The 1987 Shromet Dragon.
The flagship of the Shromet Corporation. A futuristic interpretation of the American Muscle car that always blended the lines between GT and Muscle car. It was the genesis of the company, and remains its flagship to this day. So what went wrong?
From day one, Shromet was always dead set on chasing the future, and they quickly caught onto the growing trend of imports in the American market. And what did most imports have in common? Front Wheel Drive. Why not, thought the brilliant minds of the Shromet Engineers, transform the dragon into the first of what will be an inevitable trend? Where all cars use the transverse layout.
Combine this with an already ancient engine design from the early 60s, a 5.4 Liter Pushrod V8. Even with sequential fuel injection, emission regulations strangled it, and it couldn’t even manage more than 240 horsepower.
Sure, as a regular car it wasn’t that bad by 80s standards. It could even manage to get from 0-60 in 5.6 Seconds. But as far as dynamic handing is concerned, despite independent rear suspension, it was a front heavy understeery mess.