Best of 2013 SEMA Show, Day Two: So Many Wide Bodies, a Special German, and an 85-Year-Old EV [2013 SEMA Show]

Best of 2013 SEMA Show, Day Two: So Many Wide Bodies, a Special German, and an 85-Year-Old EV [2013 SEMA Show]

The curtain has fallen on day two of the 2013 SEMA show, but we’re not just lazily lounging in our swanky Las Vegas hotel rooms or blowing our money at the craps table—we’ve gathered up the most SEMA-appropriate rides of the day to share. Like our first-day list, today’s collection aims to highlight the sheer breadth of motorized craziness that you can find at the show, from wide-bodied exotics to purposely decrepit hot rods and even an electrified old-school Buick. We’d include a section on the spicy collection of booth girls, but, as automotive enthusiasts, you guys wouldn’t be interested in that sort of stuff anyway.

Liberty Walk Wide-Body Ferrari 458

If you’ve ever looked at a Ferrari and thought, “what might that look like with an additional foot or two of width?” Here’s your answer, brought to you by tuning outfit Liberty Walk. While you’d expect a tuned Ferrari to be the automotive equivalent to a backwards-facing baseball cap, Liberty Walk’s effort is simply spectacular. We dig the bolt-on fender flares, which add a technical and racy vibe, and the color scheme is appropriately sinister. And that front splitter? You could serve a feast on it; we’re re-thinking our Thanksgiving dinner plans already.

JC Autostyles Chrysler 300 Convertible

JC Autostyles Chrysler 300 Convertible

We came across this most SEMA of custom vehicles at the Borghini wheels booth. (Yes, that’s the same spelling as “Lamborghini,” but minus the “Lam” part. Classy.) Although it was at some point a Chrysler 300, this show car has had more plastic surgery than most of the booth professionals nearby. For starters, it’s a two-door (operating in a suicide fashion), the roof is gone, there’s a Rolls-Royce Phantom–look front clip, and the entire interior has been gutted and replaced with what appear to be very uncomfortable hard plastic chairs. The whole thing is painted bright green, filled with speakers, and rides on huge rims. Of course, pure, classic SEMA.

RAUH-Welt Porsche 911

RAUH-Welt Porsche 911

Unlike the Ferrari, absolutely everyone can probably imagine a wide-body Porsche 911; the car’s hips just too easily lend themselves to creative extension. And no one builds a better wide-body 911 than Japanese tuner RAUH-Welt (RWB); just check out this awesome 911 Turbo it built for SEMA two years ago. Each car is customized to the specification of the customer, and they’re so cohesive-looking that they can almost fly under the radar. This bright purple example, a 1989 Porsche 930, was a bit easier to pick out from the crowd around the Toyo tire booth. It gets a BASF Glasurit Rubystone Red paint job, M&K exhaust, Recaro Pole Position seats with racing harnesses, KW coil-overs, and Work Meister M1 wheels that measure 18

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