The Best Cars of SEMA 2013

Posted by: Shelton Kwan onNovember 18th, 2013

With SEMA wrapped up, it’s time to choose our favorite cars from the show. This year was tough to nail down the best of the best, as manufacturers as well as aftermarket companies went all out to produce some stunning vehicles. With that, let’s start!

Our first choice is the Slek Designs BMW Z4 Carbon Fiber. Dressed completely in Carbon Fiber body panels, the widebody Z4 looks menacing in person. VF Engineering provides the supercharger on this Z4 to give it the power it needs to match the looks.

Our next choice is the Weistec SLS AMG Black Series. Klassen wheels custom made these body colored wheels in a little over a week to ensure they were on the car for SEMA. Weistec installed their SLS supercharger package to bump power to over 750whp.

Bulletproof Automotive brought to SEMA this wild 2013 Scion FR-S. Dubbed the Concept One, the engine has been turbocharged to 500hp, and the wild widebody kit hides wide enough tires to lay down the power. A weight reduction program brings the Concept One to under 3000lbs, giving a power to weight ratio similar to the LFA. Still popular as ever with the tuners, the Scion FR-S was named the Hottest Sport Compact for the second year in a row.

At the Lexus Booth, this wild IS350 F-Sport stood out amongst its peers. Designed by Robert Evans, the design won the DeviantArt contest for best design, and VIP Auto Sport translated Evans’ design into reality. In a time where clean and OEM are sought after, it’s nice to see something this crazy, bringing back the heydays of body kits.

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster is one of my favorite cars. Platinum Motorsports installed full carbon fiber panels as well as the Mansory Renovatio bodykit. While Mansory makes some questionable kits, the SLR kit adds extravagance and aggressiveness to the SLR body without being tasteless.

My favorite of the show, and being a Ferrari hater, is the Liberty Walk Ferrari 458 Italia widebody. The hand crafted bodywork is just insane, the riveted panels is a throwback to the widebody racecars of the 70’s and 80’s, and is just perfectly executed.

Finally, the KTM X-Bow. It’s unobtainable for us here in Canada, and is the ultimate track rat. I would love to sneak one of these badboys over the border, dress up in a full race suit, and just cruise around the streets.

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