In 2018, we teamed up with ENEOS Motor Oil to help find the ideal vehicle to represent the brand during SEMA week. We put the call out on our social media channels and the response was incredible, with all type of builds in various states of tune submitted for the chance to make their way to Vegas for the big show. When ENEOS reached out to us to offer that same opportunity to our fans and followers for this year's SEMA, we expected a good amount of entries, but this year's response has blown last year's numbers completely out of the water.
With so many cars submitted and many of them top caliber builds, the selection process for finalists becomes even more intense. After sifting through countless Instagram images in search of the very best, we present to you the 5 finalists in 2019's ENEOS Motor Oil x Super Street SEMA Vehicle Search Contest, in no particular order....
Before you even ask, the color applied to this well-built R35 comes from the Porsche GT3RS color swatch selector and is known as Grey Black. That deep, eerie color, applied over the sharp lines of a Ben Sopra aero kit that includes the Race Version front bumper and fenders, along with a rear bumper and lower diffuser, is accented by an 1,800mm Voltex Type 7Sn wing with swan neck mounts. EVS Tuning's carbon fiber air ducts and chassis-mounted splitter help balance out that aggressive aero.
Along with the bark, there's more than enough bite available, namely, 800hp and 700 lbs-ft of torque. That grunt is available through the built block, GSC upgraded valvetrain with billet cams along with a GReddy intake manifold, intercooler, and piping that back up the Evasive Motorsports-spec turbo upgrade that belts out a glorious note through EVS Tuning's titanium exhaust—all of it overseen by EcuTek management.
A true '90s hero, this '02 NSX keeps the classic feel but with an updated mod list to modernize Honda's original flagship. The 3.2L V6 now sees boost thanks to a Comptech Autorotor supercharger kit with high-flow carbon intake. Keeping the temps down is a Mishimoto radiator and Science of Speed expansion tank, and the 6-speed was fitted with an Exedy clutch to hold the additional power.
Though the sultry curves of the NSX are legendary, there's always room for improvement. A complete Route KS Madonna wide body kit was brought in as were Ganador mirrors, a Backyard Special spoiler, NC Auto carbon rear garnish and the new color: Green Tea Metallic, was applied before "soft misty black" TE37s in 17x9-inch front, 18x10.5 rear were bolted into place. Just behind the staggered wheels are 6-pot front, 4-pot rear brakes from Lucky, with Downforce carbon brake ducts to feed them fresh air up front.
With the menacing look of this Evo 9, you'd probably expect it to push some pretty extreme power numbers. Well, its owner certainly delivers on that end. A 100mm Eagle crankshaft is handcuffed to MAP Performance steel rods that work with Wiseco's 1400HD pistons to make some jam. GSC can be found in every part of the top end and a Forced Performance Super 99 HTZ divided snail faces forward thanks to JDL Auto Designs' T4 Twinscroll turbo kit complete with dual Tial 38mm gates. The performance list goes on and on and at the end of it all, you'll find over 900hp and 700-plus lbs-ft of torque through all four wheels! To make sure the transmission doesn't crumble like a finger snap from Thanos, it too has been thoroughly reworked inside and out.
Now that you know this Evo means business, that wild Varis Super Taikyu Time Attack widebody kit (the first of its kind in the U.S.) makes all the sense in the world. Its 50mm fender extension allow for 18x11 SSR Professor SP4s wrapped in Falken RT615K of the 275/35 variety to fit nicely at all four corners. A Varis carbon hood is accented by a carbon fiber roof overlay, Craft Square mirrors, DoLuck duckbill trunk and GT wing and even the doors sport that familiar weave as Seibon replacement versions were brought in. If you spot a few titanium fasteners on the kit, that's expected seeing as how over 250 of those pricey little nuggets were used throughout the build.
Like every other part of the build, even the interior is fully upgraded with Bride Maziora Gias limited edition seats, reupholstered door cards, rear seats and suede headliner. An AIM Sports digital dash and AEM gauges keep the driver on notice and when that 900hp sound track gets boring (is that possible?) there's more than enough audio on board to keep things interesting.
You won't find monster horsepower numbers or gut-wrenching torque figures applied to this sleek S2000 CR, but what you will find is a well-balanced machine that refuses anything but the very best in mods. For the S2000 savvy, ASM sits at the top of the aftermarket food chain in terms of fit, functionality, and appearance, and this AP2s ASM parts list is the longest we've ever encountered this side of ASM themselves. The often-copied ASM wide front bumper and wide fenders are joined by a dry carbon hood, side diffusers, rear over fenders, rear bumper, diffuser, ducktail spoiler, GT wing, and more. MRacing carbon mirrors were added and the factory door mirror mounts shaved, Ferrari F430 side markers added, and NSX-R Championship White covers the entire body, except for that authentic Mugen carbon fiber hardtop, of course.
More ASM can be found inside with a Recaro RS-G Ruby alcantara bucket seat joined by an SR-7 reclining seat, Ruby floor mats and dry carbon steering boss. A Mugen Race steering wheel is fitted with an NSX-R horn ring and button. And under the hood, those three letters continue with their carbon fiber intake, hood dampers, radiator plate, header, throttle body and more.
To exploit the S2000s handling further, an OS Giken Super Lock LSD was added to transfer the power, while underneath, a catalog of ASM suspension goods has been bolted in place. A "square" set of 18x9.5 Titan 7 Forged T-S5 wheels and Advan A052 are on duty with Stoptech rotors and Spoon Monobloc calipers to help keep things under control.
Sometimes building the perfect project car involves parts from multiple sources, like this '93 240 that borrowed its front end from an S15 and taillights from a 180SX. Covered in Avalanche Grey, the multi-generational S-chassis product has been widened significantly by a Rocket Bunny kit, and towering over the rear is a Battle Aero V4 wing, which is chassis-mounted. Wrapped in Toyo R888R, Volk's TE37SL fill the enlarged wheel wells with Brembo 6-piston calipers and StopTech drilled rotors just behind.
Speaking of borrowing from other chassis, the heart of this build is Toyota's legendary 2JZGTE mated to an R154 trans with power output just north of 500hp.
There you have it, all five finalists vying for that top spot; you, the fans, made your vote known on our Instagram voting poll, and we're on the home stretch. On Oct 7th we'll officially announce the winner of the 2019 ENEOS Motor Oil x Super Street SEMA vehicle search, and that lucky individual will be headed to the biggest automotive event in the nation to show their pride and joy!