If you're looking for an affordable ragtop, are sick of Miatas, and aren't feeling the Solstice, check out the Dodge Demon Concept ($TBA). The car is still in the concept stage, but is stacked with a 172hp 2.4-liter engine paired to a six-speed manual and a rear-wheel drivetrain. It also features 19-inch wheels, but concept wheels that large rarely past the concept stage, which is exactly where we hope this car is headed — in particular in a possible 300-hp SRT model. More pics after the jump.
Another new concept vehicle announced at last week's North American International Auto Show was the rugged Jeep Trailhawk. Designed for the open road — both paved and unpaved — the Trailhawk boasts a modern angular design and broad stance with a long 116-inch wheelbase. Outside are 22-inch wheels, signature seven-slot Jeep grille, and HID projector beam quad lamps, while the inside has sweet black and orange trim, spray-finish flooring, and removable, portable audio pod sound systems in each quarter panel. And a Jeep wouldn't be a Jeep without a little sky showing. The Trailhawk is an open-air concept — it has fully retractable windows all-around and removable glass panels over the seats and cargo compartment.
Although it seems like there is a new crossover vehicle announced every week, we've never seen one like this. The Ford 2007 Airstream Concept ($TBA) is instantly recognizable thanks to reflective paint, and a part airplane, part Airstream trailer design. The real beauty is under the hood, however. The vehicle is powered by a plug-in hydrogen hybrid fuel cell — named HySeries Drive — that operates under electric power and delivers the fuel economy equivalent of 41 miles per gallon.