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  • Teaser for 2019 Blood Type Racing Ford Edge ST debuting at 2018 SEMA show

    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 a taste of five headed to Las Vegas. The highlight is the new Ford Edge ST built by the folks at Blood Type Racing. The Edge ST is the first SUV from the Ford Performance division, so naturally Blood Type Racing focused on the performance aspect of the SUV. This included boosting output of the small...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SEMA show car in Shock color
    2019 Chevrolet Camaro gains new Shock yellow color option

    The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro color palette is in for a bright new addition. On Tuesday, the brand introduced the Shock yellow exterior color for the pony car, as part of a new Camaro concept heading to the 2018 SEMA show. If the hue looks familiar, that's because it will also be available with the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Superformance Ford GT40 replica for SEMA
    Classic GT40 replica coming to SEMA with current GT's 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6

    Superformance, the firm known for selling 1960s era continuation race cars, and exhaust manufacturer MagnaFlow are ready to bring the best of the past and present to the 2018 SEMA show. On Thursday, the two companies teased a Ford GT40 replica complete with the current GT's 3.5-liter...

  • 2019 Chevy Silverado RST Off-Road concept
    Chevy shows off 2019 Silverado concepts heading to SEMA

    Chevrolet has shown off a group of four 2019 Silverado 1500 concepts it plans on bringing to the 2018 SEMA show next month. Each of them houses a plethora of Chevrolet Performance accessories, which makes each truck more of a mannequin than a "concept." The first truck, the 2019 Silverado High...

  • Santa Fe auto-tech students with their custom-Jeep project | SEMA

    How many high school kids get to build their own extreme-custom show Jeep, with the help of SEMA, no less? That’s the project at the Santa Fe, New Mexico, ECO Auto Tech School, where the students are working on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as part of their course work. The Specialty Equipment Market Association along with more than 20 sponsors donated the Jeep, special parts, supplies and hands-on instruction for the magnet-school project, which began in late 2017. The custom build is nearing completion, and the goal is to sell it during June, which will provide funds for next...

  • Teaser sketch for Classic Recreations 1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
    Classic Recreations ready to churn out original Boss and Mach 1 Mustangs

    It's been a while since we last heard from the folks at Classic Recreations, but they've been busy. It turns out the Oklahoma-based company has secured a license from Ford to recreate some of the automaker's most cherished Mustangs. We're talking the 1960s-era Boss 302 and 429, as well as the Mach...

  • 1972 AMC Javelin AMX by Ringbrothers, 2017 SEMA show
    This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 SEMA show edition

    The SEMA show has come and gone for another year. A clear favorite this year was the 1972 AMC Javelin AMX built for Prestone by Ringbrothers. Its low, hunkered-down stance alone is enough to pique the interest of most muscle car fans, but this bad boy is also packing a a Hellcat tuned to deliver...

  • 2018 Roush Mustang 729, 2017 SEMA show
    Wide-body Roush Mustang 729 debuts at 2017 SEMA show

    Owners of the sixth-generation Mustang are spoiled for choice when it comes to adding serious stance to their cars. After the wide-body kits from Shelby American and Liberty Walk comes a new design from Roush. Unveiled this week at the 2017 SEMA show, Roush has equipped its wide-body kit on a sweet...

  • Modified Chevrolet Camaro at 2017 SEMA show
    Camaro edges out Mustang to be voted 2017 SEMA show’s hottest coupe

    The Ford Mustang may have just been updated but that didn’t help it in the voting for the coveted Hottest Coupe award at this week’s 2017 SEMA show. Instead, the title went to the Mustang’s arch rival, the Chevrolet Camaro. The winner was voted in by the more than 2,400...

  • 2018 Ford Shelby Mustang 1000
    1,000-horsepower Shelby Mustang debuts at 2017 SEMA show

    Shelby American took SEMA week by storm with the unveiling of its first mega-horsepower version of the sixth-generation Ford Mustang. Yes, the company has revived its Ford Shelby Mustang 1000 and confirmed the new car for production in early 2018. Just 50 will be built each year. The transformation...

  • Robert Downey Jr's custom 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 by SpeedKore

    Robert Downey Jr., perhaps best known for his leading role as Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, has exquisite taste in classic muscle cars. Why? SpeedKore built this tastefully modified 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with Downey Jr.'s guidance along the way. The company took to this week's 2017 SEMA show to debut the classic muscle car, and it says the actor provided insight and helped move the process along through the entire build. The exterior design remains faithful to the original design with a set of HRE wheels the most notable update, but underneath, things are very modern. SpeedKore...

  • Chevrolet Silverado performance concept 2017 SEMA show
    Supercharged Chevrolet Silverado performance concept sports over 450 HP

    Chevrolet wasn't short on pickup truck concepts at the SEMA show this year, which probably has something to do with marque's pickup truck centennial. The bowtie brand brought a little something for everyone, including a supercharged Chevrolet Silverado. Although the Silverado performance concept...

  • 1956 Ford F-100 Clem 101 by Ringbrothers
    Ringbrothers bring 1956 Ford F-100 restomod to SEMA

    Ringbrothers of Spring Green, Wisconsin had quite the number of attractions at this week’s 2017 SEMA show. The highlight was a 1972 AMC Javelin AMX kicked into high gear with a 1,100-horsepower Hellcat engine swap. But the attention to detail and craftsmanship exhibited on the utterly...

  • Ford Performance Drift Stick for the Ford Focus RS
    Ford Focus RS Drift Stick provides on-demand sideways action

    As if the Ford Focus RS's famed "Drift Mode" isn't enough, Ford Performance used the 2017 SEMA show to reveal its next supplement to on-demand sideways action: the Drift Stick, a Ken Block-approved electronically controlled performance handbrake you can retrofit to the Focus RS. Rally cars utilize...

  • This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda isn't a couple. It's a four-door but still sleek and stylish | Larry Ed
    SEMA Seen: 4-door 1970 Barracuda

    You read the headline correctly: This is the 4-door Barracuda that Plymouth didn’t build in 1970, except it actually did, sort of. After a series of show-winning builds, David Walden was looking for a new challenge. He considered a project around a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am he already had, but...

  • 1969 Dodge Charger Defector by Ringbrothers
    Ringbrothers reveals 1969 Dodge Charger with proper hot rod proportions

    Ringbrothers stole the spotlight with its Hellcat-powered AMC Javelin, but it also debuted another Mopar machine at the 2017 SEMA show and this one is just as mean looking. Signifying the Spring Green, Wisconsin company's first-ever Mopar build is a 1969 Dodge Charger dubbed the Defector. The...

  • Hennessey Venom F5, 2017 SEMA show

    Wake up Bugatti and Koenigsegg because Hennessey Performance Engineering sounded an alarm. On Wednesday at the 2017 SEMA show, the performance company out of Sealy, Texas revealed the Venom F5 hypercar with over 1,600 horsepower and a strong desire to reach a 301 mph top speed. Production is due to start next year and just 24 are planned, each with a starting price of $1.6 million. The Venom F5 follows the similarly potent Venom GT, but the F5 dials every attribute up. The car starts with a completely new chassis and carbon fiber body to achieve a 2,950-pound curb weight, plus it gets...

  • Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Race Development Truck
    Chevrolet reveals pair of hardcore Colorado ZR2 concepts at SEMA

    Chevrolet brought plenty of goodies to the 2017 SEMA show, including the 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels edition, but it saved two special concepts for last. The brand revealed the Colorado ZR Race Development Truck and the Colorado ZR2 AEV concept as two takes on its most capable off-road pickup. The...

  • the MINI John Cooper Works Tuning Kit
    Mini serves up JCW Tuning kit at SEMA

    Mini has taken to the 2017 SEMA show floor and brought with it a number of upgrade gifts. Owners of the Countryman and Clubman now have a foot in the John Cooper Works mod game thanks to a new kit. It's not just a looks upgrade either, as Mini is ready to unlock some more power as well. This is a...

  • Supercharger developed by Ford Performance and Roush for “Coyote” 5.0-liter V-8
    Ford Performance and Roush unveil warrantied, 700-horsepower Mustang GT supercharger

    When the likes of Ford Performance and Roush get together to work on an engine upgrade, you know you’re in for a real treat. Their latest joint effort is a supercharger upgrade for Ford’s 5.0-liter “Coyote” V-8 found in the Mustang GT and F-150. In the Mustang, the...

  • Kia Stinger Wide Body by West Coast Customs, 2017 SEMA show
    Prepare to drool: wide-body Kia Stinger debuts at SEMA

    Kia has just taken the covers off one very sexy Stinger sedan. The car made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 SEMA show where a handful of tuning firms showed off potential upgrades for the car. Courtesy of the folks at West Coast Customs, this particular Stinger has donned some irresistibly wide...

  • 1972 AMC Javelin AMX by Ringbrothers, 2017 SEMA show
    1,100-horsepower AMC Javelin by Ringbrothers debuts at SEMA

    Ringbrothers out of Spring Green, Wisconsin is back with another wild build that was unveiled on Tuesday at the 2017 SEMA show. The car is a 1972 AMC Javelin AMX that’s been hit up with a Hellcat engine transplant. However, the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8’s 707 horsepower didn’t...

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