This year's SEMA Auto Show attracted more than 100,000 industry leaders from around the world. If you weren't a part of the masses this year, fret not. We have some web exclusive coverage right before your eyes. Be sure to stay tuned to our upcoming issues where you'll get an even better look into the world's biggest aftermarket industry show.
We start you off with Lexus' debut of their new 2013 GS F-Sport luxury-sport sedan. There is no purported F-Sport tune for their 3.5L V6 motor, so it will sport the same 306 horsepower power plant as in their 2013 Lexus GS350's.
Five Axis also debuted their new Project GS F-Sport in the same display room as the factory tuned GS to give tuners an idea of the possibilities already available. Their Glacier White version sports a stance given by a custom-built wide-body kit and 20x9.5"(f)/20x10"(r) wheels.
The lovely ladies of Spyder Auto—manufacturer of projector headlights, head lights, tail lights, and all things lights.
We spotted Jesse James and went kind-of (or really) paparazzi on him.
Another fine specimen worthy of paparazzi'ing—X-Games champ Dave Mirra was spotted at the Subaru display signing autographs.
The BorgWarner booth featured displays of their latest turbo systems. Take a look at a cutaway of their S500SX compressor rated at putting out 900-1475 horsepower.
We're loving the new Veloster—Hundai's new sporty, economy car that has, in this case, been handled by Red Bull and Team RMR to create this rally masterpiece.
Making a special appearance was the Scion FR-S concept. We had to fight our way to the front of the hoard to take a peek.
In similar tone, the Falken booth displayed the Lexus LF-A super car.
Koyorad displayed their latest products including the popular direct fit Honda CR-Z radiator for racing applications.
Representing their hometown, Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch gave a look into their resort-style racing circuit.
DC Sports had a slew of new products displayed at the show this year. One of their latest creations featured here (middle of the right column) is a 3 into 1 header system for the Nissan 370Z.
Want to know the exact power output of your car without having to pay a visit to the dyno shop? AEM has released their Dyno-Shaft On-Vehicle Dynanometer for RWD applications. The Dyno-Shaft kit is a strain-gauge dyno that delivers real horsepower and torque numbers by measuring torque and RPM at the driveline. This kit is a factory-calibrated unit that replaces the yoke of the driveshaft and can be read by a datalogging device. Word on the street has it that other applications may be on the way.
AEM also introduced their new Wideband FAILSAFE Gauge. This new device is a wideband UEGO controller with an internal boost sensor and an internal logger in one. If AFR falls out of the user-defined operating window, the failsafe technology will activate. Along with a full color Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display, AEM's got all the bases covered.
This is one of the items that made the daily 8 hour walk-a-thon well worth it. Honda is now offering something that will make the hearts of Honda enthusiasts melt. For $3500, racers can purchase a bare-bones 2012 Civic body to modify to their wallet's content.
Honda's racing division has also developed a line of HPD parts and racing components specifically for the 2012 Civic. Parts will be on sale early next year.
ARP displayed some impressively built motors including a 2011 HPD HR28TT and Nissan KA24DE motor.
Brembo's wall-o'-bling for your brakes. They have recently introduced their new paint technology using ultra-violet light for rotors offering better rust and corrosion resistance.
Yes, we all need to perfect our welds. When does Lincoln Electric's welding practice game come out for PS3 or Xbox 360?
Drifting was going on nearly all day outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Miller Motorsports instructors were taking out attendees for some drifting runs in their Ford Mustangs.
This was the most memorable item from the multitude of China manufacturers. Who says wheel weights can't be pretty??
To send you off, here we have some favorite picks from the SEMA general parking lot.
Till next year!