SEMA’s Top Five Cars of 2010

By | November 7, 2010

Since SEMA ended yesterday, many of our friends and family asked us what the best cars we saw were. It’s a tough call, and we had many a heated debate. Nevertheless, we boiled down the ridiculous amounts of hotness for you, and present SEMA 2010′s Top 5 Cars.

5. Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS at SEMA 2010

Why the Focus RS?

First of all – rarity. There are 2 cataloged RSs in the United States, and we sure as heck never expected to see one at SEMA this year. The first is the one purchased in Mexico and brought across the border, and the 2nd one is this example, which belongs to… Ken Block. Yeah, seriously. That makes for a major find.

4. Fisker Karma

Fisker Karma at SEMA 2010

Why the Fisker?

Not only didn’t we expect to see a Fisker at the show, we almost never expected to see one…ever. Fisker is in the process of raising millions more dollars in capital and the chances of the company actually moving any of their vehicles felt pretty slim to none. Aside from the business side of things, the Karma is the most gorgeous sedan we’ve ever seen. Beautiful all the way around…except maybe the grill could use a little work. Karmas are plug-in hybrids and the roof is outfitted with a classy-looking solar panel. Yes, the back door really is as tiny as it looks in the picture. Silent when it drives, easy on the eyes, and rarefied put the Karma on our list of the top 5 SEMA cars.

3. Lexus LFA

Lexus LFA at SEMA 2010

Why the LFA?

The fact that the LFA still hasn’t been leased out to anyone yet should make it extremely rare. The only place you can see one of these beauties is if you are escorted onto Toyota’s campus, or happened to be present on Top Gear’s test of it. We were astounded to see it (and the fact that it shared a booth with the Fisker, and an SLS AMG certainly didn’t hurt the scenery). What made this one so awesome was that we caught film of Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust giving it some revs.

2. Ferrari 599GTO

Ferrari 599GTO at SEMA 2010

Why the GTO?

Only 599 examples of the GTO were produced, and they were all spoken for before Ferrari even announced that they existed. The pearlcoat paint job with the red stripe give it the unmistakable GTO flava. Rare, stunning, and its uncanny similarity to the track-only 599XX make the GTO one of the SEMA top five cars.

1. Gumpert Apollo

Gumpert Apollo at SEMA 2010

Why the Gumpert?

Are you freaking kidding me? Look at it! This is one of two “Gumpters” (making fun of someone we overheard who didn’t quite read the name correctly) in the United States. Yeah. There were no Ascaris, Koenigseggs, Zondas, or Veyrons at SEMA (all more common in the US than Humpty Gumpty), and yet we were graced with Forrest Gumpert’s presence. It’s mean, ridiculous, and fast as ice boiling in hell. The owner of Gumptissimo is also the driver and he is no stranger to 200+mph on limited straights. Despite not being road legal in Nevada, the cops allowed the owner to pilot Gumpthor through the streets of Vegas after the show.

[AJ Wilcox]


1 Comment

Chad Waite on November 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm.

Agreed with all of them. That RS was really cool but the fact that there are only two in the US adds another element of awesome to it.

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