This week Las Vegas has been graced by one of the world’s most prestigious road shows, the SEMA show. Automakers from all around the United States pulled out all the stops this year and showed off some of the best customised, vintage and high-performance vehicles the show has ever seen. Here’s a run-down of just some of this year’s highlights:
Ken Block’s 845 hp 1965 Ford Mustang
Ken Block has come a long way since starting out driving the Subaru Impreza and the Ford Fiesta. He’s since gone on to become one of the most recognised name’s in all of the automotive world, with his video’s racking up over a million views on Youtube. In his latest video Block will be ditching the modern rides in favour of something a little more vintage, a customised 1965 Ford Mustang. Dubbed the Ford Hoonicorn RTR, it has been customised by RTR Racing and ASD Motorsports, and the end result is a 845 horsepower beast with a 6.7 litre all-wheel drive V8 engine.
The Scion xB Skatemobile
Scion did some real out-of-the-box design work for their presentation at this year’s SEMA with their customised Scion X van. Sporting a retro paint job of stark orange, with white, red and yellow stripes down the side, the van comes complete with a pop-up skateboard rack on the roof. Keeping with the 70’s theme, the interior is done up with shag carpeting, brown leather seats and wooden trim. There’s even an authentic 8 track player for all your favourite jams. This was definitely one of the more eye-catching rides at the roadshow.
The Rolling Barbecue Toyota Tundra
Toyota collaborated with Divine 1 Customs and celebrity chef Tim Love to built a Toyota Tundra which is a veritable meals-on-wheels. Tim Love personally oversaw all the work done on the Tundra, which has mouth-watering features like a pop-up 27 inch grill in the bed, cutting boards, storage tanks for your beer and an entertainment system complete with Rockford Fosgate speakers, a Playstation 4 and a 40 inch Samsung LCD monitor. Let the good times roll!
Vorsteiner Wide-Body BMW M4
Some might think that Vorsteiner may have went over the top with their presentation this year, but we think it’s just crazy enough to work. Celebrating their 10 year anniversary, Vorsteiner put together a BMW of the widest proportions. With a bodykit that reportedly adds four inches in the front, 10.5 inch wheels and a whopping seven inches in the rear, this car definitely had the broadest look at the show. All of the bodywork was done while still maintaing the car’s original driving features.
The Chevrolet Bike Truck
Chevrolet collaborated with motocross icon Ricky Carmichel for this custom built Colorado truck. Chevrolet have designed the truck to appeal to motocross and bicycling aficionados, having decked out the rear bed with mounting equipment for bikes and bicycles, but could also be used to transport all the equipment you’d need for a weekend away. The paint is a matte grey-black with yellow stripes to complete the rugged outdoor look of the car.