So it's not a really-real model, but the Dodge Charger Redline ($TBA) does do a fine job of showing what your pedestrian sedan could be like with a little help from Mopar. This concept car showcases all three Mopar performance kits for the Charger — Stage I, which includes a full-width carbon fiber chin spoiler, a two-piece body-color grille, 20-inch wheels, and a carbon fiber rear spoiler; Stage II, which includes a cat-back performance exhaust, a front-tower cross-brace and brace caps for increased stability, and high-performance brake linings; the race-oriented Stage III, which includes an aluminum Gen III HO 426 HEMI engine that boosts output to 590 hp while shaving more than 100 lbs. off the weight of the traditional cast-iron version. Unfortunately, the last stage isn't approved for use on public roads, so unless you're going to be spending a lot of time at the track, you'd best look elsewhere for your horsepower fix.
Today's edition of "Concept Cars We'd Buy Right Now" comes to you courtesy of the Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept ($TBA). Based on Veedub's new modular transverse matrix platform, the Cross Coupe is actually smaller than the current Tiguan despite its muscular stance, and offers all-wheel-drive, a hybrid power system consisting of two electric motors and a turbocharged gas engine that's good for 262 hp and an electric range of up to 25 miles, 20-inch wheels, LED foglights, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with an oversized aluminum shift lever, and, of course, a touchscreen to monitor and control most vehicle functions. Arriving in dealerships (hopefully) sooner rather than later.
Sure, it's name leaves something to be desired — we've taken to calling it the "juker" for short — but the Nissan Juke-R ($TBA) is intriguing nonetheless. A one-off build, the Juke-R takes Nissan's smallish crossover and crams a 485 hp, twin-turbo V6 — taken from the GT-R, in case you were wondering — under its stunted hood, making for what are sure to be some striking track times, and adds to the flair with a matte black paint job, black rims, racing seats, and five-point harnesses. Not much more is known about the beast, other than the fact that you're unlikely to see it in the wild anytime soon.