Check out the final product of what our boy Ernie Manansala did with a GT-R with help from MVP Motorsports and Wraptivo. This is one of the sickest GT-R’s I’ve seen in a while! I love what he did with the wheels! Click the thumbnails below.
I know its a bit late but I’ve been busy trying to sort all of my crappy pictures so that I only show you guys stuff you would actually want to look at! There is still a ton of fresh products from the SEMA show that I’ll be posting about over the next few days, possibly weeks but in the meantime enjoy not one but three (count ‘em three!) galleries of automotive awesomeness. Just pick a gallery below!
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I swung by the Mazdaspeed booth in the north hall at SEMA and was stopped in my tracks by this super aggressive Mazda3 time attack car. It’s rocking a custom turbo kit from Tri-Point motorsports and a crazy aerodynamic set up. I’m guessing the principal behind the aerodynamic design is to help keep this FWD car planted as if it were AWD. It certainly looks the part!
The Tjin family is producing another hot Camaro for SEMA this year only this time instead of Neil “The Ninja” at the helm its his brother Gene “Don’t Call Me Napolean Dynamite” Tjin at the helm. Despite my close ties with the family I couldn’t get too many details about what else they have in store for Gene’s Camaro but I would assume some type of boost will be on hand. If you’re feeling the exterior of this car as much as I am you can head over to the Chevy SEMA facebook page and vote for this car to win best Camaro. If you click the thumbnail below you can get a wallpaper sized version of the pic so you can rep Gene’s Camaro on your desktop.
This just hit the ol’ inbox a few moments ago. It looks like our buddy Neil Tjin is buliding a 2011 Ford Mustang for SEMA this year. Expect a full dismantle and rebuild from the Tjin-master as well as a supercharger, Forgestar wheels, and a custom body kit designed by Neil himself and produced by Extreme Dimensions. If you want to keep up with the build then add neiltjin.com/blog and facebook.com/semabuildups to your favorites!
September 8th, 2010 Laguna Niguel, CA – Tjin Edition continues to push the envelope and step outside the box with their latest project, a brand new 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT. Over the past 7 years, Tjin Edition has partnered with some of the top OEM manufacturers in the world including Chevy, Pontiac, Scion, and Honda; this year for the first time ever Tjin Edition will be joining forces with Ford Motor Company.
Tjin Edition led by Neil, Mei, Gene, and Collin Tjin along with Brian Garin and Mike Hyun from Real Auto Works in Long Beach, California will have their hands full as they are completely transforming a brand new black 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT for this years SEMA show.
Tjin Edition teamed up with Josh Cloud from Gurnade Design Firm, and Cloud was put in charge of producing the rendering for the Tjin Edition Ford Mustang 5.0 GT. As with all Tjin Edition projects, the Mustang 5.0 GT will be completely stripped, gutted, and transformed into a truly impressive piece of automotive machinery. With the new 5.0 -V8 motor in place, it comes as no surprise that Tjin Edition has teamed up with Vortech Superchargers, MagnaFlow Exhaust, American Racing Headers, Nitrous Express and Royal Purple.
Besides the “GO” aspect of this build, this Tjin Edition Ford Mustang 5.0 GT will be sporting a custom DuPont Cromax Pro paint job, which will be handled by Luis Rodriguez from L&R Paint and Body in Orange, California. This one of a kind Mustang will also be outfitted with a Webasto sunroof, Unique Fabrication metal wing, Light WurkZ LED headlights and fog lights, Ignited HID’s, StreetGlow lighting, custom Third Shift Studio emblems, Trent Trick Upholstery bolts, and a custom designed Tjin Edition / Gurnade body kit, which will be produced by Extreme Dimensions.
The Tjin Edition Ford Mustang 5.0 GT suspension will be highly modified with a brand new, fully digital air suspension kit from Air Lift, and an Eibach anti-roll kit and trailing arms. The Mustang fenders will be tucking a custom set of brand new 20″ Forgestar
CF5 (Concave Forgestar 5-spoke) wheels, which are matched up to super wide Falken tires. Sitting nicely behind the Forgestar wheels are a massive set of front and rear Baer rotors and calipers, which will help this supercharged Ford Mustang stop on a dime.
Real Auto Works will be completely transforming the interior and audio set-up in the Mustang with a set of custom wrapped Status Racing seats and harnesses, Auto Meter Ford gauges, a STACK cluster, Innovative Motorsports 0T-2 unit, a AZENTEK smart mirror, a Recaro baby seat, Scosche wiring, Optima batteries, a Metra double-din trim panel, a Pioneer head-unit, and Image Dynamic speakers, subs, and amplifiers.
Weekly updates on the Tjin Edition Ford Mustang 5.0 GT will be available at the 2010 SEMA build-ups Facebook page, (http://www.facebook.com/semabuildups), the Tjin Edition twitter page (http://twitter.com/TjinEdition), as well as on Neil Tjin’s blog (http://neiltjin.com/blog/). Tjin Edition would like to thank Ford and all their amazing partners for this wonderful opportunity, and they are excited to debut their 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT in the Air Lift Company booth (#23533) at this years SEMA Show!
This goes on our “most innovative products” list of what we saw at the SEMA show. As I was walking the halls in a small almost non-descript booth I saw this super awesome product. It’s called DashCommand by Palmer Performance. DashCommand basically turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a full OBD-II read out information center with a ton of extra stuff like a skid pad scatter plot and race track analysis. There is a ton of other stuff this thing can do but it wont all fit here so click the red text for more info.
I’m not the biggest fan of the Ford Mustang but even I can appreciate the fact that Ford is taking the sport of Drifting seriously by allowing Vaughn Gittin Jr. design not one but two different special edition Mustangs which will actually be sold through dealerships. The most extreme of the two designs is the RTR-C. RTR stands for “Ready To Rock”. Any guess as to what the “C” stands for? Should be pretty easy after you check out the pics. By the way, if you’re interested in picking up your very own RTR-C be prepared to fork over about $135,000 for the privilege.
After the X-Games I didn’t think a Ford Focus would ever make it back to MotorworldHype but here I stand corrected. I didn’t know that Ford was going to bring out an honest to goodness Ford Focus RS to the SEMA show. It almost doesn’t seem right to call this thing a Focus but it is, and yet it is every bit as bad ass as an Evo or STi. Is this a sign that the Focus RS may come to the U.S.A.? Perhaps we’ll get an answer at the LA Auto Show in December.
There weren’t many Japanese companies at SEMA but JUN Auto was among the few to make the trip across the pond to show the American market what they had to offer. Even though their booth was small they had a ton of cool stuff to offer but what stood out to me the most was a stroker kit for the Nissan GT-R. It adds another .2 liters of displacement bringing the grand total to 4.0. Hopefully we’ll see a distributor selling this set up state-side soon so we can get some hard data on this kit. In the meantime enjoy a picture of the gleaming metal creation brought to you by the masters at JUN Auto.
You might remember from an earlier post that two GT-R’s stood out to me at the SEMA show. The first was GOTO Racing’s Super Lap Car. This is cobalt blue GT-R is the second. I saw this car sans body kit at the GT-R meet at SP Engineering earlier this year and I heard rumors that he was going to pay Ventross a visit. It turns out the legends were true and the result is FRESH. I’ll be honest, when I first saw the Ventross kit I thought it would only look good in black. I happily stand corrected!