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 conceptWings 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 Wings West Dodge Neon R/T Compact Performance conceptEnlarge Photo
2002 Kenne-Bell Dodge Ram 2500 - HEMI® Performance concept 2002 Performance West Dodge Ram 3500 Cannonball Express concept 2002 Racing Sports Akimoto Chrysler Sebring Convertible Luxury Tuner conceptKenne-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.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.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.
2002 Kenne-Bell Dodge Ram 2500 - HEMI® Performance conceptEnlarge Photo
2002 Performance West Dodge Ram 3500 Cannonball Express conceptEnlarge Photo
2002 Racing Sports Akimoto Chrysler Sebring Convertible Luxury Tuner conceptEnlarge Photo
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.