SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 43, October 29, 2009

Must-See Debuts at the 2009 SEMA Show

Keep an eye out for these, and more, great feature vehicle debuts at the 2009 SEMA Show:

Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta
From November 3-6, a team representing Ford’s Fiesta Movement will be located at the Motor Trend Proving Grounds during the SEMA Show, offering test drives of a European-spec Ford Fiesta. Information about other drive stops, including monthly calendars, is available on www.fiestamovement.com under the “Ride & Drive” section. Visitors to the site can also sign up to receive test drive updates as they become available.

Lexus LFA
Lexus to Debut LF-A
The Lexus LF-A supercar made its world debut last week at the Tokyo Motor Show, but will make its first North American display at the SEMA Show. Lexus will make only 500 of the hand-assembled, made-to-customer-order flagship, making the SEMA Show a rare opportunity to see this machine up close. Featuring a 4.8L, V10 engine producing 552 hp and 354 lb.-ft. torque, a six-speed sequential gearbox, the extensive use of carbon fiber in the chassis and bodywork, and a 48:52 weight distribution, the LFA is capable of a top speed of 202 mph, according to Lexus. See it at Lexus Booth #22699.

Saleen
Saleen Debuts 2010 S281
Few details, but the venerable Mustang tuner plans to debut its new S281 pony car at the Show. Check out photos here. See it at booth #21658

Zele GT-R
Zele International's Nissan GT-R
Fresh from a debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Zele R35 GT-R: Complete Edition package will be featured in the Eneos Premium Synthetic Motor Oil display, along with its not-so-downmarket sibling, the 370Z. Look for them both in booth #25075

Hyundai/RMR Genesis
Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing Partner on Mid-Engine V8 Genesis Coupe
The Korean automaker is again planning some flash at the SEMA Show, and again joining with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) on a Genesis Coupe in a mid-engine configuration, based around Hyundai’s 4.6L V8 occupying the former backseat. Eight individual throttle bodies and JE pistons pushing compression to 11:0.1 make for a powerplant exerting 500 hp, according to Hyundai. Booth #24387

 

Ligenfelter/Hotchkis Camaro

Hotchkis and Lingenfelter Bring the Heat on 2010 Camaro
You know both of these names. One company tries to get cars off the ground, the other keeps them firmly planted. Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Hotchkis Performance co-built this 750hp beast, using an LS7 engine with a Magnuson/Eaton TVS2300 supercharger and a number of small, significant tweaks (Inconel exhaust valves, for example). Hotchkis, meanwhile, keeps it all grounded with Hotchkis Sport Springs, adjustable sway bars, a ChassisMax Subframe brace and Lingenfelter-spec Sachs shocks.

Speed Factory Challenger

SpeedFactory's Supercharged 440 Hemi-powered Challenger
With 7.2L displacement and a Vortech V3 centrifugal supercharger, SpeedFactory's Challenger is rated at 700 hp and puts it to the ground through a Mopar Performance NAG 1 transmission and Getrag independent rear suspension. See it at Mopar, booth #43127.

Tjin Edition Camaro
Tjin Edition RoadShow Camaro
Builder Neil Tjin and his assembled teams put together this Vortech blown beast, complete with a fully rebuilt LS3 motor, an Air Lift air suspension, SSBC eight-piston calipers, and 22-inch three-piece iForged wheels in front, 24s in back, covered with Falken FK-452 tires. See it at the Air Lift booth (#23633).

Mickey Thompson Shboom Gone Wild
Three Different Custom Creations from Mickey Thompson and Dick Cepek
The "Shboom Gone Wild," a '48 Cadillac Coupe De Ville from Fryz Custom, is one of three great customs appearing at the Mickey Thompson/Dick Cepek booth. Powered by a 544 Chevy and Blower Shop 871 blower, and wearing Mickey Thompson HR-1 wheels and Sportsman S/R radials at all four corners, the '48 makes a claimed 1,200 hp. Look for it in booth #43013.

Fox Marketing Lexus IS-F
Fox Marketing's Lexus IS-C
Fox chopped the lid off its IS-F, fattened the fenders (and rolling stock), made it output 405 hp, and covered it in an electric green ("BASF Foxy Green," rather). Look for it in the Lexus booth (#22699).

Road Race Engineering's Suzuki Kiyashi
Road Race Engineering's Suzuki Kiyashi
Road Race’s verison of the Suzuki Kiyashi includes a Sport Body kit using Carbontrix custom bumpers, rear spats and diffuser, custom grill and vented hood. Progress Technology springs and sway bars, Zeitronix ZT-2 data logging system, and Road Race engine management and dual exhaust round out the package. Look for it at Zeitronix, booth #21212.

Aaron Vaccar Edition Ford Fusion
Aaron Vaccar Edition Ford Fusion
Builder Aaron Vaccar says this intricate plumbing is part of what is likely the first turbo application for the 2010 Fusion Sport, a custom AGP unit built by Maryland's Turbo XS. Look for it in Ford Motor Company's booth.

Yenko Camaro
2010 Yenko Camaro
Featuring a 600-hp supercharged LS motor, Tremec six-speed manual and 22-inch Yenko billet wheels, the 2010 Yenko edition Camaro wil be on display at the OER booth (#23795).

WD-40 Camaro 
WD-40 SEMA Cares Camaro
A modern version of the classic American pony
car, the WD-40 SEMA Cares Camaro features a SportsRyder Extreme Adjustable Coilover system from Pedders
USA, custom Katzkin leather interior, and Eclipse audio system, and will be unveiled at the Show and later auctioned off at
the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction in January to benefit Childhelp and the Victory Junction Gang Camp children's charities. 

Hurst Camaro
Hurst Edition Camaro
Hurst/Magnaflow exhaust, Hurst/Eibach suspension and Hurst 20-inch forged wheels are just a few of the choice items on this Hurst edition Camaro. Currently on auction at eBay, proceeds from the sale will benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, a
program that fosters industry leadership by supporting the education of
students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.

TTXGP Founders Offer First Look at Zero-Carbon, Zero-Emissions Superbike
The organizers of TTXGP call theirs the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-emissions motorcycle race series, and the Mavizen TTX02 will be its flagship bike. Designed to ease entry into the series by offering serious racers a proven platform to start with, the TTX02 is inspired by the Agni X01, the winning entry in this year’s Isle of Man TTXGP. Look for it in the Making Green Cool Zone at the Show.

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