Bulletproof GT-RR Not Death Proof

In Quentin Tarantino’s "Death Proof", Kurt Russells’s character modifies his car to protect its driver in even the most severe of accidents, thus rendering the machine impervious to death. Bespoke Ventures has done exactly the opposite, modifying their Nissan GT-R » 11/04/08 4:20pm 11/04/08 4:20pm in such a way that severe back injury is virtually…

Ford Hauling Four F-150 Specials To SEMA

Ford has four special editions of its brand-new 2009 F-150 » 10/30/08 1:00pm 10/30/08 1:00pm they're bringing out to Vegas for the 2008 show. First and foremost, the DeWalt Contractor Concept tacks on the expected exterior off-road upgrades but also adds thoughtful touches like a tool charger in the center console, storage under the rear seat and…

GGI Porsche SEMA Special Sports Ed Hardy Graphic Treatment

Tuning house GGI » 10/29/08 4:00pm 10/29/08 4:00pm is preparing a Sportec Porsche they'll drop at next week in Vegas. Aside from the important bits — namely a Stage 3 turbo setup with 600 HP and 564 ft-lbs of twist — the custom 997 is going to get slathered with graphics. That's right, it's a Porsche dressed up to look like Brit Brit's cell phone…

Banks To Drag 200+ MPH Diesel Dragster To SEMA

The diesel performance gurus at Gale Banks Engineering » 10/27/08 12:30pm 10/27/08 12:30pm are getting on the teaser bandwagon with this tail-shot of their new 200 MPH diesel dragster. Using a Duramax 6.6-liter mill not unlike oilburner — already capable of hitting 180 in the quarter — the company promises output well over 1000 HP and 1000 lb-ft of…

Ford, PML Flightlink Hauling Plug-in Hybrid F-150 Pickup To SEMA

PML and Ford have been palling around for a while now, most recently to develop the Volvo Recharge C30 concept » 10/24/08 4:10pm 10/24/08 4:10pm. Now they've gone in on an in-wheel electric drive plug-in hybrid concept coming to . The in-wheel motors are a clever brushed pancake design that act as a part of the wheel and not just another add-in part. …

Galpin Scythe Condenses SEMA Into Giant Purple Caricature

The Galpin Scythe started life as a Ford Mustang » 10/22/08 5:01pm 10/22/08 5:01pm, but as you can see, it has since taken another road. The car made a private debut recently and will get a full-on public unveiling at , but it may cause a singularity in the space-SEMA continuum. See, the Scythe is the inevitable distillation of all SEMA show cars:…

RENNTech Prepping Rally-Inspired Mercedes GLK Hybrid For SEMA

RENNTech » 10/22/08 3:20pm 10/22/08 3:20pm is known for tweaking Mercedes' best into fire-breathing bundles of badass, and they're preparing something interesting for this year's show. The RENNTech Rally Racer is said to be inspired by runners in the annual Pikes Peak climb and marks RENNTech's first foray into modding hybrids. We'll just have to see …

Allegations Of Swiped Designs Surface Over RMR-Tuned Hyundai Genesis…

Yesterday we told you about the first of many modified Hyundai Genesis Coupes to debut at this year's SEMA show. While the image we published was from Rhys Millen by way of Hyundai, graphic artist Jon Sibal is claiming part of it — specifically the front bumper — was yanked from one of his own design renderings of a… » 7/31/08 2:00pm 7/31/08 2:00pm

Rhys Millen-Tuned Hyundai Genesis Coupe Racer To Debut At 2008 SEMA…

Hyundai announced they've teamed with Rhys Millen Racing to build and introduce a track-going version of the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for this year's SEMA show. This Rhys Millen Racer is the first of a plethora of custom jobs from some of the best, brightest and ballsiest tuning shops who've received a Genesis coupe… » 7/30/08 2:20pm 7/30/08 2:20pm