Race Cars of the 2012 SEMA Show

Race Cars of the 2012 SEMA Show

The world’s largest aftermarket car parts expo isn’t just about wild tuner cars. In fact, race cars make up a large selection of vehicles on display.

That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as many companies test street parts on race cars and also use the venue of motorsports as a grueling test bed for products. Automakers do the same, testing vehicles to improve their driving dynamics, while also using the world of racing as a clever marketing opportunity to showcase their newest models.

For a selection of some of the race cars we snapped while touring the SEMA Show last week, view the gallery below.

GALLERY: Race Cars of the SEMA Show