Event>>sema 2011 – Drag Cars

Now that we’ve all returned from a busy week in Vegas, it’s time to continue with our breakdown of the SEMA Show. This time we’ll share some of the drag machines we found at SEMA.

The Pro Modified Mercedes 500SL pictured above in the K&N booth was creating a lot of buzz this year.

This was due to the overall cleanliness of the build, and to the insane quad – yes quad-turbo big block Chevy under the hood. Horsepower is said to be in the 3,000 range.

Exospeed Racing Wheels had this Civic drag car in their booth. There was a time when you’d see a lot of these cars at SEMA. These days not so much.

Know your roots. Cragar Wheels had this original ’41 Willys in their booth.

These days American OEMs offer a number of packages aimed specifically to drag racers, much like they did in the 1960s and 70s.

Ford Racing offers its supercharged Cobra Jet Mustangs spec’d out for drag racing competition.

GM also joined the party this year with its COPO Camaro concept.

Much like the legendary COPO program of the ’60s and ’70s, the word is GM will offer drag-spec Camaros to customers competing in NHRA Stock Elimnator classes.

Mopar meanwhile, showed the latest version of the Drag Pak Challenger with 512 cubic inches of V10 power.

This 69 Camaro ‘Sick Seconds’ by ProRides has over 2000hp and has won
a number of awards during the year. Great attention to detail.

That’s a healthy-sized snail!

Also wowing in the engine bay department was the Team MMR Mustang in the Borg Warner booth.

The 5.4 liter modular motor is fed by a pair of enormous 91mm Borg Warner turbines.

ESX Motorsports Impreza drag car representing the AWD side of things.

Danchuk is an extremely well known company that produces parts for tri-five Chevys. This is their famous ’57 Funny Car, driven by Tom “Mongoose” McEwen.

Finally, one more piece of drag history in the Motorbooks booth. This is CSX2093, one of eight original “Dragonsnake” Cobras built for drag racing in the 1960s.

More SEMA madness to come!

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these cars are just beautiful loving the fact that there bringing back the American oem drag pac's


500sl is godly.

wish we could have more detail pics of these turbo beasts!!


That's actually a Procharger on sick seconds, not a turbo


I was fortunate enough to see "Sick Seconds" at Autorama this year. That car is seriously and seriously fast.


ESX Motorsports Impreza drag


One day, my car. my car that i built. yeah it will be at sema.


Feature on the ESX drag car? I thought he didn't do Subaru's anymore.


LOVE the opening merc.. i hope there's a spotlight coming.

also is "sick seconds" the car that won the last drag week?


re: the MMR Mustang - want some engine with your turbos?


The quality of these cars are amazing! That Exospeed Civic brings back fond memories.

Its wonderful that GM,Ford, and Mopar are giving the support these cars deserve.

Looking forward to more!


Please, some desktops??


Drag Racing aint dead


Please, some desktops??


Sick Seconds did not win Drag Week, Larry Larson won with his 6 second twin turbo Nova


Very awesome