The SEMA organization is known for hosting its annual show in the land of excess, Las Vegas, Nevada, the most important aftermarket and tuner industry event of the year. Enthusiasts and companies from across the world await event coverage to get a preview of the latest and greatest from the aftermarket industry. As an industry only event, the tuners and fabricators present the best of what they build, manufacturers show off their innovation and latest products, while buyers from all over the world congregate, looking to promote the next best thing in their showrooms.
The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show is the epitome of the automotive aftermarket industry with exhibitors bringing only the best to show off their craft and design while giving the market a glimpse well into the future. With over 130,000 participants and 2,500 exhibitors from 130 countries, the show truly reaches all corners of the globe. The industry has been preparing and anxiously awaiting its arrival all year and the whole world is watching, business and enthusiasts alike. This is our day one coverage highlighting some of the more popular SEMA builds and platforms.
When we caught wind that Porsche had brought a small army of engineers and a tester to our home turf of Colorado, we couldn’t help but send out the crew. What we found was that they had come for some high-altitude testing, running eight 918 Spyders and a slew of Cayenne SUVs through their passes at altitude outside of Denver. The vehicles shown here are in varying levels of condition, from test mules to near production quality. An example of the difference can be seen with the 918’s door handles and the taillights that appear to be pulled straight off a 911. The 918 Spyder is marked for the 2015 model year with a price tag nearly $900,000, and we can’t wait to get a pure production version here in Colorado.
It seems that almost every region in the US has its own unique European car event that draws great numbers of enthusiasts from all over. The south has SOWO, the Northeast has H2O, while Southern California has more than a few. In the Pacific Northwest, that event is called the Leavenworth Drive.
Recently, we have been covering a handful of high-speed and high-powered intense airstrip attacks—and why wouldn't we? They represent almost every positive aspect of automotive culture that we here at Revvolution care about: passion, competition, speed, beauty, taste, and exotic builds. The most recent of these events, the Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack, embodies one of our favorite aspects of the automotive culture—camaraderie.