Dodge revealed the Charger Daytona Concept EV, Porsche revealed the extreme 2023 911 GT3 RS, and Aston Martin unveiled the DBR22 concept. It’s a week in reverse, right here at the address Motor organ.
Dodge’s electric future will likely look a lot like the 1968 Charger, as shown on Charger Daytona Concept the brand revealed during the Speed Week celebration. The sexy retro-modern concept reveals the brand’s first electric car, which is due for release in 2024. The concept features a multi-speed transmission, a flowing front wing and an “exhaust” capable of producing 126 dB of Hellcat-like sound.
Porsche has taken the wraps off 2023 911 GT3 RS, the most extreme track version of the iconic sports car. Porsche adds 16 hp. 518 in total and sheds a bit of weight, but it’s the aero cells that make this car stand out and deliver fast lap times. With a driver-adjustable rear wing, air vents and intakes in the front wheel arches, roof ribs, rear wheel arch air intakes and large hood nostrils, the car can generate 1,895 pounds of downforce at a top speed of 177 mph.
Monterey Auto Week featured a ton of concept displays, including Aston Martin DBR22, a 705 hp roadster inspired by the DBR1 and DB3S racing cars of the 1950s. Built by the Q by Aston Martin as a concept car, the company pushed for a limited edition based on the car’s response at Pebble Beach.
Lincoln unveiled its own concept car as a brand special during Monterey Auto Week. The Lincoln L100 Concept celebrates the brand’s 100th anniversary by looking to the future of autonomous driving. The low, sleek car doesn’t have a steering wheel, but instead has a central controller that looks like a checkerboard. It has three rows of seats, including the second and third rows that face each other for a social atmosphere. Don’t expect this EV to be built, but its design features may appear in future Lincolns.
Dodge introduced it 2023 Hornet small crossover. The Hornet, due later this year, will offer a 268-hp 2.0-liter turbo four in the GT model. and the 288-hp R/T PHEV model. The R/T will have an all-electric range of 30 miles and a 0-60 mph time of 6.1 seconds. Based on the Alfa Romeo Tonale, the Hornet will be sport-tuned and priced under $30,000.