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  • 2015 Panoz Esperante Spyder GT

    American sports car brand Panoz has been making headlines lately with its Esperante Spyder, which has just been extensively updated. The car is available in basic Spyder or more potent Spyder GT variants, and this year is being offered as an exclusive 25th anniversary model. Panoz plans to build just 25 examples of the anniversary model to mark its 25th year in business. Panoz recently presented a prototype of the Esperante Spyder GT on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, and now the first production example has made its debut at the 2014 SEMA show, which is currently underway in Las...

  • 2015 Acura TLX by Galpin Auto Sports, 2014 SEMA show
    Acura Teams Up With Galpin Auto Sports To Build A Custom TLX For SEMA

    Acura isn’t a brand you normally associate with SEMA but the Japanese automaker was there this week with a modified version of its TLX, which was developed together with Galpin Auto Sports (GAS). The vehicle is strictly a concept but hints at the tuning potential of the new sport sedan, which...

  • 2015 Roush RS Mustang
    600+ HP Roush Ford Mustang, Updated Audi RS Q3 Revealed, Furious 7 Trailer: News Video

    The 2014 SEMA show has been in full swing this week, bringing a horde of tuned cars both bland and badass, but the 600+ hp Roush Ford Mustang is one of the most interesting on display, Audi has revealed the facelifted Q3 as well as its much more interesting RS Q3 variant, and the latest issue from...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang King Cobra by Ford Racing, 2014 SEMA show
    Ford Brings A Bevy Of Modified Mustangs To SEMA

    Today’s the last day for the 2014 SEMA show but don’t sweat if you’ve missed it, especially if you’re a Ford fan, because we have a gallery of the some of the best 2015 Mustangs on display at the event. These were just some of the stars on the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F]...

  • 2015 Roush RS3 Mustang TrakPak, 2014 SEMA show
    Ford Mustang Once Again Picked SEMA’s Hottest Car

    For the third year in a row, the Ford Mustang has been voted the Hottest Car at SEMA, though the fact that it’s an all-new model this year was always going to be in its favor. The Mustang once again edged out its Chevrolet Camaro arch rival, but the tables may turn next year as the bowtie...

  • Mercedes-Benz Metris Party/DJ Van by RENNtech, 2014 SEMA show
    Mercedes-Benz Previews New Metris Van With Four SEMA Concepts

    Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter van is about to get a smaller sibling in the form of the new Metris, previewed in concept form at the 2014 SEMA show this week and due to go on sale in the fall of 2015. If you’re thinking the Metris looks a bit familiar that’s because it’s...

  • 2015 Toyota Sleeper Camry, SEMA 2014

    When it comes to boring cars, the Toyota Camry usually tops the list. It's essentially a generic car, a vanilla mid-size sedan with absolutely zero sportiness. MUST SEE: 2015 Ford Mustang Already Suffers Its First Crash So visitors to the 2014 SEMA show were probably pretty shocked to hear the roar of a high-performance engine emanating from under this one's hood. Simply known as the Sleeper Camry, it's Toyota's revenge against all of those Camry critics. It may look like an ordinary Camry on the outside, but this ultimate sleeper's body lifts up like a flip-top funny car's to reveal a full...

  • Left Hand Utes HSV Maloo, 2014 SEMA show (Image via Carsguide)
    Yes, You Can Get Left-Hand-Drive Holden Utes In The U.S.

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] came close to importing the Holden Commodore Ute (short for utility) as a Pontiac G8 Sport Truck late last decade but was hampered by CAFE regulations and its own bankruptcy. That doesn’t mean all is lost as a number of smaller firms are independently...

  • 2016 Mazda Global MX-5 Cup race car
    Mazda Announces New Global MX-5 Cup Race Series At SEMA

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is getting underway in Las Vegas today, and among the more interesting announcements to come from the event is Mazda’s new Global MX-5 Cup race series. To be populated by a fleet of identically-prepared race cars, the spec series promises...

  • 2015 Lexus RC 350 by Gordon Ting and Beyond Marketing, 2014 SEMA show
    2015 RC Coupe Headlines Lexus' 2014 SEMA Show Lineup

    The 2015 RC coupe is the star of Lexus’ stand at the 2014 SEMA show, which is currently underway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two of the standouts are a custom RC 350 and RC F developed using off-the-shelf parts by Gordon Ting at Beyond Marketing. ALSO SEE: 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Debuts At SEMA...

  • Ken Block's Hoonicorn RTR for Gymkhana 7
    The Hoonicorn RTR Is An 845-HP AWD Retro Mustang Beast For Ken Block’s Gymkhana 7

    SEMA is kind of ridiculous, most of the time, with everyone from tuners to manufacturers unveiling their most extreme—and often most tasteless—takes on everything from the family minivan to the heaviest super-duty trucks. But one item on display at SEMA this year is utterly badass. ALSO...

  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 'Blue Devil' restoration
    First Restored 'Sinkhole' Corvette Rolled Out At SEMA

    The first car recovered from the sinkhole that opened under the National Corvette Museum's Skydome back in February has been restored by General Motors Company [NYSE:GM], and it was presented today at the 2014 SEMA show taking place in Las Vegas. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype—known as the...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang RTR

    Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. has completed development of his RTR package for the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, which he revealed today at the 2014 SEMA show taking place this week in Las Vegas. The 2015 Ford Mustang RTR is available with any of the 2015 Mustang’s engines, with a Spec 1 package focusing purely on appearance modifications and a Spec 2 package including both appearance and performance upgrades. ALSO SEE: 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Debuts At SEMA The appearance mods include a chin spoiler, custom upper and lower grills, a rear spoiler, a rear diffuser and new side sills. The...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray personalized by KISS member Paul Stanley, 2014 SEMA show
    Something Old, Something New For The Chevy Corvette At SEMA

    The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the more popular blank canvases for tuning firms presenting their wares at SEMA, but two of the standouts this year come from Chevy itself. One is a 1971 Corvette Stingray that’s been personalized by NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, and the other is a 2015...

  • 2015 Roush RS Mustang
    2015 Ford Mustang Gets 600+ HP With Ford Racing And Roush Supercharger Kit: Video

    The 435-horsepower of the 2015 Ford Mustang GT a bit too tame for you? Well, the Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] performance partners Ford Racing and Roush have come up with a new supercharger kit that will help the car’s 5.0-liter V-8 deliver more than 600 hp. CHECK OUT: 2015 Ford...

  • 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
    2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Debuts At SEMA

    It was at the SEMA show back in 2011 that Chevrolet first revealed its COPO Camaro based on the fifth-generation version of the Chevy muscle car. The limited-production, factory-built drag racer has been a hit ever since and is now about to enter its fourth year on the market. The latest version...

  • Chevy Colorado Performance Concept, 2014 SEMA show
    Chevy Doubles Down On 2015 Colorado At SEMA: Video

    Chevrolet is eager to show off its new 2015 Colorado, and prove that it is capable of providing even more than just technology and stuff. The automaker heads to Las Vegas where it's bringing a pair of pickups, each packing unique graphics and options. One Colorado looks to the water, while the...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Commemorative Edition
    2015 Chevrolet Camaro Commemorative Edition Rolls Into SEMA

    It turns out the emerald green Camaro Chevrolet wants you to name isn’t the only special edition Camaro on show at SEMA this week. The bowtie brand has also unveiled the 2015 Camaro Commemorative Edition, which celebrates the success of the fifth-generation model (it’s set to be the...

  • Scion FR-S T1, SEMA 2014

    There's been a lot of speculation about a convertible version of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins, but what about a targa? Scion will unveil a targa-topped FR-S at the 2014 SEMA show next week. MUST SEE: 'Furious 7' First Trailer Released: Video Known as the Scion FR-S T1, it even features rear-window slats that make the car look a bit like a mini 1980s Camaro. This may be the first FR-S that requires the driver to have a mullet. The SEMA concept also gets custom 19-inch forged wheels, a Greddy turbocharger kit, and lowered suspension. it was built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs...

  • 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO
    Nissan Prepping ‘NISMO Lounge’ For SEMA

    Nissan will have its own booth at the upcoming annual show of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), where it will feature a new ‘NISMO Lounge’ showcasing all the best parts of its official go-fast division as well as some of the people behind the brand. MUST SEE: Watch...

  • 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck, SEMA 2014
    Toyota Reveals Sienna, Tundra, Yaris Performance Concepts For SEMA

    Carmakers are busily unveiling modified concept vehicles for the 2014 SEMA show, and Toyota is no different. The Japanese brand says it's emphasizing performance this year, even though two of the vehicles it plans to show are minivans. The pair of modified 2015 Sienna people haulers include the...

  • Ford EcoBoost-powered Hot Wheels Rip Rod
    Hot Wheels Rip Rod Features Ford EcoBoost Power: Video

    Ford displayed the Hot Wheels Rip Rod at last year's SEMA show, but only as a non-running piece of booth decoration. That's changed as Ford Racing and its partners have turned the Rip Rod into a fully-functioning mini hot rod. The Rip Rod was built by Mattel and Bandito Brothers, and was displayed...

  • Dodge Viper ACR Concept, 2014 SEMA
    Dodge Viper ACR Concept Headlines Mopar’s 2014 SEMA Fleet

    This year’s SEMA show is just a couple of weeks away but we’ve been given an early look at what’s destined to be one of the stars of the upcoming tuning fest. Revealed today is the Dodge Viper ACR Concept, which unashamedly previews the ultimate track-focused but street legal...

  • Kia builds high-performance K900 for 2014 SEMA show
    Kia Pumps Up The K900 For SEMA: Video

    Kia’s K900 flagship sedan is still fresh on the market, having gone on sale here only in March. However, the car hasn’t managed to gain traction yet, which shouldn't be too much of a surprise as it can't be easy convincing shoppers to drop $60k on a vehicle from a brand mostly known for...

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