Top 10 Restomods of SEMA 2018

Some of the greatest restomod classics in the world attended SEMA 2018. From 1,000bhp Chargers to a giant Jeep, here's our top 10

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SEMA 2018

The SEMA show in Las Vegas, USA is a Mecca for fans of modified cars with tuners from all over the world gathering to showcase their latest creations. From new crate engines to modified muscle, you’ll find enhanced versions from every creed of the automotive landscape. Here’s our top 10 cars from SEMA 2018.

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Superformance 'Future GT Forty’

This car is a fantastic fusion of both past and present. Using a replica Ford GT40 as its base, the tuners fitted a turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine from the new Ford GT into this classic shape. The whole car is topped-off with a take on the new GT’s Le Mans livery.

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Mopar Dodge Charger Hellephant

This extreme 1000bhp restomod is a nod to the 426-cubic inch V8 Hemi engine that was dubbed the ‘elephant’ for its strength. The 1968 Charger is an evil looking thing, especially in its deep grey with wide bonnet scoop. Said scoop feeds cool air to a new 426 Hemi derived from that of the Hellcat.

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John Sarkisyan Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

This one will defiantly split opinion! It might look like a modded 300 SL Gullwing, but it actually started like as a Mercedes-Benz SLK. The wheelbases of the two are very similar, so a fibreglass replica body was an easy fit.

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Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna with 775bhp

GM wanted to showcase its most powerful crate engine ever in style. Taken straight from the latest Stingray ZR1, the 775bhp motor was dropped into this classic Chevrolet Chevelle to create an awesome restomod.

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Ford Escort RS200

How smart does this look? Finished with a modern take on the classic livery, this iconic rally car now packs over 700bhp from its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. Little surprise then that it comes straight from Ken Block's Hoonigan collection, who's also working on a new Group A Escort RS Cosworth right now.

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MGB

While other MGB projects at SEMA possessed huge American engines, some love has to be given to this well-executed restomod. A greater focus has been put on weight saving as opposed to power when it come to this British sports car.

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The Fast & The Furious Dodge Charger ice car

Love or hate the franchise, this Dodge belonging to lead character Dom Toretto drew quite a crowd. Starring in the eighth installment of the film series, this modified muscle car appears to run on a rear-mounted jet turbine. In reality the movie car featured a 500bhp V8.

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Double Agent MGB

This thing is a little monster! Its small proportions somehow shoehorns in a 5.0-liter Roush Coyote V8 engine. Another point of interest on this MG is that the paint is an exact match for that found on a 2001 BMW M3.

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‘Big Willy’ Jeep

Stop laughing! This mutant Jeep proves that bigger is indeed better when it comes to 4x4s. Its vast scale means that rear-wheel steering is a necessity.

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Ferrari 328 GTS

This car might just be our pick of the show. While modified classic Ferraris are a point of contention, many of the components for this car comes from other iconic Ferraris. Can you spot the bits from a 288 GTO?

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