Posted by Justin on 11 5th, 2012
The city of Las Vegas is certainly a place where lights are on 24/7, but the party’s already over for the 2012 SEMA expo. Traditionally, it gathered a lot of tuners, customizers, and motorsports guys under one roof in order to present the most wildly modified cars in the whole world. There were so called show stealers, as well as the ugly ducklings. Well, we are here to showcase only the top projects presented at the 2012 SEMA show. So here they are, the eye candies of the annual show:
The presented 2013 Viper is a toy with tons of new accessories! Mopar refined the model with 50 add-ons and the engine making 640 hp. The package also includes the $325 fleece-lined car cover in a choice of three colors, $205 door sill guards, and $158 black leather shift knob. Moreover, the $880 carbon fiber engine cover can be paired with the exposed carbon fiber brace at $3,175. The big snake also comes with cat-back exhaust for $668 and the StopTech brake rotors for $1,445 at each axle.
Now, this model has got the throwback-meets-modern looks and enthusiast driver-appeal. Already hitting at the youth in heart, the Camaro features electrically blue paintjob, called Kinetic Blue and chunky five-spoke wheels. Good news are that the Hot Wheels Camaro is a model you can buy.
This pretty cool concept named UltraViolet is a result of the collaboration between the comedian Jeff Dunam, Mopar, and Palmer’s Customs. As stated by Chrysler, the project is all about significant mods. Well, there was no body panel left untouched. The new Mopar 426 crate engine is deff the most noteworthy mod. Hiding under the functional T/A hood, it makes 515 hp and 490 pound-feet of torque. The car’s front fascia has been revised, lowered, and lengthened with a custom aluminum grille. What else? While the concept is lowered, it’s outfitted with 22-inch HRE wheels.
This 2012 COPO Camaro is the very last convertible of 69 models produced by Chevy. In addition, it’s a second topless COPO built- the first one is found in a General Motors museum, and certainly not for sale. So the automaker pretty much uses the SEMA to pull the wraps off this last COPO. The Inferno Orange Metallic machine is also one of 20 models designed with a 327-cubic-inch V8 plus 4.0-liter supercharger. So it sends the NHRA-certified output of 550 hp to the rear wheels through a beefy three-speed Turbo 400 automatic transmission. By the way, the one-of-one Camaro will be auctioned off at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January.
The Hurst Edition from Trans Am Depot might not be appealing to everyone’s muscle-car tastes, but it’s deff a great custom pony car. The Hurst Edition can be ordered in white and gold or silver and black. Moreover, there’s a color-coordinated Screaming Chicken on the hood. As for the full list of mods, it includes forged wheels with Pirelli PZero tires, the Eibach suspension kit, f ender air extractors, and rear spoiler. The inside is full of special touches, such as: the exclusive Hurst shifter, a Hurst dash plate and T/A stitching on the Katzkin two-tone leather seats.
The Lingenfelter LTA concept has already debuted at the 2009 SEMA show, and it received an overwhelming response. Well, this year a production ready LTA debuted as the convertible. It can’t leave the retro-themed performance cars fans as well as Camaro fans indifferent. While each LTA starts its life as a model year 2010-2013 Camaro, it is then modified by Lingenfelter. In addition, the pieces of body kit won’t be sold as separate pieces, in fact, it’ll be “…a complete, finished vehicle that’s been re-done inside and out.” The package consists of a revamped V8 engine making 655 hp, a custom interior, Brembo brakes, and 20-inch “Honeycomb” wheels.
The concept you see below is the one-off racer based on the 2013 ‘Stang Cobra Jet. It is built by Ford Racing and much anticipated as a production model. Why? Well, the car boasts a pair of twin turbochargers attached to a 5.0-liter V8 using the same technology as Ford’s EcoBoost engines. Hopefully, the twin-turbo ‘Stang Cobra Jet makes it to production.
Out of all the Scion FR-S models, this one is a very purpose-built model. Since the Stout Racing team is to campaign the racy FR-S in the SCCA World Challenge series in the upcoming season, they certainly make some fuss about this Scion on the SEMA show. Equipped with a supercharger designed by Stout and TRD, the car also features Vertex doors, a rear wing, and the front splitter.
Some of you might have forgotten that Holman and Moody team took four specially prepared 1964 ‘Stangs to the 4,000-mile Tour de France Automobile. As a result, they bought home a first place in the Touring Car class. In order to commemorate it a special 2014 Ford Mustang was featured at the 2012 SEMA show, traditionally all in red and gold.
There’s always at least one towing truck among those low, fast, and sleek models at the SEMA show. Representing the off-road vehicles, this Ford F-250 XLT Crew Cab by Kelderman has about 10 inches of available lift via tricked-out suspension components and an AccuAir TouchPad air suspension management system.
Fast can get faster, and Underground Racing has proven that. This car started as a 560hp R8 GT, when Underground Racing has developed four stages for a model ranging from 700 hp to a wild version mamking 1000 hp. Displayed at the Nitto Tire booth, the R8 GT Stage 3 (tops out at 1200 hp) was noticed in gorgeous red hue and fitted with 19-inch HRE wheels.
Sure, at the SEMA expos they showcase the projects built by professionals, but your vehicle can be turned into a real show stealer with the help of custom accessories. Whether you drive a car, a truck, or SUV, CARiD covers you with a wide range of stylish parts to bring your ride to another level. Below are some of the suggestions:
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