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Volkswagen Concept BlueSport Roadster

No. 2: Volkswagen Concept BlueSport Roadster

The Volkswagen Concept BlueSport Roadster's lifespan kind of runs contrary to the "concept" concept car. It's been in the concept stage since it was first introduced as the Volkswagen Concept R at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Volkswagen teased two-seater, barchetta-style roadster lovers once again in 2009 when it unveiled its BlueSport concept model at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Apparently all of the innuendo is over, and in a big way. The Volkswagen Group has announced the forthcoming release of not just one, but three variations of this concept platform: one for Audi, one for Porsche and one for Volkswagen.

The Volkswagen model features a turbocharged 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that provides an output of about 170 horsepower. It's also expected to have a base sticker price of about $30,000.

Our No. 1 concept car is pure pony power personified ...

Ford Evos concept car

No. 1: 2015 Ford Mustang

Americans have had a passionate love affair with the legendary Ford Mustang for a long time. In fact, it will celebrate its 50-year anniversary in April 2014, when not coincidentally Ford is expected to introduce its 2015 Mustang at the New York Auto Show.

Apropos of this monumental occasion, Ford is planning on bringing this pure slice of Americana overseas for the first time ever. Auto studios in the right-side driving countries of England and Australia are going to add their two cents to the Mustang's design.

The concept car is rumored to be making its debut in January 2012 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but auto blogs have been salivating over the Ford Evos Concept (pictured), unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, speculating it could be the basis for the 2015 Ford Mustang.

Despite the international flavor being given to the Mustang, you shouldn't go thinking that the muscle car's iconic look and style is going to change a whole lot.

You'll see an independent rear suspension for the first time in a decade join a lighter and smaller platform redesign, but that's about it. The rest is pure pony muscle, as it always has been, and always should be.

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