Looks like it’s that time of the year again where people from all walks of the car world gather together in Sin City’s Las Vegas Convention Center to see all of the industry’s latest products, greatest goods, and most epic car builds. There’s no mistaking that bright eyed anticipation of what this year’s SEMA show will bring and showcase. Last year, SEMA brought out 125,000 thousand people and it looks like that number will only increase year after year. While the SEMA show is not opened to the public (imagine the stampede that would cause), we are still able to attend and bring you the latest and greatest at this year’s SEMA.
Previous years featured the Nissan GTR in 2010, Chevy Camaro in 2011, the twins Scion FR-S/ Subaru BRZ in 2012, and the Lexus IS 250 350 in 2013. So what about this year?
The star of the show this year is the 2015 Ford Mustang, and more importantly, the King Cobra in all of its fierce glory. The crowd just erupted in cheers as the King Cobra was unveiled for good reason: this American bred animal brings in 600hp to the table and can conquer the quarter-mile in under 11 seconds. Just take a deep breath and absorb that info for a second.
When people choose Mazda, they do so because their cars are known to be fun and sporty, but also safe and reliable as well. Mazda CX-5 is for the young professional who works hard and plays hard, and captures the best of both worlds. A new set of LED daytime running lights adds more spunk to an already fun car and let’s everyone on the road know that you think outside of the box. If you’ve got factory HIDs, then these LED DRL really give your car a comprehensive matching look.
Looks like LED lighting is ever evolving into one heck of a technological creation after another. The Audi Q7 comes with xenon projectors, but for about 2,000 more Euros, you can get a Q7 with the Matrix LED system. This upgrade maximizes visibility but at the same time, doesn’t blind oncoming traffic. We all know of that one car in the intersection who has their high beams on that you start seeing light auras even after you have driven off. This is not only inconvenient, but it’s also extremely dangerous.
The Q7 will also have a new grille design for a stronger front end look, for those who love to have an SUV that has reliability and fierceness combined.
Audi is known for their beautiful LED strip lights that are pretty captivating, but they also come with quite a hefty price tag. Fortunately, these switchback LED strips for headlights give you that Audi look without costing your entire life’s savings. The switchback LED is a uniform strip where it shines with a uniform glow so you won’t see the individual emitters. This gives the LED strip an even glow and makes it look pretty high end.
We see all sorts of vehicles for all walks of life testing on the Nurburgring, but sometimes these prototypes break down like the case of this 2016 Kia Optima. No worries for the driver or the engineer team, since there was a tow truck conveniently waiting to send the Optima back to the technical center.
Looks like we just have to wait and see what the car has in store for us when it comes back with a vengeance. Stay tuned for more news about the 2016 Kia Optima and what the engineers are doing to fix it.