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In the eye of the beholder: The most out-there car designs at SEMA

We'd break the site if we tried to put every single wacky car, truck or bike design in this gallery, so we hand-picked some of our favorites from the aftermarket show here in Vegas.

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This Maserati has a unique vinyl wrap that gives it a brushed appearance, except blue.

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I call it "Brushed Denim," even though that's nowhere near accurate.

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Flat black and loads of copper accents? This might be my favorite car of the whole show. Plus, that turbocharger...

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This bike is insane.

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Staring into the skull in front of the handlebars might turn you insane, as well. I didn't stick around long enough to find out.

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Matte red has never looked better than it does right here.

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Add some matte black pieces, like this hood ornament, and baby, you've got a stew of awesome a-goin'.

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This BMW M2 is rocking a proper matte red design, as well.

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This McLaren P1 has so much flake in its paint, it actually looks dirty. It also looks dirty, but in the non-literal way.

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I'm...not entirely sure what's going on here. As far as I can tell, it's a showcase of Native American contributions to North American history from the colonial period until today. On a hood.

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This drift-spec Mustang sports a matte blue exterior with some JDM-style aesthetics on top.

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That wheel fitment is positively bonkers, as well. It's a very well put together car.

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No matter where you're standing, this Pontiac G8 looks different than it does from any other angle.

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I wouldn't even know what to call this color.

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Since I had to pull something from the big pickups gallery, I settled on this very busy lifted Ram's design.

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If you like your hot rods a bit more old school, this should be right up your alley.

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I wish my Volkswagen had this paint job. Seriously.

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I don't know what's going on with this Corvette.

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The paint splatter effect looks pretty cool in person, especially with the ultra glossy coat of paint (or vinyl?) beneath it.

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It's like an onion. It's got layers.

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It always seems like motorbikes feature some of the craziest paint jobs.

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This one is certainly no exception.

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