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2018 Ford Mustang Roush 729 makes LA debut

Is your Ford Mustang GT a little boring? Maybe the Roush 729 concept can give you some inspiration. Created as a concept for this year's SEMA show, the Roush 729 is a supercharged, wide-body version of the iconic Ford pony car, finished in eye-catching Grabber Green - used on just 95 Mustang Boss 429s were painted in 1970...

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This nifty invention converts your H-Pattern manual into a sequential shifter
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This nifty invention converts your H-Pattern manual into a sequential shifter

While wandering around SEMA 2017, we ran into Bremer Shifters, a stand that was displaying an innovative way to convert your H-Pattern gearbox into a sequential style shifter. Fitment is extremely easy, Bremer reckons, with no requirement to even drop the gearbox at all...


The SEMA 2017 Gallery: Eye-candy for everyone
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The SEMA 2017 Gallery: Eye-candy for everyone

Earlier this month, I headed to Las Vegas to cover SEMA, the world's largest aftermarket car show. Running for four days between over October and November, this is one show that truly has to be seen to be believed. Primarily a trade show, used for businesses to meet other traders, it is one sure-fire way of seeing some of the world's most incredible and downright insane builds...


Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA
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Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA

I recently attended SEMA 2017 on behalf of CarAdvice and StreetFX, to check out some of the aftermarket goodies on show. In this video, we have a chat to Todd Beddick, product manager in the Jeep Performance Division, to discuss the range of Mopar crate engines you can buy off-the-shelf for your project car...


Shelby 1000: Next-gen track special revealed
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Shelby 1000: Next-gen track special revealed

Shelby American has revealed its new-generation 1000 track car, based on the updated Ford Mustang GT. Unveiled at this week's 2017 SEMA show, the Shelby 1000 gets an array of upgrades to the suspension, brakes, body and engine to help it tear up 'road courses'. The powered-up Pony gets a new 5.2-litre supercharged V8 producing - you guessed it - 1000 horsepower (746kW)...


2018 Jeep Wrangler: Mopar parts teased at SEMA show
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2018 Jeep Wrangler: Mopar parts teased at SEMA show

Parts and tuning arm Mopar has taken to the 2017 SEMA show to give a sneak peak of its upcoming accessories and parts range for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, which itself was only revealed days ago. Some 200 products were previewed by Pietro Gorlier, head of Mopar parts and service at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)...


Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA

Toyota has turned the C-HR into a turbocharged, 447kW monster for SEMA in Las Vegas. Along with the fire-breathing compact SUV, the Japanese manufacturer leaned on its NASCAR driver lineup to create a range of modified Camrys. The headline Toyota is undoubtedly the C-HR R-Tuned, designed to see how far the base package could be developed as a track car...


Hennessey Venom F5 unveiled
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Hennessey Venom F5 unveiled

The new Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar has been unveiled at SEMA 2017 in Las Vegas. John Hennessey, company founder, expects the Venom F5 "to be the first road car capable of achieving more than 300mph (482km/h)"...


Gemballa GT Concept: 609kW 911 Turbo revealed at SEMA
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Gemballa GT Concept: 609kW 911 Turbo revealed at SEMA

German tuner Gemballa has used SEMA in Las Vegas to debut its latest powered-up Porsche, the GT Concept. Along with its dramatic new bodywork, the 911 Turbo-based GT Concept has been treated to a comprehensive engine overhaul for outputs of 609kW and 952Nm. The new body add-ons, which include a front skirt, splitter, rear bumper and rear diffuser, are all made of carbon-fibre...


Ford Performance develops 'Drift Stick' for Focus RS
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Ford Performance develops 'Drift Stick' for Focus RS

With its clever GKN Twinster all-wheel drive system and an electronic Drift Mode, the Ford Focus RS is already better qualified as a drift car than most hot hatches. That hasn't stopped Ford Performance in the USA from teaming up with Ken Block to create an optional tailor-made for tail-happy hooligans...


Kia rolls out a pair of Stingers for SEMA
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Kia rolls out a pair of Stingers for SEMA

Kia has fully unveiled the tuned trio of cars on its SEMA stand in Las Vegas this year. Along with a pair of reworked Stingers, one of which was previewed two weeks ago, the company will be exhibiting a hotted-up Cadenza. The first, and arguably most exciting, car on the Kia stand is the Stinger GT Wide Body...


Ford reveals special F-Series trucks and SUVs for SEMA
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Ford reveals special F-Series trucks and SUVs for SEMA

Ford has revealed a set of concept vehicles for the 2017 SEMA show, this time based on its F-Series truck and SUV range. While there are too many individual cars to detail all of them, here are three of our favourites: Ford F-150 by Air Design (top) The best selling car in America has been given a makeover, inspired by the sport truck mania of the 1990s, including a range of accessories by Air Design...


BMW reveals M Performance goodies for SEMA
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BMW reveals M Performance goodies for SEMA

BMW has revealed its its new M Performance parts for the new-generation M5 super sedan, along with a special M3 30 Years American Edition for the US market. Set to be displayed at the 2017 SEMA show, the M Performance parts on the new M5 have already been previewed by the new MotoGP safety car, and are all crafted from carbon-fibre...


Acura NSX 'Dream Project' revealed for SEMA
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Acura NSX 'Dream Project' revealed for SEMA

Honda's luxury arm, Acura, has revealed a special version of its NSX supercar for this year's SEMA show, dubbed the 'NSX Dream Project'. Developed in collaboration with ScienceofSpeed, the Acura NSX 'Dream Project' gets aerodynamic upgrades and powertrain modifications, giving the Japanese supercar a look inspired by GT3 racing, along with a power boost over the standard tune...


Dodge Hellcat V8, Honda Civic Type R motors now available as crate engines
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Dodge Hellcat V8, Honda Civic Type R motors now available as crate engines

The 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8 used by Dodge and Jeep, and the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder from the latest Honda Civic Type R can now be bought as crate engines from their respective manufacturers. Hellcats for everyone Fiat Chrysler will debut the new "Hellcrate" engine at the SEMA 2017, which kicks off shortly in Las Vegas...


Lexus prepares its fleet for SEMA
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Lexus prepares its fleet for SEMA

Lexus has unveiled its hotted-up cars ahead of the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Along with a trio of LC500 coupes, the Japanese manufacturer will show a worked-over take on its luxury flagship, the LS F Sport. The first car is actually going to be sold in the USA, in a departure from the usual pie-in-the-sky madness on show at SEMA...


Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary bound for SEMA
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Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary bound for SEMA

Chevrolet will use the 2017 SEMA show to unveil the Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition, a full-sized Camaro inspired by, you guessed it, Hot Wheels cars, along with a drag racing-focused COPO Camaro. The partnership between Chevrolet and Hot Wheels stretches back to 1968, when the original Camaro was recreated as a tiny die-cast model for pint-sized motoring enthusiasts...


Hennessey Venom F5 interior teased ahead of November 1 reveal
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Hennessey Venom F5 interior teased ahead of November 1 reveal

Hennessey Performance has provided a further peek at the upcoming Venom F5, ahead of its debut at SEMA next week. Named after the most lethal category of tornado, the Venom F5 has been set the task of outdoing the bonkers Venom GT, which has a verified 435 km/h top speed. The first official renderings of the F5 surfaced in 2014, backed by some seriously bold claims about performance...


Hyundai Vaccar Tucson Sport concept revealed for SEMA
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Hyundai Vaccar Tucson Sport concept revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has revealed the Vaccar Tucson Sport concept ahead of its debut at the 2017 SEMA show later this month. Based on the popular Tucson SUV, the Vaccar Sport version features an array of design, powertrain, infotainment and suspension enhancements to make it more than capable of carving B-roads after finishing the daily school run...


2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUP Concept revealed for SEMA
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2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUP Concept revealed for SEMA

Chevrolet has treated the 2018 Traverse to a surf-oriented makeover ahead of the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas later this month. Designed to showcase what owners can create using the GM accessories catalogue, the 'Traverse SUP' is an SUV dedicated to stand-up paddleboarding. On the outside, it rides on 20-inch alloy wheels finished in black to match the new grille and badges...