Toyo Tires is bringing some wild rides to SEMA
27 October 2016 - motor1
Including a custom Tesla Model X, a Nissan GT-R in a Mustang suit, and a tube-frame Dodge Charger. Toyo Tires has previewed just a few of the cars that will be on display at SEMA wearing the Japanese company’s rubber.
Unplugged Performance will show off one of the first custom examples of the Tesla Model X. The bright orange P90D Ludicrous model features Unplugged's own aero package - including an adjustable, carbon fiber rear wing - and suspension kit, and ultra-light forged wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes ST II tires. It even has a bespoke carbon ceramic brake set up by Brembo.
Over at Diety Motorsports, there's a 2014 McLaren MP4-12C decked out with a Liberty Walk widebody package, Techno Craft carbon race seats and a bellowing GT Haus exhaust. Radically, it runs Air Ride suspension, too, with Rotiform wheels in Proxes T1R rubber.
RMD Garage, meanwhile, has a 1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible, finished in a custom shade of green and outfitted with Italian leather upholstery. It, too, has Air Ride suspension and custom billet wheels by Raceline modeled on the original rims, with Proxes 4 covers.
Then there's "Muzilla", a 1970 Mustang body stretched over a 2010 Nissan GT-R chassis that rolls on custom DPE rims with Proxes R888 tires. And there's a massively powerful, Toyota Supra Turbo-engined Datsun 260Z built by Chasing JS Vintage Motorsports. JDM-style fenders house Work Meister hoops wrapped in Proxes T1 Sport rubber.
Most radical, though, is the 1970 Dodge Charger. Its roof has been chopped 3 inches (76 millimeters), and the body sectioned by the same amount. Even the front wheel wells have been moved forwards 2 in (51 mm), and the whole lot dropped over a full tube-frame chassis. A 730 horsepower (545 kilowatts) NASCAR engine powers the beast, which runs on Litespeed wheels with Proxes R888 rubber.
SEMA runs from November 1 to November 4.