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Saldana's Speed Shop 1950 Dodge D100

This 1950 Dodge Truck Packs Modern Hemi Power, Steals Hearts

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.
Fireball 900 Camaro

Fireball 900 Camaro Packs 827rwhp for Around $90k

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.
SpeedKore Carbon Fiber Hellcat Challenger

SpeedKore Carbon Fiber Hellcat Challenger: 1,100hp, 3,850lbs

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.
Hellfire Ram at SEMA

The 775hp Hellfire at SEMA is the Hellcat Ram 1500 We All Want

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.
Ford Mustang GTT

A Ford GT-Inspired Mustang with 800hp Shines at SEMA

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.
Mopar 392 crate engine

Listen to the Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Hemi Roar in Mopar Crate Form

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.
2016 Charger Hellcat

Dodge Charger Named SEMA's Hottest Sedan, Jeep Wrangler Takes SUV Honors

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.
Camaro Turbo AutoX Concept

Chevrolet Camaro Turbo AutoX Concept Flexes its 4-Cylinder Muscles at SEMA

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.

Ford Mustang, F150 and Focus - Hottest of SEMA for 2nd Year

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.
CDC Group 2 Widebody Challenger

CDC Brings a Widebody Dodge Challenger to SEMA

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.
1971 Challenger Shakedown

The 1971 Challenger Shakedown is One Awesome Pro Touring Restomod

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.

2017 Civic Turbo Hatchback’s a surprisingly refined, comfortable driver

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.
Dodge Durango 392 Shaker

The Dodge Durango 392 Shaker Concept Debuts at SEMA

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.
Baja 1000 2017 F150 Raptor

Ford is Sending a Stock 2017 F150 Raptor to Race the Baja 1000

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.
Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program test car

GM Gets a New Camaro SS into the mid-10s for SEMA

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.
MRT Sport Touring Mustang EcoBoost

Ford is Bringing a Twin Charged EcoBoost Mustang to SEMA

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.
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt Edition Headed to SEMA

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.