Matt pink Lambo was designed by Forgiato to showcase its latest wheel designs
Gulf-liveried Focus ST was among the stars of Ford's own stand
M3 has been heavily influenced by old-school Japanese touring cars with its riveted wheelarch extensions
No American custom car show would be complete with outrageous airbrushing
The Nissan GT-R remains a darling of the tuner scene
Local Motors' Rally Fighter is built in many small-scale factories and LM claims the world's largest community of designers
Five window Ford Coupe with airbrushed flames has long been a mainstay of the rodding scene
Lexus shows its ultimate IS Sport Sedan Concept, modified by VIP Auto Salon
This Mustang fastback was built by Unisteer Performance Products
There's no subtlety to this Hummer
Rat-look cars featured at the show, but the emphasis was on more polished models
Not all of the cars carried road-legal modifications
Just one of the dozens of Ford F-150s on show
Off-road buggies remain popular among American enthusiasts
There's no sign of the Beetle's popularity slowing among the tuner community
Plenty of models on show were as much about performance as outrageous looks
Genuine competition cars rubbed wheels with trailer queens
Another Mustang, this time rolling on classically-styled Torque Thrust wheels
Drifting is still big news in the States, and the GT86 is growing in popularity
Its not just cars and trucks at SEMA - vans get a look in too
Old-school charm meets the rodding scene as this sensitively-styled Ford shows
It might lack bright paint and a big bodykit, but this Scion is still capable of turning heads
'50 Studebaker gets the woody treatment
Corvette fresh from the American Le Mans series
The builders of this Golf have gone all-out in the pursuit of downforce
This crazy creation has missed halloween by a few days
Scion tC has been given the traditional tuner treatment
Misha Designs' styling parts can be bought individually or as a package
Arizona-based Couture Customs specialise in high-end modifications, such as those applied to this Rolls-Royce
The Ford Mustang has been voted the “hottest car” for the second time at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The show, which opened yesterday, is the world’s largest tuner car show, and showcases a vast range of manufacturer-backed and aftermarket creations.
The Scion FR-S, the sister car to the Toyota GT86, was rated as “hottest sport compact” and the Jeep Wrangler as “hottest SUV”. The awards recognises models that the tuning industry sees as the best platforms for customisation.
According to Ford, more Mustangs and F-150s – the model voted as the show’s “hottest truck” – are on display at the Las Vegas Convention Centre than any other model.
Major car makers have increasingly been endorsing products at the SEMA Show, which is organised by the Specialty Equipment Market Association. This year sees the world debut of the 2014 Honda Civic, as well as officially-endorsed models from Mazda, Toyota, Chrysler and Hyundai.
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