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    Teased: Galpin and Henrik Fisker to unveil 'Ultimate American Muscle Car' in LA
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    When Henrik Fisker appeared on the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show presentation schedule with back-to-back debuts with Galpin Auto Sports and Galpin Motors, we were rather intrigued. Especially when rumors suggested that the project with GAS would be the "Ultimate American Muscle Car." That gossip has ...

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    Two Wheels: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Prototype is a custom cruiser we actually want
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    Motorcycle manufacturers, take note: If you want to attract a younger audience to your cruiser-style motorcycles, this is the way to do it. The bike we're referring to is the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 prototype that was displayed at the 2014 EICMA Show in Italy, a heavily customized version of the ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Kia forges fresh identity with LeBron James, racing and a luxury car
    Plus: SEMA Announces Show Winners; FCA Retires The Pentastar; And The 2016 Jaguar F-Type Gets AWD 1415462520

    "The truth of the matter is we have some pretty damn good quality." – Michael Sprague Kia is on pace to post it best-ever sales year in the United States, yet executives admit the company is still hampered by the lingering memories of its old products, which were often viewed as cheap ...

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    SEMA: Mercedes previews midsize Metris van with SEMA customs
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    The custom vehicles at the SEMA Show tend to all be about speed and style, plus a few off-roaders thrown in for good measure, but Mercedes-Benz is taking advantage of the event this year to give its future midsize commercial van for the US a sneak preview. The Mercedes Metris goes on sale in the ...

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    SEMA: Hyundai brings 1,000-hp Genesis Coupe to SEMA, and plenty more [w/video]
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    Hyundai has a thirst for horsepower. How else could we explain the scene you see above, in which there exists a 708-horsepower front-wheel-drive Sonata tuned by Bisimoto (black and white, above left) powered by Hyundai's 2.4-liter Theta II engine? Or the little red number you see hiding in the ...

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    SEMA: Kia K900 with 650 hp debuts at SEMA
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    Kia revealed a monster-powered K900 – with output approaching 650 horsepower – this week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Fittingly called the "High-Performance" K900, the sedan gets a Garrett 2871R twin-turbo application, which boosts the 5.0-liter V8 engine from its stock rating of ...

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    SEMA: Chip Foose tastefully enhances his personal Ford GT
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    Typically, we'd expect a vehicle from 2006 to fall well short of a more modern vehicle, both in terms of performance and style. Of course, the Ford GT is not your average offering from the Bush era. That's doubly true when the 2006 GT in question belongs to one Chip Foose. Purchased by his wife ...

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    SEMA: Kia plies SEMA attendees with beer and ice cream food trucks
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    Kia's 2014 SEMA Show theme is "A Day At The Races," and in addition to a very powerful K900 luxury sedan, the company has revealed several vehicles that would make any day at the track more comfortable – and tasty. The Ballast Point Sedona is a complete about-face for Kia's minivan, ...

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    SEMA: Jeep Renegade gets Riptide and Frostbite customs at SEMA
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    The cute little Jeep Renegade isn't even on sale yet, but here at SEMA, the Mopar folks are giving us a taste of what's possible for the little CUV in the big wide world of customization. Part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' massive SEMA spread, the Renegade shows up in fresh Riptide and and ...

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    SEMA: A crew of Chevrolet customs focus on style at SEMA [w/video]
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    Not all of the customs at SEMA are about showing off huge power or wild body kits. Automakers also bring along a smattering of concepts that just display some of the styling options possible for their models. Chevrolet is no different, and it has a bunch of modestly modded bow ties on display at ...

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    SEMA: Acura teams with Galpin to sport-up the 2015 TLX
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    Acura used the SEMA Show this week to remind enthusiasts that it still considers itself a performance brand, teaming with Galpin Auto Sports to build a TLX that highlights Acura's sporting and racing heritage. The TLX is painted a deep shade of blue, called Andaro, and the color will be used on ...

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    SEMA: 2015 Ford Mustang invades SEMA, led by King Cobra
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    Ford showcased more than a dozen customized 2015 Mustangs at its sprawling 20,000-square foot display this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center as the iconic pony car's 50th anniversary celebration continued at the SEMA Show. While Mustangs are always a hot commodity at SEMA, the new ...

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    SEMA: Scion gets weird with '70s-inspired xB and Slayer tC at SEMA
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    Scion certainly isn't afraid of taking a step into the bizarre at this year's SEMA Show, with at least two concepts that are probably the last thing you would expect from the brand. First, the company is taking a step back into the 1970s heyday of custom vans with the Scion x Riley Hawk Skate ...

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    Official: Mercedes previews midsize US van with Metris SEMA concepts
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    It seems like the commercial van market is booming at the moment. After years of consumers being limited to elderly choices like the Ford E-Series, Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana and various Dodge/Ram models, these days, buyers have fresh options in multiple sizes from companies like Ford, Ram and ...

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    Official: Mercedes Vision G-Code concept is one big solar panel
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    Mercedes-Benz is in the midst of overhauling its SUV and crossover lineup in both makeup and name, with a new GLC model slated to replace the GLK, a GLE to replace the GL and even a new G-Class to cap it all off. But it's not just the production utilities which Benz has been working ...

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    Official: Ford spills SEMA all over its Expeditions
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    If you're going to this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, it's going to be tough to miss the Ford booth, simply for its size. The Blue Oval is bringing over a dozen customized examples of the 2015 Mustang and a quintet of modded Transits. The latest announced addition is a trio of upgraded 2015 ...

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    Video: Chocolate-covered Audi TT is more treat than trick
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    'Tis the season of chocolate, and as we sit at our desks eating entirely too many Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, we're left salivating over this particular Audi TT. Aside from the fact that it's the new, third-generation model, which is a darn desirable in and of itself, it's also covered in ...

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    Official: Ford Transit customs ready to work for SEMA
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    Ford's booth at the SEMA Show this year looks to have two, big themes. The Blue Oval is bringing over a dozen takes on the 2015 Mustang to the event, and it's now also announcing five customized versions on the 2015 Transit to join the modded pony cars. Each of the vans shows off a different use ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.29.14
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    2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat What's black, white and red all over? Not sure? Okay, what's black, white and red all over, boasts a stonkin' 707-horsepower supercharged V8 underhood, four doors with plenty of room for a party of five and a trunk big enough for all their stuff? That's right: It's ...

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    Teased: 2016 Ford Explorer embarks at the LA Auto Show
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    Twenty-five years since its debut in 1990, Ford will celebrate a quarter century of Explorer models next year with the debut of a refreshed 2016 model at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19. The Blue Oval is keeping mum on hard details about the updated SUV for now, but the brand ...

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