Boasting twin rear-center mounted electric motors and R8-inspired styling, the Audi E-Tron ($TBA) will surely give the Teslas of the world a run for their money — if it ever gets past the concept stage. The E-Tron's striking looks and eco-friendly cred are joined by performance numbers such as 204hp, a 0-100 kph time of 5.9 seconds, and a 60-120 kph time of just 5.1 seconds. The E-Tron also employs an ASF-design aluminum body to reduce its curb weight down to under 3,000 lbs., Audi's MMI system to control vehicle functions, and a built-in heat pump and climate control system that heat or cool the interior as appropriate while the E-Tron's energy storage unit recharges.
Created to celebrate country legends Brooks & Dunn's farewell tour, the Tundra Midnight Rider Tailgater ($TBA) is yet another concept we wish a forward-thinking CEO would turn into reality. Based on the Tundra CrewMax Limited full-size 4x2 V8 pickup, the Rider features a Grill N Chill cooking space with countertops, infrared barbecue, beverage tap and an ice chest, an electronically operated tonneau cover, a bed-installed 42-inch HDTV, separate interior and in-bed Kicker sound systems, 20-inch Mickey Thompson polished aluminum wheels, 35-inch tires, a three-inch suspension lift, Bushwacker fender flares, and more.
Tempted by the MINI's go-cart handling, but not a fan of its boxy exterior? The MINI Coupé Concept ($TBA) is for you. Ready to accept any of MINI's powerhouse engines, including the 1.6L twin-scroll turbocharged unit from the MINI John Cooper Works, this stylish two-seater pairs a decidedly MINI-like bottom with an aggressively designed upper half, including a swept back windshield, short contrast roof, hidden B-pillars, and more sexy than every other modern MINI combined.
The Rolls-Royce 200EX ($TBA) is a more modern and more approachable take on the stuffy Rolls-Royce design. Styling is clearly all Rolls, but the smaller wheelbase and overall size means you'll look less like the king of a South African country and more like the king of your block. It's powered by a V12 and has, as expected, a luxurious interior with natural grain Crème Light leather, wood veneer, Cornsilk carpets, and a cashmere blend headliner. While Rolls is still calling this a concept, word on the street is that there will be little changes made before an official 2010 production model, tentatively called the RR4.
While it might be just a concept for now, we're already itching to add the Volkswagen Concept BlueSport ($TBA) to our stable. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that pumps out 180hp, good for a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 140, while managing 35 mpg in normal mode and more than 62 mpg in Eco mode. With a mid-engine layout that provides great weight distribution and a convertible body just 13 feet in length, it's a sporty, eco-friendly blast.