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Hyundai Wants to Make Sonata Cool Again with SEMA Concept


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Can a fancy-pansy tuned SEMA Show concept give the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata some of its mojo back? Maybe it can get a few people talking about it again, but not really…

Rolls Royce Phantasm Design Concept Frees Itself from Tradition


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Rolls Royce is a brand built on tradition, but that's no reason to let it get stale like it did in the 1980s and 1990s.

Mopar Spruces Up Fiat 500 Abarth and 500L for SEMA


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While the standard Fiat 500 Abarth is a pretty hardcore thing, Mopar thought it can make it even spicier for this year’s SEMA Show.

Chrysler and Dodge Show Off Their SEMA Projects


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For this year’s SEMA Show, Chrysler Group’s in-house tuner Mopar has a long list of custom vehicles, spanning the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat brands.

Another Rendered Take on BMW's New M2 Coupe


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"What will the new M2 Coupe look like?" is a question that has been sizzling in the minds of automotive artists for a while now, but there's no definitive answer to that.

Ford Details 725HP Gold-Obsessed Galpin Auto Sports Mustang


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Ford has released additional details about the customized Mustang built by Galpin Auto Sports for SEMA to celebrate Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday.

The golden anniversary car features a restyled front fascia to match the three streaks found in the factory headlights, but the latter are replaced by new headlights with integrated LED turn signals and turn on in sequence. The car also features carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels, as well as a more aggressive rear diffuser.

The exterior is finished in paint that may appear black, but a closer look reveals that it is filled with gold metallic flakes. The 20-inch wheels, side sills, brake calipers and badging are also finished in gold. Inside, everything that is normally chrome or metallic has either been blacked-out or given the gold treatment. The Recaro seats are covered with a fabric finished in black and gold, and the headliner is black microsuede.

Under the hood, a gold powder-coated Whipple supercharger helps the 5.0-liter V8 develop 725 horsepower. Suspension components from Steeda and an all-new exhaust from Magnaflow complete the mechanical upgrades.

“We like the black and gold idea, and really wanted to get the color as close to 24-carat gold as possible,” Brandon Boeckmann, GAS operations manager, explained the gold theme.

Ford said the spotlight at the 2014 SEMA will be on the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which has “much more potential for performance,” according to the automaker. Several tuners will unveil high-powered versions of the new turbo four-cylinder which produces 310 hp and 320 lb-ft (434 Nm) of torque in standard form.

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Teen Crafts a Very Detailed Ferrari 458 GTO Turbo Design Study


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There's no shortage of concepts from aspiring designers on the web, but you'll be hard pressed to find a more comprehensively detailed project than the Ferrari 458 GTO from Steve Morfouasse. The kicker? Steve is just 17-yeard old!

Kia's K900 Flagship Wears its SEMA Show Performance Costume


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Do you think Kia's target market for their new luxury car, the K900, is interested in wild tuning jobs and added dollops of performance?

Porsche Engineering Reportedly Developing 800HP V12 Engine for Putin’s Limo


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It’s no secret that Russia’s president (and sometimes prime minister) Vladimir Putin wants a bespoke limousine to be driven in, after ZIL failed to impress him with their ZIL-4112P prototype.

Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?


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This is an artist's impression of what a Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) edition of a V8-powered Cadillac CTS could look like – if they ever made one, that is.

Theophilus Chin Just Got a Porsche Cayman Pregnant


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Shooting brake-style vehicles often pop up on our radar - be that official products from manufactures and independent coachbuilders or digital renders answering "what if" type of questions.

Ford Promises a Stampede of 2015 Mustangs for SEMA Show


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Even before we laid eyes on the new Mustang, we knew that the first SEMA Show after its presentation would be dominated by Ford's pony car. No surprise here, as it goes with the territory.

Visio.M Is a Concept for an Electric Vehicle of the Masses


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Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and specialists from the auto industry have worked together on the Visio.M project, recently revealed in Germany.

Scion Teases New iM Concept for LA Show, Looks Like Toyota's Auris is Coming to U.S.


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Scion has just shared two cropped photos of a new concept car named iM that will have its world premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November.

Nissan Teases New Small SUV Concept Once Again


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Nissan has released a second teaser photo of its mysterious SUV concept that will have its world debut on October 28 at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil.

Hyundai Engineers Unveil Wild Concepts at the R&D IDEA Festival


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Hyundai’s annual R&D IDEA Festival in Korea is a fertile ground for unusual concepts, with the competition being open exclusively to engineers from within the company.

2018 Mazda RX9 Mid-Engine Design Concept; Thoughts?


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Another independent designer has taken a rendered stab at a next generation Mazda RX sports car, this time, with a mid-ship layout for its rotary engine.

Fresh Attempt at Chrysler 200 Coupe Looks Interesting


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This is not the first attempt at imagining a coupe version of the all-new Chrysler 200, but we find it interesting because it adds a fresh interpretation of the car’s rear quarter.

Restomod '66 Chevy Chevelle Modernizes a Classic with 980hp LS7


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A 1966 Chevelle concept tune that takes advantage of all the cool advancements in automobile technology over the past five decades? Color us interested.

Spa-Francorchamps Not Happy with Infiniti's Plans to Use Eau Rouge Name


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Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium’s most famous racetrack and one of the most iconic in the world, plans to contest an application by Infiniti to trademark “Eau Rouge,” the circuit’s legendary turn.