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HPP and Mopar show the sinister side of the 2011 Chrysler 200 at the Detroit Auto Show

Heide Performance Products (HPP) of Madison Heights, Michigan has become a regular with their custom-built modern muscle cars at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas but with the help from the folks at Mopar, HPP used the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to expose the sinister side of the new 2011 Chrysler 200 with the Mopar Super S Concept.
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The 2011 Chrysler 200 has a tough task - defeating the negative opinion of the outgoing Sebring which it replaces and one way to do that is to show a sportier side to this compact sedan. One thing that the Chrysler Sebring was accused of being was sinister but with the help of HPP and Mopar, the Chrysler 200 has been converted into the Mopar Super S and thanks to the fairly subtle alterations made to this dark sedan the 200 shows that it can be more than just another bland compact.

There have been no mechanical changes made to the Mopar Super S but a bevy of unique exterior modifications make this particular Chrysler 200 look more like a sport compact than a low priced luxury sedan. The fiberglass matte black hood immediately draws the eye with a set of vents giving the Super S a race-ready look and that matte treatment travels over the top surfaces of the car. Along the bottom of the car is a metallic dark grey and more matte black on the unique front splitter and rear fascia to tie in the overall dark scheme of the Mopar Super S. These custom front and rear fascias are far more aggressive than the standard Chrysler 200 but they dress up the car without going too far.

Finally, custom seats with the “S” logo on the seatback, a prominent Mopar M logo on the front doors and a set of black split-spoke 19”Mopar wheels finish the Mopar Super S Concept package. In speaking with people checking out this customized 2011 Chrysler 200 at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, a great many of them were impressed that such simple modifications could make for such sleek, sinister and aggressive concept. In some cases, the people with whom I discussed the Mopar Super S told me that while the production model doesn’t look quite like the HPP/Mopar version, this show car did exactly what it was meant to do - show that there was more to the 2011 Chrysler 200 than just an efficient, affordable compact sedan.

Check out the gallery below for a closer look at the Mopar Super S and click the links below for more Chrysler and Detroit Auto Show news.

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