The Speciality Equipment Market Association's (SEMA) annual event in Las Vegas has earned a reputation for being a motor show like no other.
Instead of the production-ready new metal, the focus here is on outrageous concepts. Here is our round-up of the star creations manufacturers have come up with for this year's show.
Mazda has shown two concepts at SEMA: the Mazda MX-5 Speedster concept and the Mazda MX-5 Spyder concept. The Speedster pays particular attention to lightweight performance, with a nod to the lightweight roadsters of the 1950s. With weight saving in mind, even the windscreen is replaced by a wind deflector. The Spyder is also a retro-inspired concept, but with a focus on hand-made luxury elements like those found in the sports convertibles of yesteryear, including leather interior trim and a bespoke silver paint job.
Nissan has showcased its new N Attack performance package for the GT-R. Developed during Nissan’s time at the Nürburgring with the GT-R, the N Attack package offers suspension and bodywork upgrades, a larger rear spoiler and heavily bolstered bucket seats. The package will be offered in two formats: a street-friendly package and a track-dedicated set-up.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' tuning arm Mopar has unveiled an all-wheel-drive version of the Dodge Challenger muscle car. It is based on the GT version of the Challenger muscle car and is strictly billed as a one-off for now. It is one of more than a dozen models from Mopar at SEMA, with Chrysler, Fiat, Dodge and RAM models all getting the Mopar treatment.