SEMA 2015 show report along with pics

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The annual SEMA show is actually taking place in Las Vegas, with the likes of Ford, Mazda along with Nissan showcasing modified cars


The Speciality Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) annual event in Las Vegas has rightly earned a reputation for being a motor show like no additional.

Instead of the production-ready completely new metal, the focus here is actually on outrageous concepts. Here is actually our round-up of the star creations manufacturers have come up with just for This particular year’s show.  

Mazda MX-5 Speedster/Spyder Concepts

Mazda has shown two concepts at SEMA: the Mazda MX-5 Speedster concept along with the Mazda MX-5 Spyder concept. The Speedster pays particular attention to lightweight performance, using a nod to the lightweight roadsters of the 1950s, with even the windscreen replaced by a wind deflector with weight saving in mind. The Spyder is actually also a retro-inspired concept, although using a focus on handmade, luxury elements found inside the sports convertibles of yesteryear, featuring handmade leather Internal trim along using a bespoke silver paint job.

Nissan GT-R Nismo N Attack

Nissan has showcased its completely new N Attack performance package for the GT-R. Developed during Nissan’s time at the Nürburgring with the GT-R, the N Attack package offers suspension along with bodywork upgrades, a larger rear spoiler along with heavily bolstered bucket seats. The package will be offered in two formats: a street-friendly package along using a track-dedicated setup.

Dodge Challenger AWD

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ tuning arm Mopar has unveiled an all-wheel-drive variation of the Dodge Challenger muscle car. the item is actually based on the GT variation of the Challenger muscle car, along with is actually strictly billed as a one-off for currently. the item is actually one of more than a dozen designs via Mopar at SEMA, with Chrysler, Fiat, Dodge along with RAM designs all getting the Mopar treatment.

Bisimoto Ford Mustang Ecoboost

Ford has collaborated with Ontario-based Bisimoto Engineering to create a 900bhp Mustang, powered by Ford’s four-cylinder 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine. using a host of engineering upgrades, the Bisimoto is actually the most powerful Mustang on display, while the matt black paintwork, aerodynamic Centeng kit along with large rear spoiler ensure which the item also packs visual appeal among the eight-strong Mustang lineup planned by Ford along with various additional tuning companies.

Ford Mustang Supercharged Convertible by Hennessey

For the HPE750 Supercharged Ford Mustang Convertible, Hennessey has bolted on a sizable supercharger system, This particular time with 9psi of boost. With 774bhp on tap, the Mustang is actually capable of 200mph along with beyond, reaching almost 208mph on a recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. Suspension, brake along with carbon aerodynamic upgrades have also been added into the mix, along with Hennessey’s own H10 alloys.

Hennessey VelociRaptor

Hennessey has also applied its unique brand of madness to the Ford F-150 pickup. The 2016 Hennessey VelociRaptor 650 Supercharged adds, as the name would certainly suggest, a 7psi supercharger to the original 5-litre V8, upgraded suspension along with heavy-duty wheels along with custom, widened bodywork to the donor F-150, creating a two ton, 650bhp pickup capable of the 0-60 sprint in a mere 9 seconds.

Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

Hennessey’s goal of producing the fastest car in production is actually still alive, with the Venom GT Spyder creating an appearance at SEMA. Since Hennessey’s world record attempt in 2014, the Venom GT Spyder has one more 207bhp; the extra horsepower is actually down to the Venom GT’s compatibility with E85 Flexfuel, which allows boost to enhance pressure by 7psi to 26psi. the item’ll also be very hard to miss, as one of three canary yellow Hennessey designs on display.

Kia Optima Convertible

The Kia Optima four-door saloon has been given the SEMA treatment, transforming the item into a convertible with rear suicide doors. Inspired by the Floridian A1A highway, a turquoise paint job with chrome alloys along with trim are complemented by an off-white leather Internal with bucket seats. Steel reinforcements keep the automobile rigid despite the removal of the roof, while the automobile maintains its 245bhp four-cylinder turbocharged engine, albeit with an upgraded performance exhaust.

Kia PacWest Adventure Sorento

Kia has showcased a hardcore variation of its Sorento SUV, named the PacWest Adventure Sorento. Featuring upgrades for performance offroading such as enlarged wheels on huge tyres, LED spotlights inside the front grille along with above the windscreen, as well as a snorkel for fording deep water, the PacWest Adventure Sorento has been likened to the Ford Raptor.

Chevrolet Camaro SS concepts

Two special edition Chevrolet Camaro SS are at SEMA. Dubbed the Black Accent along with Red Accent editions, each brings a selection of aesthetic upgrades to the Camaro SS lineup. The Red Accent variation adds outdoor graphics, 20in alloys, a blacked-out badge along using a red engine cover to a silver Camaro SS convertible. The Black Accent edition tints the rear lights, lowers the suspension along with blacks out some of the bodywork of the SS coupe.

Ford Fiesta ST by DSPORT

Performance along with technology magazine DSPORT has given the Ford Fiesta ST a comprehensive once-over for SEMA. The result is actually a 400bhp, track-ready Fiesta with aerodynamic upgrades to the bodywork, numerous powertrain enhancements, chassis upgrades, an eight-point roll cage, race seats along with steering wheel. the automobile is actually in fact being raced inside the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class, although will be limited to 300bhp in accordance with race rules.

Ford Focus ST by CJ Pony Parts

Part of Ford’s 50+ SEMA lineup is actually a modified Focus ST, created in collaboration with CJ Pony Parts. The ST has been given a pearlescent orange paint job akin to the Mk2 Focus ST’s orange Centeng while riding on the same Fifteen52 Tremac R43 alloys as Hyundai’s Tucson by Bisimoto Engineering. Under the bonnet, the Focus ST gains an upgraded turbocharger, front-mount intercooler, AirLift adjustable suspension along using a host of additional performance upgrades.

Ford Focus ST by Cobb Tuning

COBB Tuning has created a Ford Focus ST with racing cyclists in mind. One of the more tame exhibits on the Ford stand, the COBB-tuned Focus offers a more day-to-day SEMA car, of course with numerous outdoor along with under-the-bonnet modifications, including 18in alloys, a Centeng kit along with roof-mounted Thule bike rack. According to COBB along with Ford, the automobile is actually aimed at ‘cyclists looking to get into the proper mindset before a race’.

Ford Focus ST by FSWERKS

FSWERKS’ Ford Focus ST breaks rank at SEMA, offering minimal visual improvements although finely-tuned mechanical alterations for a more refined driving experience, on both the road along with the track. outdoor modifications are kept to a minimum, using a completely new front splitter along with sideskirts, along with 19in wheels with Continental tires being the only alterations, while upgraded suspension, stress along with sway bars along with brakes balance out the FSWERKS engine along with transmission upgrades, along with COBB along with FSWERKS remap.

Ford Focus ST by Rally Innovations

Another Ford Focus ST to feature on the Ford stand is actually the Ford Focus ST by Rally Innotvations. In addition to the Internal modifications along with deleted rear seats, upgrades to the powertrain along with chassis such as coilover suspension along with Greddy plumbing have been installed, although more notable are the outdoor upgrades which have been applied, to create a rally-ready Focus ST. These include various bodywork bolt-ons, a sizeable spoiler, along with rally lighting inside the front grille.

Hyundai Veloster Turbo BTR Edition

Among an array of Hyundai cars, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo BTR Edition will add a performance aspect to a diverse stand at SEMA. Offering ‘more than 500 horsepower’ via its turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, the Veloster has also received a remapped ECU along with more heavy-duty parts under the bonnet, such as reinforced pistons along with an upgraded turbocharger. A black along with red paint job along with bodywork upgrades feature on the outdoor, alongside red-highlighted ‘demon eye’ headlights. 

Hyundai Tucson by Bisimoto Engineering

Bisimoto has also been busy with Hyundai, creating a ‘700bhp plus’ variation of the Tucson. The impressive power output is actually down to an extensive list of engine upgrades, the most obvious of which is actually a Turbonetics turbo bolted to the 2.4-litre engine via the standard Tucson. The official rendering shows a considerably lower stance than the regular Tucson, with white alloy wheels wrapped in Toyo tyres, while a revised front grille provides a suggestion as to the performance upgrades inside.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Tjin edition

A radical aftermarket Hyundai Genesis Coupe ia also on Hyundai’s crowded SEMA stand, using a power output of more than 500bhp. The 3.8-litre V6 engine has also had the Bisimoto treatment, using a completely new free-flowing exhaust system along using a Vortech supercharger along with intercooler providing more than 200bhp of extra power over the standard Genesis Coupé. the item’s easy to spot thanks to its neon green paint, ultra-low ground clearance along with intricate Rotiform alloy wheels.

Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile

Hyundai has also collaborated with tuner John Pangilinan to create a more rugged variation of its Tucson SUV. The Tucson Adventuremobile is actually similar to Kia’s PacWest Adventure Sorento concept in which the item features a Centeng lift, with 15in wheels along with off-roading tyres, although is actually also prepared for overnight adventures using a roof-mounted two-man tent. A completely new exhaust along with engine upgrades also give performance a boost.

Honda Ridgeline Desert Race Truck

Honda has previewed the design of its Ridgeline pickup truck, which won’t be seen in production form until next year, with the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck Concept. The high-performance pickup plays host to a series of off-road performance upgrades created by the Honda Performance Development division, which develops high-performance Hondas for competition.

Jimi Beckwith

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