Was it really a Dodge?
What was The Wraith in reality then? Well I remember seeing “The Wraith” way back in the 80’s for what it’s worth. Yeah before I really know enough about cars but, I still thought it was a Volkswagen Chassis/ Kit Car of some sorts 😕 Full movie at the bottom!
Well I just recently saw a post about “The Wraith” so I decided to see exactly what the car from “The Wraith” was actually made out of!
So it seems I was right on one account at least. Still didn’t find it’s exact build up for the Movie Car clones but did find this bit of information.
It would seem the true car was a Dodge M45 that was supposed to be a Pace Car. However that never came to be except for one example that was used and copied for use in “The Wraith”. Of course then a bunch of copies where then created either for destruction scenes or driving scenes as the real car was just used for stills.
The driving scene cars used (wait for it) Volkswagen Engines! You can almost tell from the way the transaxle sits in some of the scenes. That is because the real Dodge M45 used a Turbo 4 cylinder that powered anything from K cars to any other front wheel drive Mopar Product in the 80’s.
OK it wasn’t just a plain old K car engine but, an actual tuned 450 Horse Power Turbo engine. So the car would actually be a fun car to drive and this is from way before the import craze ever started too!
Again I wouldn’t mind having this car today but, it doesn’t have to be “The Wraith” movie car. I would take any lightweight 4 cylinder car making 450HP anyday of the week to show off and take to the track 🙂
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