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 |  Jul 16 2013, 12:02 PM

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Honda is offering a limited-edition performance package meant to enhance its V6 Accord Coupe.

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 |  Nov 20 2012, 6:15 PM

On October 31st, 2012, 50 Scion FR-S vehicles assembled a caravan to drive out to Las Vegas for the 2012 SEMA Show. The Japanese automaker was on hand to capture the action, releasing a short teaser video of its trip.

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 |  Nov 13 2012, 2:01 PM

A couple of weeks ago, Kia debuted five Justice League concept models at the 2012 SEMA Show, and now the Korean automaker has released a video of the unveiling.

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 |  Nov 05 2012, 5:34 PM

The SEMA Show is known for a few things: wildly modified cars, beautiful scantily clad women and… like all auto shows… someone walking into your shot.

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 |  Nov 05 2012, 3:51 PM

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.

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 9:20 AM

Mopar and Fiat came out swinging at the 2012 SEMA Show, bringing a trio of modified Fiat 500 models to show off the versatility of the Italian automaker’s compact model.

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 7:47 AM

Dodge knew that it had to come out strong with its new Dart model at the 2012 SEMA Show, and the American automaker did not disappoint. 

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 7:35 AM

Shoehorning a Viper V10 engine with 650 hp into the engine bay of the Dodge Charger is something that belongs at the 2012 SEMA Show. And that’s exactly what the Dodge Charger Juiced concept is.

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 |  Nov 01 2012, 5:52 PM

With all the feedback we received on our Top 10 Worst Cars of the 2012 SEMA Show post a video followup was too tempting to pass up.

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 |  Nov 01 2012, 3:01 PM

10. Jade Crew Subaru BRZ


In a sea of custom Scion FR-S’ and Subaru BRZs at the 2012 SEMA Show, it’s surprisingly hard to compile a list of the top 10 without some criteria. So to compile our list of favorites, we decided to look at all the 86s and judge based on cleanliness, originality, and functionality – and of course, how it looked on the show floor.

Kicking off our top 10 list is a Subaru BRZ we spotted outside the convention center which to us, defines what a custom daily-driver BRZ should be. Nothing over-the-top, nothing too flashy – just simple and clean, with functional modifications. The Chargespeed carbon fiber lip kit complements the stock bodylines of the BRZ perfectly, while the custom blue Volk Racing TE37SLs pay tribute to a classic wheel that has truly lasted the test of time.

 |  Nov 01 2012, 8:32 AM

Each year, the South Hall at the 2012 SEMA Show is filled with wheel and tire manufacturers looking to grab the attention from buyers. What better way to do that than with a Lamborghini Aventador?

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 9:10 PM

10. The Swagnum


Back by popular demand, we’ve compiled the Top 10 Worst Cars of SEMA. Forgive us for being light on details; it’s apparent that the number one qualification in order to make our list of botch jobs is for the car be so highly customized it’s no longer recognizable.

We hope you’re in for a scare this Halloween because this self-proclaimed “Swagnum” modified Dodge Magnum ranks just 10th on our list of terrifying mod-jobs at SEMA.

 |  Oct 31 2012, 9:10 PM

Anyone familiar with Ken Block and his Gymkhana videos knows just how well he can smoke a set of tires and AutoGuide had the chance during this year’s SEMA Show to go along for a ride.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 9:01 PM

Previewed prior to the opening of the 2012 SEMA Show, several Volkswagen Beetles were scattered throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, seemingly as if they had no home.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 8:58 PM

Guy Fieri’s customized 427 Corvette will head to Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Ariz. to be auctioned for charity, but first it made a stop at this year’s SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 8:07 PM

Chevrolet just unveiled its “Dusk” edition Sonic during the 2012 SEMA Show as a production-intended package. 

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 7:24 PM

Chevrolet brought a one-off Camaro ZL1 to the SEMA Show this year designed in partnership with race car driver Tony Stewart. 

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 7:06 PM

The Stout Racing Scion FR-S, which will compete in the SCCA World Challenge series next year, was unveiled today at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 6:41 PM

Almost a week since the Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge competitors were revealed, the Japanese automaker has picked a winner at the 2012 SEMA Show: Chris Basselgia. Basselgia, builder of the Minty FReSh Scion FR-S took home the top prize of $10,000 while John Toca’s FR-S came in second and Daniel Song’s FR-S GT came in third.

View galleries of the Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge competitors below.

GALLERY: Tuner Challenge 1st Place – Minty FReSh Scion FR-S

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GALLERY: Tuner Challenge 2nd Place – Carbon Stealth Scion FR-S

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GALLERY: Tuner Challenge 3rd Place – Scion FR-S GT

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 5:12 PM

 

Not missing a beat, Hyundai brought its “Walking Dead” Elantra to the 2012 SEMA Show complete with gory props and a couple of zombie girls.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 4:01 PM

Extensively previewed prior to their 2012 SEMA Show debut, the Toyota Celebrity Dream Build Challenge vehicles did not disappoint on the floor in Las Vegas.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 3:57 PM

Among the many performance minded concepts Hyundai brought to SEMA this year, the Veloster Alpine concept is a more practically-minded option meant for snow sports.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 3:26 PM

Chevrolet is bringing childhood dreams to reality with this 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition.

This limited-run series of cars is available either as a coupe or convertible, and features special touches like metallic blue paint, red-accented wheels and Hot Wheels badges which are found inside the car, as well as on its exterior. Watch our quick video below of the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 3:10 PM

Ford unveiled five individually customized versions of its new Focus ST hot hatch at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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