For decades, the SEMA Show has been the premier automotive aftermarket industry event for manufacturers to debut new products, rub elbows and network with other manufacturers, and to meet and discuss issues exclusive to the aftermarket industry. These days, SEMA is more of a really big car show than it was in its original form, but people still flock to Las Vegas from all over the world for the spectacle. Come with us and take a look at a few of our favorite vehicles from the 2017 event.
SEMA Day 1 Clip
In the new product display was an example of the Vortech V-30 Race Supercharger, this one being a V-30 94B. The V-30 units won a Global Media Award under Best Engineered New Product at this year's SEMA Show. the V-30 Race Superchargers feature a host of revolutionary features, including Nano-Tolerance Technology (NTT), Diverging Diffusion Technology (DDT), upgraded transmission, lubrication, and superior bearing components, as well as enhanced air inlet designs. Look for Vortech V-30 Race Superchargers in a Winner's Circle near you.
Auburn Gear and their great products had absolutely no trouble bringing people into their booth as always, but this Vortech V-2 Ti Supercharged Shelby GT350 by @auburn_gear_project_shelby certainly didn't hurt either! With all manner of performance parts donning the Shelby and 640rwhp on tap, it had no problem turning all the heads as they came by.
SEMA Day 2 Clip
No stranger to the automotive aftermarket, Ivan Tampi @custom_car_builder brought not one, not two, but THREE impressive widebody builds this year to SEMA under his Ivan Tampi Customs brand. Possibly the most radical of the 3, this C7 Corvette is painted "Black Gold", with all manner of custom carbon fiber and a one-off, rose gold powdercoated Vortech / A&A Corvette (@aacorvettesuperchargers) Supercharger system.
This widebody S550 Mustang from Ivan Tampi Customs (@custom_car_builder) was on display alongside the C7 Corvette in the Ivan Tampi Customs booth. Sporting a NOVI 2200SL Supercharging System, the car makes well over 600HP at only 7psi of highly efficient boost pressure and looks great doing it.
The 3rd and final display vehicle from Ivan Tampi Customs (@custom_car_builder) is this Green widebody C7 Corvette. Featuring a Vortech / A&A Corvette System (@aacorvettesuperchargers) with a V-3 Si Supercharger.
SEMA Day 3 Clip
One of many Vortech / RIPP (@rippsuperchargers) Supercharged Jeeps at the show, this black and red beast was hanging out in the Dub Booth.
Rob Parsons @chairslayer brought out his Vortech V-7 Supercharged Nissan drift machine for the show. Rob is doing great work with his Chairslayer Foundation. Take some time and check them out.
We found @cornfedcamaro Sixth Gen Camaro SS sitting wide and low in the Nitrofill Booth. Set up with the Vortech V-3 Si Supercharger System, this LT1 pumps out well over 600HP at a modest 7psi of boost.
There are always some truly wild builds at SEMA, and the 1930 Model A built by @therealdurty30 is one of those for sure. Highly customized and definitely tricked out, this Vortech Supercharged monster doesn't just look the part at shows, it actually gets driven, and driven hard!
SEMA Day 4 Clip
All the way from Arkansas, @jjwash45 and his Paxton NOVI 2200SL Supercharged Widebody S550 Mustang GT was holding it down strong in the Dymag Wheels booth.
Another one of the Vortech / RIPP (@rippsuperchargers) Supercharged Jeeps at the event was this one featured outside the Central Hall.
Fast Forward Fastback was on display in the AM Hot Rod Glass booth. Originally built for @ebay_motors by Rad Rides By Troy, the Fastback Mustang is Paxton Supercharged and Vortech Air-to-Water Charge Cooled, with some really custom details added that make this build worth looking into a lot further.
@maplefed's Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged Sixth-Gen Camaro SS was on display in the American Authority Booth.
This 1962 Corvette is a serious bad boy, with its 1,000+ HP Vortech Supercharged 596ci Big-Block Chevy engine and insane amount of custom touches throughout every single part of this car, it is no wonder it was on display here at SEMA.
@winjet_automotive had their Mustang GT on display promoting their new lighting accessories for the S550, but there was also some sweet Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged boost under that hood as well!
This Vortech / RIPP Supercharged (@rippsuperchargers) Jeep was with Dub in the outdoor section of the show.
In the Forgestar Wheels Booth was @libertywalkmustang's Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged S550. The car, featuring Liberty Walk flares, was built by @LTMW in Southern California.
@camarosam21's Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged Sixth-Gen Camaro was drawing attention inside the showcase in the Car Capsule Booth. That is certainly one way of keeping people from touching your car while it is at SEMA!
Vortech V-7 JT Supercharged S550 built by Walter Mitty Garage
Another @rippsuperchargers Jeep setup on a highly decked out Dub Jeep in the outdoor section of the show. All of these Jeep's utilize a Vortech V-3 Si Supercharger, and the rest of the system is designed and manufactured by RIPP Superchargers in New York.
We wish we had gotten some photos of rawr_5oh's S550 with the hood up! You'll just have to trust us that the car doesn't just look good from the outside.
@projektcars Spawn-themed Jeep with a Vortech / RIPP Superchargers system lurking under the hood. Check them out at @rippsuperchargers.
The PowerStop S550 was guarding the restrooms in the Central Hall. This Vortech V-3 Supercharged Coyote 5.0L setup makes over 600HP at only 7psi of highly efficient boost.
We know there were many other cars at the show with Vortech or Paxton products...did we miss yours? Please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and photo credit to Andrew Schwartz and the 9NINE2 crew.
Until next year...