The body itself got a few accouterments courtesy of Xenon, including redesigned front and rear fascias and a roof-height rear wing. From a head-on view, the custom mesh grille by RPM Motorsports with a centered Chrysler emblem is augmented by a fresh-air intake, IPF driving lights, and elliptical headlight openings. By using ChromaFlair ColorShift-enhanced paint by Flex Products (who brewed a special pigment they call Bruizer Wildfire Prizm), the car reflects light through a variety of bronze and purple hues, depending on the angle viewed. L&G Enterprises applied the paint and did the airbrush work, which includes painted-on faux air ducts for the brakes and PT Bruiser logos.
Now, obviously, if you like to cruise in the "Bruize," the interior needs to be on par with the rest of the combination. Sparco came up with four carbon-fiber race buckets and furnished four Sabelt racing harnesses and a Sparco steering wheel. Performance West used an applique from Nu-Dash for a carbon-fiber appearance on the dashboard, while Summit Racing came forward with Autometer gauges (four of which are cleanly mounted in the passenger-side dash sill), an SSI halon fire extinguisher, and padding for the custom DeeZee roll cage. In the back is a relocated Optima battery (which opens up the underhood space for the air-to-air intercooler) and the ZEX 5-pound nitrous bottle. A MECIS sound system rounds out the package.
DC has worked hand in hand with Performance West Group to bring the product to fruition, and through Larry's efforts, we were given a chance to shoot these pix on the DiamlerChrysler test track in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The stock PT Cruiser has already proven to be one of the most popular vehicles in the current Chrysler lineup. In fact, if you want one special-ordered, there may be a bit of a wait. With the help of Performance West Group's development partners, the guesswork will be out of the way when you decide to step it up to Bruizer status. The Honda guys may never know what hit them.