The SEMA Show isn't ususally the stage for new model debuts -- more often we're looking at highly modified versions of currently available cars -- but Honda will be taking this opportunity to debut the updated and very customizable 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe. The new Si will feature an updated face.
This year, the newly unveiled Corvette Stingray will rule the roost in Chevrolet's booth. This example is a real-life version of a vehicle found in the Playstation 3 game Gran Turismo 6, commemorating the game’s 15th anniversary. It's got styling upgrades and a race-ready suspension, but the 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque from the 6.2-liter V-8 is unchanged.
Chevrolet is also bringing a pair of Stingrays with bicoastal themes. This 'Stingray Atlantic' features styling enhancements that are meant to echo those of a private jet. Look for its Pacific-themed Coupe counterpart at the show.
For those who prefer their sports cars with four-doors, Chevrolet's got this SS. With input from NASCAR star Jeff Gordon, this sport sedan features a more aggressive stance with a lowered suspension, high-performance brakes, and a Borla performance exhaust system.
Chrysler's Ram truck division will also feature heavily modified Ram trucks. This orange Ram Sun Chaser is based on a Ram 1500 Quad Cab and featuring a unique concept Mopar roof rack, dubbed the “surf rack.”
Ford is bringing its own big orange truck, the Ford F-350 EcoTrek. Its 6.7-liter V-8 engine can be operated on biodiesel or algae-based biodiesel. It also has a rooftop shelter with storage space for food and water making it what Ford calls "the perfect machine for an eco-friendly adventure."
Last year, the Ford Fiesta and Focus played large roles in Ford's SEMA Show display. I expect that they'll be there in full force this year as well, though in high performance ST trims this time around.
The automaker is also bringing the ARK Performance Legato Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Legato is an Italian musical term meaning “tied together,” and according to the Hyundai this concept will tie together design, tuned performance, and luxury coupe interior ambiance.
Meanwhile, Fox Marketing has boosted the output of Hyundai’s 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder direct-injected, turbocharged Gamma powerplant to an impressive 370 horsepower with the aid of, amongt other upgrades, a new 845 Motorsports turbo upgrade, BorgWarner EFR turbo, AEM water/methanol injection system, and 101 octane racing fuel.
The Bulletproof FR-S Concept One is a lightweight Scion FR-S customized and powered by a Powerhouse Amuse Turbo Kit with a BorgWarner turbo, that exhales through a titanium downpipe, front pipe, and full exhaust system.
Though it’s only a prototype, the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S Prototype has been overhauled with a Toyota-built 2JZ-GTE engine, outfitted with a GReddy turbo paired to a G-Force GSR four-speed transmission.
The words "Camry" and "rallying" have probably never been uttered in the same sentence, to say nothing of being used to describe the same car. However, this is exactly what Toyota is bringing to the show as part of its Dream Builds Challenge.
Designed by headphone and speaker manufacturer Skullcandy and also participating in the Toyota Dream Builds Challenge, this Corolla has been equipped with a roof rack for a pair of BMX bikes, and an exterior boombox that swings out on an articulating arm.