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These are just SOME of the MANY concept cars unveiled at the naias 2004 car show, Check out my Credits page to link to msn to look at 360 degrees veiws and more reviews.

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This is a Chrysler ME Four-Twelve

Chrysler Sets Supercar Bar at NAIAS 2004

Chrysler Sets Supercar Bar at NAIAS 2004

This supercar was made all the more impressive by the revelation from Trevor Creed, senior vice president of the Chrysler Group design, that the ME Four-Twelve was complete in less than one year.
 
The ME Four-Twelve name is derived from the mid-engine placement of a quad-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine. Bernard explained the name is appropriate because the car was literally designed around the engine.
 
The AMG-developed all-aluminum 6.0-liter V12 engine produces 850 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque, and the car has a curb weight of only 2,880 pounds. Power get transferred to the wheels via a 7-speed Ricardo Double Clutch Transmission developed specifically for the vehicle; it uses the latest double wet-clutch technology and electronic controls. The transmission delivers uninterrupted torque to the rear wheels, shifting between gears in 200 milliseconds.
 
The ME Four-Twelve is intended to set new performance standards for a mid-engine rear-wheel-drive sports car. Although the performance has not been measured in driving tests, with the aid of computer modeling Chrysler expects the ME Four-Twelve to set new performance standards for a rear-wheel-drive mid-engine sports car: a top speed of 248 mph, or 400 kilometers per hour.
 
The ME Four-Twelve is expected to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and from zero to 100 mph in 6.2 seconds..

 

 

 

 

This is the Ford GT-40, although its body design was made by saleen, it is a nice Car!!!!!

NAIAS 2004 - Day One Highlights   

Rating: 10 of 10 (body design)

Specs:

1st Gear Ratio 2.86:1
2nd Gear Ratio 2.06:1
3rd Gear Ratio 1.47:1
4th Gear Ratio 1.18:1
5th Gear Ratio 0.958:1
6th Gear Ratio 0.740:1

the 7th gear ratio is not availible

Final Drive Ratio 4.22:1
Torque 677.91 nm / 500.0 ft lbs @ 3250 rpm
Bore 90.2 mm / 3.55 in
Stroke 105.8 mm / 4.17 in
HP / Liter 92.61 bhp per litre

 

 

This is the Dodge Slingshot

Click image to enlarge                  Rating: 2 of 10 (body design)

I totally think this car WILL NOT go into production, unless alot of people like it. I really think this car is ugly and it looks like a dinky stinky car, but with a rear-mounted 3-cylinder engine that produces 100 horsepower for a zero-to-60 acceleration time of 10 seconds, it bascily is compared to the new Chrysler ME Four-Twelve that can do from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and from zero to 100 mph in 6.2 seconds and Mclarens and Ferraris and Lamborghinis And the Pangai Zonda.......I could go on and on but I wont. I am really disappointed with this car considering its a dodge product. (the same company that birthed the Dodge Viper GTS-R and brought a truly beautiful car into existence)  If you like it, email me.

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Click image to enlarge                    The Jeep Rescue                 Click image to enlarge

                                                                 Rating: 9 of 10 (body desgin)

The Jeep Rescue is intended as an example of classic Jeep off-road capability, combined with the latest technology for search-and-rescue efforts.
 
To open the vehicle like other Jeeps from the past, the Rescue has a removable door, a folding windshield, a sliding glass sunroof, and a fold-forward canvas roof in the rear.
 
The Rescue is powered by a Cummins turbodiesel that produces 600 lb-ft of torque. For off-road use Rescue has onboard tire pressure control to adjust the tire pressure for different conditions.
 
Other equipment includes AC electrical power, 3-D topographical mapping, under-chassis cameras, infrared cameras for searches, Satellite telephone, retractable four-point harnesses, exterior perimeter lighting, white LEV lighting for long distance visual search, folding rear seats, and remote control winches front and rear.

 

 

The new Honda SUT

A TRUCK? HONDAS' MAKING TRUCKS? NOW IM SCARED! Now Dodge is gonna start making hovercrafts!

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Rating: 6 out of 10, it would be a 9 of 10, but it looks almost exactly like a ford, only a little better looking.

 

Honda is set to move into new territory with a truck-SUV crossover vehicle. The SUT concept that premiered in Detroit points the way to a production vehicle for 2005.

Motivated by the desire to create a pickup “in a Honda way,” Honda’s designers have come up with a vehicle that bridges the gap between pickup and SUV for the demanding, leisure and family user.

“The pickup market is evolving to meet the changing tastes of a new generation of truck buyers,” said Tom Elliot, executive vice president of American Honda. “The Honda SUT concept takes this to the next level with higher levels of refinement and sophistication is a sporty and socially responsible package.”
 
Built on Honda’s global light truck platform, the SUT seats five and has a wide 5-foot bed. Unlike most trucks that are chassis-built, it has the unibody construction more typical of sedans and small SUVs. This allows Honda to create highly efficient packaging in a vehicle that offers a comfortable, refined passenger experience with a pickup bed big enough to accommodate a motorcycle or even an ATV.
 
The target customer for the SUT is the “cool dad”—the young, active father who’s highly engaged with his family and has an active, outdoor lifestyle.
 
The SUT gets all-independent suspension, all-wheel disc brakes with electronically controlled four-wheel drive, stability control, and intelligent side, front and curtain airbags. Power comes from a V6 Honda VTEC engine offering low emissions, while the vehicle has safety features designed to protect pedestrians and other vehicles in the event of an accident.
 
The vehicle’s toughness is hinted at by a styling scheme inspired by billet-machined aluminum. Inside, neat touches include Maglites integrated into the front doors and storage bins made from climbing rope.
 
Honda promised a first look at the production version of this vehicle at next year’s show.

 

 

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