For those of us with the need for speed, the SEMA show is the event of the year.
This year’s event showcased hugely exciting and innovative new cars and concepts in abundance, from the first street legal supercar that can hit 300 miles per hour, to the world’s “hottest 4×4”.
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As the SEMA Show 2017 nears its conclusion, here are some of the cool cars and announcements that you might have missed:
Hennessey Venom F5
The biggest reveal at The SEMA Show 2017 came from Hennessey’s Special Vehicles division. They announced their new Venom F5; a 1,600 horsepower super-car which will be the first street legal vehicle to hit 300 miles per hour.
According to the company, the sleek, 2,950-pound car will reach speeds of 186 mph in less than 10 seconds.
They hope to begin production by 2019, but until then we can only marvel at the stunning concept images.
Hennessey f150 VelociRaptor 6×6
It has been a busy few days for Hennessey. As well as the Venom F5, they also displayed the new F150 VelociRaptor 6×6.
This beast of a vehicle is an upgraded Ford F150 Raptor, complete with an extra axle, high performance suspension and custom off-road tires at a cost of $295,000.
BMW M3 30 Years American Edition
It has been 30 years since the original E30 M3 model landed in the United States. To celebrate the success of the highschool jock classic, BMW revealed a one-off anniversary edition of the M3.
BMW have given the classic car a modern makeover. Designed with patriotism in mind, the frozen red paint job contains a red, white and blue interior, as well as a 450 hp engine capable of reaching 100 km/h in four seconds.
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2018 Jeep Wrangler
Fiat Chrysler used this year’s SEMA Show to unveil the latest model in the Jeep Wrangler line. The car has been voted as SEMA’s “hottest 4×4” car for the eighth consecutive year and they will hope to extend that to nine next year.
Jeep has kept technical details quiet. However, they have promised better off-road performance, reduced fuel consumption and improved safety features. Likewise, there will be over 200 parts and accessories available for buyers to customise their vehicle.
Hyundai HyperEconiq Ioniq
Hyundai revealed the concept for the HyperEconiq Ioniq, a new model based on the IONIQ, the company’s first vehicle available in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric variants.
Showcased at SEMA Show 2017, Hyundai has redesigned the IONIQ inside and out in order to maximise the car’s fuel efficiency. Packed with the latest hyper-miling, economy, and friction technology this is definitely one for fuel-conscious drivers to keep an eye on.