The 10 Most Absurd Custom Cars at the 2016 SEMA Show


#SEMA2016 #CarsThe 10 Most Absurd Custom Cars at the 2016 SEMA Show : Each year, automakers, custom car builders, and aftermarket part manufacturers invade Las Vegas to show off their most outrageous and drool-worthy vehicles at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association’s annual trade show in Las Vegas—better known to everyday people as SEMA. For a week, the automotive world gathers together to cast aside.

Some of the case on display are beautiful; others offensive; still others, ugly enough send you scrambling to find bleach to throw into your own eyes. So we pulled together a list of 10 cars from all three of those categories to give you a sense of just how mad SEMA can be. But trust us—for every car on this list, there are three more almost just as worthy of your praise or damnation.

Engraved Subaru WRX STI With Widebody Kit

This custom STI on the SEMA show floor shows off a custom, metal-engraved widebody kit, built by Japanese company Corazon, which includes fender flares, a custom front spoiler, custom side skirts, a new rear diffuser, and a new front bumper. There’s also a new titanium exhaust, third-party taillights, and an aftermarket spoiler. Those wheels that are fitted right under those massive flares were built by ACE Flowform. Oh, and it’s right-hand drive, which makes it JDM A.F.

NASCAR-Engined Nissan 370Z Drift Car

It’s one thing to stuff an LS motor into some random, non-General Motors car, but it’s a whole other thing to use a 600-plus-horsepower NASCAR racing V-8 engine in a drift car build. And this build isn’t even done. Carscoops reports that when the owner is finished with this 370Z, the V-8 will be pumping out 850 hp.

2,000-Horsepower Toyota Land Speed Cruiser

We at The Drive can’t get enough of this 2,000-horsepower Toyota Land Cruiser concept. As we told you before, this mind-numbing SUV has a top speed of 220 miles per hour. Why? We couldn’t tell you. There’s no legitamate reason why anyone should ever need to drive that fast in a truck like this. Then again…sometimes the only reason to build something is because you can.

Kuhl Racing Gold Engraved Nissan GT-R

Before we even knew about the engraved STI, this GT-R, customized by Kuhl Racing, was strutting its aftermarket engraved gold body panels at the Tokyo Auto Show. Now it’s at SEMA to show America what’s up.