Top 5 Coolest Cars From the 2016 SEMA Show

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

This year’s SEMA Show is really special because it’s the 50-year anniversary of this aftermarket extravaganza.

The show gets bigger and bigger every year, and this year’s trade show had a record number of attendees and exhibitors. Roaming the massive show grounds in Las Vegas, you’ll see everything from 10-foot tall brodozer trucks to crystal-encrusted V8s and slammed muscle cars, but here are our picks for the top five coolest cars of this year’s SEMA Show. Honestly, there were too many cool cars to make even a Top 100 list, but we hope you enjoy any way! Leave your nominations for coolest car in the comments section below.

5. Hyundai Santa Fast

N0. 5 on our list is a Hyundai that’s dubbed the “Santa Fast.” It’s powered by a hand-built, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 that puts out more than 1,000 horsepower. All that power heads to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox ripped out of the Hyundai Genesis R-Spec.

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4. Toyota Land Speed Cruiser

This Land Cruiser might look pretty ordinary, but it’s hiding a huge secret: It has 2,000 horsepower and a top speed of 220 mph, which makes it faster than the Bentley Bentayga, currently the world’s fastest SUV. It’s powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine outfitted with what Toyota says is a volleyball-sized Garrett turbocharger. This Land Cruiser is the ultimate sleeper car.

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3. Porsche 911 RWB Martini

One of my personal favorites is this gorgeous RWB Porsche 911 dressed in Martini Racing livery. The Martini Racing colors work so well on this tasteful widebodied 964 with a Garrett turbo providing boost. This particular 964 is rumored to be cranking out 600 horsepower and pays homage to the legendary Carrera RSR that won the grueling Targa Floria race in 1973.

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2. Dodge Durango Shaker

The Dodge Durango Shaker concept combines the looks of the Charger SRT 392 with the shaker hood from the Challenger. The main reason we like this concept so much is that it looks like an actual production car. Inside, it gets three rows of seats pulled from the Dodge Viper. Power, of course, comes from a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 and this has the best chance of becoming a production car because it’s basically a Grand Cherokee SRT underneath.

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1. Ford GTT from Zero to 60 Designs

Taking the top spot for coolest SEMA car this year is this crazy creation from custom builders Zero to 60 Designs. This mashup between the Ford GT and the Mustang is called the GTT, and although it’s not an official Ford build, this is a production car you can actually buy. The GTT boasts more than 800 horsepower and upwards of 700 pound-feet of torque.

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Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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  • Von Butch Von Butch on Nov 06, 2016

    THAT is your top five cars from SEMA? Really? Go back to whatever it is you did before, because rating cars is not your strong point.