It’s that time of the year again, where all the manufactures and builders showcase there talents and wares in one show. I took away a few things from this years show. The market must be doing good as this show is bigger than last year’s and there seems to be almost as many booths as the peak days in 2006. Liberty Walk body kits where everywhere, the Japanese designer must have worked all year to get this many body kits out in time. The FRS is still the hot import at the show, more of these than anything else were in the booths.
The only Integra at the show was in the Hondata booth. The K swapped, JDM nosed car was so clean and the gold platted ITB’s really popped.
Parked next to the Integra was this turbo charged S2000. I think I need to get one as a project car.
Another car I have wanted for some time is the 1st gen IS300. This one had it’s motor replaced with one from a Turbo Supra, and was all about the track. The over fenders where a popular accessory on all cars at the show.
Single turbo R34 Skyline GTR, we have a long time till we can import this model, but the R32’s are legal.
This Bentley Continental GT3 racer is fresh from the European tracks. The real technology was taking the over 800lbs out of the car to make it competitive in the series.
The Lamborghini Huracan costs$200,000 and has 600 hp, though it looks like the old Gallardo, it is all new.
I will try not to flood this blog with pictures of Porches like I did last year for SEMA but this Rauh-Welt designed 993 was too sick not to post. You can see from this car and the one next to it that over fenders are the hot thing in tuning right now.
The 2015 Nissan GTR Nismo edition, the king of them all. I asked the reps at NISMO if they would start selling older GTR parts now that we can get R32’s in this country, hopefully they will get back to me.
Liberty Walk Aventador, see what I mean about the guy’s stuff being in every booth.
This 328i wagon is a little more pedestrian than the cars above, but it was perfect. The Stoptech big brake kit looked great through the Volk wheels, I say get rid of the stickers and I would rock this car everyday
Countless hours of my childhood have been wasted watching this truck on TV. The A team is still a show I try to watch when it comes on.
The future of cars is here in the $130,000 BMW i8. The car uses a 3 cylinder turbo engine with electric motors to propel this car to 60 in under 3.5 seconds, and it still get 50mpg.
Lexus stopped making the LFA last year after only producing 400 world wide, I wonder what the used car market is like on these?
Stay tuned for part 2