The Urbee is a hybrid car concept that, according to the manufacturers, will be built with 3D printing technology and achieve an unbelievable 200/100 mpg fuel economy in highway/city driving. That is, of course, once they change the toner.
The better to suck air into my ginormous twin turbo engine through my double K&N cone air filters, my dear. More shots of my honkin' huge nasal cavity below.
We love big brake calipers. The bigger they are, the better they're able to apply pressure on the disc to stop the car. And since Brembo offers calipers in a Skittles-like rainbow of colors, they'll even look stylish! Ahh, progress.
The 'merican Drift King. Top Gear USA host. Converted Ford fan-boy. Taxi cab driver. Emperor of all he surveys atop Ford's SEMA display. Photo Credit: Me
I really miss leather hood straps. A lot. There's something completely awesome about a piece of animal hide keeping a car together. Like this strap and chain from last year's SEMA "Best in Show," the Golden Submarine. Photo Credit: Me
Never say Toyota doesn't understand the crowd at SEMA, bringing a Sienna minivan and Scion xB with bodies engorged several feet like rolling demonstrators for ExtenZe. How else do you put the swagger in your wagon?
Ford brought a stealth version of its Police Interceptor to SEMA, sporting blacked-out lenses, a one-inch suspension drop and wider tires. Perfect for undercover work, except for, you know, the chrome-rimmed wheels and bright-red brake calipers.
Rally wannabes and Ken Block disciples will now be able to buy a Ford-blessed kit that turns their Fiesta into a race-ready machine, complete with 40% power boost. There's now more than one way to build a flying car.
This is the Toyota Sportsman, a concept truck built in coordination with Bass Pro Shops for the extreme
outdoorsman. How extreme? There's an 86 square foot deck, pop-up camouflaged hunting blind and a portable armory. [PickupTrucks]
Screw the snuggie. Say goodbye to the beer helmet. Adios, ironic John Deere hats. FlairHair is the hot new spiky-haired hat phenomenon that's set to sweep middle America like an especially virulent form of herpes.
Chevy gives great head... cylinder head, that is. From the LSX small bore to the LS7 and LS9, Chevy runs deep in cylinder heads in this lazy susan-like display at the 2010 SEMA show.
Mike Levine from PickupTrucks.com and I caught a Dodge Ram 3500 sitting outside the SEMA show here in Vegas sporting duallies on both the rear and the front. Wanna double your pleasure? Double your fun? Double the dually! More below.
This Dodge Challenger built for Cult Energy drinks is set to debut in November at SEMA. Built with a one-off, hand-fabricated widebody kit, some Mopar forum fan-boys claim power output's in the 1000 horsepower range. [Not Bland Photography]
To make certain Toyota's new SEMA project truck — the Tacoma X-Runner RTR — lives up to its "Ready to Race" name, ToMoCo engineers slipped the full-size Tundra's 5.7-liter V8 under the hood. Beige sure ain't bitin' this pickup. [PickupTrucks]
The 450-hp ARK Performance Hyundai Genesis Coupe headed for SEMA got us wondering: How many homogeneously-tuned Gennie Coupes have hit the Vegas show? Being fresh out of interns to do the research, we'll just assume the number's 3,129.
Did you know Ford announced around Father's Day they'd be selling complete reproduction 1966 Ford Bronco bodies? Neither did we, but now we know they're headed for a public debut at this year's SEMA show.