Any car show that takes place on Paradise Road, Las Vegas, is bound to be glitzy, but SEMA pushes the boundaries of car craziness further than any other annual motor show with a whole host of outlandish concept cars and custom-made hotrods. Take a walk on the wild side as we check out seven of the craziest concepts unveiled at SEMA.
A BMW called Rusty Slammington
Five years ago a rusty old E28 5 Series got chopped, slammed and given a set of teeth. Not long afterwards it was destroyed in a fire. It was brought back to life, fitted with a 3.7-litre S38 racing engine, and unveiled for the first time at SEMA.
Ford Cobra Jet Mustang
Need a sensible family-sized car with the ability to screech past the quarter-mile mark in less than eight seconds? The latest limited-edition drag-race ready Ford could fit the bill – provided you’ve got $99,990.
Honda’s in the pink
Sensible, practical and a bit dull – these are all appropriate descriptions of the HR-V, a small people carrier based on the Jazz. We think Honda’s gone a step – or 10 – too far in trying to shake off the fuddy-duddy image with the Tjin Edition.
Kia Optima cabriolet
If Kia’s trying to make its Optima saloon appeal to a younger audience, chopping off its roof and calling it after a Florida highway probably isn’t the most effective approach. One of the ugliest – and oddest – new car concepts we’ve seen.
Kia Forte Mud Bogger
Even if this car didn’t look weird, we’d have to include it just for that name. Apparently it’s one of four Kia concepts embracing different regions of the USA. In case you can’t guess, it’s representative of the Deep South and ‘the joy of getting dirty on four wheels’.
A Scion iA, this car started life as a simple rebadged Mazda 2… Then American writer Eddie Huang was asked to customize it. Bad move, as he had it lowered, resprayed metallic yellow and added more gold than you’d find in Fort Knox.
Rep-mobile gone wild
It’s not often you see the words Volkswagen Passat and drift car together, but this is no ordinary company car, it’s the daily driver of TV host and stunt driver Tanner Foust. No dull diesel power here either, it’s fitted with a 900bhp nitrous oxide fed V8 engine.
To see more pictures of crazy concept cars at SEMA, check out our gallery on MSN Cars.