While the 1950 Dodge D100 shown above doesn’t preface a future high performance model, this crate Hemi-powered rat rod pickup was among the most popular old school rides at the 2016 SEMA Show – with a crowd gathered around this patina-clad machine all week long.
The crew from Black Horse Racing was the first to put a 6th generation Chevrolet Camaro SS in the 9-second quarter mile range and at the 2016 SEMA Show, they were showing off their new Fireball 900 package – with 827 rear wheel horsepower and a price starting around $90,000.
The Chinese auto market is an interesting place for a number of reasons. Take for example the midsize luxury sedan class. Automakers who compete in class offer a long-wheelbase version. It may seem odd, but many buyers of these vehicles tend to be driven around.
Mopar didn’t bring out a customized Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to the 2016 SEMA Show, but the crew from SpeedKore brought out their new carbon fiber bodied Challenger with a Whipple-blown Hellcat Hemi – and it is really the only Hellcat you Need to see from SEMA.
The Ram Brand introduced a Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel last month, but the “Hellfire” Ram 1500 from the 2016 SEMA Show is the supercharged Ram truck that we really want – looking like the perfect modern day replacement for the Dodge Ram 1500 SRT10.
Among the many Ford Mustang show cars on display at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas is the Mustang GTT from Zero to 60 Designs – which incorporates some styling cues from the Ford GT supercar into an 800 horsepower Mustang GT to create one cool super-muscle car.
It has become quite popular for owners of classic Mopar muscle cars to swap in one of the modern Hemi engines from the Dodge Challenger, so to make that conversion even easier, Mopar has introduced turnkey crate engine packages for the 5.7L and 6.4L Hemi – offering R/T and SRT power in your old school machine.
I suppose we could say that we’re not surprised with Honda Ridgeline's inclusion in Green Car Journal’s “2017 Green Truck of the Year” awards. But then again, look at the competition in the light truck segment.
The SEMA Show has announced their awards for the “Hottest” vehicles of the 2016 show, with the Dodge Charger being named the inaugural Hottest Sedan of SEMA while the Jeep Wrangler claimed the title of the Hottest SUV of SEMA for the 7th straight year – allowing the Jeep to remain the only SUV to win the title since it was introduced back in 2010.
While the vast majority of the cars on display at the 2016 SEMA Show are powered by V8 engines, the Chevrolet Camaro Turbo AutoX Concept stresses the performance capabilities of the new base engine and in does so in a color which makes it impossible to miss in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The annual Hottest of SEMA Awards have been announced and for the second year in a row, the Ford Mustang, Ford F150 and Ford Focus have been named the most popular cars in their respective segments – covering the coupe, truck and sport compact groups.
There have long been rumors that Dodge will eventually offer a Challenger from the factory with a wider body than the current version, but Novi, Michigan-based Classic Design Concepts has brought out their own widebody Challenger conversion to the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and while the look is not for everyone – this is an interesting option for Challenger owners who want a very unique look.
Leading up to the 2016 SEMA Show, FCA teased what looked to be a 2015+ Dodge Challenger Shaker, but it is actually a 1971 Dodge Challenger with a spread of 2015+ components inside and out – along with a spread of modifications that make this one wicked pro touring-style muscle car.
Ford Motor Company has used the 2016 SEMA Show to introduce their newest Ford Mustang race car – the GT4 – which is FIA approved to race all over the world as the automaker looks to benefit from the huge success of the new Mustang in overseas markets.
Among the many high performance concept cars at the 2016 SEMA Show, the 2017 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is one very fast car debuting this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center – with 69 examples being built for the new model year and a trio of engine options.
Undoubtedly, 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is Honda’s greatest compact car manifested to date. It’s surprisingly refined and comfortable. I just took one out for romp and am just a bit blown away by how good this Civic truly is.
There have long been rumors that Dodge has been working on an SRT-level Durango with the 392 Hemi, and while this beautiful machine is only a SEMA Show concept right now – this 485 horsepower beast has all of the makings of a great high performance sport utility vehicle.
Ford Motor Company has announced that they are sending a 2017 Ford F150 Raptor to the Baja 1000 to run the stock class – a move that helps emphasize the durability of the high performance EcoBoost pickup and all of the supporting modifications which make the Raptor so special.
Leading up to the start of the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, General Motors has announced the results of the Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program, which put a new Camaro SS into the mid 10-second range with modifications which the company believes to be the most common among grassroots racers – and this program could lead to new high performance goodies from the Chevrolet Performance division.
While it likely wont be the most powerful Ford Mustang on display at the 2016 SEMA Show, the supercharged and turbocharged 2017 Mustang from the crew at MRT will almost surely be one of the most interesting builds at the sprawling Vegas show – and the Motor Company has offered up just enough information to get us on the edge of our seats.
The blurred sketch of a Dodge Durango was released with this year’s FCA SEMA teasers and with the image traveling around the social networks without any supporting information – we bring you a closer look at this blue SUV and what it could be.
2016 has been the year of the E-Class with the sedan, wagon, All-Terrain wagon, and AMG-lite E43 all making their respective debuts. How do close out an impressive year? By revealing the maddest E-Class, the all new 2018 E63.
General Motors offered up their first SEMA teaser today in the form of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt, which is only a concept show vehicle right now, but it looks like a special edition package that could easily see production – as it is a fairly mild concept for SEMA.
The Mopar crew is headed to SEMA next week and the menacing looking Dodge Challenger teased in the shadowy image above prefaces something exciting for the muscle car world – although it is hard to tell what that might be from this sole image.
Last week we brought you the first preview of a customized Ford F150 headed to the upcoming 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and while that truck was built to rule the street – today’s SEMA-bound F150 has been built by Bojix Design to dominate the dirt.