The turbocharged, rotary-powered FD Mazda RX-7 is one of the most legendary Japanese cars ever, but even with modifications, it was never really the hypercar-slayer that its owners dreamed it to be—until now. Here’s everything you need to know about what could be the most powerful and unique Mazda RX-7 ever made.
The folks at Roush Performance are under the impression that a Ford Focus RS with 350 horsepower and a “drift mode” is not quite bonkers enough. So naturally they cranked up the output, decked it out with some other mods and showed it off at SEMA.
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is like a Ford Raptor Lite—daily drivable pickup with strong off-road pretenses. The Taco’s just a little smaller. And slower. And not that much cheaper. But you can still get it with three pedals, so it’s hard to hate—and it’s going racing for real next year, in the desert.
Kia’s treating its SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) concept cars as a chance to do some healthy pretending. Specifically, Kia is pretending that it can build fully-autonomous cars. The result is actually quite interesting, especially in the case of this Soul concept. Kia gets the basic key to…
By far the best things to come out of SEMA that don’t involve rhinestones are the race cars that somehow sneak into the show. Naturally, Ford’s latest turn-key racer, the Mustang GT4, looks to be shined up for the show but mostly built for go—just like we like it.
Aftermarket parts house Proform has blessed our unworthy eyeballs with this magical glistening creation, showcased at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association show. Doing this to a crate engine is SEMA distilled into its glitziest, silliest, and most pointless essence, and it’s perfect.
Jeep just dropped a 1966 Jeep CJ body onto a second-gen Wrangler frame, bolted on some modern Wrangler bumpers and threw in some Dodge Viper seats. The result is a true masterpiece.
SEMA is mostly bro trucks and sad sack automaker cash-ins, but there are still some genuinely wonderful things that come to Vegas. For instance: this water-cooled Porsche 997 kitted out to look like a legendary slant-nose from the 911's air-cooled days.
Most of the stuff that shows up at SEMA is silly and kind of pointless, but this—this Dodge Shakedown Challenger—is something else. Something with a classic 1971 body and a modern Hemi V8 spitting out 485 horsepower. Something dreams are made of.
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Here I was, worried (not really, to be honest with you) that SEMA had gotten boring. Mainstream. Full of normal-ass cars. At least one vehicle thankfully proved me wrong.
Mazda’s bringing two new concepts to SEMA, both variations and evolutions of cars we’ve seen before. First is a version of the retractable hardtop MX-5 RF, painted in a special matte gray. Even more exciting, though, is an even lighter version of last year’s MX-5 Speedster. This one weighs in under 2000 lbs.
Do you have a BMW 340i or an Audi S4? You better keep an eye out in your rearview mirror. The 2017 Acura TLX GT is coming for you, and it’s bringing the rest of the alphabet with it!
Every year, the car aftermarket descends upon Las Vegas for SEMA to show off the most customized vehicles possible in an effort to self-advertise their products. I say this just so you get a sense of how hard Chevrolet phoned it in with their display.
The neon-colored explosion of bad taste known as the SEMA show in Las Vegas is just around the corner, and so are the legions of absurd and delightful tuner cars that will be showing off alternate-universe versions of actual cars. Like, you know, this 1,040 horsepower rear-drive Hyundai Santa Fe.
Earlier this year the Environmental Protection Agency put forth a 629-page proposal to curtail vehicle emissions. Buried deep in it was language that seemed to indicate turning road cars into regular cars would become illegal. After an outpouring of rabbling from the automotive community, the EPA is clarifying its…
The Oversight Committee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held the first hearing yesterday on the bill that could prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from forcing many race cars to adhere to the same emissions standards as road cars. One entity was curiously not
invited there to defend…
Those of you who never intended your race car to adhere to street-car emissions regulations have a new cause to rally behind. The Specialty Equipment Market Association, better known as the aftermarket barons SEMA, say a U.S. House of Representatives bill has been proposed to keep conversions of road cars into race…