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1987 Dodge Daytona 199X concept

Although Nissan’s “awesome” 1990 300ZX broke new styling ground for production sports cars, Dodge actually seems to have envisioned a very similar shape a few years earlier.

1987 Dodge Daytona 199X concept

It was called the Daytona 199X Concept and was built on a 1987 production Daytona platform. Besides its sunroof, that stretched the full length of the roof, and trick electronics, it was powered by a 16-valve, turbo-charged and intercooled 2.2-liter inline four.

For the time, its 225 horsepower was pretty impressive coming from an engine that size. Even more impressive was its reported 0 to 60 mph time of only 4.5 seconds.