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1981 American Motors AMX Turbo

American Motors AMX Turbo, 1981
American Motors AMX Turbo, 1981
Images: www.amxfiles.com
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The text on the back of this promotional rendering reads:

"The AMX Turbo Pace Car is an exclusive - the personal design of Richard A. Teague, American Motors" Vice President of Automotive Design. It was constructed by Autodynamics of Troy, Michigan under contract from PPG Industries. This two-passenger, aerodynamically efficient vehicle will be one of four official pace cars in the PPG Indy Car World Series during the 1981 auto racing season.

"The AMX Turbo is powered by a turbo-charged fuel-injected 258 CID cylinder AMC engine delivering 450 horsepower, built by Turbo-Systems Inc. The AMX Turbo measures 50 inches in overall height, 164 inches long and is 72 inches in overall width. The car is equipped with Goodyear Eagle GT low profile 245x50x16 tires on 16" x 8" Gotti aluminum alloy wheels on a 96" wheelbase."

Thanks to Larry Daum.
Source: www.amxfiles.com
Comments
An AMC Owner
Friday, February 13, 2009
Was AMC's AMX Turbo ahead of Chrysler's Dodge Omni 024 or Plymouth TC3 look?

Did Chrysler see something special in the styling of this vehicle to have the 024/TC3 go into production? Or, was this part of AMC's future birth of products that Chrysler gained?

You can be the judge on this one.

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