The 2016 SEMA Auto show, which took place between 2nd and 4th of November 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre culminated in a show of the boldest and most fascinating cars and vehicle concepts of the year. This yearâ€™s show brought together a great number of vehicle manufacturers and modifiers from around the globe. Though the American car manufacturers dominated the floor of the 3 day event, other manufacturers outside the US like the Korean maker KIA and Hyundai as well as Japanese car giants Toyota were not left behind. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) event of 2016 showcased an array of vehicles and modifying vehicle parts that can never been showcased in other auto shows around the globe. Here is a list of the five most outstanding machines debuts and their specifics in the show.
1. Chevrolet COPO Camaro/Turbo Auto X
This was one stood out as one of the most realistic models in the auto show. General Motors is on the verge of producing a four-cylinder Camaro which will not only be the cheapest, but also the lightest in weight. It will come with â€plus performanceâ€™ for better stabilization and stiffer suspensions. It will be powered by a 2.0 Liter LTG four cylinder turbo-charged engine. The autocross/Auto X aspect guarantees incredibly good handling. The general outlook of the Camaro will be quite impressive having an aggressive and equally sporty look. It is definitely a vehicle to look out for in the future.
2. Ring brothers’ “Madam V” Cadillac
This was one of the most fascinating vehicles in the show. Why? It is designed and built with parts from a number of donor cars. The caddy is built with parts and a few concepts found in the 1948 Cadillac coupe and the 2015 and 2016 ATS-V. The model may be that of an old Cadillac but all other specifications including the interior and engine are modern. It is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine generating over 460 HP. That notwithstanding, this Cadillac stood out as one of the most appealing vehicles in the show. Already, it has won the Ridler and Americaâ€™s Most Beautiful Roadster.
3. Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution and RF Kuro
This was an upgrade of the models that were showcased in the same event the previous year; the MX-5 Speedster and Spyder. Though largely influenced by the two previous models, the Mazda MX-5 Speedster evolution and RF kuro came with a new appealing and aggressive look and weighed much less. Both came with a sticky finger design and ride on 17 inch ray wheels. Both vehicles are powered by a 2.0 liter engine capable of producing over 150 HP and a top speed of 160MPH. They are definitely a pair to look out for in 2017.
4. Hyundai Veloster Gurnade This three door coupe concept from Hyundai was also a car worth checking out. With a redesigned outlook, the Gurnade looks sporty, aggressive and ready to race. Riding on 19-inch OZT three-piece forged wheels and a 6 speed gear box, the Gurnade is powered by a 1.6 liter, 4 cylinder turbo charged engine with an output of over 200 HP.
5. Toyo Tires Tesla Model X Unplugged Performance
Toyo Tires showcased a number of upgraded models on a number of cars including the Tesla model X. Fitted with unplugged performance sports suspension, the model x will be one of the best performing and handling vehicles in its category. It will be fitted with 19 inch wheels and may be fitted with a 100 kWh battery capable of doing 289 miles before recharge. It will be capable of hitting 60MPH in a record 2.9 seconds.The above models were some of the most outstanding cars in the SEMA 2016 show. There were other models also that had specifics and appealing to the eye. The five models described above are however, the ones to look out for in the future.