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Toyota Supra Heritage Edition Stands Out At The SEMA Show

With the Toyota Supra hype train still running wild, there’s definitely no shortage of its tuned versions at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The one that stands out the most though is the Toyota GR Supra Heritage Edition by Motorsports Tech Center.

While the new Supra has never failed to amaze me, I understand it’s also a bit of a disappointment for those who were expecting that it would adopt many elements showcased by the FT-1 concept back in 2014. So to get the best of both worlds, Motorsports Tech Center took inspiration from the design cues of the concept car and the styling of the 90s fourth-generation Supra. After that, they mashed those with the new model of the vehicle.

The GR Supra Heritage Edition gives us a “what if” scenario that shows what could have been if Toyota strictly kept the DNA of old Supra and the FT-1 concept vehicle going onwards. Outside, the customized sports car features reworked headlights and taillights similar to the MKIV. Aero enhancements were also introduced to it, including new side sills, front splitter, rear diffuser, and large rear wing reminiscent of the new Supra’s predecessor.

The upgrades are topped off by a new set of 19-inch HRE wheels. Brembo brakes were used for the modded Supra and the suspension has been lowered by three inches.

The Toyota GR Supra Heritage Edition is not just all bark and no bite. Within the car rests a tuned version of its 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces as high as 503 hp.

Stolen and Crashed Dodge Challenger with 1,000 HP Goes to SEMA Against All Odds

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One Dodge Challenger currently displayed at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas has an interesting story to tell other than its overwhelming 1,000 hp output. The car has been stolen and crashed into a police car but it still managed to reach the event.

According to reports, the Challenger was modified by the Vermont-based Quintin Brothers Auto and Performance for this year’s SEMA. However, on October 30 at around 11:30 AM, the Troopers of the Nevada Highway Patrol were on the move to locate it after it was reported stolen from an overflow parking lot at the casino near the display floor of the auto event.

It was soon found by a Trooper inside the parking of Rio Hotel and Casino. As the Trooper was exiting his vehicle, the culprit rammed the Challenger into his patrol car. After that, the tuned muscle car was driven away from the scene but it was later recovered in an abandoned state at The Boulevard Mall.

The perpetrator was eventually arrested on November 5 after he allegedly shot someone outside a local grocery. Luckily, the victim survived the ordeal with non-fatal injuries and was confined to a hospital.

Despite all the drama and damage to the Challenger, one would understand if the Quintin Brothers will no longer participate at the SEMA Show. Then again, since the story gained a lot of attention, they still brought the car at the event. Currently, the auto is in a state of disrepair with its front bumper barely hanging on to it. There’s also a yellow police tape draped on it and the interior still has some of the trash left behind by the thief.

The exhibit features a full write-up narrating the car’s whole ordeal. Adam Whitmarsh, the Trooper that was nearly hit by the Challenger came to the show as well.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Gets $31,800 Worth of Mods

Aside from its versatility and power, the real fun in owning a pickup truck comes in the variety of aftermarket modifications that you can put into it. With that, one owner of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado seemingly took things too far in the customization process until he ended up spending $31,800 into the vehicle.

The price tag is already enough to buy you a nice car. In fact, you can already buy a Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan just by adding $700 into the said amount. So is it worth spending that much in the Silverado? The owner who goes by the name Chevy Dude on YouTube gives us a rundown on the mods he made for the truck that cost him that much.

According to the video, the pickup truck uses the LTZ trim of the Silverado that is worth $50,295 alone. The vehicle is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine priced at $2,495, then it is fitted with the $550 Z71 package that includes Rancho shocks and skid plates. Moreover, it receives the spray-in bed liner for $545 as well as the LTZ Premium Package, which gives the auto a powered liftgate and navigation system, among others.

Breaking down the aftermarket options totaling to $21,000, the upgrade includes a two-tone paint, six-inch lift, running boards, exhaust system with blacked-out exhaust tips, a set of BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, Black Widow trims, and tinted window.

Going inside reveals high-quality leather seats emblazoned with the Black Widow logo, heated seats, sunroof, LED footwell lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and gloss black highlights on the side panels and center console.

Overall, most of the add-ons may not be needed, but if the added appeal, luxury, comfort, and performance that the package offers to the Chevrolet Silverado are put to the table, then everything is justifiable.

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