SEMA is over for another year but don’t sweat if you missed out as we have all the highlights right here. The star of the show was undoubtedly the 2015 Ford Mustang, and one of the best examples was the 2015 RS3 Mustang TrakPak from Roush
. Equipped with a supercharger developed by Roush and Ford Racing, the hotted-up Mustang develops over 600 horsepower and will run the quarter in under 11 seconds.
Left Hand Utes HSV Maloo, 2014 SEMA show (Image via Carsguide)Enlarge Photo
A company based in Denver, Colorado is offering left-hand-drive Holden Utes for sale, two of which were shown at SEMA
this week. The company is even offering the high-performance HSV variants which come with more than 400 horsepower and the choice of manual or automatic transmissions.
Another SEMA highlight was the 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
. This is the last COPO Camaro based on the fifth generation of the popular muscle car as a sixth-gen Camaro will bow next year.
Scion unveiled a handful of modified vehicles at this week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. One of the stars was the FR-S T1
, which features an open-top targa design and some very retro rear window slats.
To celebrate its 25th birthday this year, American sports car brand Panoz has launched a special 25th anniversary edition Esperante Spyder, which comes in both regular and more potent Spyder GT trim
. The latter was shown for the first time at SEMA and offers outputs from 560 to more than 750 horsepower.
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 'Blue Devil' restorationEnlarge Photo
The first car recovered from the sinkhole that opened under the National Corvette Museum's Skydome back in February has been restored and was presented this week at SEMA. The car is a prototype for the C6 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
, known affectionately as the Blue Devil.
2015 Lexus RC 350 by Gordon Ting and Beyond Marketing, 2014 SEMA showEnlarge Photo
Lexus had some mean RC coupes on show at SEMA. One of the craziest was the RC 350 developed by Gordon Ting from Beyond Marketing
. Incredibly, most of the modifications used were off-the-shelf parts.
Ken Block’s Hoonicorn RTR Ford Mustang, 2014 SEMA showEnlarge Photo
Even meaner than the RC was Ken Block’s Hoonicorn RTR classic Mustang
. It’s packing an all-wheel-drive system and 845 horsepower, and will be used by the rally driver for the seventh installment of his Gymkhana. We can’t wait.
Mercedes-Benz Metris Party/DJ Van by RENNtech, 2014 SEMA showEnlarge Photo
One of the few automakers introducing an all-new model at SEMA was Mercedes-Benz, which unveiled its new Metris midsize van
. The vehicle is based on the more luxurious V-Class van sold overseas and will be available from the second half of 2015.
Who could forget the Dodge Viper ACR Concept
that was rolled out just prior to this week’s SEMA show? The concept is a preview of the ultimate track-focused version of the fifth-gen Viper and boasts a series of weight-saving mods as well as improved downforce.
For the rest of our SEMA coverage, head to our dedicated hub.
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