With the SEMA Show well behind for yet another year, we thought it was about time for a recap – in video form. We’ve already put together an extensive 2010 SEMA Show Coverage page, as well as pointing out some of the best and worst cars at the world’s largest aftermarket expo. This year’s SEMA… Continue Reading...
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At last week’s SEMA Show, General Motors rolled out a selection of modified vehicles hinting at more than one direction the automaker may go when it comes to performance vehicles. In an article by Automotive News the suggestion was raised that GM may look to bring back performance brands – which it cut from its… Continue Reading...
It may surprise you, but the AutoGuide editors are not faceless robots who write in the third person while chained to our keyboards. We actually have personalities, and with that, specific taste in automobiles. Now that we can finally express ourselves individually, we decided to do a post of our “favorites” from the 2010 SEMA… Continue Reading...
Do you like to slow down when you see a car crash? If so, then you’ll love our “Worst of Show” from the 2010 SEMA Show. Scissor doors? Check. Purple Interior? Check. Chrome paint? Check. And those cars have nothing on the Hulk-themed donkmobile above. A Mecca for the automotive tuning industry, SEMA brings together… Continue Reading...
You’re nobody until you release your own iPhone app. The latest brand to jump on the bandwagon is Audi as they just released the iPhone CarMonitor App. The iPhone CarMonitor App monitors, analyzes and stores key performance characteristics for the user’s vehicle, whether it be for pure performance, eco-friendly driving or simply providing a log… Continue Reading...
No doubt belonging to one of their celebrity clients, the team at Platinum Motorsport built a very special Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series, displaying it at the Continental Tires booth at SEMA. Continental would like you to know that it’s wearing their new ExtremeContact DW and ExtremeContact DWS tires – which come wrapped around some… Continue Reading...
One of the most impressive vehicles at the SEMA Show is a widebody BMW M3. Built by the carbon fiber experts at Vorsteiner, the kit is actually called the GTRS3 M3 and adds significant width to the body of the Bimmer. Located in the Wraptivo booth, it’s been given a full wrap job since the… Continue Reading...
We’ve already brought you extensive coverage of Ford‘s official Mustang presence at the 2010 SEMA Show, including the RTR-X 1969 Fastback, but that’s only a small glimpse of the modified Mustangs at the world’s largest aftermarket expo. A wander through the numerous halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center reveals a very long list of… Continue Reading...
Despite its huge throngs of worshipers, the Nissan GT-R is a rarity at this year’s SEMA Show. The few we did cross paths with were, however, seriously impressive machines, representing some of the biggest GT-R tuners in the world. Among them we count AMS and Switzer as two of the biggest. The AMS Alpha 9… Continue Reading...
Having just officially announced the new 2011 Charger last week, Dodge has revealed a special RedLine version of the muscle sedan at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Built by Mopar’s “Underground” division the car is based on the 5.7-liter HEMI R/T model and gets a long list of upgrades. Outside there’s a more… Continue Reading...
Mazda does have an official presence at the SEMA Show with several hopped-up versions of the new Mazda2, but the nicest modified example of the Japanese automaker’s entry-level hatchback has got to be at the H&R Springs booth. Sporting a 3D Carbon body kit and rear spoiler as well as some graphics along the side,… Continue Reading...
One of the big stories at this year’s SEMA Show is the launch of Wraptivo by Meguiar’s. Essentially the car care experts at Meguiar’s have decided to make custom wrap jobs for your car more readily available. And with most folks preferring the wrap route (because it’s far cheaper and not permanent), others prefer to… Continue Reading...
The trend of painting cars matte-black seems to have some staying power, as is obvious by touring the SEMA Show this year. We honestly thought it might have petered out by now, but even we can’t resist how menacing a matte-black paint job makes almost any vehicle look. Now because this is SEMA, matte black… Continue Reading...
Toyota products have often been criticized for being a bit too tame, lacking in enthusiasm while operating more like appliances. In an effort to distract from that reality, Toyota and the RK Collection have built a custom NASCAR edition Camry that does more than just look the part. Powered by a massive 358 ci TRD… Continue Reading...
It’s not often you see a car at the SEMA Show that’s more than just a pipe dream. And we’ll admit that building a car to resemble this Greddy-tuned Scion tC might not be cheap, but it is possible. While it’s obvious from the official press release that Greddy is planning to offer the turbocharger… Continue Reading...
The Chevy Camaro might officially be the car of the 2010 SEMA Show, but we crossed paths with a rather significant number of Ferraris on the show floor; in particular the new 458 Italia. That being said, we thought it worth a post to share with you the modified 458s becase after all, who doesn’t… Continue Reading...
With the new Fiat 500 set to go on sale in just a few months time, the performance folks at Mopar Underground were tossed the keys to one of the tiny hatchbacks to build a show car for the annual SEMA expo in Las Vegas. The result is the Fiat 500 GT that sports a… Continue Reading...
Having just officially announced the new 2011 Charger last week, Dodge has unveiled a special RedLine version of the car at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Built by Mopar’s “Underground” division the car is based on the 5.7-liter HEMI R/T model and gets a long list of upgrades. Outside there’s a more aggressive… Continue Reading...
The largest tuner of Audi and Volkswagen models in Europe, ABT Sportsline has yet to really break into the U.S. market. They do, however, seem to have a plan in place, with Florida-based GGI signed on as a distributor, helping them make a big splash at SEMA by grabbing eyeballs with their new R8 GT-R… Continue Reading...
Dare we say there seems to be a running theme with the Scion Tuner Challenge, with the obvious winner never taking first place. This year’s tC Tuner Challenge finished no different with the carbon fiber widebody built by John Pangilinan placing as the runner up to Shawn Baker’s tC that can best be described using… Continue Reading...
Created to celebrate 30 years of Quattro, the Q5 Custom Concept also serves to bring attention to Audi‘s expanded line of Audi Genuine Accessories – which now includes everything from new wheels to illuminated floor mats. Originally unveiled at the Volkswagen GTI Wörthersee Tour in Austria, that tuner-friendly group is as close as you come… Continue Reading...
Debuting alongside the new 2011 Challenger SRT8 392 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Dodge unveiled an even more potent version of its Mopar Drag Pak model. While you might expect it to also come with a 392 under the hood, you’d be wrong. In it’s place is something even better: the Viper’s 8.4-liter… Continue Reading...
Dodge has just officially revealed its new Challenger SRT8 392 model for 2011, boasting a 392 cubic inch engine (that’s 6.4-liters) with 470-hp and 470 ft-lbs of torque. In total, that’s an increase of 90 ft-lbs of torque over last year’s 6.1L model. “We listened to our devoted, loyal Dodge customers, and this new Dodge… Continue Reading...
Amidst all the crazy products being introduced at the annual Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show, it’s not at all surprising to see a company offering illuminated floor mats. What is surprising is when that company is Audi. We’ve become accustomed to illuminated door sills, but these just seem a bit too tacky for Audi’s… Continue Reading...