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Subaru Previews SEMA Concepts, A Zagato Ferrari: Today’s Car News
Subaru Previews SEMA Concepts, A Zagato Ferrari: Today’s Car News

Subaru will present two new concept cars at next week’s 2009 SEMA Auto Show as well as a very unique vehicle from the automaker’s past. The two concepts are based around the 2010 WRX STI and Legacy and use parts from the automaker’s in-house performance shop Subaru Performance...Read More»

Chrysler Mopar FLO TV Auto Entertainment
Chrysler Gets Mobile TV, Again: This Time It's For Grownups

Chrysler announced today that it will be the first automaker to offer in-car mobile TV with a full channel lineup. The new service, FLO TV Auto Entertainment, will bring up to 20 channels for a monthly fee that's low in comparison to existing satellite services. For a couple of years now, Chrysler...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-series Gran Turismo
Cheaper Four-Cylinder BMW 5-Series GT, Ford Shows Off 2009 SEMA Lineup: Today’s Car News

BMW may add four-cylinder models, both gasoline and diesel, to its 2010 5-Series GT range to lower the entry price. Chances are we won’t get either here in the U.S. [Autocar] Ford has given a preview of its lineup for the 2009 SEMA Auto Show, which kicks off on November 3 in Las Vegas. No...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
911 Turbo Driven, A New Audi Spied And Ford Unleashed Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page The top story of the day is Executive Editor Marty Padgett's first drive of the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo over at Motor Authority, where he tells us how a 500-horsepower German-engineered...Read More»

2009 Mopar Dodge Challenger 1320
Chrysler Previews Four Custom Rides Ahead Of 2009 SEMA Show

A 556-horsepower Dodge Challenger, a Jeep Wrangler that transforms into a mobile campsite, a luxury Dodge Ram 1500 and an extreme Jeep Wrangler off-roader with 40-inch tires. This is just a taste of what Chrysler, and its Mopar accessories line, will be presenting next month at the Specialty...Read More»

Autloc Smoke Screen and Flame Thrower Kits at SEMA
Aftermarket Accessories We Really Want: Flamethrower

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. We've often dreamed about having a flamethrower on our car--you know, getting all Mad Max when you're ahead of us driving 15 mph slower than the speed limit while you're texting or something--but we never dreamed it was actually possible. To the rescue...Read More»

bumblebee camaro
Bumblebee Camaro From Transformers 2 At Chicago Auto Show

At the upcoming Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 13-22), Chevrolet will introduce an updated Bumblebee Camaro; the same vehicle is said to make an appearance in the upcoming Transformers 2 movie coming to theaters June 26. We first saw the Bumblebee Camaro last fall at SEMA; the new version receives subtle...Read More»

SEMA 2008: The Most Expensive Rims Ever

The tunerfest that is SEMA is known for audacious cars on the hairy edge of taste--well, OK, far beyond it. Wheels are a particular fetish for this crowd, and each year, it's a competition to see who can field the biggest, baddest, most expensive rims in the hall. This year, TheCarConnection.com...Read More»

The Best of SEMA 2008

At a show that plays host to some of the country's most talented car and truck builders, it's tough to pick the best of the best. With that caveat, here are "some" of the best of from the 2008 edition of SEMA. That Rolls Has a HEMI! A lightly used 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow isn't anything...Read More»

SEMA 2008: The Best of the Worst

If you've never been to SEMA, it may take the entire show's entire four-day run to recover from the shock and awe associated with being assaulted by so much automotive eye candy. SEMA veterans like your author are less affected. Having survived 15 years of the November ritual, there's not much...Read More»

2009 HUMMER H3
SEMA 2008: HUMMER's Still Here

Despite being up on the auction block, HUMMER still beats with a GM heart, at least as of SEMA '08. The purveyor of over-the-top SUVs says that its H3T Weekend Warrior concept "demonstrates the added extreme capability and functionality that can be accomplished with the H3T and a few weekends in...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
SEMA 2008: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai swept into Sin City with seven customized vehicles on its brand-new 2009 Genesis platform. Both coupes and sedans are modded to the max, and it's a look more believable on the sporty coupe than on the sedate Genesis sedan. Nonetheless, the vehicles highlight just how far the Korean...Read More»

Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
SEMA: Mustang Revives Cobra Jet

Not to be outdone by the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS7 Concept also revealed yesterday at SEMA '08 in Las Vegas, Ford introduced its FR500CJ, known as the Cobra Jet. Like its Chevy competitor, the Cobra Jet is tailored for drag racing. It joins Ford's stable of race-ready Mustangs, which also includes...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
SEMA 2008: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Rocks

All right, rabid Camaro fans--commence drooling. As if the standard-issue 2010 Chevrolet Camaro wasn't tough enough, Chevy teases with four killer Camaro concepts at SEMA, detailed below. And because Chevrolet did such a great job with the production Camaro, the concepts don't seem a stretch at all...Read More»

Ford Flex - Customized By Nelly
Hip-Hop Star Nelly Shows Customized 2009 Ford Flex at SEMA

Wow, Ford is really pulling out all the stops in attempts to sell station wagons crossovers to a whole new set of playas. In a cleverly eponymous marketing move, Ford had already partnered with DJ/producer Funkmaster Flex on--you guessed it--a Ford Flex. Flex's buddy Nelly saw the new Ford vehicle...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G8 ST
SEMA: 2010 Pontiac G8 ST Keeps on Truckin'

The 2010 Pontiac G8 ST is surely one of the less likely new product choices made by General Motors since Bob Lutz took the reins of product development. A truck spun from the Pontiac G8 platform, it's powered by a 361-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 that's good for a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds. A six-speed...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
SEMA: Where Even the 2010 Ford Transit Connect Can Cool Down

Rules are made to be broken at the SEMA aftermarket show. Take a car that's not known to be cool--say, the 2010 Ford Transit Connect--and it can be spun into a whole other universe of style, totally transformed by tuners. The basics of this compact van aren't the stuff race weeklies are written...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Genesis
SEMA: So, How About a 460-hp Hyundai Genesis?

Hyundai's parade of tuned and tweaked vehicles at the 2008 SEMA show included a trio of Genesis sedans, one sporting as much horsepower as you'd find in four of the Korean automaker's Accent sedans. The 2009 Hyundai Genesis scored points with TheCarConnection.com's experts with its swank cabin...Read More»

2009 Kia Borrego
SEMA: 2009 Kia Borrego Strikes a Limited Pose

It's so production-ready, it seems a matter of time before this concept version of the 2009 Kia Borrego joins the Korean automaker's lineup. Called the Limited, the newest version of the well-executed but poorly timed ute wears a monochrome black paint job and limousine-tinted windows, along with...Read More»

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