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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…

Jeep and Ram Get the Mopar Touch for SEMA


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For Jeep and Ram, the utility-oriented brands of the Chrysler Group, Mopar will debut no less than six concepts at 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.

Larte Design's Mercedes-Benz GL Black Crystal Ready for Essen


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After announcing its new Black Crystal package for the Mercedes-Benz GL in the summer, Larte Design will reveal the tune in full at Germany's Essen Motor Show next month.

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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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 Macan Powered and Styled-Up with TechArt Parts


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After giving Macan owners a first taste of their tuning goods in July, Porsche specialist TechArt has announced a bevy of performance and styling parts for the luxury SUV.

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.

Big Daddy Custom's Muscle Coupe Used to be a 2008 Skoda Octavia


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India's automotive scene is bursting with ideas these days, with many independent shops getting creative with all sorts of cars.

400PS Brabus Mercedes GLA 45 AMG is Our Kind of Small SUV


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Compact SUVs and crossovers have come a long way in only a few years and this is most evident by the high-performance Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG. Add Brabus to the mix and what you get is purely explosive…

Vossen's New VLE-1 Wheels on a Stillen G37 and Porsche 997


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Vossen has come out with a fresh alloy wheel design dubbed VLE-1 that will be a limited edition series made of 400 sets produced in two different finishes.

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.

Holy Cash Cow! The Carbon Fiber Spoilers Alone on This Mercedes S65 AMG Will Cost You €24,900!


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We had to read Voltage Design's press release a few times to be sure, but the carbon fiber spoilers seen on this S65 AMG tune cost about as much as a base A-Class in Germany!

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.

290HP Mini Sets 'Ring Record for FWD Street-Legal Cars Matching Pagani Zonda's Time!


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Just because the Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R holds the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel drive production cars, it doesn’t mean it’s actually the fastest FWD car round the Green Hell.

Lumma Design Suits Up Long-Wheelbase Range Rover


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Germany's Lumma Design is laying claims to being the first tuner to offer a styling kit for the new Range Rover LWB that comes with a 200mm extended wheelbase over the regular model.

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.

COBB Tuning Details Available Ford Fiesta Mods


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While modding your Ford Fiesta ST yourself by ordering parts online and then either doing a DIY job or going to a regular mechanic is fine, giving it a specialized pack is not a bad way to go either. One tuner that provides such a service is COBB, and its pack is said to improve the Fiesta in every way.

Hennessey's New 2015 Mustang GT Supercharged HPE600 and HPE700 Kits from $15k


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Let the 2015 Mustang horsepower wars begin; Hennessey has dropped its new HPE600 and HPE700 Ford pony car packages with 620hp and 717hp respectively.

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.