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    Official: Hyundai Genesis gets stanced by Ark Performance for SEMA
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    Hyundai has yet another high-performance concept for the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show in November to join its 708-horsepower Sonata. For this one, Ark Performance is taking the Genesis Sedan and pumping up the output by supercharging its 5.0-liter V8, along with a mile-long list of other modifications ...

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    Official: Chevy Silverado Toughnology Concept gets ready for SEMA
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    Aluminum is the big buzzword in the pickup world these days, especially with the upcoming 2015 Ford F-150 shedding over 700-pounds by switching to the lightweight metal. The question on pundits' and buyers' minds is when (or if) General Motors and Ram Trucks could make a similar shift. However, ...

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    Official: Chevy Colorado Sport concept showing off at State Fair of Texas
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    We only just recently had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup to see how it fared against its aging competition in the segment. Now, Chevrolet is showing all of the optional kit available on the truck in the form of the Colorado Sport concept, ...

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    Teased: Hyundai readying 708-hp Sonata for SEMA
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    For the past two years at the SEMA show, the folks at Bisimoto Engineering have taken one of Hyundai's models and tuned it up to levels of power previously unimaginable. It started in 2012 with a 600-horsepower Elantra GT, and they outdid themselves last year with a 1,000-hp Genesis Coupe. This ...

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    Official: Scion sketches SEMA spread starring Slayer, skateboarder
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    I was in Nashville last weekend for a friend's bachelor party. It's all rather fuzzy, but I do recall that my friends and I found it hilarious to request Slayer every time one of the country groups on the Broadway strip asked for a specific song to be played. While there were a few good sports, ...

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    Official: 2015 Ford Mustang RTR teased ahead of SEMA debut
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    Drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and his tuning shop, RTR has shown off a preliminary rendering of the tuned 2015 Ford Mustang it's going to rock this year's SEMA show. About two months after that, they'll start showing up fully built in select Ford dealerships, plus garage rats can order the parts ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #357
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    Episode #357 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Jeff Ross are joined by Jeff Glucker of Hooniverse.com. Topics include the SEMA Show, the Cadillac CTS being named the Motor Trend Car of the Year, Mitsubishi's near-term plans and the 2015 Subaru WRX. We start with what's ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #357 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #357 tonight, joined by Jeff Glucker of the Hooniverse Podcast. You can check out the topics below, drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module, and don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To ...

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    Video: Petrolicious pays visit to tuning sensation the Ringbrothers
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    We caught up with a few projects from Ringbrothers at SEMA this year: a classic Ford Mustang body rendered in carbon fiber, and a De Tomaso Pantera-based concept that made us swoon. It's with good timing then, that our friends at Petrolicious have uploaded their newest, well-crafted ...

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    SEMA: We obsessively covered the 2013 SEMA Show
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    Oh, SEMA. As much as we love bringing you the best live coverage of what's new at this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association show, we're always equally happy to tie a bow on this thing and call it done. (Seriously, do you have any idea how many Honda Civics with Lambo doors we had to wade ...

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    SEMA: Mobsteel slams FedEx freight delivery truck
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    Now here's something we didn't expect at SEMA, or anywhere for that matter: a slammed FedEx delivery truck. Yes, what you're looking at is an actual FedEx delivery truck lowered to the ground that the shipping company commissioned Mobsteel to build. The truck uses the nose from a 1981 ...

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    SEMA: Icon's new old Thriftmaster is masterful, but hardly thrifty
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    If you've been jonesing for some news from Icon, the release of the E-Flyer electric bicycle the other day may or may not have done the trick. But either way, the Californian company known for retrofitting and restoring classic trucks is back with the Thriftmaster, which it has helpfully ...

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    SEMA: Hot Rod Conspiracy's Castrol Rocket is a bullet-shaped, Triumph-powered land-speed racer
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    Quick, what is a car that's actually a motorcycle that can go 400 miles per hour and has 1,000 horsepower? The answer is this - the Castrol Rocket, from Hot Rod Conspiracy, Triumph and others. The bullet-shaped, carbon-fiber shell hides a motorcycle that will attempt to be the first two-wheeled ...

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    SEMA: Hyundai Veloster Turbos strut their SEMA stuff
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    Hyundai brought a pair of very yellow Velosters to this year's SEMA Show. The first is the car you see above - the Veloster Hylighter. Built in a partnership with aftermarket accessory supplier EGR Group, it's based on a Veloster Turbo, but has been extensively modified for its trip to ...

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    SEMA: Ringbrothers shows 1965-66 Mustang fastback carbon fiber body
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    We covered one of Ringbrothers' more extreme SEMA builds yesterday, the De Tomaso Pantera-based ADRNLN, but if that well-executed but over-the-top Italian-American exotic is too much for you, then perhaps this Ring Brothers 1965 Ford Mustang fastback with a carbon-fiber body suits your tastes ...

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    SEMA: 1969 Ford Talladega GPT Special is a SEMA showstopper
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    Rad Rides by Troy has unleashed upon the SEMA crowds this custom 1969 Ford Torino Talladega GT Special, and it's a beauty. The car calls to mind the classic Holman Moody stock cars that circled NASCAR tracks in the late 1960's, driven by the likes of Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney and David Pearson, ...

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    SEMA: Forge Motorsports Mk1 VW Golf goes Group B all over SEMA
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    If it had a bit more ground clearance and we didn't know any better, we'd ask when Forge Motorsports' first-generation Volkswagen Golf racecar competed in Group B rally, thanks to almost every one of its exterior design/aero elements and the crazy 400-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four (crank ...

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    SEMA: Spongebob Squarepants Toyota Highlander gets Tanked in Vegas
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    In 2006, I bought a Scion xB (the super upright, first-generation one), and I always had this wild dream of turning the xBox into an aquarium after it had run its course in my personal test fleet. Long story short, that never happened. But apparently the folks at Toyota got wind of my idea ...

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    SEMA: Acura Street Performance ILX had an unfortunate smelting accident
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    There's a fun cliche for all-black cars based on an old Chevrolet Impala SS advertisement - "Lord Vader, your car is ready." It's been reproduced seemingly every time an automaker comes out with a menacing, black car. This Acura Street Performance ILX is for a different movie villain, though. Its ...

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    SEMA: 1951 Studebaker fastback is the woody that never was
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    A 1951 Studebaker fastback might not be the first vehicle to come to mind when we think "Woody," but here one sits on the SEMA show floor. There's a reason for that: Studebaker didn't make a woody or a fastback in 1951, according to Hot Rod. Hill's Rod & Custom came up with the creation, ...

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