Another year at SEMA has left our eyeballs tired and senses drained. There was so much to see that we figured the best way to share the experience would be a photo dump of all the European builds that grabbed our attention. There was something for every style and yes, widebody themes were the most prevalent.
As expected, custom variants of the new BMW M4 were found throughout the show halls. Past booth builds though, the outdoor car displays showcased previous Ms of all generations. E46 race builds to F80’s on air kept things interesting.
Porsche tuner BBI came with performance-focused 997 builds that utilized custom Liberty Walk bodywork to prove that the normally slammed widebody theme doesn’t have to reduce the go-fast attributes of a supercar. It’s all about what makes you happy and for BBI that means going fast. We’ll wait to see how they do in the Optima Street Car Invitational with the pumpkin orange Porsche.
We also got a first look at the versatile Mercedes-Benz Metris (Vito in EU) van that is coming to America soon. Available as a mid-size cargo or passenger van, similar to the Sprinter, the Metris builds on display included a DJ music van and decked-out ambulance.
Overall, the streetable European cars parked in the main halls leaned towards the show side. There were exceptions of course but for SEMA the tradition of keeping it wild, low and wide held true. Enjoy the photos!