2012

2012

It looks as though Porsche isn’t the only fan of the Martini Livery; the folks over at Pure Vision have also picked up on the trend and are preparing a 1966 Martini T-5R Mustang for the 2012 SEMA Show. The car was developed with the help of various tuners, including ARP, Detroit Speed, JRi Shocks, C&R Racing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and many more (full list after the jump). Of course, it couldn’t have been done without the permission from Karl, the owner of this beautiful piece of work.

The T-5R Martini Mustang is powered by a Ford Indy 4-cam engine mated to a CR Racing NASCAR prepped 4-speed transmission. While developing the car, Pure Vision focused on keeping the total weight as low as possible - they are hoping to get it under 2500lbs by the time it hits SEMA. To achieve this, the tuner added an aluminum hold, fiberglass body panels, and plexiglass windows. The interior has also been specially designed for rally racing with only minimum equipment installed.

Other updates include a new set of Evod wheels wrapped in Kumho rubber, Willwood brakes, a Shelby roll bar, and a Detroit Speed suspension.

Hit the jump for the full list if tuners who worked on the Ford Martini T-5R Mustang by Pure Vision.

Growing up as car junkies, we all played with Hot Wheels at some point in our lives – some of us actually still do. Yeah, Hot Wheels pretty much recreated every car under the sun in miniature form, but we only really wanted the cool ones. You know, the Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, etc.

Now that we are all big boys and girls, playing with Hot Wheels cars really isn’t in the cards – at least it’s not necessarily accepted. That is until Chevy and Hot Wheels got together and created a special edition Camaro , dubbed the 2013 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition. For the most part, the Hot Wheels Edition is purely an aesthetic thing, but with the Camaro’s impressive performance across the board, a few extra goodies on the inside and outside is good enough for most of us.

The new Hot Wheels Edition is the first full-size, production Hot Wheels car offered for sale by any manufacturer. It will be available in both coupe and convertible versions and will be offered for 2LT and 2SS trims. Production will begin in early 2013 and the price for the package is $6,995.

UPDATE 11/19/12: The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is headed to the UK with a price tag already set for both the manual and automatic transmission. Find out how much the prices are after the jump.

To read all about the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition, click past the jump.

TRD (Toyota Racing Development) isn’t just heading to the 2012 SEMA Auto with the Avalon TRD Edition , but with an Avalon HV Edition as well. This Avalon tuning firm is a concept based on the Avalon Hybrid that highlights the potential of the new car.

The new Avalon HV Edition will feature a Bright white paint finish combined with electric blue accent colors on the hybrid-blue headlights, tail-lights and turn signals, and the color-keyed custom grille. The HV sits on a new set of 19" custom wheel design with a three-stage paint finish.

The same color theme continues on the interior where the tuner opted for blue-silver metallic leather and white perforated leather seat inserts, as well as crisp blue stitching and dashboard accents. Just like the other concept headed to SEMA, the HV Edition features a 15-speaker JBL GreenEdgeTM surround-sound audio system.

We are not sure if any changes have been made in terms of power, but there are some changes in tow for the car’s suspensions and brakes. TRD installed cold-rolled steel coil springs that lower the vehicle approximately one inch at the front and rear.

Full details will be revealed during the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, so stay tuned!

It looks as though the new Ford Taurus SHO will also be part of Ford ’s line-up for the upcoming 2012 SEMA Show. The first tuning package that has been announced is by CGS Motorsports and shows off a wrapped Taurus SHO, leaving it dressed to impress for a black-tie affair.

The SHO is geared with CGS Performance Products and all the finest aftermarket components making it worthy to roll out on the red carpet. While no official details have been provided just yet, the first image reveals a carbon fiber engine bonnet, hood, and rear spoiler. The concept is painted in a very cool white combined with different black elements and sits on a new set of wheels combined with new brake calipers.

Under the hood, CGS opted for the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine combined with a six-speed selectShift automatic transmission, but at this point, we can not tell for sure if we will see any power upgrades.

Toyota ’s newest Avalon is an impressive vehicle, but it can get even more impressive when introduced to the fine folks at the Toyota Racing Devel Devel opment (TRD). TRD is showcasing their take on the Avalon with a concept car appearing at the 2012 SEMA Auto Show. Their Avalon Concept not only highlights the design features of the exterior, but also adds a supercharger system to bump the V6 engine’s power. To what level it is boosted to is unknown at this point, but surely it will be revealed once the car is unveiled in Las Vegas.

The new Avalon TRD features a two-tone custom paint finish, a color-keyed grille, and tinted taillights, as well as a new set of custom 19" wheels. There is also a TRD Big Brake kit and a new spring/shock package that lowers the car about one inch.

For the interior, TRD added graduated perforated leather with red piping and stitching, plus a JBL GreenEdgeTM surround sound system with 15 speakers.

Hit the jump to read more about the Toyota Avalon TRD Edition.

Ford unveiled the facelift version of their Fiesta at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, but U.S. customers will have to wait a bit longer to enjoy the updated compact car. Until then, all we can do is enjoy this very cool tuning kit that B-Spec Magazine is about to unveil at the 2012 SEMA Show.

For their Fiesta project, the guys over at B-Spec Magazine tried to combine form and function in order to obtain a car that will make heads turn, even if it’s just at the show. The only details we have on the car at this point is that it will be painted in a Candy Blue and will feature an audio system that you’ll be able to both hear and feel. There will also be a pretty cool aerodynamic package that makes the car look more aggressive than ever.

Under the hood, there is a 1.6 liter engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. We don’t know just yet if the engine has received any power updates, but we doubt there will be any more push for a build like this.

Five Axis usually prepares some of the most amazing tuning packages for the SEMA Auto Show, and judging from the first details we have on their Lexus LS F-Sport , it looks like this year won’t be an exception.

Their Lexus LS 460 F Sport project is painted in a custom titanium matte finish and sits on a new set of custom alloy wheels size 22x9.0" at the front and 22x10.5" at the back. The exterior should be high;y recognizable to all considering it was inspired by the GS F Sport by Five Axis unveiled last year at the same show. The exterior kit will include huge fender vents and a new diffuser integrated into the rear bumper, among many other things. Five Axis also installed an AirRunner TC-5 air suspension system that will lower the car and will provide a sportier appearance.

Under the hood, Five Axis kept the usual 4.6-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 386 HP and 367 lb-ft of torque.

UPDATE 11/05/12: Toyota has released a new batch of photos of the Five Axis-tuned LS 460 F Sport. Check ’em out by hopping over to the gallery section below!

We’re continuing our coverage of the Ford Mustang’s SEMA lineup with 3dCarbon’s rendition of the muscle car. Their latest "Boy Racer" package is based on the 2013 Ford Mustang and looks as though it has taken the Mustang from the racing strip to the bright lights of the Vegas strip.

The Ford Mustang by 3dCarbon features a minimal body kit that is then painted in a bright red with yellow racing stripes. Other yellow accents can be found on the exterior mirrors and wheels.

The interior is just as striking as the exterior and includes a very cool Pecca Leather trim and custom, leather-trimmed Recaro sport bucket seats, accented with red racing stripes.

At this point, we’re not really sure if the engine has received any updates, but we doubt that with a name like "Boy Racer," the muscle car will be left void of any power enhancements. Guess we’ll found out as soon as the SEMA Show doors open.

Ford Mustang is currently in its fifth generation with the sixth generation just around the corner. Each of the generations have their own design and features that set it apart, but for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, M2-Motoring will showcase a Mustang that will incorporate the highlights of each generation on one amazing Mustang concept.

M2-Motoring wanted to improve every aspect of the muscle car’s performance so they made any change they could possibly think of. This began with the heavy use of lightweight carbon fiber and other weight reduction techniques. The engine’s output was increased thanks to forced induction, but the results of that modifications are still being kept under wraps.

The aerodynamic package includes a new carbon fiber front lip and side skirts, a carbon fiber hood, and a carbon fiber roof with racing stripes running through. The concept is panted in a custom Valencia orange paint and sits on a new set of 20" Savini forged wheels.

The hype for the Mustang by M2-Motoring is definitely greater than the modifications we see as of right now. We’re hoping that when the 2012 SEMA Auto Show opens its doors, the tuner will lay out the rest of details.

Trucks aren’t exactly famous for their luxurious touches. Of course, we doubt that anyone looking to buy a pick-up is doing so to get Rolls-Royce type luxury, so that has never really mattered. Chris Ross feels a little different about this, as he has developed a new tuning package based on the Ford F-150 Raptor . With its 411 HP 6.2-liter V8 engine in tow, this pick-up truck has just received a Luxury Performance Raptor for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show.

The Ford F-150 was developed in cooperation with teams like Roush Performance, Fox Racing, and Meguiar, and takes the pick-up to an unexpected level of luxury. Roush is offering a Phase 2 ROUSHcharger kit that will increase the output to an impressive 590 hp and 535 lb.-ft. of torque.

In order to handle the extra power, the truck was also equipped with a new suspension kit and a new set of wheels sized 19" up front and 20" at the rear.

More details on this impressive kit will be unveiled during the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, so stay tuned!


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