The 1,005 HP Mustang GT-Based Scythe Concept Is An Overgrown Hot Wheels…

We've been cleaning out our memory card from SEMA » 11/11/08 9:15am 11/11/08 9:15am and can't believe we forgot about this evil-looking custom concept found in the Ford booth at the huge aftermarket parts show. It's from the good folks at and it's called the Scythe. The purple concept car is one of the rare few we've seen where the name is actually…

The Booth Professionals Of The 2008 SEMA Show

Two days ago we asked you to pick your choice of "booth professional" » 11/09/08 10:30am 11/09/08 10:30am using a comparison from booth saleswomen from the tire section of the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show to the more conservative flesh-baring of , and as our lede. Now, we've put together a bevy of booth professionals from this…

Gumball Machine Inventor Recreates Mustang Mach III Concept For SEMA

You can't make this SEMA » 11/06/08 12:00pm 11/06/08 12:00pm stuff up sometimes. The guy who invented the big red gumball machine with the globe of gumballs at the top and the spiral ramp down the stand? Yeah, he's decided to try his hand at custom cars, producing a somewhat-faithful recreation of the 1993 Ford Mustang Mach III concept. The car is…

Honda Civic HFP Concept Sits Efficiently On SEMA Show Floor

It may not be the spiritual successor to the CRX HF, but the Honda Civic HFP Concept is the result of Honda Access America — the in-house accessory division — taking a Civic Si » 11/06/08 8:30am 11/06/08 8:30am and adding lightness. Both exhaust and wheels have been replaced with high-performance ultra-lightweight versions, while an aero body kit…

Volkswagen CC Eco Performance Concept Bows At SEMA

Following the example of the RKSport Hyundai Genesis Sedan » 11/05/08 6:00pm 11/05/08 6:00pm, the Eco Performance Concept is debuting at without super-gaudy bodywork, dizziness-inducing interior and a paint job that would make Zsa Zsa Gabor blush. The car features a 2.0-liter TSI inline-four with a three-stage turbo from APR, but you can select how…

Ronn Motors Scorpion Hydrogen Internal Combustion Supercar Debuts At…

Standing out among the carbon fiber and large wheels at SEMA » 11/05/08 5:02pm 11/05/08 5:02pm was the debut of the Ronn Motors Scorpion hydrogen-powered supercar. Built in Texas, this hydrogen vehicle isn't a fuel cell that converts hydrogen into electricity to power an electric motor. Instead, the Scorpion features a modified 3.5-liter Acura V6…

TIV-2: An Exclusive Look Inside The Techie Tank-Like Tornado-Chaser

We first saw Sean Casey's latest and greatest in mobile tornado chasing insanity, the TIV-2, in a spy photo back in May » 11/05/08 3:35pm 11/05/08 3:35pm, but now Sean's given us this exclusive first-hand look at the truck-based tech-filled tank here at SEMA and the scoop on what to expect from the TIV-3 for next season's show, "Storm Chasers."…

Toyota Tundra Dually Returns To SEMA With Monster Diesel Mill

Toyota Tundra Dually concept debuted at the 2007 SEMA » 11/05/08 2:30pm 11/05/08 2:30pm show but returns for an encore with its Hino heavy truck inline-six diesel engine normally used in a 35,000 lb beasts, an Eaton five-speed manual transmission and a matching Hino rear end, and you've got a truck beefy enough to drag the entire SEMA show around.…

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits' Dodge Challenger Drag Pack At SEMA

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits is kind of a big deal when it comes to drag racing, having birthed the rear-engine top fuel dragster, and being the first in the NHRA to cross the quarter-mile lights at 170, 180, 200, 240, 250, 260, and 270 MPH, so when he buys a Dodge Challenger Drag Pack » 11/05/08 1:20pm 11/05/08 1:20pm, you know it's got to be good. This…

2009 Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger Slides Into SEMA

In an attempt to expand the appeal of the 2009 Dodge Challenger » 11/05/08 1:00pm 11/05/08 1:00pm to every corner of the automotive enthusiast world, Chrysler has unveiled the Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger that will be piloted by Samuel Hübinette during the 2009 Formula Drift season. In order to prep the car for FD, the Challenger dropped a…

Nissan Gets Ballsy, Breaks Out Bone-Stock GT-R For SEMA

You see some rare, one-of-a-kind ABS plastic » 11/05/08 12:40pm 11/05/08 12:40pm on the show floor, but nothing is less common in Vegas this time of year than a completely stock example of one of the hottest cars on the planet. That's right: Nissan elected to bring a bone-stock to SEMA, almost as a challenge to the customizers on-site. "Blank…

Toyota Brings A Ducati To SEMA Via Big Red Custom Tundra

Toyota apparently wanted a little of that Italian passion mixed into its Toyota Tundra » 11/05/08 12:00pm 11/05/08 12:00pm crew cab for . Engineers stretched the frame and dropped on an awesome 6.5-foot bed set-up with all kinds of storage for track day support, then slathered the whole thing in red paint. The truck actually looks pretty darn slick in…

RKSport Hyundai Genesis Smacks SEMA With Heavy Hand Of Awesomness

We told you about the speedy Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe » 11/05/08 10:00am 11/05/08 10:00am, but what about that Hyundai Genesis in the unveil video? That was the 460 HP, supercharged, 4.6 liter V8-powered with experimental cylinder deactivating. The IHI screw-type supercharger provides 11 pounds of additional intake pressure and helps…

Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe Unveiled At SEMA

Click to view » 11/04/08 7:20pm 11/04/08 7:20pmThe cloth has dropped at on a that doesn't quite look like it did in the original rendered concept. The fortified and honest to goodness "Art Of Speed" race car made from the guts of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is stripped of all the superfluous interior amenities and upgraded with an eight point safety…

Branew Nissan GT-R Is All Show And No More Go For SEMA

The new Nissan GT-R » 11/04/08 4:40pm 11/04/08 4:40pm is just to modify for performance, what with the tricky, and the already performance. That's why Japanese tuners Branew brought their Branew GT-R to SEMA with only appearance upgrades. The car gets a revised front clip, side skirts, massive 23 inch wheels, a triple-tipped exhaust outlet,…

Tetsu GTR On SEMA Show Floor Proves Money Cannot Buy Taste

Much like the falling leaves represented on the Tetsu GTR » 11/04/08 3:40pm 11/04/08 3:40pm's matte black hood, we've been awaiting the arrival of the Japanese tuner's latest Bentley concoction. Are we fans of the odd paint scheme, Bucky Beaver front grille and Scoobtastic rear spoiler? Not so much. Are we fans of the 800 HP under that leafy hood?…

Tunerized SEMA Prius Makes Us Weep For Humanity

There's no good excuse for this customized Toyota Prius muddying up the floor at SEMA » 11/04/08 3:20pm 11/04/08 3:20pm, and we couldn't love hating it more. Why the engine-turned light covers? The scissor doors? The triple-blade-razor inspired hood? We're not even going to get going on the paint job choice, interior fit-and-finish and those glorious…