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Customization at its finest
It's that time of year again, folks. Nope, not autumn. But SEMA. Saying that, the annual tuning convention is just as shocking as the cold mornings and clocks going back, but even more colorful than the burnt orange, reds and yellows
Starring the ES, UX, and RC
Toyota's display at SEMA 2018 was impressive, but the carmaker's luxury arm put up a good show as well. This year, Lexus brought some of its best custom cars to the annual Las Vegas aftermarket spectacle.The Lexus display included
The engine goes on sale next year
Anyone call for a 1,000hp Hemi? If so, Mopar has just the right block for you. The equipment manufacturer under Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has just unveiled this monster engine called the 'Hellephant' at SEMA 2018. And alongside it is the
More aftermarket goodness
The Kia Telluride, unmodified, is a full-size SUV that gives off a premium, no-nonsense vibe. It's capable, but we certainly wouldn't call it playful. It looks more like something that'd be parked in between a Lexus and
We want this here
Ask us right now what vehicle we wish would be made available in the Philippines, and we'd easily answer the all-new Toyota Corolla hatch. The car just looks so damn sleek with its sporty profile, angry headlight design, and low
Looking tough and aggressive
Ford's little EcoSport isn't exactly the first vehicle that comes to mind when you think of the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA), but with the growing popularity of subcompact SUVs, it's no surprise that this cute-ute has
The Unplugged S-APEX can do 0-100 quicker than Tesla’s claimed 2.5sec
The Tesla Model S is many things-fast, clever, luxurious-but exciting to look at, it's not. Enter Unplugged Performance, who's treated a Model S to a SEMA makeover via a rather striking carbon bodykit.The Unplugged S-APEX is
The Camaro eCOPO is a nine-second electric car
Here's one to ruffle feathers. Chevrolet has brought a nine-second drag Camaro to the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Nothing wrong with that, you might think, but there's one caveat: It's electric.That makes perfect sense at a
Using all that carbon, titanium, and plastic saves surprisingly little weight
This is the Ford GT Carbon Edition. Its use of carbon wheels and a plastic engine cover-as well as the deletion of cupholders and doorbins-saves a grand total of...18kg. Making it 1,367kg before fluids rather than 1,385kg.
Aftermarket is life
All the cars of the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) are now rolling out of the woodwork. Over-the-top SUVs, JDM legends, slammed supercars, and towering trucks-if a car has an aftermarket following, it's bound to be
Perfect for Ilocos
There aren't many places to go dune bashing here in the Philippines. Rocky inclines? Yes, we have those. Plenty of muddy rainforests and intense river crossings, too. But giant mounds of sand as far as the eye can see? Only one
Nissans look good in orange
This isn't a car, so much as it is a moving set of aftermarket pieces designed to show Nissan 370Z owners just how wild you can get. Welcome to Project Clubsport 23.Of course, Nissan 370Z owners need no further explanation
Modding done right
Here in the Philippines, you may have noticed there are two ways to modify a pickup truck: a) You can go the tacky route and make it like something it's not; or, b) You can take the functional route and focus
Seven F-Series pickups—including a 1,000hp monster—will be part of Ford’s 50-vehicle display
Not even Hennessey's or Roush's F-150s can match the absurdity of this thing. Tuned by ZB Customs and Kurt Busch, this 5.0-liter V8, two-door F-150 has twin On3 turbochargers, JE forged pistons, a Ford Performance
There's a lot to look forward to at this year's show
GAS is no stranger to tuning up Mustangs. This one takes the 5.0-liter V8 base car, adds a Ford Performance/Roush supercharger, a Ford Performance (FP) exhaust, short-throw gearshift for the six-speed manual and an FP driveshaft.There
Now this is what we call Pinoy pride
Those of you who frequent the Top Gear Philippines website will know that we're big fans of the owner-type jeep. This vehicle-with its basic form, utilitarian roots, and its owners' no-nonsense approach toward driving one-is, in many
And a pimped-out Camry
The recently concluded Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, as it does so well, gave some of the world's best tuners and designers a chance to showcase their best work. This year, Toyota entered two custom builds into
Try not to drool
Fun fact about the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show #1: More than 2,400 companies filled over one million square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center's floor with over 2,500 items on display.Fun fact about SEMA #2:
If looks could kill
No. Go back. Look at the picture again. We'll wait.There, that's more like it, isn't it? This is a 1957 Corvette-in our minds, the best-looking to ever emerge from Chevrolet. And that's not just an
"All show, all go"
It's that time of year again. The 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is just around the corner, and Hyundai's turning its everyday compact sedan into an orange, aero-clad beast specifically for the occasion.Dubbed the BTR Edition
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