Next time someone makes a comment about the lame, oversized late '90s era Lexus sedan down the street, show them a picture of this and laugh. Lexus LF-LC Concept ($TBA) is a radical take on the four-seater coupe, with an impressively fluid body, wild front fascia, funky headlamps, and a multi-layered instrument panel. As with most concepts, you're guess is a good as ours as to when — or even if — something resembling this beauty might be available in your neck fo the galaxy.
So it's not a really-real model, but the Dodge Charger Redline ($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.