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Preview Hot 2014 SEMA Show Projects and Prototypes

By John Stewart

Toyota FT-1
Gibson ’15 Mustang
Kia Smitten
Hyundai ’14 Blood Type Genesis
Galpin Raptor

The 2014 SEMA Show will feature the hottest vehicles in the world, outfitted with specialty-equipment tech and products that supply the enhanced performance, style and control that enthusiasts crave. Here is a glimpse of a few of the project vehicles, unique rides and latest upgraded builds that attendees will see in person throughout the 2014 SEMA Show.

Toyota FT-1

Sports car enthusiasts attending the SEMA Show this year will have a chance to see the FT-1 concept vehicle that has taken the automotive world by storm since its January debut. Toyota’s FT-1 has captured the imagination of car enthusiasts since debuting at the North American International Auto Show. In August, Toyota wowed the world again with a second upscale interpretation of the FT-1. Featuring graphite exterior paint and light saddle-colored leather, the concept vehicle went on display for the first time at the Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival gala held on California’s Monterey Peninsula.

Gibson 2015 Mustang

Gibson Performance will have a ’15 Mustang in the company's SEMA Show booth #22657. The Mustang will have a Gibson ceramic exhaust system and a JTL intake. Handling will be enhanced with an Eibach sport line kit and Brembo 15-in. brakes. The Mustang also will be equipped with HRE Flow Form wheels, Toyo tires, 3Dcarbon hood, front splitter and rear spoiler. The leather interior is by Roadwire.

Kia Smitten

Kia will showcase a fleet of attention-grabbing vehicles that highlight the imprint motorsports has left on the brand's DNA. This Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV embraces the fun and festive atmosphere that fans of Kia's championship-winning race team experience while enjoying a day at the track.

Hyundai 2014 Blood Type Genesis

Blood Type Racing Inc., the Chicago-based builder specializing in extracting extreme, street-friendly performance from Korean vehicles, has released details of its ’14 Genesis Coupe built for the 2014 SEMA Show. With a host of engine upgrades, suspension changes and exterior and interior modifications, the BTR Genesis Coupe combines power with the experience of underground racing. The car will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA Show press conference in Las Vegas, November 4, at 9:00 a.m.

Galpin Raptor

Featured at the Galpin Auto Sports booth is a ’13 Ford F-150 Raptor with conform chrome blue wrap (Avery Dennison material), Road Armor bumpers—front and rear stealth bumpers—and Lazer Star off-road lights. The vehicle is equipped with a Roush supercharger, Roush Performance cat-back exhaust and a Snow Performance water methanol kit.