SEMA 2009: Kevin Morgan Designs Trans Am Makes Official Debut

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SEMA 2009: Kevin Morgan Designs Trans Am Makes Official Debut
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The Lingenfelter Trans Am Concept wasn’t the only TA on display at the 2009 SEMA Show, with Kevin Morgan Designs debuting its version of the iconic car. Based on a slightly more modern interpretation of the Trans Am, the Kevin Morgan car takes its cues from the 1977-’78 model and is based on the all-new… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Mummbles Marketing xB Wins 2009 Scion Tuner Car Challenge

SEMA 2009: Mummbles Marketing xB Wins 2009 Scion Tuner Car Challenge
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It wouldn’t have been our choice, but a panel of judges awarded the team at Mummbles Marketing as the Scion Tuner Car Challenge winner for their Teal Blue Pearl xB. Looking more like something we might have seen at SEMA in 2003, the Mummbles xB features a 9-piece widebody kit from BRS Autodesign with  shaved… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Mopar Jeep Lower Forty Is Ready for the Rocks

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SEMA 2009: Mopar Jeep Lower Forty Is Ready for the Rocks
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The Mopar performance department at Chrysler went all out in building the Mopar Jeep Lower Forty, which is designed to deliver serious off-roading – just the way Jeep drivers like it. Starting life as a two-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the gear-heads at Mopar decided to add on a set of 20-inch Mopar wheels and 40-inch… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Camaro SS Gets ZR1-Inspired Looks and Performance

SEMA 2009: Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary Camaro SS Gets ZR1-Inspired Looks and Performance
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NASCAR racing team Hendrick Motorsports chose the SEMA Show to officially debut its limited edition run of Camaro SS models, built to celebrate 25 years in the business. Called the Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary 2010 Camaro SS, each car will be built by famed Corvette tuner Callaway Cars. The ZR1-inspired muscle car was displayed prominently… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Pagani Zonda R Makes North American Debut at SEMA

SEMA 2009: Pagani Zonda R Makes North American Debut at SEMA
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With the Wheel & Tire section at the 2009 SEMA Show drastically less impressive than in year’s past, Pirelli didn’t shy away and brought out a car that even frightens the Veyron. That’s right, the Italian-made Pagani Zonda… and not just any Zonda, but the Zonda R. The R model is a track-only version and… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Chevy Unveils Four Custom Camaros, Including Twin-Turbo V6 Designed by Jay Leno

SEMA 2009: Chevy Unveils Four Custom Camaros, Including Twin-Turbo V6 Designed by Jay Leno
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Along with a host of wild and wacky Camaros at the General Motors booth at SEMA, the General also built five in-house muscle cars that are noticeably more subtle. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t as impressive. In fact, one of the most original Camaros of the dozens on display at SEMA is included in… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Chevy Silverado ZR2 Concept Gets Supercharged LS Engine, Carbon Fiber Body Parts

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SEMA 2009: Chevy Silverado ZR2 Concept Gets Supercharged LS Engine, Carbon Fiber Body Parts
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Inspired by Chevy’s highest performance vehicle, the Corvette ZR1, the Silverado ZR2 concept gets plenty of high performance options, like a supercharged LS motor and plenty of carbon fiber. Unveiled at the SEMA Show, this extended cab/short box truck also boasts a massive new front grille, carbon fiber fender flares, a four-inch suspension lift, a… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Lingenfelter Trans Am Debuts in Vegas

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SEMA 2009: Lingenfelter Trans Am Debuts in Vegas
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On display at the Nitto tires booth at the 2009 SEMA Show is a modern interpretation of the Pontiac Trans Am. Based on a 2010 Camaro, the car was designed and built by the Corvette and Chevy tuning experts at Lingenfelter. The car takes cues from the 1971 second-gen TA and so in order to… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Dodge Challenger 1320 Unveiled With 556-hp and a Light Weight Chassis

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SEMA 2009: Dodge Challenger 1320 Unveiled With 556-hp and a Light Weight Chassis
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Mopar always has a big display at the SEMA Show and 2009 is no different, with plenty of Mopar-modded Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. One of, if not the, most impressive car on hand is the Dodge Challenger 1320. Named after the number of feet in a quarter mile, the 1320 is essentially a street-legal… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco Ready to Take on Ford F-150 Platinum

SEMA 2009: Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco Ready to Take on Ford F-150 Platinum
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Dodge’s unveiled its custom Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco Image Vehicle at the SEMA Show today, possibly firing a warning shot at the Ford F-150 Platinum and letting he Blue Oval know that there may be competition in the luxury truck business. Ford’s F-150 Platinum caters more to ranch owners than ranch hands, and the Mopar… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Kia Officially Announces Forte Koup Motorsports Program for 2010

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SEMA 2009: Kia Officially Announces Forte Koup Motorsports Program for 2010
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When we arrived at Kia’s SEMA Show booth, PR boss Alex Fedorak told us that we had guessed correctly – the big announcement, as we correctly surmised, was that Kia is going racing in 2010. Kia will be racing in the Grand Am Koni Challenge series in a race prepped version of its Forte Koup,… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Lingenfelter Camaro Debuts With Supercharged Z06 Motor and 750-hp

SEMA 2009: Lingenfelter Camaro Debuts With Supercharged Z06 Motor and 750-hp
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Garnering more than just a few stares at the 2009 SEMA Show was the Lingenfelter 2010 Camaro. The car looks stunning with a complete aero kit including a more aggressive front and and a new hood. And look more aggressive it should, with plenty of power on tap. Being Corvette experts, the team at Lingenfelter… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Honda Celebrates 50 Years In North America With Classic Car Display in Las Vegas

SEMA 2009: Honda Celebrates 50 Years In North America With Classic Car Display in Las Vegas
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Along with a selection of new vehicles outfitted with the company’s factory accessories, Honda also has on display a selection of vehicles highlighting the company’s successful past on the road and in motorsports. Included in that lineup are three particularly old school vehicles, including a 1974 Civic, an ’84 CRX and a ’71 N600. The… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Honda Announces Mugen Accessories for Accord

SEMA 2009: Honda Announces Mugen Accessories for Accord
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Honda used the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show to announce the introduction of a new line of Mugen Accessories for the 2010 Accord. Mugen has long been known as a performance parts company, building special edition cars for Honda as well as assisting in the company’s motorsports programs. The list of Mugen parts for… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec World Premiere

SEMA 2009: Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec World Premiere
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Hyundai couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate venue for the launch of the tuner-friendly Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec than the SEMA Show. Shown for the first time at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, the R-Spec model gets all the goodies included in the excellent Track pack, but without all the… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Subaru Performace Tuning WRX STI Unveiled in Vegas

SEMA 2009: Subaru Performace Tuning WRX STI Unveiled in Vegas
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To help promote Subaru’s in-house performance tuning department, the automaker build a custom WRX STI using only parts from the Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT) and STI catalogs. Unveiled at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the SPT WRX STI makes 315-hp (up from 305-hp), thanks to an SPT exhaust system. Otherwise, the factory turbocharged… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Ford Unveils 411-hp F-150 SVT Raptor and 500-hp FR Raptor XT for Off Road Racing

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SEMA 2009: Ford Unveils 411-hp F-150 SVT Raptor and 500-hp FR Raptor XT for Off Road Racing
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As though Ford didn’t have enough going on at the 2009 SEMA Show, the automaker today announced two big updates for the amazing F-150 SVT Raptor. First up is official confirmation and performance numbers for the new, larger V8 engine. Possibly the only weak point in the Raptor was its relatively average 320-hp 5.4-liter V8… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Subaru Legacy Gets VIP-Style at Aftermarket Expo

SEMA 2009: Subaru Legacy Gets VIP-Style at Aftermarket Expo
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Kept under wraps until today, Subaru used the 2009 SEMA Show to showcase the tuning possibilities for the new 2010 Legacy with a VIP-styled Legacy 2.5GT. In true Japanese VIP fashion, this Legacy 2.5GT gets a deep purple paint job, an air ride suspension and a set of 20-inch wheels wit a 4-inch lip. To… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: 300-hp Subaru Legacy Wagon GTk Breaks Cover in Las Vegas

SEMA 2009: 300-hp Subaru Legacy Wagon GTk Breaks Cover in Las Vegas
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Out of all the tuned vehicles at Subaru’s 2009 SEMA Show booth, we have to say the Legacy Wagon GTk is our top pick. Designed to bring together the best aspects of the Legacy sedan and the Outback wagon/crossover, the Legacy Wagon GTk was built as a capable autocross vehicle that can also carry a… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Bomex Camaro Pushes the Limits of Extreme

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SEMA 2009: Bomex Camaro Pushes the Limits of Extreme
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With the SEMA Show barely open for a few hours, we’ve only seen a small portion of the vehicles on display and while we don’t want to jump to conclusions, it’s entirely possible that the Bomex Camaro featured in the General Motors booth is the most extreme Camaro on display. Looking like some sort of… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Rhys Millen Racing Unveils Mid-Engine V8 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

SEMA 2009: Rhys Millen Racing Unveils Mid-Engine V8 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
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After much anticipation, Rhys Millen Racing has finally unveiled its mid-engined V8-powered Genesis Coupe at the 2009 SEMA Show. The RMR460 gets its name from the powerful Tau 4.6-liter V8, that has been borrowed from the Genesis Sedan. But RMR wasn’t satisfied with leaving the engine stock, instead choosing to upgrade the engine’s internals (with… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Vaughn Gittin Jr. RTR-C Mustang Gets a Full Carbon Fiber Body

SEMA 2009: Vaughn Gittin Jr. RTR-C Mustang Gets a Full Carbon Fiber Body
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Easy one of the most eye-popping cars at Ford’s SEMA Show booth is the Vaughn Gittin Jr. RTR-C 2010 Mustang – and that’s saying a lot considering Ford’s massive presence at this year’s show. With a complete carbon fiber body, all we know is the folks at German tuner Mansory (know for building cars like… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: 2011 Ford Super Duty DeWALT Contractor Concept Could be a Transformer

SEMA 2009: 2011 Ford Super Duty DeWALT Contractor Concept Could be a Transformer
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The truck isn’t even for sale yet, but Ford shipped one of its new Super Duty pickups to tool maker DeWALT, to build a custom work vehicle for the 2009 SEMA Show.  The simply massive truck gets special items like a winch, special cargo compartments on the outside of the truck’s bed and even a… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Yenko Camaro Concept Debuts in Vegas With 600-hp

SEMA 2009: Yenko Camaro Concept Debuts in Vegas With 600-hp
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With some of the wacky Camaros over at GM’s booth, the Yenko Camaro concept at the OER booth looks rather unassuming – but isn’t that what a Yenko is all about after all? With the Yenko name owned by General Marketing Capital Incorporated (GMCI), the company has decided to resurrect the brand and hopes to… Continue Reading...