The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, drawing the industry's brightest minds and hottest products together at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Each year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from over 100 countries in the automotive, truck, SUV, marine, and RV markets. SEMA Show 2005 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers through two million square feet of exhibits. The displays are segmented into 11 sections across two million square feet of exhibits including a new products Showcase featuring more than 1,400 new parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities, and much more.
The premier automotive specialty performance products event features performance, accessories, restoration, and motorsports products in 11 categories including business services; car care and accessories; hot rod alley; mobile electronics and technology; performance tires and wheels; racing and performance, restoration marketplace; restyling and accessories; tools and equipment; trucks, suvs and off-road vehicles; and original equipment manufacturers.
Unlike our other auto show coverage, the only way to experience the one million square feet of exhibits found in the Las Vegas Convention Center is to be an industry insider, as the SEMA show is not open to the general public. Like ants to a picnic, the SEMA Show attracts industry leaders, automotive insiders, factory reps, aftermarket deities, wholesale buyers, and auto scribes, all searching for new ways to feed their hunger for all things automotive. The 2006 show is open to automotive insiders from October 31 through November 3, 2006. All others can only drive by and drool.
Each year, Motor Trend narrows its focus to official automaker project vehicles and endorsed aftermarket build-ups; they are examples of what each manufacturer considers within their realm of possibilities. Sometimes these modifications are purely fanciful vehicle buildups, and sometimes they become dealer-supported performance packages that can be optioned in at the time of purchase and included in both financing and warranty from drive-off.
Cadillac Escalade and DUB Magazine are two pivotal forces in the personalized SUV and SUT movement. The synergy of a luxury SUV or SUT with plus-size custom rims caused a sensation that's now a mainstream OEM/aftermarket segment. The 2007 Escalade EXT - DUB Partner was built as an extension of this long relationship, and the new "bling standard" in luxury SUTs. The DUB Escalade EXT is equipped with breathtaking 26-inch TIS modular wheels and 26-inch Pirelli tires, continuing the DUB tradition of extravagance. Body mods include DUB chrome emblems, taillights, a custom Strut grille and tinted windows. The paint is a very rich custom Baby Blue. High-performance Brembo brakes complement the TIS rims. An ultra-luxurious interior with the latest electronics is a DUB signature. Color-matching suede and leather interior trim surrounds a DVD/LCD in-dash head unit, seat-mounted monitors, a 15-inch flip-down center LCD monitor and a mounted Sony PlayStation.
The 2007 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Z71 Plus is an off-road enthusiast's dream interpretation of one of Chevrolet's most popular trucks - the just right-sized Colorado crew cab. Keeping with the rugged Z71 image, the suspension has been fitted with HUMMER H3-derived components, front and rear. Custom-milled 20 x 9-inch alloy wheels are wrapped with aggressive 285/50R20 off-road tires. Underneath the restyled front fascia, hood and fenders is a powerful 320-horsepower 5.3L V-8. Fuel enters the Colorado via a unique, racing-style ITW spherically actuated fuel fill system. The cargo box bed and rear bumper were restyled and a roof rack/light bar was added. The custom paint job combines light green metallic, bright aluminum and light charcoal for a stunning high tech look. The leather interior is upscale yet durable.
The Silverado 427 is powered by GM Powertrain's 7.0-liter LS7, the same Gen IV small-block V-8 that is the center of power in the Corvette Z06 and available as a "crate engine" package from GM Performance Parts. Its cubic-inch displacement is 427. A six-speed manual transmission backs the engine, providing the driver with full control of the vehicle's substantial capability.
he Silverado 427 is a total performance package, with a lowered suspension that delivers racecar-like reflexes and an exterior styling package that is simultaneously aggressive and understated.
The Chevrolet Silverado E85 Handyman is a versatile truck, delivering both comfort and capability to owners who use it as their rolling office or to transport loads of mulch on the weekend. Equipped with a StarGate Mobile dockable personal notebook computer with internet access, no information is far away. From ordering materials to finding that out-of-the-way restaurant, the Silverado E85 Handyman 4WD concept vehicle was designed as a dream truck for the real world of hard work. The bed has been modified to accommodate the Stealth Dump box mechanism, which has a tailgate that hinges from the bottom and top to accommodate easy dumping. The interior features durable, easy-to-clean materials such as breathable vinyl that looks and feels like leather. It's a truck that can work hard all day and still look great for evening outings. It's an efficient truck, too, powered by an E85-capable 5.3L V-8 with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management, allowing owners to "Live Green Go Yellow" while working hard.
The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Sport recalls legendary Rally Sport Chevys, such as the first-generation Rally Sport Camaros. Those cars were all about good looks and affordable, sporty performance. The Silverado Rally Sport conveys that ethic and combines it with the capability of a pickup. This concept vehicle is powered by GM Powertrain's 6.2L Vortec V-8 and is outfitted with high-performance four-wheel disc brakes, lowered suspension and chrome Chevy Accessories' 22-inch wheels, with low-profile performance tires. Chevy Accessories ground effects, a hard tonneau cover and custom grille - all painted a beautiful Green Metallic - supply the visual sizzle. The spacious interior boasts four bucket seats, ample storage and rear seat entertainment.
• Vortec 6.2L V-8 and 4L60 four-speed automatic transmission
• BASF Synergy Green Metallic base coat/clear coat paint
• Ground Force two-inch front lowering kit and rear lowering leaf springs and blocks
• Baer six-piston front brakes with 15-inch rotors; multi-piston rear disc brakes with painted calipers
• Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza 285/45XR22 tires
• Detailed, polished and painted engine compartment with stainless steel hoses and fittings
• Custom upholstery on four bucket seats
The all-new 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD crew cab is a hard-working truck that, when equipped as a roadside assistance concept vehicle, promises can handle any emergency situation. The Roadside Assistance Silverado shows how the truck's versatile nature can be enhanced with the addition of well-chosen accessories. High visibility is ensured with a bold yellow-and-black custom paint job. Multiple strobe lamps in the high beams, fog lamps, and reversing lamps, along with an overhead light bar and outpost strobes provide roadside safety. Bed-mounted halogen floodlamps make it easy to work with the Kohler onboard generator, Ingersoll Rand compressor, and dual battery jumper connectors. Diamond plate protects the bed and Waterloo Tool storage units contain necessary gear. A Warn 9,000-pound winch supplies pulling power and the crew cab's rear seat has OnStar service access. The truck rides on 22-inch alloy wheels and P285/45R22 Bridgestone Dueler tires, and wears a molded brush grille guard and six-inch oval chrome tubular assist steps.
nfused with the trendsetting, custom styling cues popularized by the bike-building Teutul family, the Chevy Orange County Choppers (OCC) Silverado is the ultimate shop hauler designed to transport motorcycle engines and other components necessary to create one-of-a-kind custom choppers with the same eye-popping design flair as OCC's own bikes.
GM Powertrain's 505-horsepower/7.0-liter LS7 V-8 (the same engine that powers the Corvette Z06), backs up the OCC Silverado's Sturgis-ready good looks. The engine features several racetrack-proven lightweight components and a dry-sump oiling system. A remote oil tank is mounted under the OCC Silverado's hood to feed the engine. GMPP also supplies the valve covers. Torque from the LS7 engine is channeled through an automatic transmission and out to GM's beefy 8.8-inch rear axle. It features an automatic-locking differential and 3.73:1 gears, which combine to put the power to the pavement and deliver an exhilarating rush of performance.
A raft of chromed chopper engines is tied down in the customized cargo bed. These elements combine with authentic Chevrolet styling cues, including custom fascias, smoothed bodywork, and a raised power dome hood to create an inspired truck.
Design elements include polished billet grille with CNC-cut flames and Bow Tie center emblem; open headlamp housing with motorcycle-style "tri-bar" lenses and HID lamps; custom lower fascia with billet trim and motorcycle-style auxiliary lighting; raised power dome hood; shaved exterior door handles with ITW Active Touch door release system; custom low-profile outside mirrors; dual chrome side exhausts; smoothed inner cargo box (to accommodate chopper engine transport); removable tailgate with billet flame design and side supports inspired by chopper front suspension forks; custom "roll pan" rear fascia with stamped louvers; custom tail lamp housing with motorcycle-inspired lamps, including "blue dots"; fuel filler relocated to top of cargo box, with polished aluminum flames trim; 22-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear wheels for a "big-and-little" wheel/tire profile with wheels inspired by spoke-type motorcycle rims, including sprocket-type detail; Air Ride Technologies front and rear suspensions; all finished with black paint and red-tinted windows.
Inside, the OCC Silverado also reflects a chopper-inspired theme with custom-tailored "Triple Black" leather seats, motorcycle-inspired gauges and chrome trim that convey the spirit of a custom bike. As with the exterior, polished billet aluminum and chrome is found throughout the cabin. The front and rear seats feature embroidered "OCC" logos; the front seats feature heating/cooling comfort. Performance takes place a little closer to the pavement, too, as the Silverado OCC bike truck is "slammed" to produce the requisite low-slung stance. The ground-hugging ride height also helps the wheels and tires fill out the fenders, for a more integrated appearance
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Chevy makes no bones about its cozy relationship with Major League Baseball, and the 2007 Chevy Major League Baseball Suburban is a natural for the brand who loves to sing 'baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet' to the rooftops.
Chevy says the MLB Suburban is 'ideal for hitting the road for far-off ballparks or spring training camps,' but it would be just as handy, if not more so, for football tailgates. The seats are trimmed in leather and cloth, with matching door panels. Two baseball equipment bags that mimic the seating materials are also included. To make those long trips to the ballyard more comfy, the first- and second-row seats feature power lumbar massage. The vehicle is also equipped with Waeco Tropicool coolers in the first- and second-row center consoles to keep all those snacks and drinks chilled. On the entertainment front, there's a KVH satellite TV receiver with wireless internet, a Chevy Accessories portable DVD and a Visteon gaming system. There's also a Visteon inductive charging unit that is handy for charging cell phones, iPods or PDAs.
The 2007 Chevy Tahoe Street Tuner demonstrates what can be done with carefully selected Chevrolet Accessories that transform a vehicle into a contemporary, custom-look street machine. It features 22-inch wheels that accentuate the custom paint work and ground effects, which include new front and rear fascias and rocker panels. The interior features a host of Chevrolet Accessories, including a carbon fiber trim kit, premium carpet floor mats, second-row console, headrest-mounted DVD screens and a ceiling-mounted portable overhead DVD system with a 10-inch screen. The Tahoe Street Tuner also has been lowered and fitted with a Chevy Accessories cat-back exhaust system, which adds an aural punch to the Street Tuner's visual appeal. Most of the upgrades are available now from Chevy Accessories, with others coming soon or still in the concept stage.
Chevrolet has partnered with the U.S. Ski Team for some time, and this specially-outfitted U.S. Ski Team Tahoe is the latest manifestation of its relationship with the team. The Tahoe's exterior and interior trim features custom U.S. Ski Team colors and graphics. A modified luggage rack outfitted for skis and snowboards helps the team move gear more easily, as does Chevy Accessories' tubular assist steps, tow hooks and rear fascia closeout.
The 2007 Ford Edge exemplifies energy and the need to hit the open road. The Edge promises to combine the capability of a sport/utility vehicle with the driving dynamics of a sports car. H&R Special Springs turns Ford's new crossover into the ultimate road cruiser, a vehicle meant to take you right to the "Edge." The H&R Edge uses an H&R Sport Spring kit, Triple C camber adjustment bolts and wheel spacers to drop the body by 2 inches over the Modern Society 22x10-inch, three-piece wheels wearing Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 305/35WR22 tires. The custom Tangerine Orange paint with Pearl Ghost world graphics is accented by a blacked-out race-look hood, Camtec custom composite front-bumper light pod and Hella Celis lamps with light-emitting-diode halo effect. The 3.5-liter V-6's special purr comes courtesy of a MagnaFlow cat-back exhaust. The interior wears Wiamea Cliffstone leather seats, door panels and headrests.
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SEMA veteran Funkmaster Flex puts his mark all over a Ford Expedition this time around, starting with a 2007 Ford Expedition Limited. Mix in a 5.4-liter Triton 3-Valve V-8 with six-speed automatic transmission, a modified Ford Racing Performance F-150 Split Rear Exhaust System, 24-inch wheels and appearance and interior upgrades for a truly unique SUV.
The National Football League is home to crews of world-class athletes, and the GMC Sierra NFL Crew Cab is a vehicle designed to support the active enthusiasm around the game. Inspired by the NFL theme, designers developed an uplevel pull-out tailgating system, complete with a barbecue grille, cutting board and cooler. A KVH satellite system and 50-inch Panasonic plasma screen allow revelers to catch up on vital sports news before entering the stadium. The luxurious interior features football leather seating surfaces with solid piping.
• 5.3L Vortec V-8 delivering 320 horsepower @ 5200 rpm and 340 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
• Second-row bucket seats
• Second-row center console with integrated cooler
• Custom billet aluminum pedals
• Tailgate-mounted Bose Surround Sound system
• Custom chrome roof rack
• NFL logos throughout the interior and exterior
• Custom PPG White Diamond with custom NFL stripes in Light Tarnished Silver
• Leather seat inserts and trim with GST football material
• Plush Dark Titanium custom floor mats
• KVH Satellite TV receiver
• 50-inch Panasonic plasma screen
• OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation system
•Custom finish on all instrument panel bezels
This is a truck with the sensibility of a muscle car featuring a 4.6-liter 3-valve V-8 engine. Barry's Speed Shop retrofitted a Mustang shaker scoop to be a functional cold-air intake, installed a custom lowered suspension, and made the interior thoroughly modern with the Sony Xplod stereo system.
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Designed by 15-year-old Shane DeBerti, this is a teenager's dream truck come true. This 2006 F-150 4x4 features a specialized 12-inch suspension system matched with an integrated custom tire/wheel package and Volant exhaust with body accessories like a power rear window, underbody neon lighting and power tonneau. Interior accessories include a Sony TV, DVD, and Playstation and a 14,000-watt Xplod sound system.
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Based from a 2008 F-250 Super Duty 4x4 with a 6.4-liter Power Stroke V-8, Fabtech made a true off-road truck with a fully customized exterior to house it. The powertrain gained Offroad Unlimited aluminum differential covers and the chassis added a 10-inch suspension to accommodate the installation of 37-inch tires.
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Also called the "DeBerti 6x6," this massive truck has six-wheel drive running off a 330 hp Caterpillar. The ride is managed by an air suspension and Fabtech 4.0 shocks, while the exterior features extensive body work and the interior upgrades include a Sony entertainment system with TV, DVD and Playstation. It's so big, it's impossible to truly imagine its enormous size without a person in front for scale. It makes us wonder if it will even fit under the average freeway underpass.
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Trucks are a way of life in Texas, ands the 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Texas Edition was designed for that unique market. Building a Texas-tough truck was simple, given GMC's 100-year-plus heritage of building nothing but trucks. The Sierra Texas Edition concept sports 22-inch chrome wheels, a custom trimmed power soft tonneau cover and a custom Texas Edition slide-out toolbox.
GM has teamed up with open-top specialist ASC's to peel the top off of the Hummer H3. The H3 Open Top concept features the ASC developed sliding fabric 'Infinivu' roof system. When the expanded opening is pulled back, it allows all of the vehicle's occupants open sky access. In addition to the roof, Hummer has tacked numerous H3 Chrome Appearance Package items available from Hummer Accessories to the vehicle's exterior. Inside, the primary upholstery material is lambskin leather with accent stitching.
The 2007 HUMMER H3 is a highly versatile midsize SUV and the addition of an E85-capable 5.3L V-8 increases its versatility. E85 is an ethanol-based alternative fuel made from domestically produced renewable resources. GM engineers developed the H3 E85 FlexFuel to demonstrate that an alternative fuel vehicle can combine with stylish design for a unique, forward-thinking SUV. To highlight the H3 E85's alternative intentions, designers focused on making the H3 exterior smooth and streamlined, including the addition of a body color rear spare tire cover. A lower profile was achieved with a two-inch suspension drop. Chrome wheels and components from HUMMER Accessories complement a custom-mixed Spectra Flair matte exterior paint finish. The interior features extensive use of custom leather upholstery.
Following the theme of "urban sport," the Sport Concept CR-V is designed to increase the athletic feel of the already sophisticated CR-V. Highlights include aerodynamically styled front and rear bumpers along with a sports suspension package that lowers the Sport Concept CR-V for a customized presence. Custom 19-inch wheels are shod with Bridgestone Potenza tires (245/45R19). Interior modifications focus on the creation of a high-tech, performance-oriented driving environment with the addition of Civic Si synthetic suede fabric on the seating surfaces. Carbon fiber trim panels further accent the interior. Outside, the Sport Concept CR-V is painted in Agile Blue.
The Honda Element-D ("D" for drifting) racecar shows what can happen when enthusiastic Honda associates raid the company parts bin. Built especially for drifting, the Honda Element-D racecar replaces the stock four-cylinder/Real Time 4WD drivetrain with a custom-designed and longitudinally mounted 3.2-liter Honda V-6 and rear-wheel-drive. Producing 500 horsepower, the lightweight twin-turbocharged powerhouse is guaranteed to light up the rear tires and accelerate sideways at full opposite lock. Associates from Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Ohio plan to campaign the Element-D in the 2007 Formula Drift Series.
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Takes the already off-road benchmark Jeep Wrangler to a whole new level. Built by a team of dedicated Jeep enthusiasts, this Wrangler represents the best of the best of what Jeep has to offer.
Plenty of power and traction with the new 230-horse (390 lbs-ft. of torque at 2,800 rpm) 3.0-liter common-rail diesel under the hood and the incredible Tru-Lok-equipped Dana 44 axles underneath. Performance suspension lift allows clearance for 35-inch BFG Mud Terrain tires mounted on Custom 18-inch aluminum wheels supplied by Taneisya.
The interior features custom Katzkin leather seating with GPS navigation and satellite radio. The exterior features a Warn 9.5ti winch mounted on American Expedition Vehicles new front bumper. A full-size spare is carried by our new Mopar performance rear bumper. And it looks like a billion bucks - sprayed in a rich Rolex Silver paint.
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Lincoln's newest luxury crossover, the 2007 MKX, gets a touch of European flare courtesy of 3dCarbon's Euro Series body kit. The design exudes the presence of elegant power and luxury sought by the sophisticated buyer. The all-wheel-drive MKX wears a new front air dam, side skirts, door caps, and rear lower skirt, all bathed in custom DuPont paint. MagnaFlow stainless steel exhaust tips, light chrome window tint from Sundial and 3dCarbon front fender vents add extra class. The Katzkin interior features Invision Revolution DVD headrest monitors. An H&R Special Sport Springs kit drops the MKX over NC Forged seven-spoke, three-piece, 22-inch wheels with floating center caps wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 265/35/22 tires.
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A true mobile office, this vehicle gets the job done in style. The big story here is the full range of audio featured in the vehicle, from the Alpine VPA vehicle hub system and the KVH Tracvision In Motion satellite TV receiver to the AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3 head unit and the Microsoft XBOX gaming console. The interior also features custom wood accents and custom interior lighting.
This Navigator is all about luxury. Key design features are the dark, saturated colors like the custom Oxblood paint on the exterior and coordinating Luxe Calf Cherry interior, custom maple-burl details and chrome accents throughout.
Mazda blurs the line between sport/utility vehicle and sportscar, with its Adrenaline Concedt presented at SEMA. This more powerful and aggressive version of Mazda's CX-7 was designed and built by Mazda Design North America in Irvine, California, Adrenaline is Mazda's version of a high-performance sport-crossover vehicle designed to 'promote the essence of all Mazdas.'
Describing it as the "emotion of motion," Mazda engineers converted the CX-7's stock six-speed transmission to a six-speed manual mated to the same transmission found in the MazdaSpeed6 wagon. With the help of famed rallyist and drifter Rhys Millen, the Adrenaline produces 300 horsepower from its retuned engine with modified intake system, header with free-flow exhaust, repositioned intercooler and remote oil cooler, and re-plumped turbo.
Mazda engineers gave the all-wheel-drive Adrenaline a wider, lower stance with aggressive and firmly planted sporty stance. Design cues include new front and rear styling with clamshell front clip, wraparound rear spoiler, and innovative rear glass design. New fenders and doors give Adrenaline a three-inch wider overall stance. Wheelwells are filled with 22-inch EXE wheels wsrapped in Yokohama tires for improved ride and handling.
Inside, the Adrenaline features leather-wrapped instrument panel, center-console iPod dock, laser-etched front and rear bucket seats, and Visteon DVD system in the headliner. Clear moonroof panels from head to spoiler increase the feeling of interior space. Outside, an integrated bike rack runs down the spine of the roof, and a gradating yellow paint theme inspired by the yellow jerseys worn by bicyclists to signify stage and overall winners, gives the vehicle a bold and bright appearance.
This SEMA head turner promises to deliver Mazda's promise of "Zoom-Zoom," while integrating the lines between SUV and sportscar with both practicality and fun.
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Troy Lee Designs has taken the all-new 2007 CX-7 to the extreme by creating a piece of art that just happens to also be a vehicle. The exterior features custom paint by Troy Lee Designs, paint prep and detailing by L&G Enterprises, paint material by PPG, body modifications by South End Kustoms, 20" Volk Wheels, 255/45-20 Yokohama Tires and window tinting by A-1 Tinting. A suspension modification by Eibach Springs, cross-drilled big brake kit by Wilwood Engineering and custom brake fabrication by JD Performance builds upon the CX-7's already superior handling performance. Inside, custom leather seats by Katzkin and custom floor mats by Intro-Tech Automotive take the CX-7 to new levels of creativity. An Azentek 2DIN radio replacement PC that includes navigation, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, voice-activated Internet and e-mail capability and an AM/FM radio completes the package.
The DG Motorsports "Wickedly Red" CX-7 is the latest edition to the family of hot Mazdas. There is no denying this is a Mazda CX-7 crossover SUV, but a host of exterior modifications create an even more aggressive - somewhat bad-to-the-bone - appearance. Dave Green's award-winning styling expertise meets Mazda's tailpipe-kicking CX-7. The immediate WOW-impact of the blazing paint job is equally matched by the body styling components from DG Motorsports appearance package. Large 265/35-22 Pirelli P-Zero tires with high-performance black 22-inch Spinout wheels designed by Perfectly Round complete the exterior design.
The stunning custom red suede Stitchcraft interior designed by Revo continues the exciting exterior design inside. Another custom interior feature is the Sony X-plod audio/video system. Needless to say, Mazda's all-new CX-7 crossover SUV gets a wickedly sensational makeover.
Headlining the marquee of Mitsubishi's SEMA display is the Evolander Concept. Created by the Mitsubishi Research and Design of America team in Cypress, California, the Evolander is follows an "urban performance" theme based on the 2007 Outlander, an all-new addition to Mitsubishi's lineup that goes on sale in November. An exploratory concept, the Evolander represents the design and engineering possibilities of what could be an Outlander Ralliart production model in the future, perhaps as soon as 2009.
Giving more teeth to the Ralliart brand, the Evolander boosts the 3.0-literV-6 engine to 300 horsepower, thanks to an ATI/Roadrace Engineering Procharger system that produces 6psi of boost from its centrifugal compressor. Increased power is delivered via paddle-actuated six-speed transmission through Mitsubishi's newest electronically controlled AWD system to 20-inch OZ wheels wrapped in high-performance Yokohama Advan ST high-performance rubber.
Brembo's six-piston monobloc-style brakes squeeze massive cross-drilled front rotors and cross-drilled rear rotors to bring the vehicle to a sudden halt. The Evolander also features vented hood, aerodynamic side sills, fender vents, rear diffuser and fascia with lower air diffuser and center mount exhaust, and Ralliart rear spoiler to boost its "sporty urban" look. Inside, riders enjoy Recaro Sport form-fitting reclining race seats, Sirius satellite radio, a 30-gig harddrive offering a 1200-song music capability and navigation system, as well as a rear DVD entertainment system and eardrum-rattling Rockford Fosgate 650-watt audio system.
The 2007 Saturn Outlook Outdoor Adventure Vehicle is a perfect example of how carefully chosen accessories can increase vehicle functionality to reflect a customer's personal lifestyle. In this case a new Saturn Outlook AWD with the XR Package was optimized for outdoor fun and adventure. This Outlook is equipped with the Enhanced Convenience, Advanced Audio and Touring Packages. The Saturn Outlook Outdoor Adventure is designed to comfortably and safely travel less-than-perfect roads while still providing ample room for family, friends and all the gear needed for a great time. The seven-passenger interior has luxurious leather seating surfaces and premium all-weather floor mats.
Scion's booth doubled as a modern art display featuring a customized xB embellished by painter David Choe. One of today's most diverse and prolific artists, Choe is one of the youngest artists ever to have a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. His work has been shown on every surface from canvases to human bodies to the third world's war-torn walls, and now covers the exterior of this Scion xB pickup truck conversion. JMI Motoring handled the extensive body modifications including structural roll-cage, fabricated front pushbar and bumpers, fabricated front and rear skid plates, overfender widebody flares, and front and rear spoilers. Visibility is improved by PIAA lighting systems and wiper blades.
Inside, passengers are belted by Team Tech Race Harnesses into Status Racing Carbon Fiber seats. The custom drum kit in the bed is courtesy of Guitar Center, but interior music is delivered by Eclipse amplifiers to Eclipse 10.0 subwoofer and front and rear speakers.
The mobile canvas rides on J-Line 18.0x10.0 wheels wrapped in Toyo 35.0x12.50R18 M/T tires, on a custom fabricated 20-inch suspension lift with custom underside cross trussing, custom gas-reservoir front and rear shocks, and custom anti-sway bars.
Additional information on David Choe's artwork can be found at www.davidchoe.com
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The 2007 Forester Sports models combine new, more powerful styling with exclusive interior features and enhanced standard equipment. The Forester Sports 2.5 XT adds to that the 224-horsepower intercooled turbocharged Boxer engine from the 2.5 XT Limited model.
With more aggressive styling, the new Forester Sports models are distinguished from their siblings by a new front bumper and unique black mesh grille. For a sleeker profile, the standard roof rail crossbars have been deleted on the Forester Sports models, but remain available as an accessory. The Forester Sports 2.5 XT in addition features standard 17-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the Forester Sports models feature exclusive anthracite black fabric upholstery. An automatic climate control system replaces the manual climate control system that is standard on the regular Forester 2.5 X model. The Sports models' 120-watt AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer will play MP3/WMA CDs. Also an upgrade over the regular 2.5 X model, this audio system also features SIRIUS(R) Satellite Radio Capability and a new auxiliary audio jack to connect iPods and similar music players.
Built by the Carlab of Orange, Calif., and based on the 2007 XL7, the BaseCamp concept offers cutting-edge design and technology to fulfill the needs of outdoor enthusiasts. The BaseCampis exterior is blanketed with liquid metal body paint and finished with titanium cladding around the perimeter of the vehicle, which also is easily converted to a catwalk for unprecedented upper vehicle access and storage.
The concept features a unique gullwing passenger side door that when opened, reveals a warm, inviting, modern interior room and attachable peninsula bar work station with full media connectivity, including Wi-Fi Internet access, Bluetooth integration and iPodAEpi/MP3 capabilities. The BaseCamp also features a custom roof rack system with an integrated dual slot bike rack and Santa Cruz mountain bikes, eight high-intensity LED light clusters, including a unique idowni lighting system, an enclosed cargo/luggage area and forward-mounted miniature camera. After arriving at a campsite, a modern canopy with carbon fiber frame can be attached to the roof rack, keeping adventurers dry in inclement weather or protecting against the sun, and creating a welcoming ambiance for visitors.
The BaseCampis interior reflects a similar high-tech design and feel with mica-hued light-toned seating and titanium accents throughout the inside of the vehicle. In the rear cargo area, the vehicle features a utility storage pack and access system.
This 2007 Toyota "Ultimate" FJ Cruiser concept vehicle on display at SEMA was developed by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine to be the "ultimate expedition, exploration and excitement machine" designed for off-road adventures. Virtually every aspect of the FJ Cruiser sport/utility vehicle has been re-worked to produce this "Ultimate" version. The 4.0-liter V-6 engine has been equipped with a URD centrifugal type supercharger, coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and Advance Adapters' four-speed atlas transfer case. A Flowmaster exhaust system has also been incorporated.
An All-Pro Off-Road Custom Suspension and solid-axle conversion kit has been adopted, along with Walker Evans Racing coil over shocks. BFGoodrich 39.5-inch Krawler tires are used, along with Howe Performance ram assist steering.
Other changes include the addition of Tom Woods Custom driveshafts, Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 Axles, Yukon Gear axle shafts and 5.38:1 ring and pinion gears, CTM and Ox U-joints, Eaton Detroit Lockers, and Warn Locking Hubs. Fab Fours bumpers mount a Warn winch, Poison Spyder Custom's roll cage, beadlock wheels and modified rock sliders, and KC Customs paint and graphics complete the "Ultimate" package.
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Toyota's Tacoma V-8 Incross concept truck combines several new design components and a unique color scheme with V8 power to offer a new look with added passenger room, utility, and performance capabilities. The first use of Toyota's 271-horse/4.7-liter, i-Force V-8 engine in a Tacoma boasts 313 lb-ft of torque, which equates to plenty of motivation for the Incross. It's equipped with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) headers and custom dual exhaust by Tube Solutions.
The Tacoma V8 Incross sports a unique look, combining the Tacoma's Access Cab with the Double Cab's short bed on a smaller frame. A custom front grille, bronzed headlamp treatment, and skid plate provides the Incross front end with a dynamic look. Modified fender flares and matte green paint complete the exterior modifications.
BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires are mounted on 17-inch American Racing Wheels. Custom Bilstein shocks help handle the added performance capabilities of the Incross.
The interior features bronze trim with seats and floor customized by Fast Ed's Interiors and accessory pedals by Toyota, as well as an FJ Cruiser-styled steering wheel. A Gentez back-up camera, Scosche double-DIN radio bezel, and JBL Premium Audio with Toyota factory navigation system complete the interior.
The Incross is fitted for outdoor adventure with Santa Cruz Nomad mountain bikes and camping gear from Bass Pro Shops.
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Inspired by Suzuki is world-renowned, championship-winning sportbikes, and derived from the new SX4 sport X-over, the Zuk concept offers solid functionality both on the road and the track. Built by Road Race Motorsports of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., the sporty Zuk is powered by a 300-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled engine with alcohol injection system, matched to a five-speed manual transmission.
Designed for ultimate street performance, the stunning SX4 concept features a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, excellent stability and crisp handling characteristics. The Zuk features Suzuki Hayabusa and GSX-R-inspired bodywork, ground effects, mirrors, spoiler and exhaust, all wrapped in blue metallic paint and carbon fiber. Framing accent lights highlight the Zukis motorcycle-themed structure and cage, while strategically placed openings reveal the vehicleis powertrain, wheels, tires and chassis details. The fully drivable and track-tested Zuk is equipped with a fully tuned performance suspension system, 19-inch alloy wheels and high-performance tires.
The motorcycle-inspired design continues inside the Zuk, revealing a functional, modern sportbike-styled space frame and roll cage. Cove lighting further accentuates the superbike-inspired structural frame and draws attention to the GSX-R-inspired instrument cluster. Minimalist racing seats with charcoal and carbon fiber interior trim and touch points provide interior comfort and complement the Zukis optimal driving experience. Other race-inspired interior appointments include center switches and gauge set n evocative of Suzuki racing heritage n and machined aluminum driver and navigator foot platforms cantilevered for an exciting motorcycle feel.
Suzuki also displays an SX4 that is being developed to run in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the worldis longest endurance race. Built by Marshall Pruett Motorsports Engineering (MPME) of San Jose, Calif., the turbocharged version of the sporty five-door has been nicknamed GodZUKI, based on the vehicleis aggressive bodywork and Azure Grey paint color, which has a greenish tint similar to Godzillais scales when out in the sun.
MPME relied upon a number of premier aftermarket partners to develop GodZUKI. APR Performance of Walnut, Calif., created the SX4is racing bodywork, a combination of fiberglass and carbon fiber made from scratch. Salt Lake City-based automotive engineering company COBB Tuning transformed the SX4is stock, 143-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine into a robust, more powerful intercooled and turbocharged racing motor that will prove reliable over the long 25-hour race. Additionally, COBBis AccessPort ECU tuning technology was used to map the engineis computer characteristics to the newly configured engine.
The SX4is braking system was developed and engineered by Performance Friction Corporation (PFC), who worked in conjunction with Impact Engineering to perform major chassis and brake component fabrication on the car build as outlined by MPME. Recaro Profi racing seats grace the interior of the car, and the suspension has been upgraded with Ground Control shocks. GodZUKI also features custom-fitted ROTA Wheels and Yokohama tires, a must for maximum performance throughout the long race.
Built to conform to United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) rules, GodZUKI will weigh close to 2400 lbs. and produce nearly 200 horsepower when it hits the track at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill on Dec. 1. The driving lineup, a list of iwhois whoi of national and international racing experts, provides the perfect complement to get the most performance from the sport-tuned SX4. Gary Sheehan, SPEED World Challenge driver and noted AWD racing expert, Indy Racing League star Roger Yasukawa, Japanese Super GT star Akira Iida and Sam Mitani of Road & Track are tasked with steering the SX4 to success.
The Sierra All Terrain Crew Cab is a showcase for the all-new Sierra pickup lineup. The Sierra All Terrain starts with the very popular Z71 off-road package and builds on it with tuned Rancho Suspension shocks and rugged all-terrain tires. They complement the Sierra's already capable suspension system. The two-tone leather heated and cooled seats are luxurious yet durable. Custom sill plates reinforce the All Terrain theme.
The 2007 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Z71 Plus demonstrates how a great truck can be made even better with Chevrolet Accessories. The Z71 designation has long stood for off-road performance excellence, and that reputation is enhanced with this concept vehicle. The Z71 Plus features Rancho Suspension shocks and a two-inch lift kit, which provides room for the Chevrolet Accessories chrome off-road 20 x 8.5-inch wheels and BFGoodrich All Terrain tires. The handsome, but rugged, interior features two-tone leather seating surfaces and matching door trim. The bed is outfitted with a full range of Chevrolet Accessories - all of which are available through Chevy dealers.