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    SEMA 2008: Mobil1 Porsche 996 Turbo
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Mobil1 Porsche 996 Turbo
    The 996 Porsche Turbo is old news, but that didn't stop Theory Communication and Design and iForged Wheels from whipping up a version that makes us quiver slightly, even though it's green. Artisan stuffed 650 horses under that rear ...

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    SEMA 2008: STS Twin Turbo C6 Corvette a matte monster
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the STS C6 Z06
    The Squires Turbo Systems twin-turbo C6 Z06 gives the former most-powerful Vette model a boost to 700 horsepower at a very reasonable 7 pounds of boost, which, depending on how sorted the Bilstein-shocked suspension is, could give it a good shot ...

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    SEMA 2008: VW Tiguan Performance Concept rocks the house CUV
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the VW Tiguan Performance Concept
    The Volkswagen Tiguan, already a hot little CUV, added some bodywork and an APR turbo to go with its Super CC and Jetta TDI Cup Edition Street Concept show car siblings, and then threw in a Rockford Fosgate system to raise the ...

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    SEMA 2008: Galpin Accord Concept is loud outside and in
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Galpin Accord Concept
    The Galpin Accord Concept is actually pretty tasteful for a Galpin Auto Sports vehicle, and even if the bright blue paint job doesn't get you more attention on the street than you can handle, the two tunnel-sized exhausts out back ...

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    SEMA 2008: Yokohama tire dealers compete in blackjack tournament to win Superformance MkIII Cobra
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of Yokohama's Superformance MkIII Cobra While many tire manufacturers are cutting back at SEMA this year (come on Michelin, where's our supercar display?), others are pushing forward with new products and generating lots of excitement. Yokohama decided to try ...

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    SEMA 2008: Cadillac-Powered VRS is OMG!
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the Cadillac-Powered VRS
    As you can tell from our furious posting frequency, there's a lot of stuff at SEMA. Often, you encounter some well-publicized car and your reaction is "Oh... harumph." And then there are the sadly infrequent times when you ...

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    SEMA 2008: Scion concepts aplenty
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Scion SEMA cars
    This is Scion's fifth year as a SEMA attendee, and it's arguably their best. Being the younger, hipper, tunier Toyota it makes sense they show up here with six concepts to spark customers' imaginations. To that end, they've brought several ...

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    SEMA 2008: The return of Ugliest. Mustang. Ever.
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Ugliest Mustang Ever We called it the Ugliest. Mustang. Ever. Our readers called it a pony with rabies, a monstrosity and an abomination. Many of you didn't even believe the car was real. For some reason the guys over at Rich Evans Designs were willing to ...

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    SEMA 2008: Toyota RAV4 "Performance Sport" lacks performance and sport
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Toyota RAV4 Performance Sport
    Santa Ana-based MV Designz took Toyota's overtly practical RAV4 and kicked the majority of the 'ute's functionality out the hatch. With a custom wide body kit, front and rear fascias, LED headlamps, hood and panoramic glass ...

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    SEMA 2008: Ring Bros bring the goods once again with 1969 RAZOR Camaro
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Ring Brother's RAZOR Camaro We first heard of the Ring Brothers back in 2006 when they brought their REACTOR Mustang to the ROUSH booth. That car was nothing less than stunning, and we've made sure to check out any of their custom creations since then. On ...

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    SEMA 2008: Lexus GS 460 by Five Axis
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Five Axis Lexus GS 460
    Lexus is really getting into this whole SEMA thing. Besides the IS F, plenty of which we'll be showing you shortly, there was this slick GS 460 done up by long-time Toyota collaborator Five Axis. The Project GS is Troy Sumitomo's ...

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    SEMA 2008: Tetsu GTR needs to stay in Vegas
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Tetsu GTR Bentley Continental GT
    When we heard that the Tetsu GTR would be here at SEMA, we knew we'd have to find it and shoot it. Since we didn't have a gun on us, we just shot it with our cameras instead. The Tetsu GTR is actually a perfect SEMA car. ...

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    SEMA 2008: Subaru trots out Forester XTI concept and tweaked WRX
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    Click any image for a high-res gallery
    Even though our lust for Japan's forbidden fruit has been sated by three generations of the Subaru STI and Mitsubishi EVO – and now, the Nissan GT-R – one guilty pleasure is still out of reach. The Subaru Forester STI has always held a special ...

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    SEMA 2008: Dodge Rams its new truck down our throats
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    Click above for hi-res gallery of the four Ram concept trucks
    We noticed that the Chrysler Group is pretty excited about the Challenger after visiting the Mopar Underground display at SEMA this year. We are too, but it's not just Challengers on display in Vegas. There are also a handful of ...

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    SEMA 2008: Mopar Underground Challenger Targa and Blacktop
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    Click above for hi-res gallery of the Challenger Targa
    We hope you're loving the Dodge Challengers here at SEMA as much as we are. When you build a car that's a throwback to such an iconic vehicle, it's easy to anticipate that tuners will try to recreate every example that made the Challenger ...

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    SEMA: Save us Subaru Mountain Rescue Vehicle!
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Subaru Mountain Rescue Vehicle
    Leave the Saint Bernards at home, honey, we've got something better. The Subaru Mountain Rescue Vehicle was made for the National Ski Patrol -- an organization we had never heard of until we saw this truck. On its tiptoes it ...

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    SEMA 2008: Gallardo GTR ready to take on SCCA World Challenge
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the DP7 Racing Gallardo GTR Lamborghini doesn't exactly have a storied history in motorsports, but that doesn't mean its current lineup doesn't offer a suitable platform to go racing. DP7 Racing has selected the Gallardo GTR to compete in the SCCA World Challenge ...

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    SEMA 2008: Volkswagen Super CC Performance Concept
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Super CC Performance Concept
    The year's SEMA is as much about economical performance as it is about out-and-out performance. VW threw its hat Passat CC in the latter ring with the Super CC Performance Concept, created by the VW Design Center with the aid of ...

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    SEMA 2008: Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Edition Street Concept so close to production
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Jetta TDI Edition Street Concept
    The Jetta TDI Cup Series did so well this year that Volkswagen is expanding the series from eight to ten races next year. And now non-racers may have a chance to live the diesel racing dream, and if they do, it will look ...

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    SEMA 2008: Chip Foose unveils his latest creation, the Terracuda
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Foose Terracuda Only Chip Foose could make brown look so good. The story goes that one of his customers brought in a Breitling watch and asked Chip to make his car the same color. This was the result, a 1970 Plymouth Barrauda painted in Terracuda Brown with ...

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