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 |  Nov 11 2013, 4:25 PM

10: Wide Body Stingray


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Somehow, this baby blue C7 Stingray with a wide body kit managed to win the Gran Turismo People’s Choice Award. While this isn’t the absolute worst car at this year’s SEMA Show, it’s certainly among the top 10. Chevrolet poured untold effort into restyling its ever-popular sports car to maintain the Corvette image without keeping it from evolving further. Ballooning the fenders and saddling it with such large wheels doesn’t it any justice. Chevrolet did a bang-up job designing the C7 and this design does away with many of the proportions that make it so good.

 |  Nov 08 2013, 2:02 PM

10. Hot Wheels Ford Transit Connect


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Yet another SEMA Show gone by, yet another million plus square feet of sheer custom car insanity.

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 |  Nov 08 2013, 10:32 AM

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Most vehicles that show up to SEMA are sitting on trailers hitched up to the back of a pickup truck, but some folks like to turn these unsung heroes into the stars of the show.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 8:26 PM

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One thing that’s guaranteed each year at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas is that the South Hall will be packed with modified luxury and exotic vehicles.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 3:55 PM

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Even the Ford Transit Connect received some awesome modifications this year at SEMA, this one created with some inspiration and help from the Hot Wheels team.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 3:42 PM

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There’s no rule that states that electric vehicles have to be boring, which must be why Chevrolet rolled out this performance oriented Spark EV at the 2013 SEMA show. Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 07 2013, 3:21 PM

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SEMA is the place where the very best in aftermarket car parts are on display, so of course there’s going to be a car pushing 1,000-hp. This year, the folks at Bisimoto got their hands on a Hyundai Genesis Coupe and just didn’t stop adding power.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 3:04 PM

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Even Fiat featured a pair of interesting looking vehicles at the 2013 SEMA show this year focusing on the active lifestyle that the 500L is catered to.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 2:16 PM

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One of the hottest cars this year joins up with the folks making the hottest racing game this year to give you this video-game inspired Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept. Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 07 2013, 2:05 PM

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Chevrolet decided to mix and match a few components from its sports cars to come up with this outrageous Silverado Cheyenne Concept.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 2:03 PM

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The new 2014 Mazda3 was just released, but Mazda is already promoting the cars style and performance at this years SEMA show. Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 07 2013, 1:38 PM

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The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is easily one of the most impressive sports cars in terms of performance for the money, but the American automaker showed off two stylish concepts at the 2013 SEMA Show.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 1:18 PM

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Chevrolet debuted the latest version of its COPO Camaro drag-racer at this years SEMA show, ensuring that amateur and professional racers have a bow-tie in their corner.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 12:40 PM

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It may not be a SEMA award winner, but the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray made quite the splash at this year’s SEMA Show.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 12:29 PM

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Coming from the factory weighing under 2,800 lbs and equipped with a turbocharged engine making 200-hp, the Ford Fiesta ST is a performance bargain. But the creative gear heads at SEMA had a different idea about what makes the Fiesta ST so cool.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:53 AM

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The Ford Mustang won the Hottest Car of SEMA award and it’s no surprise – the muscle car is everywhere at SEMA. 

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:26 AM

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Ford made a big splash last year in the hot-hatch segment with the introduction of the Ford Focus ST, and if the 2013 SEMA show is any indication, the aftermarket has really embraced the sporty hatchback.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:15 AM

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Honda is finally listening to its critics by releasing a factory supercharger kit for its unique CR-Z hybrid, aiming to bump up the cars performance and credibility. 

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:05 AM

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Amid all the tuner cars and aftermarket products, Honda took the wraps off the 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:03 AM

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It may not have been as overwhelming as it was last year, but the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S were still two of the most popular customized cars on display at the SEMA Show.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 9:51 AM

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Really want to grab the attention of SEMA attendees lost in a sea of modified cars? Bring a one-of-a-kind race car to your booth.

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 |  Nov 06 2013, 8:35 PM

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Last year, Liberty Walk surprised the SEMA Show with its custom Lamborghini Murcielago. This year, the Japanese-based company is back in Las Vegas with two supercars: A Ferrari 458 and a Nissan GT-R.

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 |  Nov 06 2013, 8:33 PM

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There’s a must-have option coming to the Dodge Challenger for 2014: the “shaker” hood.

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 |  Nov 06 2013, 6:46 PM

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The time has come for the FJ Cruiser to meet its maker, but before production ends, Toyota is set to build 2,500 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Ultimate Editions as a final hurrah. 

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