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The RTR Stage 3 Mustang

Ford Mustang named Hottest Car, F Series named Hottest Truck at SEMA 2012

The Scion FR-S was clearly one of the most popular models at the 2012 SEMA Show, with the SEMA organizers naming it the Hottest Sport Compact of the event but with more examples throughout the show than any other models – the Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car and the Ford F Series was named Hottest Truck.
Guy Fieri Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

Guy Fieri's Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition debuts at SEMA

Food Network star of the show Diners’ Drive-Ins and Dives is a hardcore Chevy fan with a history of owning Bowtie clad performance models but at the 2012 SEMA Show, Fieri and Chevrolet Performance introduced the Guy Fieri Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – an open aired sports car with the power of the Corvette Z06.
The Chevrolet Malibu Performance Concept

The Chevrolet Malibu Performance Concept shows "what could be" at SEMA

While the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is in a segment of sedans that is often forgotten at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 2012 show brought about the Malibu Performance Concept – showing how incredibly sporty this midsized sedan could be with a few aesthetic changes and some Chevrolet Performance accessories.
The 2013 Ram 1500 Little Red Express

The Ram 1500 Little Red Express packs turbo Hemi power at SEMA

Among the many vehicles at the 2012 SEMA Show was the bright red 2013 Ram 1500 regular cab short bed model that sported the vintage “Little Red Express” name and design scheme complete with exhaust stacks but unlike the 1978 red-and-gold sport pickup – the truck at the 2012 SEMA Show packed a turbocharged 5.7L Hemi engine.
A model in the Diablo wheel booth

The ladies of the 2012 SEMA Show

The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is one of the world’s largest automotive industry conventions and while the hundreds of thousands of square feet of exhibition space in the Las Vegas Convention Center are technically reserved for modified vehicles and product displays – the many beautiful ladies of the SEMA Show play a major role in drawing viewers to a company’s booth so these hard working women deserve a piece of the attention as well.
The Dodge Dart Carbon Fire by Mopar

The 2013 Dodge Dart races into the 2012 SEMA Show

Among the massive indoor Mopar display at this week’s 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas was a trio of 2013 Dodge Dart sedans modified with items from the Mopar Accessories catalog that not only give current Dart owners a chance to see how much they can customize their compact sedan with company help but these sporty show cars could also give us a glimpse of what to expect from the Dart SRT.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Touring Convertible Concept

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Touring Convertible Concept debuts at SEMA

The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible is very easily one of the baddest topless American muscle cars to ever roll off of a factory assembly line but at the 2012 SEMA Show, Chevrolet Performance featured the new Camaro ZL1 Touring Convertible Concept designed with items that are already available in the Chevrolet Accessories catalog – allowing new ZL1 droptop owners to build this car themselves with some help from a paint shop.
Tony Stewart Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Chevrolet Performance debuts the custom Tony Stewart Camaro ZL1 at SEMA 2012

Among the sprawling Chevrolet Performance display at this week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas were a pair of Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 models with a coupe designed for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and a convertible designed in the tradition of the European grand touring sports cars that appropriately wears the “Touring” trimline designation.
Jeff Dunham’s Project UltraViolet Dodge Challenger SRT8

Jeff Dunham’s Project UltraViolet Dodge Challenger SRT8 debuts at SEMA 2012

A couple weeks ago we brought you a preview video discussing the joint project between ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and Chrysler’s Mopar division but at this week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas – show goers got a chance to check out the heavily modified Dodge Challenger dubbed Project UltraViolet in person.
2012 COPO Camaro Convertible #69

The 2012 COPO Camaro Convertible debuts at SEMA, 69 more coming for 2013

General Motors used the 2012 SEMA Show to unveil the final 2012 model year COPO Camaro drag car which happens to be the first convertible model while also announcing that the company will be building 69 more examples of this factory drag racing package for the 2013 model year.
RTR Stage 3 Ford Mustang

The RTR Stage 3 Mustang shines at SEMA 2012

Among the collection of Ford Mustang models at the 2012 SEMA Show was the gorgeous deep metallic red machine shown on the right side but unlike the rest of the Mustangs in attendance that are based on standard V6 or GT models - this is the new RTR Stage 3 Mustang designed by drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr and modified by the folks at Mother’s.
Tanner Foust soaring over a jump

Tanner Foust soars to the 2012 Global RallyCross championship at SEMA

The 2012 Global RallyCross season championship came down to a shootout between Ford drivers Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan at the 6th event of the year and when the dust cleared outside of the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas - Top Gear host Tanner Foust ran away with the win and the 2012 GRC championship.
The Ford Racing Twin Turbo Cobra Jet Concept

Ford unveils a twin turbocharged 5.0L Mustang Cobra Jet at SEMA

Every year, the folks from Ford Racing bring something to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas that is sure to be a showstopper and this year – that special something that will become the center of attention in the massive Ford Motor Company display is the incredible twin turbocharged 2013 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustang shown on the right.
SEMA Hot Wheel Chevy Camaro

2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels production package debuts ahead of SEMA

Last year, General Motors brought out an outrageous Hot Wheels Concept Camaro and while the metallic green paint and unique tail lights didn’t come for the ride – GM has introduced a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition as a limited production model at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The Fiat 500 Electric at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

The all electric Fiat 500E to debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show

The organizers for the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show have announced that among the new model debuts at the LA show this year will be the all electric Fiat 500E – giving the Chrysler Group their first electric vehicle and helping them show some support for the EV movement even though Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne seems less than enthusiastic about the project.
The two 2012 SEMA Cares Ford Trucks

Chip Foose and SEMA Cares build a pair of Ford trucks for 2012

The SEMA Cares charity group and well known custom car designer Chip Foose have teamed up each of the past three years to design a truly unique muscle car in a WD40 paint scheme and while the team got together again for the 2012 SEMA Show – this year the charity build features two unique Ford pickups.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette logo

The first official look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 with video, pictures

Last week, General Motors announced that the 7th generation of the fabled Chevrolet Corvette will arrive on January 13th, 2013 as a 2014 model year vehicle along with giving everyone a first look at the slightly redesigned crossed flags logo that will adorn the nose of the new American sports car and today – we have our first look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette via an official company video.
The mystery Mustang coming to SEMA

Ford teases mystery Mustang and "big news" ahead of 2012 SEMA Show

Ford Motor Company released the ultra close up image shown on the right earlier today, proclaiming that they had “big news” at the 2012 SEMA Show and asking fans of their Facebook page to guess what this news might be in relation to what is very likely the hood of some special Ford Mustang.
The Chevrolet Sonic B-Spec race car

General Motors announces new Chevrolet Sonic B-Spec race car

General Motors announced today that among the vehicles unveiled at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas will be the new Chevrolet Sonic B-Spec race car that will go head to head in a near-stock race class in the SCCA featuring subcompacts like the Ford Fiesta, the Fiat 500, and the Kia Rio – giving Chevrolet their first entry into this budding budget racing class.

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