During the first weekend of November every year, over 100,000 people make the pilgrimage to Las Vegas for one of the greatest automotive trade shows ever put together: the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show. We pick our Top 5 cars of the 2014 SEMA show.
Known simply as SEMA, it is an industry-only event that draws aftermarket parts manufacturers, buyers from retail stores and media from all over the world. One of the biggest draws is the amazing custom builds that are put together by tuners and automakers. This year was no exception, and here are five of TractionLife.com’s favourite vehicles from SEMA 2014.
1. 2015 Toyota Camry Dragster
Toyota performed a dramatic unveil at their booth pulling off the covers and revealing a… bone stock 2015 Toyota Camry. It was quickly revealed, however, to be no ordinary sedan but rather an 850-horsepower tube-frame dragster sitting underneath a deceptively normal shell. The powerplant was borrowed from a Tundra full-size pickup truck: a 5.7-litre V8 with a TRD supercharger and a wet nitrous system added for good measure. Equipped with beefy 335/30/18 drag racing tires, the Camry-from-Hell is expected to do the quarter mile in 9.8 seconds.