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  • Mopar concept at 2016 SEMA

    Mopar in recent years has been bringing some serious muscle to the annual SEMA show. And some of the show cars have ended up as production models. Prime examples include the Dodge Viper ACR concept we saw in 2014 and the Dodge Challenger GT AWD concept we saw in 2015. (The wide-body, all-wheel-drive Challenger concept isn’t in production yet, but it should be soon.) On Tuesday at the 2016 SEMA show, Mopar unveiled no less than six concepts, the highlight of which is a retro Dodge Challenger. Dodge Shakedown Challenger It’s called the Dodge Shakedown Challenger, and it unites...

  • Toyota Land Speed Cruiser, 2016 SEMA
    Toyota builds a Land Cruiser that can hit 220 mph

    Have you ever looked at a Toyota Land Cruiser and thought "You know what, that thing needs to go much faster." It's possible that someone has said that, and we're not talking just a little bit faster. We're talking about reaching supercar speeds in the rugged off-roader. Don't believe it could be...

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500 by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing, 2016 SEMA show
    Lexus LC 500 unveiled at SEMA ups power with enlarged V-8

    Lexus on Tuesday unveiled the first modified version of its upcoming LC coupe during the 2016 SEMA show. The LC isn’t due in showrooms until early 2017 so the tuning firm responsible for the SEMA show car, Beyond Marketing, were given early access to a pre-production example. Overseeing the...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS with Chevrolet Performance Parts
    Chevy introduces new crate engines, performance parts at SEMA

    The Specialty Equipment Manufacturer's Association show in Las Vegas is best know as the showcase for performance and customization parts from aftermarket suppliers. However, the mainstream automakers use the show to introduce new models and accessory parts of their own. At this year's show...

  • Ryan Tuerck's Toyota 86 with Ferrari 458 Italia engine swap
    Ferrari-powered Toyota 86 does donuts around Ferrari 458

    The Ferrari-powered Toyota 86 from the imagination of Ryan Tuerck finally made its public debut at SEMA this past week. Before that? It was doing donuts around a Ferrari 458 Italia. If you think a Toyota 86 powered by a V-8 engine from a Ferrari 458 Italia doing donuts around a Ferrari 458 Italia...

  • 2017 Ford Mustang by Speedkore Performance Group, 2016 SEMA show
    Ford Mustang voted Hottest Coupe of 2016 SEMA show

    The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang on Tuesday was voted the Hottest Coupe at the 2016 SEMA show, edging out its Chevrolet Camaro arch rival as well as all other two-doors at the show. The Mustang is a perennial favorite in the tuning scene, and with good reason. The car’s affordable base...

  • Ford Performance App

    You're caning your Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus ST on your favorite local race track. This could be your best lap time yet, but you don't really have an easy way of knowing this. You could invest tons of money into track data tools, or you could just grab the new Ford Performance App. Leveraging the capability of modern smartphones, Ford has created an app that handles data logging, analysis, and can even capture video. It works with the Sync 3 system and lets drivers monitor all of the data they wish to examine after a good day spent at the race track. Per Ford, the app will allow you...

  • Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Kuro concept, 2016 SEMA show
    Mazda goes with sexy and sinister for MX-5 concepts at SEMA

    Mazda impressed us at the 2015 SEMA show when it unveiled a lightweight speedster concept based on its fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, which at the time was just hitting the market. On Tuesday at the 2016 SEMA show, Mazda unveiled an evolved version of its MX-5 Speedster concept that’s been...

  • 2017 Ford Mustang GT4 race car, 2016 SEMA show
    Ford unveils Mustang GT4 customer race car at 2016 SEMA show

    One of the most romantic dreams in sports car lore is the gentleman’s racer. This is a car that can be driven for all your day-to-day needs and then on the weekends taken to the track, fitted with a more aggressive set of tires and transformed into a competitive racing machine. The current...

  • Mopar engine swap kit, 2016 SEMA show
    Mopar kit helps pair modern V-8s with classic muscle

    Installing a modern V-8 is a great way to breathe new life into a classic muscle car, assuming matching numbers isn’t a priority. Mopar is making the process easy with a new kit that pairs Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' [NYSE:FCAU] modern 5.7- and 6.4-liter V-8s with models from 1975 and earlier...

  • Ryan Tuerck's Toyota 86 with Ferrari 458 Italia engine swap, SEMA 2016
    Toyota 86 with Ferrari 458 V-8 is an insane rev machine

    Remember the Toyota 86 / Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 458 mashup from drifter Ryan Tuerck? Well, he and the crew at Huddy MotorSports have given a little taste of what’s to come. It may not be much to look at right now but it certainly sounds awesome. That’s probably due to the custom headers...

  • Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 Hellfire, SEMA 2016
    Hellcat-powered Ram Hellfire debuts at SEMA

    Here at Motor Authority, we proudly stand behind the idea that you should "Hellcat" everything out there. The world is a more exciting place when there are more cars packing 707-horsepower heat. It doesn't need to be just cars though, as the supercharged V-8 engine has found its way under the hood...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang by Hurst/Kenne Bell, 2016 SEMA show

    Hurst has teamed up with Kenne Belle to create a massively powerful Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang for the glitzy lights of Las Vegas. This is a show car for this week's SEMA, and it's packing a serious amount of "Go" under its hood. That's because if you lifted that hood you'd find a 750-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 under there. It makes all of that power thanks to a Kenne Bell 3.2-liter twin-screw supercharger. If you want more power though, you can spring for the 4.7-liter supercharger that pushes total output to a crowd-smashing 1,500 hp. All of that engine work is joined by the addition...

  • 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor Baja 1000 racing truck
    Virtually stock Ford F-150 Raptor to tackle 2016 Baja 1000

    The Baja 1000 is one of the most punishing races in the world. It’s also the breeding ground for Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] F-150 Raptor pickup trucks, with early mules often entered into the grueling off-road race during development. Thanks to this tough regime, the Raptor can...

  • Chevrolet Chevelle Slammer concept, 2016 SEMA show
    Chevelle Slammer introduces latest Chevy crate engine at SEMA

    Our heads tell us that new cars are more reliable and fun, our hearts say the classics should live forever. One of the all-time greats has to be the Chevy Chevelle, which was unceremoniously retired in the late 1970s. Thankfully, Chevy resurrected one and prepped it for SEMA duty. This one is...

  • Chevrolet Camaro Turbo AutoX concept, 2016 SEMA show
    Chevy reveals pair of Camaro concepts at 2016 SEMA show

    Chevrolet on Tuesday unveiled a pair of Camaro concepts at the 2016 SEMA show designed to appeal to two separate types of buyers. The Camaro Turbo AutoX, as the name suggests, is aimed at track day enthusiasts, particularly those that frequent autocross events. The Camaro SS Slammer concept...

  • Tesla Model X by Unplugged Performance, 2016 SEMA show
    Tesla tuner Unplugged Performance reveals modified Model X at SEMA

    Californian tuner Unplugged Performance burst on the scene in 2014 with a range of upgrades for the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S. This is a company that specializes in Tesla products and deals primarily with aesthetic mods. Unplugged Performance is now turning its attention to the Model X and on...

  • Honda Civic Type R Prototype, 2016 Paris auto show
    Honda Civic Type R Prototype to appear at 2016 SEMA show

    Following its debut at September’s 2016 Paris auto show, Honda’s Civic Type R Prototype is now en route to Las Vegas for an appearance at the 2016 SEMA show. The car represents our best look yet at the production Civic Type R due in showrooms in 2017. It builds on the low and wide...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang GTT by Zero to 60 Designs, 2016 SEMA show

    The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT and Mustang are impressive cars in their own right, but one tuner has decided to join elements from each to create a mashup that we’re sure will leave opinions divided. The tuner is Corona, California-based Zero to 60 Designs, and at the upcoming 2016 SEMA show it will present the Ford Mustang GTT. That extra “T” signifies that this is a tribute car, in this case a tribute to the new GT. Elements designed to mimic the Ford supercar include the bumpers, hood vents, side sills, taillights and rear diffuser. Sadly, it doesn’t have the...

  • 2017 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
    Limited edition 2017 COPO Camaro ready to slay dragstrips

    In 1969, Chevrolet's Central Office Performance Order program became the source of dealer-ordered, factory drag cars that would go on to post many victories at the dragstrip. On Monday, Chevrolet introduced the 2017 COPO Camaro show car in Nevada. The show car, which is chassis number 01, will be...

  • BMW M3 equipped with M Performance parts, 2016 SEMA show
    Huge range of BMW M Performance goodies to debut during SEMA

    The German automakers aren’t regulars at the annual SEMA tuning fest in Las Vegas but the tide is turning as BMW has been showing up in recent years to present the latest wares from its M Performance catalog. BMW even used 2015’s show to mark the North American debut of its M2. For...

  • Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Mopar concept, 2016 SEMA show
    Custom Dodge Challenger SRT 392 among Mopar’s 2016 SEMA fleet

    Mopar in recent years has been bringing some serious muscle to the annual SEMA show. And some of the show cars have ended up as production models. Prime examples include the Dodge Viper ACR concept we saw in 2014 and the Dodge Challenger GT AWD concept we saw in 2015. The wide-body, all-wheel-drive...

  • Roush teases Nitemare F-150
    Roush Nitemare F-150 promises to be world's fastest production pickup

    Roush is ready for SEMA, and it's bringing some big promises with it to Las Vegas. The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F]-focused tuning house has a new Nitemare F-150, and it's already calling it the world's fastest production pickup truck. Apparently, today is Truck Tuesday. Unfortunately, we have no...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS by Roush, 2016 SEMA show
    Ford reveals first of its SEMA-bound 2016 Focus RS hatchbacks

    The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS may turn out to be one of the most popular cars at the upcoming 2016 SEMA show. Why? Because it combines two traits vehicle modifiers adore: a reasonable price tag and an engine just begging for more power. Ford will have a handful on its own stand, the most...

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