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    SEMA: Unplugged Performance Tesla Model S is a blue-sky mod
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    Sitting outside in the sun at the SEMA show this week was the modified Tesla Model S from Unplugged Performance . As we noted a few days ago, this company wants to be known as the "AMG of Tesla" and has made a few changes to the standard S to try and claim the title. You can read about those ...

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    Video: Neil Young speech on green performance, Lincvolt coming live from SEMA
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    The story of Neil Young and his Lincvolt has had its ups and downs. From an idea first made public in 2008 to its SEMA debut in 2010, the 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV convertible was shepherded through a lot of engineering work by the Canadian rocker to become an E85-burning plug-in hybrid. ...

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    Official: Tech Performance Chevy Spark EV, personalized Cruze Diesel headed to SEMA
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    Getting ready to come at you live from Las Vegas, the 2013 SEMA show is revving up. In the case of the SEMA Chevy Spark EV – which has 400 pound-feet of torque, just like the standard Spark EV – this revving will be nearly silent and emissions free. The Spark EV Tech Performance ...

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    SEMA: Michel Motorsports Gitano debuts with EVDrive range-extended craziness
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    Michel Motorsports has chosen the SEMA 2011 convention to debut the Gitano, its first original design effort. The Filipino company has spent its first 23 years building replicas of classic sportscars, and that history has clearly influenced this rear-wheel-drive coupe. But lift the long hood and ...

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    MissionEVT hybrid components appear in high performance Honda CR-Z hybrids
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    MissionEVT components integrated into Honda HPD CRZ hybrids – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We mentioned last week that Honda had a bevy of hot CR-Z hybrids at their stand during the SEMA show, including a pair from the Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) division. In a ...

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    SEMA 2010: Toyota gets its sport hybrid on with Prius Plus Performance Package
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    Toyota Prius Plus Performance Package – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Looks like Honda isn't the only automaker trying to cash in on the idea of a "sport hybrid." Toyota has just debuted its new line of Plus performance parts at this year's SEMA show, and the first vehicle to ...

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    SEMA 2010: Bisimoto Honda CR-Z is a 533-horsepower madhouse
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    Bisimoto Honda CR-Z Hybrid – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The team from Bisimoto has taken to curing the Honda CR-Z hybrid of its anemia by prescribing massive doses of forced induction. The stock 1.5-liter four-cylinder was extracted and rebuilt using Arias pistons and a ...

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    SEMA 2010: Wraptivo smothers Honda CR-Z, Nissan GT-R in vinyl love
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    Wraptivo Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Wraptivo showed up at SEMA with two vinyl-wrapped masterpieces: a 2011 Honda CR-Z and a 2010 Nissan GT-R. In addition to the faux carbon fiber skin, the CR-Z hybrid wears a smattering of factory Honda aero pieces and aftermarket ...

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    SEMA 2010: Kia Forte Hybrid Concept is green, Koup R Concept is smoky gray goodness
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    Kia Forte Hybrid Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Kia Forte Hybrid is neat enough – green on the outside, green and leafy on the inside. Riding cast alloy wheels wrapped in low-rolling resistance tires, the hybrid system mixes it up with a 1.6-liter LPG engine tied ...

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    SEMA 2010: Urbee Concept has just one word for us: "Plastics"
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    KOR EcoLogic Urbee Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    KOR EcoLogic brought a proof-of-concept for its Urbee three-wheeler to this year's SEMA Show. The company has partnered with Stratasys for unique 3D-printed body panels that are carved from high-density plastic that are ...

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    SEMA 2010: Toyota Prius C&A Custom is the new definition of all-show, no-go
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    Toyota Prius C&A Custom Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Can a Prius be sporty? Toyota's latest offering here at SEMA proves to us that it can certainly try to look the part. The Prius C&A Custom Concept wears an aggressive, lightweight carbon fiber body kit and ...

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    Stratasys prints out Urbee plug-in hybrid concept with cool 3D tech
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    The Urbee concept vehicle has an interesting story to go with its sci-fi looks. See, the body was not built in the classic sense, but rather it was printed. Three dimensional printing has seen significant growth in certain markets, like with design and engineering firms looking for rapid ...

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    SEMA 2010: Lexus brings the hybrid armada
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    Lexus GS450h by 0-60 Magazine – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lexus brought along its fleet of custom hybrids to this year's SEMA show, including a host of cars prepped by the likes of VIP Auto Salon. But of all the creations amassed under the Las Vegas sun, the belle of this ...

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    SEMA 2010: Zero South Biodiesel Electric Hummer shows its guts
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    Zero South Biodiesel Electric Hummer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Zero South, a company that popped up at SEMA in 2008, is back again with its Biodiesel Electric Hummer. The heavily modified H1 rides on tracks at all four corners – a necessary modification, since this ...

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    SEMA 2010: Honda brings a surplus of custom CR-Zs
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    Custom 2011 Honda CR-Zs at the 2010 SEMA Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda has a grand total of 12 different CR-Zs on display at this year's SEMA show. In addition to the Mugen and Hybrid R we showed you earlier, the Japanese automaker has created the CR-Z with Genuine ...

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    SEMA 2010: Chevrolet shows off Z-Spec treatment for Volt, Cruze, Spark
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chevrolet is out to put the power of customization in its buyers' hands. The company has announced a theoretical new customization program for every vehicle it sells, from the lowly Aveo to the mammoth Silverado 3500 HD. ...

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    SEMA 2010: Toyota gets its sport hybrid on with Prius Plus Performance Package
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    Toyota Prius Plus Performance Package – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Looks like Honda isn't the only automaker trying to cash in on the idea of a "sport hybrid." Toyota has just debuted its new line of Plus performance parts at this year's SEMA show, and the first vehicle to ...

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    SEMA 2010: 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid R is a step in the right direction
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    2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid R Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda has big plans for campaigning a turbocharged, race-bred CR-Z at the upcoming 24 Hours of Thunderhill, and while that car is all kinds of right, it's about as far from a street-legal machine as a hybrid can get. ...

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    SEMA 2010: 2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen is a rare oddity
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    2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Heads up, CR-Z fans: Honda has announced that the company will be releasing a mere 300 Mugen accessory kits for the Japanese sport hybrid. The ultra-rare bodywork includes bits like a completely revised front fascia with an ...

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    Mission Motors launches MissionEVT, unveils high-performance EV bling at SEMA
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    MissionEVT high-performance electric and hybrid powertrain components – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At Mission Motors, it's not just about motorcycles anymore. With the unveiling of a sweet looking lineup of electric and hybrid componentry today at SEMA, the company launches a ...

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