Yes, it's definitely intriguing. But unfortunately for anyone wishing to park one in their own driveway, the Mercedes Ener-G-Force Concept ($TBA) is about as concept-y as a vehicle can get. Created for the Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012, the Ener-G-Force was designed as a highway patrol car for 2025, it boasts such outlandish features as a tank on the roof to store water that's transferred to the "hydro-tech converter" where it's converted into hydrogen for running the fuel cells and a 360-degree topography scanner on the roof.
It's okay to drool. Created by the guys behind the crazy-awesome Ford Broncos with help from Banks Power, the Icon D200 ($TBA) combines modern technology with the look of Dodge's landmark 1965 crew cab truck. Thanks to new Dodge 3500 chassis and mechanical systems, the D200 is ready to handle the raw brawn of the 5.9 L Cummins engine that provides it with an insane 975 lbs. of torque. Other features include a Six-Gun diesel tuner, a Monster Ram intake manifold, a dual exhaust, a Banks Brake exhaust braking system, a 4.5-inch Baja 1000 Chase lift kit with Fox shocks, custom audio, and an interior featuring free-range American Indian Reservation bison leather. Expect to see it at SEMA 2012, but no word on whether you'll ever be able to buy one.
Last time we saw the LF-LC Concept, it was red, and details were scant. The Lexus LF-LC Blue Concept ($TBA) is the next step forwards for this radical four-seat coupe, as we can now tell you that it's powered by an Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive that pairs an Atkinson cycle combustion engine with a high-energy battery pack for 500 hp — and plenty of speed — and that the interior boasts twin 12.3-inch LCD screens for info and navigation display that are operated by a touch screen control board. Unfortunately, as with its predecessor, you can expect to see it in a garage near you approximately never.