2002 SEMA: Chrysler Wants “Coolest” Page 2

November 6, 2002

Best of the rest:

Of the 40 vehicles produced by selected tuners, a few seemed more likely to see practical use or production:

2002 Wings West Dodge Neon R/T Compact Performance concept

2002 Wings West Dodge Neon R/T Compact Performance concept

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Wings West Dodge Neon R/T Compact Performance: This hotted-up neon has shortened springs, a new fascia and a big rear wing, 19-inch silvertone wheels and R/T decals, as well as an Alpine audio system.

2002 Kenne-Bell Dodge Ram 2500 - HEMI® Performance concept

2002 Kenne-Bell Dodge Ram 2500 - HEMI® Performance concept

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Kenne-Bell Dodge Ram 2500 - HEMI® Performance:This Hemi-powered Ram 2500 gets bright orange and black paint to call attention to the Kenne Bell supercharger strapped to the new powerplant. Massive, impractical 26-inch Oasis XS alloys are twinned with fender flares, twin exhausts and a Gaylord tonneau cover, as well as aluminum trim inside.
2002 Performance West Dodge Ram 3500 Cannonball Express concept

2002 Performance West Dodge Ram 3500 Cannonball Express concept

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Performance West Dodge Ram 3500 Cannonball Express:
This Cummins-powered trucklet pumps out 370 hp, 750 lb-ft of torque and puts it down to earth through 22-inch Oasis wheels and 38-inch Goodyear tires. The interior gets stainless-steel trim and a navigation system.
2002 Racing Sports Akimoto Chrysler Sebring Convertible Luxury Tuner concept

2002 Racing Sports Akimoto Chrysler Sebring Convertible Luxury Tuner concept

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Racing Sports Akimoto Chrysler Sebring Convertible Luxury Tuner:
Maybe the sexiest Sebring droptop ever, this ragtop gets a supercharged version of the stock 2.7-liter V-6. Stainless steel brakes, Eibach suspension bits and Borla exhausts top off the package underneath; on the outside, an Erebuni body kit gets packaged with 20-inch chrome wheels.

American Expedition Vehicle Jeep® Wrangler Scrambler:Your average rock crawler doesn’t come fully fleshed out from Jeep, nor does it come with a truck bed. This modified Jeeper goes overboard to compensate for whatever shortcomings it might have, including the elusive hillbilly factor. The 190-hp in-line six engine is basically stock except for the snorkel; the overall length, stretched 24 inches to add a pickup bed, is not. Sixteen-inch wheels and tires mate with Dana 44 axles and a custom hardtop.

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