The Coolest, Slowest Vehicle At SEMA

Did you know one of Subaru's first offering in the US was a van? This van. The 1969 Subaru 360 Van was a sub-1000-lb Kei-car import and Subaru Performance Tuning has turned this one into a parts-runner. » 11/05/09 5:15pm 11/05/09 5:15pm

The Hoverounds Of SEMA

Just in case there's any doubt the auto aftermarketgasm called SEMA is the trashiest show on the automotive calendar, here's a gallery of attendees too fat and/or lazy to walk the show floor unaided. » 11/05/09 4:00pm 11/05/09 4:00pm

Best Mugen Product At SEMA From 1984

Honda's not-quite-in-house tuner Mugen brought out a trio of tweaked Hondas and the best one is this wonderful 1984 CRX Mugen prototype. Oh, how far we've not come. » 11/05/09 3:40pm 11/05/09 3:40pm

Fairlane Afterburner: This Is How It's Done, SEMA

Wanna rebel against tradition? Spit in the eye of convention? Enrage old fogies and confuse the kids? This is how you do it. The Fairlane Afterburner; one of the most original and over-the-top customs we've seen in a while. » 11/05/09 3:00pm 11/05/09 3:00pm

Mobsteel Bags 400HP Taurus SHO

The new Ford Taurus SHO is a pretty sweet ride, but the fellas at Mobsteel have gotten their hands on one and blacked it out, smoothed things over and slammed it to the ground. We're not sure about this one. » 11/05/09 12:30pm 11/05/09 12:30pm

Seibon Creates Carbon Fiber Elise, Smart, Makes Both Heavier

Seibon's created replacement carbon fiber bodies for the Smart and Elise. The former? Ludicrous. The latter? Potentially amazing, as carbon fiber's for making things lighter. Unfortunately, both are heavier and $10,000 more than stock counterparts. » 11/05/09 11:00am 11/05/09 11:00am

Pass The Billabong And Stare At The Venza's Headliner

Designed for Billabong, this Toyota Venza by Street Image has the requisite body kits, wheels and paint for a SEMA vehicle. It even has a winch to pull boarders. But it's the surfgasmic headliner grabbing all the attention. » 11/05/09 10:00am 11/05/09 10:00am

Resilient Technologies Non-Pneumatic Tires Planned For 2011

Since Michelin's been dragging its wheels forever on the Tweel project, Resilient Technologies announced a competitor called, unimaginatively, the Non-Pneumatic Tire (NPT), which is being developed with US Military cooperation with planned prototype delivery scheduled for late 2011. » 11/04/09 5:15pm 11/04/09 5:15pm

Miata RX Makes Rotary Fetishists Dreams Come True

If you've ever seen a Mazda rotary engine or driven an RX, you've wanted the same powerplant plopped into the nose of a Miata. Mike Burlas Design has done just that and thrown in a turbo. » 11/04/09 4:00pm 11/04/09 4:00pm

Lexus LFA In Matte Black Shows Off Coolest Carbon Fiber Bit

Y'all have seen the official specs and press images and even read our Lexus LFA first drive, but until we had some alone-time with Toyota's new super car at SEMA we didn't realize it's coolest bit of carbon fiber. » 11/04/09 2:30pm 11/04/09 2:30pm

RMR Gives Genesis Coupe A Mid-Mounted 500 HP Tau V8 Finger

Just when you thought the Hyundai Genesis Coupe had reached its tuning potential, Rhys Millen pulls out this monster — a sexy mid-engined genesis Coupe packing a 500HP, mid-mounted, Tau V8. Yes SEMA, there is a Santa Claus. » 11/03/09 7:20pm 11/03/09 7:20pm

Ecoboosted '34 Ford: A Twin-Turbocharged V6 Hot Rod

Mix up something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue and you've got the Ecoboosted '34 Ford which debuted here at SEMA. It's a marriage of Ford's latest engine technology with one its most-loved body styles. We like it. » 11/03/09 7:00pm 11/03/09 7:00pm

Ken Block's Tracked Subaru STI Begs For Snow

This is Ken Block's latest toy, a 400HP Subaru WRX STI, stripped and caged and outfitted with a set of Mattracks all-terrain tracks debuted today at SEMA. Is it badass? Yes. Would we sell our eye-teeth for one? Probably. » 11/03/09 3:00pm 11/03/09 3:00pm

The Biggest Pickup Truck At SEMA, Maybe Galaxy

Dunkel Industries' Luxury 4x4, built on a Ford F-650/F-750 chassis, measures an astonishing 32 feet long! It's designed to transport the space shuttle to the launch pad, tow battleships into dry dock and house a family of nine. [Pickuptrucks.com] » 11/03/09 2:00pm 11/03/09 2:00pm

Jeep Lower Forty Lurks In SEMA Dark

The Jeep Lower Forty Concept is a badass, 40-inch-tired Wrangler-like take-no-mercy off-roading concept debuting earlier this year. Chrysler's dragged it out to SEMA to distract from the lack of new products in their booth. Gallery below. » 11/03/09 1:30pm 11/03/09 1:30pm

Toyota's "Brooks and Dunn" Pickup Has Belt Buckle Door Handles

Toyota's Tundra Midnight Rider Tailgater concept by Brooks & Dunn has got western belt buckle-styled door handles. As the name implies, it's designed to be the ultimate tailgating vehicle. But seriously, belt buckle handles. » 11/03/09 1:00pm 11/03/09 1:00pm

Lexus GS F-Sport Accessorized In Brown For SEMA

Toyota's taken a Lexus GS, dropped on a bunch of F-Sport accessories and painted it a metallic brown for SEMA. The car looks the F-in' part, although no word on whether the engine upgrades are F-sporty. Still, it is brown. » 11/03/09 10:30am 11/03/09 10:30am

Scion xB-amino Concept: Cross-Cultural, Retro And Cool

The Scion xB is a favorite of the wacky tuning crowd and this Scion xB "Truck" by Brandon Leung certainly is unique, blending touches of retro-JDM with lakester styling elements, and it doesn't hide the fact it's definitely a Camino. » 11/03/09 10:00am 11/03/09 10:00am

FR Raptor XT: Ford Racing's New $100K Limited-Edition Baja Pre-Runner

The Ford SVT Raptor XT, a production version of the fully-caged, coilover-suspended, 6.2-liter, 500HP Raptor Baja pre-runner. Pick up your jaws and believe, Ford's building fifty and selling 'em for a cool $99,950. » 11/03/09 12:01am 11/03/09 12:01am

Needless to say. It's a beast. A BEAST. That's 89 HP more than the optional 6.2 liter V8 upgrade in…

2010 Cobra Jet Mustang, Ford's New Turnkey Drag Racer

Ford Racing has pulled the wraps off the 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang, a snarling factory turnkey drag racer. Not just a new skin, it's a completely rethought racer which does everything hardcore drag racers could want right from the factory. » 11/03/09 12:01am 11/03/09 12:01am