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Tuner Prepares 600-HP Hyundai Genesis for SEMA

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Hyundai’s already powerful Genesis sedan is a blank canvas for tuners to alter however they wish. And with SEMA just around the bend you can bet this car will be well represented at the Vegas event, in fact one company has already boosted it to the brink of insanity. Continue Reading...

Jon Sibal Wins Scion Tuner Challenge: 2011 SEMA Show

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Jon Sibal’s Scion iQ won this year’s edition of the Scion Tuner Challenge, beating out a mid-engined iQ as well as a race prepped example to take home the prize. Sibal claimed the $10,000 reward for his iQ, which featured a 32″ flat-screen TV in the trunk, complete with a Wi-Fi hotspot and a motorized… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Veloster Storms The Show Floor: 2011 SEMA Show

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The Hyundai Veloster is arguably this year’s hot sport compact, and Hyundai came out in full force with a collection of Velosters covering both the “show” and “go” ends of the spectrum. First up is the hotly anticipated ARK Performance Veloster, featuring the first application of a turbocharger on the Veloster. With Hyundai’s subsequent announcement… Continue Reading...

Chevy Sonic Concepts Feature Ricky Carmichael, Race Car – 2011 SEMA Show

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Chevrolet unveiled the first of what will surely be many concept cars based on their new Sonic compact car, with a lifestyle/tuner car designed with input by Motocross legend and NASCAR driver Ricky Carmichael, and a ready-to-go racer intended for SCCA competition. The Sonic All Activity Vehicle – Ricky Carmichael Concept features a full suite… Continue Reading...

Toyota Camry Turbo Puts Down 728 Horsepower [Video]

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Most people’s conception of tuner cars are brightly colored Honda Civics or other econoboxes with underbody neon lights, not to mention the requisite loud muffler. But this heavily modified Toyota Camry has enough horsepower on hand to beat down nearly anything on four wheels, without giving away anything visually. This mid-1990s Toyota Camry has a… Continue Reading...

MTM Audi R8 Debuts At Geneva Auto Show Making 777-Horsepower

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Famed Audi tuner MTM will be debuting their take on the Audi R8 supercar at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show on Tuesday, and you’d have to be blind to miss it, with its fully polished chrome bodywork that took some 700 hours to complete. The MTM car isn’t all show either. With a 777 horsepower… Continue Reading...

Steve Millen Donates Modified Car To High School Auto Shop

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If you’ve ever taken an auto shop class, you’ll remember the shop cars as being anything but desirable. K-Cars, T-Body GM’s and Ford Panthers involved drug related homicides often littered the garage area, while a crusty old teacher instructed you on the finer points of rebuilding a 3-speed automatic transmission. For some lucky kids in Orange County,… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2010: Best In Show, Part 2

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Our second installment of the Best In Show series profiles the cars that made SEMA what it is – sport compacts. Yes, some of these cars push the boundaries of taste, but others are fairly creative and actually enhance the looks of the stock car. The dominant cars this year seemed to be the Mitsubishi… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2010: Ford Fiesta Brings The Party

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After bringing you a preview of the Ford Fiesta SEMA exhibit, we now bring you pictures of Ford’s newest compact in the flesh, looking quite a bit different from the Fiestas you might see at college campuses or 16th birthday celebrations across the country. For the Fiesta’s SEMA debut, Ford enlisted the services of a… Continue Reading...

Honda Unveils Mugen CR-Z, Hybrid R Concept

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Although we brought you some of the first pics of the Honda CR-Z racer, we had to wait another 12 hours to see Honda‘s other two concepts, also based on the CR-Z. The first, a CR-Z equipped with Mugen accessories, will actually be available as a series of dealer installed parts sold as one kit…. Continue Reading...
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