SEMA 2016 Preview

 

SEMA 2016

An inside look at the Sin City show off before the covers come off

SEMA is the greatest car show on earth. If you don’t know, now you know.

60,000 motoring trade only guests flood Las Vegas for the busiest four days in the global automotive calendar. It’s Mecca for car enthusiasts.

Toyo Tires is a SEMA fixture, and in 2016, just like last year and the year before, Toyo is going big.

Zen Garage will be on deck at SEMA on Toyo Tires behalf to keep Australia up to the minute on the big issues in Vegas – are wide body kits out? Are Magnus Walker’s dreadlocks real? Are Vault Crystals ready to make a comeback? Stay tuned to zengarage.com.au for updates.

Hoonicorn

Here’s a preview look at some of the insane Proxes and Open Country fitted cars that will occupy Toyo’s displays around the Las Vegas convention centre. Hint, Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Ford Mustang is just the start.

Unplugged Performance Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous

Tesla

This 2016 Tesla Model X makes its world debut at the Toyo Tires booth during SEMA Show. Painted a vivid orange, the electric weapon features an Unplugged Performance aerodynamics package, carbon fiber adjustable rear wing, Unplugged Performance sports suspension kit and Unplugged Performance UP-02 Ultra Light forged wheels wrapped in Toyo Tires Proxes.

‘Ludicrous Mode’ programming delivers sickening acceleration, while Unplugged Performance x Brembo carbon ceramic 6-piston brakes provide the stopping power.

Diety Motorsports X IDL Design Wide Body McLaren

Wide-body McLaren

The Diety X IDL MP4-12C makes a statement with a Liberty Walk wide body kit.Keeping the driver bolstered are top-shelf Techno Craft carbon fiber bucket seats. A GT Haus exhaust provides the sound track while an Air Lift Performance Suspension controls the ride height. Rotiform QLB wheels are wrapped in 235/35ZR19 and 305/30ZR20 Toyo Proxes.

IDL Design Porsche 997 C2S

Designed by the legendary Kei Miura this Porsche 997 wear gorgeous Sea Blue coat. The car has Motorsport Cup mirrors and ‘Cup’ quarter glass, along with a carbon fiber roof. Its full custom interior includes an AIMSPORT GT350 steering wheel, a CAE shifter, Techno Craft carbon fiber bucket seats, and a full cage constructed by GMG. An Air Lift Performance Suspension provides the stance which complements the 19" Rotiform LSR wheels. For maximum grip, this car has 265/30ZR19 and 305/30ZR19 Toyo Proxes R888R.

RMD Garage 1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Continental

Built in a time of opulence, the ’62 Continental’s seductive profile is iconic. RMD Garage has taken it to another level. Featuring custom forest green paint with a hint of black, the slick convertibles interior consists of hand-crafted Italian leather, stitched in-house. The stance makes a statement, the American classic having an Air Ride suspension along with one-off 22" Raceline Lincoln-style billet machined wheels. Ensuring a comfortable ride, the big Lincoln rolls on 255/30ZR22 Toyo Proxes 4 tyres.

Muzilla

Muzilla

Sacrilege, sensational or just strange? In something of an homage to the RB26 Mustang in Tokyo drift ‘Muzilla’ mates a 1970 Ford Mustang Widebody to a 2010 Nissan R35 GT-R chassis and power train. Bilstein shocks with KW coilovers spring forged DPE RS-L25 18x9.5 custom finish wheels shod with 275/40R18 Toyo Proxes R888 to tame this unique beast.

Turbo Toyota Supra-Powered Datsun 260Z

Datsun 260z Treadpass
Underneath this ’74 260Z hood lies a 2JZGTE, Apex Performance turbos, and enough attitude to require axles rated for 1,000-horsepower. Coilovers hide under the wide JDM Marugen Shoukai Works Over Fenders, along with a Wilwood Engineering big brake kit. Work Meister M1 3-piece 18x11 and 18x12.5 wheels are shod with Toyo Proxes T1 Sport tyres in a 255/35ZR18 front and 285/35ZR18 rear.

Full Tube Chassis 1970 Dodge Charger

Charger Treadpass

Full Flex. This is one of the wildest American muscle cars you will see during this year’s SEMA Show. A 1970 Dodge Charger with details engineered to NASCAR spec. Three inches of metal have been chopped lower the roofline, while the body was sectioned three inches. The front wheel wells of this have been moved forward by two inches, while its bumpers have been both shaved and tucked – and custom door scoops have been painstakingly fabricated. Underneath the hood a 730-horsepower R5 NASCAR engine with custom intake manifold and a Borla individual throttle body system is controlled by a Holley EFI. LITESPEED Racing 18x9 front and 19x12 rear wheels are wrapped with 245/40ZR18 front and 345/30ZR19 rear Toyo Proxes R888 tyres.

Bulletproof Automotive X Fury Automotive / Varis Kamikaze-R Super Sonic R35 GT-R

Bulletproof GTR Treadpass

Bulletproof’s GT-R is the benchmark for Godzilla. Underneath the hood, a JCR carbon fiber intake manifold and Gruppe-M carbon fiber intake system, link to a series of exotic components including an AT POWER x Bulletproof Gold throttle body set which all contribute to its staggering power. On its exterior, the GT-R has a complete Varis Kamikaze-R Super Sonic aero kit, Varis VSDC Version 2 cooling bonnet, VARIS lightweight carbon fiber trunk and a Varis Kamikaze-R Race GT wing. An Aragosta Type-SA PnP adjustable coilover system with front lifter keeps that aero scratch free. Volk Racing R35 GT-R TE37 Ultra, special edition NISMO Red wheels in a 20x11 and 20x12 size, roll with Toyo Proxes R888R tyres in 285/35ZR20 front and 315/30ZR20 rear.

E30 BMW

BMW E30 Treadpass
325i to infinity. Under the hood, an S54 engine swap is force fed by individual throttle bodies, while a full 3" exhaust system sings the hymn of war. The interior is fully caged with carbon fiber panels and a custom wrapped dash and center console. The exterior of the car features a Mint Green paint color with a carbon fiber M-Tech2 kit, custom widened fenders and quarter panels. To finish off its competition appearance, Rotiform 3-piece LSR 17x8.5 and 17x9.5 wheels have 215/45ZR17 and 225/45ZR17 Toyo Proxes R888R tyres mounted for drive-to-the-track and attack performance.