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Toyo Tires SEMA Show ’16 Vehicle Previews

Supercars, crazy mash-ups, and a Hoonicorn on display at this year’s aftermarket industry trade show

Oct 25, 2016

Everyone remembers Dominic Le’s Hakotora pickup truck that debuted in Toyo Tires’s Treadpass area at last year’s SEMA Show. It was one of those reveals that made the event memorable. How could Toyo possibly one up such a wild, kickass build at the 2016 SEMA Show? Possibly with one of the following:

Hoonicorn v2 Photo 2/9   |   Hoonicorn V2

At the entrance to the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall, Ken Block’s “Hoonicorn” Ford Mustang will greet attendees, fresh off its “Climbkhana” appearance. Block will be available to sign autographs on Wednesday, November 2 from 11am to noon, and again from 1:30 to 2:30pm. A limited number of Hoonicorn posters will also be available for fans that stop by the exhibit.

Tesla Photo 3/9   |   Tesla

Inside the South Hall, the Unplugged Performance Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous makes its debut. This orange electric machine features an Unplugged Performance aerodynamics package, carbon fiber adjustable rear wing, Unplugged Performance sports suspension kit and Unplugged Performance UP-02 Ultra Light forged wheels. Ludicrous Mode programming delivers rapid acceleration, while Unplugged Performance x Brembo carbon ceramic 6-piston brakes provide the stopping power. Delivering the necessary grip is a set of 285/35R22 Toyo Proxes ST II tires.

McLaren Photo 4/9   |   Mclaren

Elsewhere in the booth, the Diety Motorsports X IDL Design Wide Body McLaren MP4-12C gets the Liberty Walk fender flare treatment and wrapped in Seal Grey vinyl. It features a custom interior that includes Techno Craft carbon fiber bucket seats, and performance mods like a GT Haus exhaust. An Air Lift Performance Suspension controls ride height, while Rotiform QLB wheels are shod in 235/35ZR19 and 305/30ZR20 Proxes T1R tires.

Porsche SEMA2016 Photo 5/9   |   Porsche SEMA2016

The third of the South Hall booth trio is the IDL Design Porsche 997 C2S featuring an aero package from a brand called Old & New, designed by Kei Miura . Repainted in Sea Blue, the sports car has Motorsport Cup mirrors and “Cup” quarter glass, along with a carbon fiber roof. Its one-off interior includes an AIMSPORT GT350 steering wheel, a CAE shifter, Techno Craft carbon fiber bucket seats, and a full cage constructed by GMG. An Air Lift Performance Suspension provides the stance to complement the 19-inch Rotiform LSR wheels. For grip, the 911 boasts 265/30ZR19 and 305/30ZR19 Toyo Proxes R888R tires.

Muzilla Photo 6/9   |   Muzilla

Finally, in Toyo’s Treadpass area between the Central and South Halls the tire-maker will be displaying upwards of 30 vehicles, including “Muzilla,” a car that mates a 1970 Ford Mustang Widebody to a 2010 Nissan R35 GT-R chassis, AWD drivetrain, and VR38DETT GT-R engine. Bilstein shocks with KW coilovers are matched with forged DPE RS-L25 18x9.5-inch custom finish wheels shod with 275/40R18 Toyo Proxes R888 r-compound tires.

Datsun260z Photo 7/9   |   Datsun260z

Dominic Le is back for this SEMA, teaming up with John Esteban of Chasing JS Vintage Motorsports to create a 2JZ-GTE-powered 1974 Datsun 260Z. The upgrades list includes Apex Performance turbos, 1,000hp-rated axles, 36-way custom coilovers, JDM Marugen Shoukai Works over fenders, and a Wilwood Engineering big brake kit. Work Meister M1 3-piece 18X11 and 18X12.5 wheels are wrapped in Proxes T1 Sport tires in a 255/35ZR18 front and 285/35ZR18 rear size.

Bulletproof GTR Photo 8/9   |   Bulletproof GTR

Bulletproof Auto is also making a return to Toyo’s SEMA space, unleashing its Fury Automotive / Varis Kamikaze-R Super Sonic R35 GT-R. Under the hood, a JCR carbon fiber intake manifold and Gruppe-M carbon fiber intake system link to a series of exotic components that includes an AT POWER x Bulletproof gold throttle body set. On its exterior, the GT-R has a complete Varis Kamikaze-R Super Sonic aero kit, Varis VSDC Version 2 cooling bonnet, VARIS lightweight carbon fiber trunk, and a Varis Kamikaze-R Race GT wing. An Aragosta Type-SA PnP adjustable coilover system with front lifter helps control the vehicle height. Volk Racing R35 GT-R TE37 Ultra, special edition NISMO Red wheels in a 20x11-inch and 20x12-inch size, are wrapped with Toyo Proxes R888R 285/35ZR20 front and 315/30ZR20 rear tires.

E30 Photo 9/9   |   E30

We end this Toyo SEMA sneak peek with this 1990 BMW 325i, an E30 outfitted with an S54 mill fed by individual throttle bodies and sending spent gases out a 3-inch exhaust. The interior is fully caged with carbon fiber panels and a custom wrapped dash and center console, while a CAE sport shifter is centered between the Bimmer’s Recaro seats. The exterior of the car features a Mint Green paint color with a carbon fiber M-Tech2 kit and custom widened fenders and quarter panels. Underneath the car, there are custom front and rear anti-sway bars, and custom fully adjustable front A-arms that are linked to the chassis with CA Tuned race coils. To finish off its competition appearance, Rotiform three-piece LSR 17X8.5 and 17X9.5-inch wheels have 215/45ZR17 and 225/45ZR17 Proxes R888R tires mounted for track-ready performance.

Bob Hernandez
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