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  • 1969 Classic Recreations Ford Mustang Boss 429

    Classic Recreations recently secured a license from Ford to bring back some of the automaker's most cherished Mustangs. We're talking the 1960s-era Boss 302 and 429, as well as the Mach 1. The Yukon, Oklahoma-based company has since unveiled the first of the modern recreations, stunning audiences at last week's 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas where the car debuted. The presented car was a turnkey 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a model CR says it has exclusive rights to build. For the debut, CR went with a beastly black design complemented with a modern wheel pattern and even LED accent lighting. CR...

  • 1968 Dodge Charger fitted with Hellephant 7.0-liter supercharged V-8 crate engine
    This Week's Top Photos: The 2018 SEMA show edition

    This 1968 Dodge Charger from Mopar was easily the star of the past week's 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas, not only because of its wicked look but also the engine lurking under the hood. Said engine is the new Hellephant 7.0-liter supercharged V-8 from Mopar's crate engine portfolio. Straight out of...

  • Superformance Future GT Forty GT40
    Superformance embraces the EcoBoost with Future Forty GT40

    The folks at Superformance have paired history with modern high performance. Usually, when you see a Superformance GT40 replicas, it roars with old-school V-8 fury. This one here however, dubbed the Future Forty and unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 SEMA show, is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged...

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Drift Demo by TRD and Papadakis Racing
    Toyota surprises at SEMA show with 850-horsepower, nitrous-fed Corolla hatch

    Toyota showed up to this week's 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas with a handful of Corolla Hatchbacks. The highlight was this drift special developed by Toyota Racing Development in partnership with noted professional drift team Papadakis Racing. Called the Corolla Hatchback Drift Demo, the car is based...

  • 2019 Hennessey Ford F-150 VelociRaptor V8
    Hennessey finally performs V-8 engine swap on F-150 Raptor

    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...

  • 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
    50th anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet rips into SEMA show

    The very first Ford Mustang Cobra Jet was built in 1968. Now, 50 years later, Ford has a special anniversary version and this one packs serious heat under its hood. First shown in August, Ford on Tuesday brought the 50th anniversary Cobra Jet to the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Ever since that...

  • 1971 Ringbrothers Chevrolet K5 Blazer

    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 1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer that Ringbrothers unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 SEMA show. It's the first SUV from the company, which tends to specialize in classic muscle, so naturally Ringbrothers didn't cut any corners with the build. Dubbed the Seaker, Ringbrothers' K5 Blazer features a rugged look...

  • 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...

  • 2019 Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance
    Ford and RTR Vehicles collaborate on Series 1 Mustang

    Professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR Vehicles team are working with Ford to develop a range of performance and style upgrades that can be added before a car leaves the dealership. The first is the Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance announced Monday and due on sale in...

  • 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...

  • 2019 Chevrolet COPO Camaro

    Chevrolet's COPO Camaro dragstrip hero turns 50 next year, and the Bowtie brand is celebrating with its 2019 COPO Camaro. Unveiled late on Monday ahead of the formal debut Tuesday at the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the 2019 COPO Camaro will be available with special 50th anniversary touches that mimic the original 1969 COPO Camaro (shown below). The special touches include a blue exterior finish that pays homage to the 1969 model's Laguna Blue hero color. There are also custom graphics and an engine package with an orange block, chrome valve covers, and a black high-rise intake manifold...

  • Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept
    Chevy unveils electric Camaro drag racer, estimates 9-second quarter-mile

    Chevrolet is out to prove that cars like its Camaro have a bright future in the world of electrification, at least as far as the dragstrip is concerned. The automaker late on Monday unveiled the eCOPO Camaro concept ahead of the formal debut Tuesday at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The concept is...

  • Custom 2019 Kia Stinger GT debuting at 2018 SEMA show
    Kia readies custom K900, Stinger for 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mopar 2018 SEMA teaser

    FCA will invade Las Vegas on Monday for the 2018 SEMA show with plenty to talk about. It seems one of those things will be a Mopar 426-cubic-inch V-8 crate engine. Mopar released a second teaser video for a new crate engine on Friday, and it seems to confirm our earlier suspicions that the engine will be 426 cubic inches, or 7.0 liters. This video features an elephant. Chrysler enthusiasts will recall that the 426 V-8 was known as the "elephant engine" back in the 1960s. As the elephant comes into view and sounds its trumpet in the video a roar that can only be that of a Hellcat V-8 can be...

  • Ram 1500 Rebel Mopar concept, 2018 SEMA show
    Ram readies pair of 2019 1500 pickup concepts for SEMA

    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...

  • 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...

  • Mopar SEMA teaser for Dodge Charger
    Mopar SEMA teaser shows big-power original Dodge Charger

    Mopar has teased "something big" for this month's 2018 SEMA show, and it's residing in a first-generation Dodge Charger. The video shows a pair of paw prints stamped over with some rather large prints instead. In the distance, we're treated to a wonderful chugging noise from a loping camshaft...

  • 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...

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