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  • Hyundai and Ark Performance create the Road Racer Elantra Concept for SEMA

    For years, SEMA churned out plenty of all-show/no-go machines. Vehicles that looked the business, but couldn't really perform the tasks that the assembled collection of parts would otherwise suggest. That's changed for the better over the course of the last few years. Hyundai has now gotten the memo, because all of its SEMA concepts for the 2016 show seem to combine both "the show" and "the go", and that's great. The latest build to receive the render work is a joint effort between the automaker and ARK Performance. Using the Elantra as a starting point, the pair have created a vehicle called...

  • 2017 Ford Fusion Sport by Legacy Innovations, 2016 SEMA show
    2017 Fusion Sport to join modified Ford fleet at SEMA

    Two of the most popular vehicles at the annual SEMA tuning fest are Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] F-150 and Mustang, in the respective pickup truck and sporty car categories. At the 2016 SEMA show, which runs from November 1-4, we might be able to add another Ford to that list, the Fusion...

  • Gurnade Hyundai Veloster Concept
    Hyundai and Gurnade team up on Veloster concept for SEMA

    Hyundai has become addicted to building SEMA machines over the last few years. The automaker has teamed up with a number of aftermarket tuners, energy drink companies, and assorted other enterprises to turn out some solid vehicles. This year one of the companies Hyundai is working with is Gurnade...

  • 2016 Ford F-150 EraThr3 by Hulst Customs
    750-hp Hulst Customs special among Ford’s F-150 SEMA fleet

    The 2016 SEMA show is just around the corner and Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is shaping up to be one of the biggest brands at the tuning mecca. Models like the Mustang, F-150 and in recent years the Fiesta and Focus have proven perennial favorites in their respective segments, and it looks like...

  • Rockstar Hyundai Santa Fe
    Hyundai has Rockstar work over its Santa Fe for SEMA

    SEMA is coming. That means we're about to see a wide range of new custom builds. They'll undoubtedly range from meh to magnificent, and there will be plenty that fall somewhere in between. One that I particularly like comes from a joint build partnering Hyundai with energy-drink company Rockstar...

  • Hyundai Santa Fe Santa-Fast by Bisimoto, 2016 SEMA show
    This is a Hyundai Santa Fe that has over 1,000 horsepower

    If you don't know who Bisi Ezerioha is, you probably have at least heard of his tuning company. He runs a shop called Bisimoto, and it turns almost any vehicle out there into a high-horsepower road beast. Bisi and his team have cranked out crazy minivans, insane Porsches, and plenty more. Now...

  • The Ringbrothers 1948 Cadillac Madam V

    If you've been trapped in a cave for the last few years, there's a chance you haven't heard of Jim and Mike Ring. You need to get caught up to speed, because the Ringbrothers have been churning out some of the greatest custom machines of late. From their carbon fiber-bodied Mustang to that nasty Chevelle known as Recoil, it's been a string of truly excellent custom cars. Now the duo are ready to bring a whole new lineup to SEMA, along with one familiar face. At the moment, we only have renderings of the three new vehicles bursting forth from the Ringbrothers' Spring Green, Wisconsin stables...

  • Project Underdog 1972 Ford Maverick
    Ford Maverick serves as Fast and Furious star Sung Kang’s latest project car

    After wowing crowds with his custom 240Z at SEMA in 2015, Fast and the Furious star Sung Kang has a new project car in the works for this year’s show, and this time he’s enlisted a little help. Kang has teamed up with Alexis, Christian and Tony, all of them students from Alhambra...

  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport
    2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport comes with 200 hp, 6-speed manual

    Hyundai’s new Elantra has received its Sport variant and this time the car is packing a turbocharged engine. The engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that delivers 200 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque, and drive is to the front wheels only. The previous Elantra Sport came with...

  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport (Korean spec)
    200-horsepower Hyundai Elantra Sport revealed

    Hyundai’s new Elantra has received a new performance range-topper in the automaker’s home market. The good news is that the car is headed to the United States with a debut expected to take place at the annual SEMA show the first week of November. It will be badged an Elantra Sport and...

  • Local Motors LM3D Swim
    Local Motors Unveils Its Latest 3D-Printed Car: Video

    Local Motors is keen to bring 3D printing into larger focus within the automotive world. Certain automakers or component manufacturers might make a part this way, but Local Motors is looking to make a nearly complete car using 3D printing. Recently, Local Motors showed us this was possible by way...

  • 1962 Ford "Equadoline"
    SEMA Is A Massive, Unparalleled Automotive Freak Show

    Dante famously included blasphemers among his infamous Hell's Seventh Circle. And that might be why many members of the media use the analogy to that forsaken bit of real estate when referring to the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. Because there's plenty of mechanical blasphemy at the annual...

  • Galpin Auto Sports 2016 Acura ILX & Ludacris Legend

    Chris Bridges is better known to the world as Ludacris. His albums have gone multi-platinum, he's a Grammy winner, and he's also an actor—most famously as Tej Parker in the Fast and the Furious movies. Additionally, he's a fan of Acura. More specifically, he's in love with his own 1993 Acura Legend. The car has been a big part of Luda's life and it wasn't in the best of shape... until Acura stepped in and brought it back to life. DON'T MISS: All-Wheel-Drive Dodge Challenger Leads Mopar SEMA Onslaught The Ludacris Legend has received a full restoration. We're talking frame, body, chassis...

  • 2016 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
    2016 Hennessey Venom GT Gets 1,451 Horsepower: 2015 SEMA Live Photos

    It isn’t quite the Venom F5 that the company has been teasing, but Hennessey Performance Engineering has delivered an updated version of its Venom GT supercar that boasts considerably more power than before. The good news is that the Venom F5 is still coming, but to tide things over in the...

  • 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS, 2015 SEMA show
    650-HP Corvette Z06 V-8 Available As Crate Engine, Previewed In 1970 Camaro: Video

    One of the coolest cars at this week’s 2015 SEMA show was a custom 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS. Built by Chevrolet Performance, the classic muscle car was fitted with a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 just like the one in the latest-generation Corvette Z06. But this engine wasn’t lifted out...

  • Toyota Tundrasine Concept
    Toyota Tundrasine SEMA Concept Puts Crew Cabs To Shame

    If you're bringing a vehicle to SEMA, you should aim to make a big hit. Maybe a long hit works too, because Toyota created one rather interesting Tundra to roll out to the crowds at the 2015 SEMA show. It's so long, that a good number of the crowd might just fit into the thing. It's called the...

  • 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (chassis #CSX2287)
    First Shelby Daytona Coupe, Chassis #CSX2287, Rolls Into SEMA: Video

    The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is one of the rarest cars to ever be produced, with just six of the originals having been built. This week, one of them was unveiled at the 2015 SEMA show—and it is the rarest of the lot. The Daytona Coupe bearing chassis #CSX2287 was the first of the six cars...

  • 2015 Toyota Rally RAV4
    Jay Leno Hops Behind The Wheel Of Toyota’s Rally RAV4: Video

    Toyota is gearing up for a return to the World Rally Championship in 2017, but the automaker is already involved in rallying. For example, it fields a version of the RAV4 crossover in the 2015 Rally America, which Ryan Millen has driven to four class victories so far. ALSO SEE: LaFerrari Crashes...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang by Bojix Design, 2015 SEMA show

    For the fourth year in a row, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang has been voted the Hottest Car at SEMA, though this year’s result isn’t very surprising as another typical contender for the top spot, the Chevrolet Camaro, is in the process of being replaced by an all-new model and thus wasn’t as popular with the tuning scene as in previous years. We could certainly see the tables turned next year once the sixth-generation Camaro has a full year on the market. ALSO SEE: 2016 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Revealed, Runs 8.0-Second Quarter Mile: Video Judges pick the Hottest Car...

  • F Performance Racing 2016 Lexus RC F GT3 race car, 2015 SEMA show
    Lexus To Back New F Performance Racing Team

    At this week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, Lexus announced it is forming a partnership with organizers of a new racing team called F Performance Racing. The new team will field the Lexus RC F GT3 race car in a soon-to-be-announced sports car racing series based in the United States, with the...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
    2016 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Revealed, Runs 8.0-Second Quarter Mile: Video

    After taking a break last year, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang Cobra Jet turnkey drag racer is back, and it’s quicker than ever. The latest version, which debuted this week at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas, is based on the sixth-generation Mustang, and according to Ford it’s...

  • Jeep Wrangler Red Rock concept, 2015 SEMA show
    Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept Rocks SEMA 2015

    Every year, the Red Rock 4-Wheelers club hosts the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, a celebration of all things Jeep where the carmaker typically unveils a series of concept vehicles. With the 50th anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari coming up, Jeep decided to tip its hat to the Red Rock...

  • Honda Ridgeline Desert Race Truck, 2015 SEMA show
    2017 Honda Ridgeline Previewed At SEMA By Desert Race Truck

    The Honda Ridgeline hasn’t been on sale since the 2014 model year but a new generation is being readied for 2017, and we’re seeing it for the first time at the SEMA show currently taking place in Las Vegas. Honda isn’t ready to show the production version just yet. Instead...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray upgraded with Corvette Z06 parts, 2015 SEMA show
    Chevy Offers Corvette Z06 Parts To Stingray Owners

    Chevrolet is finally offering some of the performance upgrades normally reserved for its Corvette Z06 to customers of the Corvette Stingray. The good news is that you don’t have to buy a new Stingray to get the parts as they’re available as a retrofit on models dating back to the 2014...

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