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  • 2019 Hennessey Ford F-150 VelociRaptor V8

    A number of Ford F-150 Raptor fans have been crying out for a V-8. Hennessey Performance Engineering has heard those cries because the Texan tuner has built a Raptor housing eight cylinders under the hood. From the factory, there's only one engine choice available for Ford's latest Raptor. It's a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, and it suits the truck just fine. There's usually no complaining when dealing with a 450-horsepower pickup truck, but a V-8 makes tremendous noise and that's part of the reason why Raptor lovers want such an engine in this type of truck. Other companies have taken...

  • 1971 Ringbrothers Chevrolet K5 Blazer
    Ringbrothers reveals custom Chevy K5 Blazer at 2018 SEMA show

    Ringbrothers has a penchant for building memorable vehicles. The company's 1972 AMC Javelin AMX unveiled last year still gets the heart buzzing, and so does a handful of other creations born out of its Spring Green, Wisconsin shop. With this backdrop, we're excited to bring you the first look at a...

  • Hellephant crate engine
    Mopar ready to stomp the competition with 1,000-horsepower Hellephant crate engine

    We knew the folks at Mopar were planning something big for this week's SEMA show, and on Tuesday collective jaws dropped when the covers were pulled off a 1,000-horsepower crate engine dubbed the Hellephant. The engine, which also generates 950 pound-feet of torque, is a supercharged V-8 with 7.0...

  • Nissan 370Z Project Clubsport 23
    Nissan unveils 400-horsepower twin-turbo 370Z you can't buy

    Nissan needs to figure out what it wants to do with its aging Z car. Perhaps this new SEMA show special is a good place to start. Yes, say hello to the Nissan 370Z Project Clubsport 23. It's a 400-horsepower potential answer to the question of "What's next for the Z?" Gone is the 3.7-liter V-6...

  • Custom 2020 Kia Tellurides for 2018 SEMA show
    Kia brings custom Telluride SUVs, new Forte GT to 2018 SEMA show

    Kia has a full-size SUV headed to showrooms early next year in the form of the recently revealed 2020 Telluride. The Korean firm doesn't want you to miss it, which is why it's brought five of the SUVs to this week's 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. One of the five is the example developed with fashion...

  • 1970 Speedkore Dodge Charger Evolution
    Demon-powered, carbon fiber-bodied 1970 Dodge Charger arrives at SEMA

    Imagine a 1970 Dodge Charger with all of the best modifications imaginable thrown in. The result, we'd wager, would be something close to SpeedKore Performance Group's Charger Evolution unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 SEMA show. It's a carbon fiber-bodied beast with a V-8 borrowed from a 2018 Dodge...

  • Custom 2019 Kia Stinger GT debuting at 2018 SEMA show

    Kia is packed and ready for Las Vegas. The automaker is bringing a pair of its sedans along for the trip to the city's SEMA show. A Stinger GT and K900 have been modified and prepped to be shown off to the throngs of visitors at the annual show which caters to the aftermarket. The Stinger is likely to be a bit of a SEMA darling this year, as it's an exciting ride with lots of room for style and performance improvements. Kia is getting a jump on that action with a SEMA Stinger of its own, and this one wears black 22-inch wheels. Inside the cabin, Kia has draped the space in bright red tones...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S by Jamie Orr
    VW shows Jetta tuning potential with trio of SEMA specials

    Volkswagen's Jetta has been redesigned for 2019. The latest generation is a solid option in the compact sedan. It's also a perfect blank canvas for mad modders, as the car's MQB platform has been engineered for plenty of poke and has a lot of aftermarket parts out there. VW will use this week's...

  • 2018 Roush F-150 Nitemare
    Roush returns to SEMA with an updated F-150 Nitemare

    Roush is keeping this Nitemare rolling. That's a good thing in this case because the Nitemare to which we're referring is a modified Ford F-150, and for 2018 it packs 650 horsepower heat under the hood. Roush kicked off the Nitemare truck train way back in 2007. That first example was a...

  • Project Gold: 911 restomod
    Porsche's Project Gold 911 restomod sells for $3.1M

    In August, the wraps were pulled off a special 993-generation Porsche 911 Turbo built to celebrate this year's 70th anniversary of the German sports car marque. Called Project Gold, the car featured the original body of a 993 911 but a new chassis and VIN and a whole host of other mods not...

  • Mil-Spec Hummer Launch Edition #004
    Mil-Spec's latest Hummer H1 is a Baja beast

    We're now four vehicles into Mil-Spec's newfound business of restomodding Hummer H1s. The Hummer Launch Edition #004 follows three additional Launch Edition vehicles and is meant to recall the company's original prototype. Mil-Spec's Hummer Launch Edition #004 is meant to be a "baja beast" and...

  • Ford Ranger SEMA Baja-Forged
    Ford bringing a whole fleet of Ranger and F-150 trucks to SEMA

    Fans of Ford pickup trucks are in for a treat at the SEMA show this year. The Blue Oval is working with a slew of partners to present an armada of modified pickups. And this year it's not just the F-150 and Super Duty either, as Ford has handed out a few examples of its new Ranger. In total, Ford...

  • Ram 1500 Rebel Mopar concept, 2018 SEMA show

    This year's SEMA show is just around the corner and Ram has previewed two Moparized concept trucks it plans to unveil. Both are based on the redesigned 2019 1500, and as is typically the case the concepts probably preview a host of upgrades coming to the Mopar catalog in the not too distant future. One of the concepts is based on the 1500 Rebel and comes with numerous parts to reinforce the truck's off-road capability. The list includes a 2.0-inch lift kit, 18-inch beadlock wheels, 35-inch Goodyear DuraTrac tires, aluminum running boards, sports bar and lights, and gray metallic skid plates...

  • 2018 Abt Audi RS 5-R
    Abt Sportsline readies hot Audi RS 5 and wide-body SQ5 for SEMA

    German tuner Abt Sportsline has been showing up to the annual SEMA show for a number of years now. The company doesn't tend to dabble in over-the-top upgrades but what you do get is quality that matches what the OEMs are offering. Two standouts Abt is bringing to the 2018 SEMA show on next week are...

  • Ken Block’s “Gymkhana 10” 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck
    Ken Block now has a 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck with 914 horsepower

    Rallycross racer and entrepreneur Ken Block is working on the tenth episode of his gymkhana series of videos, aptly named “Gymkhana 10,” and on Wednesday he revealed one of the vehicles set to appear: a heavily modified 1977 Ford F-150 dubbed the Hoonitruck. In case you're wondering...

  • 2018 SpeedKore Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
    SpeedKore's 1,400-hp, carbon-fiber-bodied Dodge Demon drops into the 8s

    SpeedKore Performance Group is back with another SEMA build, and this one could just be the Wisconsin company's wildest yet. It's a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon whose supercharger has been swapped out for a pair of turbochargers. Working with a host of other mods, those blowers pump enough boost...

  • Teaser for 2019 Blood Type Racing Ford Edge ST debuting at 2018 SEMA show
    2019 Edge ST heads fleet of custom Ford SUVs bound for SEMA

    The stars of SEMA tend to be the muscle cars and pickup trucks, but as SUVs, particularly crossover SUVs, continue to grow in popularity it's not surprising that Ford has partnered with a number of tuning firms to develop some wild crossovers for this year's show. The Blue Oval on Thursday gave us...

  • 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna fitted with LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 crate engine
    Chevy confirms Corvette ZR1's 755-hp V-8 as crate engine, drops it into '73 Chevelle

    General Motors' most powerful production engine yet can now be ordered as a crate motor thanks to the folks at Chevrolet Performance. We're talking about the LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that's normally found in the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Straight out of the box, this beast of a motor is...

  • Ares Project Pony

    The Ferrari 412 and earlier 400i and 365 GT4 models were never the prettiest of Ferraris, but their low popularity meant not many ended up being sold, thus making them quite rare today. Coupled with their boxy design that typifies the 1980s era, the cars are now highly sought after in the collector car world. One fan was so enamoured by the 412 that he or she contacted Modena-based coachbuilder Ares Design requesting it build a modern version using the GTC4 Lusso as the basis. The result is a car Ares is calling the Project Pony, and anyone willing to front up the $872,470 asking price can...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE1200 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    Meet the world's fastest SUV: Hennessey HPE1200 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk runs quarter-mile in 9.66 seconds

    Hennessey Performance Engineering is always working on the next best thing. And by next best thing, we mean the next fastest car or SUV. Case in point is the company's HPE1200 package for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. On Monday, we brought you a video of Hennessey's HPE1000-enhanced Grand...

  • Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 is faster down the drag strip than a Ford GT
    Watch a 1,000-hp Jeep obliterate a Ford GT in a drag race

    The Ford GT is very quick. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also very quick. There's no way that it's as quick as the GT though, right? Well, after a visit to Hennessey Performance it's actually quicker. At least that's the case over the quarter-mile drag strip. Hennessey CEO and founder John...

  • Lanzante 930 Porsche 911 powered by Tag Turbo Formula 1 engine
    Lanzante to build Porsche 911s powered by raced F1 engines

    Lanzante is best known for being the mad wrenches committed to turning McLaren F1 and P1 GTR race cars into road-legal vehicles. Now the British firm is treading into sacred Porsche ground by preparing a modified 930-generation 911 with Formula 1 power. Revealed during Porsche's recent Rennsport...

  • 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford F-150
    Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford F-150 is your 758-horsepower workhorse

    Hennessey Performance Engineering is back with another madly modified creation. This time it's a Ford F-150 that's been dialed up to produce 758 horsepower. The hypercar builder and tuner revealed the 2019 Heritage Edition Ford F-150 this week and announced that the modifications can be applied to...

  • Teaser sketch for 2019 CGS Motorsports Ford Mustang GT debuting at 2018 SEMA show
    Ford teases 5 custom Mustangs racing into SEMA

    This year's SEMA show is nearly upon us and Ford has previewed an assortment of modified Mustangs that are set to star. They've been prepared by some of most famous names in the aftermarket business, showcasing why the Mustang is one of the most popular vehicles to customize. First up is the...

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