave Dodge’s design studio!
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