Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
already previewed its 2014 SEMA show
lineup with some slick renders
. Now, the automaker has finally showed us the actual cars, and among the group there are definitely some that stand out more than others.
is really showing off its muscle at this year's show with four concepts that all pump up the power of the brand's models. Perhaps most interesting among them is the Challenger T/A Concept
(pictured above) in striking Sublime Green and matte black. It's meant to resemble the classic Trans Am racer from the '70s. Under the hood is a 6.4-litre V8, and to fit the vintage style there's a pistol-grip gearshift inside.
The Charger R/T
also gets some attention with the Mopar
concept that shows off what FCA's aftermarket performance arm can do. Mods include an updated body kit, cold-air intake for the 5.7-litre V8 and a coil-over suspension kit. Beyond that, the Dart R/T Concept
looks a lot meaner with a black hood with duct work that leads straight to the air intake. The rest of the compact sedan is dolled up in O-So-Orange paint and is fitted with upgrades to improve handling like a coil-over suspension and big brake kit from the Mopar catalog.
The last Dodge is the track-focused Viper ACR Concept
with a radical body kit that the company claims is wind tunnel-tested to produce more downforce. It also packs 15.4-inch (391mm) carbon ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers. The interior is mostly stripped out to save weight, with some parts replaced with carbon fiber pieces.
also has five concepts on display, but three of them are from this year's Easter Jeep Safari. The Renegade Riptide
and Frostbite are two new takes of the upcoming compact crossover with a focus on surfing and skiing, respectively. If that doesn't to it for you, the Wrangler MOJO, Maximum Performance and Cherokee Dakar
are all going to be on display, as well.
Not to be outdone, the rest of the company's other brands have their own concepts, too. Highlights include the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman
with a tent in the back for sleeping, and the Fiat 500 Abarth Scorpion
with an interesting, two-tone red and white paint job, a cat-back exhaust and leather interior. Unfortunately, the worst of the lot might also be from Fiat
with the 500L
Custom in dark red and black. It also has an upgraded exhaust and interior, but the look is just a bit underwhelming. (Hard to make that thing look pretty, are we right?)
You can check out all of the concepts in the gallery
, and scroll down
to read the press release about everything FCA is showing at SEMA.