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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased before LA auto show debut

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS won't stray far from the current model's successful shape when it debuts late this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Mercedes-Benz released a single teaser image showing off the 2019 CLS-Class' new front fascia Saturday, a little over a week ahead of the auto show. From the image, we can what look like LED running lights that...

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Over a dozen world debuts pegged for 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

In an era of online live reveals and Apple-style conferences, you'd think the traditional auto show would be on its last legs. Nothing could be further from the truth if the showcase pegged for this month's 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show is anything to go by. The organizers have confirmed more than a dozen world debuts for the show, which opens its...

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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 SEMA show edition

The SEMA show has come and gone for another year. A clear favorite this year was the 1972 AMC Javelin AMX built for Prestone by Ringbrothers. Its low, hunkered-down stance alone is enough to pique the interest of most muscle car fans, but this bad boy is also packing a a Hellcat tuned to deliver 1,100 horsepower. Ringbrothers had another star attraction: a...

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Wide-body Roush Mustang 729 debuts at 2017 SEMA show

Owners of the sixth-generation Mustang are spoiled for choice when it comes to adding serious stance to their cars. After the wide-body kits from Shelby American and Liberty Walk comes a new design from Roush. Unveiled this week at the 2017 SEMA show, Roush has equipped its wide-body kit on a sweet ride supercharged to the tune of over 700 horsepower. The...

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Camaro edges out Mustang to be voted 2017 SEMA show’s hottest coupe

The Ford Mustang may have just been updated but that didn't help it in the voting for the coveted Hottest Coupe award at this week's 2017 SEMA show. Instead, the title went to the Mustang's arch rival, the Chevrolet Camaro. The winner was voted in by the more than 2,400 aftermarket firms displaying products at the show. It's an...

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1,000-horsepower Shelby Mustang debuts at 2017 SEMA show

Shelby American took SEMA week by storm with the unveiling of its first mega-horsepower version of the sixth-generation Ford Mustang. Yes, the company has revived its Ford Shelby Mustang 1000 and confirmed the new car for production in early 2018. Just 50 will be built each year. The transformation can be applied to any sixth-generation Mustang GT and...

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SpeedKore shows Robert Downey Jr.’s custom Mustang Boss 302 at SEMA

Robert Downey Jr., perhaps best known for his leading role as Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, has exquisite taste in classic muscle cars. Why? SpeedKore built this tastefully modified 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with Downey Jr.'s guidance along the way. The company took to this week's 2017 SEMA show to debut the classic muscle car, and it says the actor...

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Supercharged Chevrolet Silverado performance concept sports over 450 HP

Chevrolet wasn't short on pickup truck concepts at the SEMA show this year, which probably has something to do with marque's pickup truck centennial. The bowtie brand brought a little something for everyone, including a supercharged Chevrolet Silverado. Although the Silverado performance concept packs the same 5.3-liter V-8 found in standard versions of the...

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Ford Focus RS Drift Stick provides on-demand sideways action

As if the Ford Focus RS's famed "Drift Mode" isn't enough, Ford Performance used the 2017 SEMA show to reveal its next supplement to on-demand sideways action: the Drift Stick, a Ken Block-approved electronically controlled performance handbrake you can retrofit to the Focus RS. Rally cars utilize hydraulic handbrakes to initiate quick drifts, though a...

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Ringbrothers reveals 1969 Dodge Charger with proper hot rod proportions

Ringbrothers stole the spotlight with its Hellcat-powered AMC Javelin, but it also debuted another Mopar machine at the 2017 SEMA show and this one is just as mean looking. Signifying the Spring Green, Wisconsin company's first-ever Mopar build is a 1969 Dodge Charger dubbed the Defector. The custom shop arguably didn't pour as much attention into the 1969...

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