Every year the SEMA show manages to somehow continue to turn out some of the most outlandish, over-the-top tuner packages, and despite the motor industry malaise, this year is no exception. Today we have a modern Yenko Camaro, a 500 horsepower Hennessey Genesis Coupe with a carbon fiber look, an 800 horsepower Lingenfelter turbo Corvette by SpecterWerkes and a trio of custom Suzuki Kizashi sedans. Yee-haw!
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Hennessey Performance Tuner School Hyundai Genesis Coupe
This custom Hyundai Genesis Coupe features a 500-horsepower turbocharged engine and a carbon fiber-look matte finish wrape to deliver stunning looks and performance. Capable of 3.9-second 0-60 mph romps and 12.5-second quarter miles, the car was designed and built as part of the Hennessey Tuner School's 14-week teaching program, which helps develop students into professional tuners.
2010 GMCI Yenko Chevrolet Camaro SS Prototype
Building on the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS as a basis is a surefire recipe to end up with a hot car, as even the stock version is sold well ahead of production. But Yenko has gone and added a significant set of upgrades, including a 600-horsepower supercharged output rating, high-performance Tremec six-speed manual and Hurst short shifter, plus a six-piston big brake kit. Key appearance upgrades include 22-inch alloy wheels, Yenko leather interior and custom Yenko graphics. This is just the Phase I kit; Phase II and Phase III cars are also planned.
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Lingenfelter Turbocharged Specter Werkes 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GTR
the Specter Werkes Corvette GTR is a monster of modern engineering. Sporting twin turbos on its 7.0-liter LS7 engine, the GTR is good for an easy 800 horsepower and 800 pound feet of torque. That's enough to snap an inattentive neck. Carbon fiber wheels, StopTech STR big brakes, Corsa full exhaust, matte-finish carbon fiber accents and custom appearance mods inside and out make for one completely insane Corvette.
Suzuki Kizashi Road Race, Delta and Westside Concepts
So what is a four-banger Japanese econo-sports sedan doing running with this decidedly sharky crowd? Well, it's SEMA, that's what. But even if you're not convinced of the Kizashi's value from our first drive review where we tracked the car at VIR, the custom modifications to this trio will pique your interest.
The aptly-named Road Race features modifications that will make it more suitable to the track: a Sport body kit with diffuser, custom grille, vented hood and a complete suspension package including lower, stiffer springs and stiffer anti-roll bars plus a custom intake and engine management software. To see where you're losing time on course, there's a Zeitronix ZT-2 data logging system, and big brakes and a dual exhaust system finish it off.
The Kizashi Delta concept, modified by Delta engineering, gets a lightened and guttend Kizashi shell that's been built back up with a cold air kit, custom exhaust, RK Sport body kit, Katzkin seating, and Koni coilovers. Custom lighting and sound bring the Delta together with show as well as go.
Finally, the Westside Kizashi Soleil gets a modification kit focused on appearance and sound, with a two-tone merlot/amber paint job, full body kit, new grille, shaved door handles, and GT-style spoiler. R-Worx 7 wheels and early-release Bridgestone Potenza tires are the finishing touch.