The 2015 SEMA Show kicks off next week and the Las Vegas Convention Center will be packed with hundreds of the wildest modified rides.
While most high-profile projects are typically kept under wraps until the show opens its doors, some builders and automakers preview what they will showcase ahead of time. There’s a lot to be excited about this year based on what has already been announced, so AutoGuide.com has compiled a Top 10 list of the most anticipated cars of the 2015 SEMA Show.
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10) Ludacris’ Acura Legend
Seriously, how can you not be excited to see how Acura and Ludacris have planned to bring his classic Legend back to life? If the Japanese automaker is daring enough to make it one of its main showpieces at SEMA, there’s a real good chance the Legend will be outfitted with some crazy modifications especially now that Ludacris is synonymous with Fast and Furious. We’ll be sure to head to the Acura booth bright and early Tuesday to check out Ludacris’ restored Acura Legend.
9) Nissan GT-R NISMO N-Attack Package
The Nissan GT-R NISMO N-Attack package won’t hold any surprises when it makes an appearance in Las Vegas, but it will still be nice to see up close and personal. Launching in the U.S. exclusively through Stillen, the Nissan GT-R NISMO N-Attack package outfits the Japanese sports car with all the aerodynamic goodies to help make it the fastest volume production vehicle on the Nurburgring. That’s a lap time of 7:08.679 and along with the aerodynamic changes, the GT-R is outfitted with different suspension and better brakes.
8) Honda Ridgeline Concept
Honda is heading to this year’s SEMA show with a collection of modified HR-Vs to showcase the new crossover, but what the main attraction will be is a concept vehicle with a “Desert Race Truck” theme. Once you get passed all the accessories, the concept will actually preview the next-generation Honda Ridgeline that will compete in the Baja 1000. Under the hood will be a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox while FOX Racing shocks, General Grabber tires and plenty of Honda Performance Development (HPD) goodies will make it a contender in the Baja 1000 next month.
7) Tjin Edition Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai has previewed a selection of modified rides that will be showcased in its booth this year, but the one that intrigues us is the Tjin Edition Hyundai Genesis Coupe. What makes it so interesting is that it isn’t the 2.0-liter turbocharged model, but rather the 3.8-liter V6 that has gotten a boost in performance from a Vortech supercharger. It’s no secret that there’s plenty of toys out there for Genesis Coupe 2.0T owners, but it looks like the V6 engine is finally getting some real love.
6) Bisimoto Engineering EcoBoost Ford Mustang
Bisimoto Engineering has been known among import enthusiasts for over a decade, creating some of the wildest high-performance rides that prove themselves on the track. And that’s why it is so interesting that this year, Bisimoto will lend a hand in creating an EcoBoost Ford Mustang that reportedly pumps out 900 horsepower. If there’s one thing Bisimoto knows how to do well, it’s squeezing power out of a four-cylinder motor. We can’t wait to see how this Mustang looks in person and check out the engine bay that will prove there is maybe a replacement for displacement.
5) Dodge Challenger GT AWD Concept
Dodge teased this Challenger concept as part of its 2015 SEMA Show lineup and what really caught our eyes is the GT AWD badge on the spoiler. Considering the current Challenger is built on a modified version of the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 platform, an all-wheel drive Challenger wouldn’t be so difficult to create. You see, both the Charger and 300 models are offered with all-wheel drive, so why wouldn’t Dodge create the first factory-built, all-wheel drive muscle car? The big question will be what’s powering the Challenger GT AWD concept.
4) Wald Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Bison Edition
There’s plenty of room at SEMA for luxury cars and Toyo Tires will play host to a Wald Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Bison Edition. It will actually be the world debut of the Rolls Royce Wraith Black Bison Edition sporting Wald’s newly designed front bumper, side skirts, rear lip, trunk wing and sport exhaust. The luxury coupe will sit on 22×9-inch front and 22×10.5-inch rear B11C wheels wrapped with Toyo Proxes STII rubber.
3) H&R RWB Porsche 964
RWB Porsches have become a staple in recent years at SEMA and 2015 won’t be any different. While we’ve seen quite a number of the widebody Porsches in Las Vegas, this particular project has caught our eye. Built by Jon Sibal, it will make its debut at the H&R booth sporting 18-inch Work Meister S1 wheels and Pirelli PZERO Rosso tires. Lending a hand on the RWB Porsche 964 was RSTRADA, where the vehicle was built while Meguiar’s will make sure it’s perfectly detailed for the show floor. Oh yeah, and how can we forget the Club Race big brake kit from Brembo peeking behind those super-wide Work Wheels.
2) Misha Designs Ferrari 458
Another Toyo Tires creation, the Misha Designs Ferrari 458 will be seen at the tire manufacturer’s booth in the South Hall. As a limited edition body kit, the Ferrari 458 gets a three-inch wider track while the large rear spoiler has been inspired by the LaFerrari FXX K. The exotic will also serve as the world debut of Savini’s “Forged Step Lip” concave wheel technology with the 458 getting 20-inch wheels wrapped with Toyo Proxes 4 Plus all-season tires.
1) Ringbrothers Carbon Fiber Ford Mustang Fastback
Last year Ringbrothers arguably stole the show with its custom Chevelle pumping 980 hp through a Chevrolet LS7. This year, Ringbrothers will be bringing a custom all carbon fiber Mustang fastback pushing 959 hp through a Whipple-supercharged Wegner Motorsports 416-cubic inch engine outfitted with a custom Flowmaster exhaust. The hand-crafted carbon body will be finished in a BASF Glasurit Waterborne custom color called “Spy Green,” and if last year’s project was any indication, this one will be the talk of the show. AutoGuide.com will be sure to stop by the BASF booth Wednesday morning when the car is officially debuted.