When I was writing up my review for the 2016 Beetle Dune Convertible, I was considering cramming it full of painfully geeky Dune references, but I talked myself out of it. But I still sort of want to, so let me just get it out of my system real quick right now, in a few paragraphs. So, you know, brace yourself.
When we first saw the Beetle Dune concept at the Detroit Auto Show early this year, I generally liked the idea, but was lamenting how unlikely it was to be built. Well, as part of VW's multi-year plan to make me look like an ass, the Dune could be edging to actual production, and they even had one driving around.
The Deutschland 4x4 tuners at delta4x4 have taken on the Jeep Grand Cherokee for the Essen Motor Show, building out the big Jeep mainstay into the Delta DUNE Project, a 499 horsepower desert racer. With a 0-60 time of less than five seconds, Delta's taken the SRT8 to a whole new level. On the exterior, the DUNE has…