Pony Cars Rule SEMA Show, According to InsideLine.com

Pony Cars Rule SEMA Show, According to InsideLine.com


Pony Cars Rule SEMA Show, According to InsideLine.com

Camaros, Mustangs, Challengers and Genesis Coupes Among Highlights

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — November 4, 2009 — Inside Line, the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site, has kicked off its coverage of the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, an annual trade show held in Las Vegas featuring every automotive accessory imaginable.

Among the highlights of the 2009 SEMA show are:

Jay Leno Camaro Project Car: According to Leno, this twin-turbo version of the 2010 Camaro V6 makes 425 horsepower thanks to the addition of Turbonetics T-3 turbos and an air-to-air intercooler.

Mopar Dodge Challenger 1320: The street-legal Challenger 1320 "image vehicle" has a massive 7.0-liter Hemi V8 that packs 556 horsepower and 540 pound-feet of torque. All that energy is transferred to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, a custom Dynatrac rear housing with Dana 60 internals and a selectable ARB locking rear diff.

2010 Cobra Jet Mustang: The heavily modified 'Stang gets a (roughly) 475 hp supercharged 5.4-liter V8 with an intake element that looks to be about the size of an office trash can and an ear drum-pummeling exhaust note.

Mid-Engine Hyundai Genesis Coupe by Rhys Millen: This V8-powered version of the Genesis coupe has a 4.6-liter V8 with the fitment of eight individual throttle bodies and a set of JE pistons that should bump the compression ratio from the stock 10.4:1 to about 10.9:1 or 11.0:1. We're guessing at least 450 horses.

InsideLine.com Editor Scott Oldham added, "Seeing Bigfoot and shaking hands with Mario Andretti are other highlights of this year's show for me so far. This place is a car-lover's dream, year after year."

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