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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.

Hyundai's Toca Edition Genesis Twin-Turbo V8 for SEMA has 600HP

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As one of Hyundai's latest arrivals, the new Genesis will be prominently represented at the SEMA Show, with the Koreans announcing their second tune today after the 550hp Ark Performance study.

Ford Gives 2015 F-150 Two Different Personas for SEMA

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Ford has previewed two radically different concept cars for the SEMA Show based on the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup truck.

Kia Previews SEMA Lineup with Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV

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Although Kia promises that its 2014 SEMA Show lineup will “highlight the imprint motorsports has left on the brand’s DNA,” we struggle to see anything motorsports-related at the Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV.

Chevy's Next Batch of 2014 SEMA Show Concepts

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With only a few weeks left before the 2014 SEMA Show kicks off in Las Vegas, Chevrolet is rolling out another group of tuned cars that include the SS Sport, Sonic, Impala and Cruze.
Corvette and Camaro fans need not worry, as this third release from Chevrolet after the Colorado Sport and Silverado Toughnology Concept focuses exclusively on sedans and hatchbacks. The firm's coupe and convertible studies will follow later on.

The common denominator here is that all featured accessories were designed to personalize the cars while maintaining their refinement and ride characteristics, with some of these parts already available through dealers and others currently being evaluated for production.

In the official release below, you'll find full details on the components used by GM on the Chevy project cars.

[From GM]

SS Sport concept

Inspired by Chevrolet’s motorsports heritage and its Australian lineage, the SS Sport concept gives the V-8-powered sports sedan a makeover that reflects its performance capability.

Unique features include:

  • Enhanced Some Like It Red Hot exterior with body-color door handles and mirrors
  • Chevrolet Accessories grille kit, fog lamp bezels, side fender vents and rear spoiler
  • Chevrolet Accessories stripes for the hood and deck lid
  • Chevrolet Accessories high-gloss black 20-inch wheels – 20 x 8.5-inch in front and 20 x 9-inch in the rear
  • Chevrolet Accessories wheel caps with the Holden logo       
  • Chevrolet Accessories sport pedal kit and cargo net
  • Chevrolet Accessories floor mats and cargo tray with the Holden logo.

Power for the Chevrolet SS comes from the LS3 V-8, delivering an SAE-certified 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb-ft of torque (563 Nm). For 2015, it is available with a new six-speed manual transmission, along with a six-speed, paddle-shift automatic.

Additionally, the 2015 SS receives standard Magnetic Ride Control – the world’s fastest-reacting damping system – which provides more precise body motion control that correlates with a more responsive, more refined ride. Also new are Brembo rear brakes that complement the Brembo front brakes that have always been part of the SS’s equipment.   

Sonic Performance concept

This performance-oriented Sonic hatchback concept draws on the legacy of Chevrolet’s high-performance vehicles reimagined for a new generation of enthusiasts. The Sonic Performance concept features engine performance, suspension/brakes and appearance upgrades designed to be installed by Chevrolet dealers for quicker and easier personalization.

The Performance concept package includes:

  • A Chevrolet Performance Stage Kit, cold-air induction and a high-flow exhaust system allowing the 1.4L turbo engine to produce more power for a more exciting driving experience
  • A track-tuned suspension system developed by Chevrolet Performance. The suspension kit lowers the ride height for a sportier stance
  • Synergy Green exterior color accented with white, offset stripe package
  • Chevrolet Accessories white headlamp rings, tail lamp rings, grille surround, mirror covers and rear spoiler
  • Concept ground effects package
  • Chevrolet Accessories 17-inch aluminum wheels in white
  • Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.

The Sonic Performance concept features an advanced safety package including forward collision alert and lane departure warning – crash-avoidance technologies typically found on cars costing more – as well as a rear vision camera. It also features 10 standard air bags and Bluetooth phone connectivity – just like every production Sonic in the 2015 lineup.

Sonic Accessories concept

Built to highlight the personalization possibilities, Sonic Accessories concept allows mixing and matching of the latest accessories for unique treatments.

Sonic Accessories concept highlights include:

  • Summit White exterior color with an offset matte black stripe
  • Chevrolet Accessories white headlamp rings and tail lamp rings
  • Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, mirror covers and rear spoiler
  • Chevrolet Accessories black 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Chevrolet Performance suspension kit with lowered ride height
  • Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.

The Sonic Accessories concepts also packs a Kicker subwoofer and amplifier to complement its street-smart style with the appropriate decibels.

Under the hood is the Ecotec 1.4L turbo rated at 138 horsepower (103kW) and 148 lb-ft of torque (200 Nm) of torque between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm. The wide rpm range for the maximum torque – a specific trait of turbocharged engines – helps the engine deliver a better driving experience and performance.

Impala Blackout concept

Redesigned a year ago, the 2015 Chevrolet Impala builds on the attributes that made it one of the most acclaimed new cars of 2014 – including being named the Best Car of 2014 and one of Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars for 2014.

The Impala Blackout concept builds on the car’s aggressive, acclaimed styling with blacked-out cues that lend it a sinister attitude – all accomplished with paint and accessories available from Chevrolet. The simple-yet-effective formula includes:  Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, rear spoiler, painted mirror caps and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The all-black, leather-trimmed interior features custom trim plates with a wire mesh pattern, along with Chevrolet Accessories stainless steel sills – with the Impala logo – and a sport pedal kit. The Impala Blackout also rocks with the production model’s available 11-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System, which connects to the Chevrolet MyLink system via an eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen.

The Impala’s available 3.6L V-6 engine, rated at 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 264 lb-ft of torque (358 Nm), powers the Blackout concept. It is the segment’s most powerful naturally aspirated V-6 engine.

Cruze RS Plus concept

Cruze is the cornerstone of Chevrolet’s North American small-car lineup, which is attracting a greater share of the market and more young, first-time customers visiting Chevy showrooms. It is also Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world, with more than 3 million units sold globally since its launch in mid-2010.

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze in North America receives revised exterior styling, enhanced interior convenience and greater connectivity – including new Text Message Alerts, Apple Siri integration and OnStar 4G LTE with available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

An available RS package includes unique fascias, rocker moldings, rear spoiler and fog lamps, while an uplevel instrument cluster includes chrome accent rings in place of the standard silver finish, and opaque cluster bezels that allow the cluster’s ice blue backlighting to shine through for a sporty nighttime appearance.

The Cruze RS Plus concept accentuates the distinctive, upscale styling cues of the 2015 Cruze RS with a custom Wildfire Metallic exterior, along with unique lower body moldings and a custom rear spoiler. A twin-stripe package in matte black is available from Chevrolet Accessories.

Inside, the Jet Black interior shines brighter with a Chevrolet Accessories ambient lighting kit and illuminated door sills. It also features a sport pedal kit and a Kicker  subwoofer and amplifier kit.

Under the hood, the concept’s aggressive styling is matched with a performance-enhancing stage kit from Chevrolet Performance, as well as a concept fresh-air intake system for the 1.4L turbo engine.

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Mopar Gives Sneak Peek of 2014 SEMA Show Concepts

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There will be plenty to see at next month's SEMA aftermarket show from the Chrysler Group, which has dropped some teaser photo samples of its tuned projects.

Honda Racing to SEMA Show with Six New 2015 Fit Concepts

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Honda will stuff its SEMA Show booth in Las Vegas next month with six new 2015MY Fit project models.

Go Home Kia, You're Drunk

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Don't blame us, blame Kia and it's silly teaser for our title and we quote: "Kia Motors America and Ballast Point Brewery are serving up something special for the 2014 SEMA Show".

Another SEMA, Another Hyundai Genesis Coupe Project, This One with Nearly 1,000HP

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We've come to expect several Hyundai Genesis Coupe builds for SEMA over the years, and the 2014 edition of the Las Vegas aftermarket show won't be any different.

Chevrolet Wants You to Name This Special Edition Camaro SS for SEMA

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Chevrolet will debut a special edition Camaro SS at the SEMA Show in November and wants you to find a proper name for it.

ARK Performance Creates 550HP Hyundai Genesis as a BMW M5 Rival

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US tuning specialist ARK Performance has released the first details about its Genesis AR550 sedan that will debut at the 2014 SEMA show with performance and styling upgrades.

Chevy's Silverado Toughnology Concept Sounds Lame, Looks Good

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Chevrolet is highlighting the extensive use of stronger and lighter high-strength steel on its 2015 Silverado with a new concept at this week's State Fair of Texas.

Chevrolet Previews Colorado Sport Concept Ahead of SEMA Debut

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Chevrolet has previewed the lifestyle-oriented Colorado Sport concept at the State Fair of Texas ahead of the study’s full reveal scheduled for the SEMA Show in early November.

Bisimoto's Hyundai Sonata Has More Horses than a Charger SRT Hellcat

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Hyundai has joined forces with the tuning minds at Bisimoto Engineering to create a 708hp Sonata for this November's 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Thrash Metal Brand Slayer Whips Up a Scion tC for SEMA Show

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You know winter is approaching in this part of the world when automakers begin touting their SEMA Show projects, like Scion that is teasing two new models.

Bespoke SEMA Show 1970 Plymouth Cuda with 525HP Hemi V8 for Sale

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Giving a breath of fresh air to golden classics such as the last and most loved of all three generations of the Plymouth Baracuda, which eventually fell victim to the 1973 oil crisis, is a difficult task and one that the results are not always to everyone's taste.

Boosted Subaru BRZ HRDPRKR SEMA Show Stopper for Sale [w/Video]

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With more than 2 million square feet of space and literally thousands of tuned vehicles, the SEMA Show can be overwhelming and it's not unusual for plenty of exhibits to go by unnoticed. The blue Subaru BRZ pictured here is from the 2013 edition of the SEMA Show and it captured our attention now because it's up for sale on eBay.

Camaro Ultimate 67 Concept Goes Back and Forth Into the Future

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Modernizing classic cars is nothing new in the tuning industry, but the creative minds at Ultimate Auto, whom you may remember from last year's Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Widebody tune, went the whole nine yards with the 2013 SEMA Show offering, aptly named "Ultimate 67".

TS Designs and Forgiato's Corvette Stingray C7 Parades its Wide Booty at SEMA

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Regardless if you approve or disapprove of the styling choices made by the teams that worked for TS Designs and Forgiato on the SEMA Show Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, you must admit that their creation doesn't go by unnoticed.

2013 SEMA Show Photo Tour Part 1, Plus Awards for the Top Trending Vehicles [360 Pics]

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Undeniably, when it comes to the aftermarket and customization industry, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, which is hosted annually during the first week of November at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is in its own playing field.