It’s been a week since the 2012 SEMA Show wrapped up, and as the final part of our SEMA content it’s time for you guys to pick what you think is the best machine from this year’s event. After a chat, the group of us that was in Vegas last week came up with a list of 15 of our most exciting and interesting vehicles from the show.
Now it’s time for your votes.
Representing the latest in Pro Touring madness we have the “Tec9″ ’69 Camaro.
The Pure Vision “T5-R” Mustang is not to be left out with its vintage Indy motor and retro looks.
We also have “Top Notch” – one of the craziest Fox Body Mustangs ever.
Another showstopper was the “Mach 40″ Ford GT meets Mustang project.
We also had a thing for “Lowered Learning” a slammed Chevy pickup built as a project by students.
Love it or hate it, the latest Lamborghini for Liberty Walk got a lot of people talking this year.
Keith Charvonia’s “Drag ‘N Kaiser” may have been the best Kustom at SEMA 2012.
Few vehicles at SEMA better mixed the new and the old than ICON’s Dodge D200.
Badass. It’s the only word to describe the blown “Hell on Wheels” Chevelle.
The Grinch. Another take on Pro Touring from the ultra talented Ring Brothers.
The Fatlace R35 and its BenSopra body work also caught a lot of attention this year.
The same goes for the Evasive Motorsports FR-S, which just hit the track at the Buttonwillow Super Lap this week.
Ford took factory drag specials to the next level with its Cobra Jet Twin Turbo Concept.
Last but not least, we have the 500 horsepower AWD Volkswagen Beetle from the team at VW Vortex.
Now comes the tough part – choosing just one of these things.
WOW! all lame by SEMA standards, seen it all before! the wheels on the gt40 mustang "vomit" the camaro was nice (nice spoiler), mustang wheels were sweet, Fatlace G35 had it right but the sopra kit seems old now, etc. etc. etc. the grinch's nose is too big not to mention the wheels look like some konigs from 2001, the wing and the livery, and spoiler on the evasive FRS..... painfull. I'm sure there are many many amazing vehicles at SEMA, these just aren't them. Love the "lowered Learning" ; because it's getting kids wrenching!
The Fox body Mustang had long been forgotten good to see someone bring it back as remembrance of what performance is today. I'm a GM guy btw. Lol
Some strange choices and omissions actually. There was a fighter pilot style Ford which was amazing. Surprised that isn't there. As Rod as mentioned, many of the tuners were not actually that great in the flesh. Annoyed I didn't see the Icon. Me bad.
Mach40 was me, although I thought the exterior was a little subtle for a SEMA show.
My favorite car wasn't even complete. The half done 55 chevy gasser in the Dynamat booth was the only car that had me wishing my wallet was fatter.... The orange AWB falcon was also pretty sick.
I can't really believe this is the "best of" poll from the entire event.. buuut I have to choose the Hell On Wheels Chevelle. That chevelle must be a blast to drive and the theme fits it perfectly! (although I'm not sure I could ever drive something with a massive affliction logo on the side..)
liberty walk lambo....... because its bad ass to modify big money cars. its takes balls. and they did a killer job, i dig it
i really liked the Super Beetle , imagine , the newest generation of "Fusca"(likes called here , in Brazil) with the Golf R AWD, and 500 Horsepower? this is amazing!
All the FR-S and BRZ that domonated the show and the only one that is a candidate is the Evasive? Common Man!
Rampage overall the level of fabrication on the muscle car builds tended to far out-shine all the ZN6 chassis which for the most part were only mild builds with a few bolt-ons.
I wanted to vote for the Evasie FR-S like everyone else, but that Grinch Camaro just looks so damn tough! If I had a cool $100k sitting in the bank to spend on a Camaro, I'd take it to the Ring Brothers for them to work their magic :)
Cobra Jet gets my vote , purely for the fact I'm loving car manufactures getting more and more involved in the aftermarket modifications and possibilities their cars have.
I'd love to see more on ICON Speedhunters, they have some pretty radical stuff there... I think you'd like it. Great job on that Kaiser... sick sick build/story, you got my vote.
Fr-s or the R35... that Chevelle is cool buuuuut it says affliction on the back. That shit don't fly.
we don't tend to judge cars as "Muscle" or any other category, but are looking at the quality and depth of the builds. In this respect it was the Muscle cars which had by far the most impressive.
To be honest i wasn't really feeling any of the cars seen in the coverage of sema bar a few, so easy choice for me evasive frs.
tec9 just overall menacing and the t5r with that iconic vintage look and that lovely motor, whew it was a tough choice! Luckily the mach40 took the best from the two! menacing body lines mating with a retro gt40 look and a massive engine, not to mention the time that went into the body just a +
I really want to vote "All of the above". All of these things are so awesome, it's like comparing apples to oranges to watermelons to lemons.
That T-5 Mustang with the Martini Livery and the Formula engine! I drool every time I see it.