Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will display more than 30 unique vehicles across two exhibit spaces at the 2017 SEMA Show, which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in Las Vegas.
The Toyo Tires Outdoor Exhibit will include a 2014 BMW X5 sDrive 35i M Sport constructed by Brian Garin of Infinite Auto Design in Huntington Beach, Calif. This X5 rides on Toyo Proxes ST III tires, which feature a distinctive tread design. The X5 features Airrex struts with Accuair Eleval and an Endo Vt tank, a full carbon lip kit and carbon fiber hood, and a turbo and intercooler upgrade.
The Toyo Tires Treadpass will include an Allroad S6 DTM constructed by Austin Sarnelle of Allroad Outfitters, Inc., in Woodland Hills, Calif., a DTM-inspired, heavily modified Audi, featuring a twin-turbo V8 engine tuned to produce more than 800-horsepower. The car sits on 20-inch forged wheels wrapped with wide 315/30ZR20 Toyo Proxes R888R DOT competition tires.
Ben Schaffer of Bulletproof Automotive in Hawthorne, Calif., collaborated with Toyo Tires to present the Bulletproof Automotive x Varis Mitsubishi Evo X Final Evolution, an 800-horsepower 2015 Mitsubishi Evo X equipped with a Varis Racing Concept Version 3 widebody kit. In addition, it is the world debut of HYPERLOCK Model HL-6S center lock forged wheels in a 19X11” size. Wrapping the wheels are a set of 295/30ZR19 Toyo Proxes R888R DOT competition tires.
A 1971 Datsun 240Z, built by Dominic Le, features a custom PPG red paint color with Marugen ZG flares, custom front and rear spoilers, carbon fiber bumpers and splitters, and a titanium intercooler shroud on the front which reveals what lurks underneath its hood. Power comes from a Nissan Sr20DET engine, fully modified internally while using a Greddy intake manifold and custom Apex boost GTX3071R turbo. It rides on 15×10.5 front and 15×11.5” WORK Equip 40 wheels wrapped with Toyo Proxes R888R DOT competition rubber.
CARTEL 61, aka “Bonnie,” built by Cartel Customs, is a 1961 Chevy Impala “Bubble Top” featuring a two-tone Roman Red paint on the main body, and Ernie White paint on the roof and accents. The 283 Chevy small block is mated to a 700 R4 transmission. It includes an Accuair air ride kit with leveling system, and massive Forged Narrow Superlite 6R big brakes on the front, along with Forged Narrow Superlite 4R brakes on the rear. SRP two-piece rotors (14” front and 12” rear) are mated to Wilwood BP-10 Smart Pads, and powered by a Wilwood master cylinder kit. Custom three-piece Modulare Forged SR1 wheels (20×9” front, 21×11” rear) are wrapped by Toyo Proxes T1R ultra-high performance tires.
Built by Troy Spackman of Legacy Innovations in Emigsville, PA, a one-of-a-kind 1954 COE Toy Hauler build began with a Chevrolet cab over engine tow truck. With special placards designating it the 5700 Allison Transmission Duramax, it is clear what powers this classic two-tone painted beast. To finish off the look and heft of this truck, big alloy wheels are wrapped with Toyo M-Line commercial tires.
The Toyo Tires outdoor exhibit is located near the main entrance of the South Hall, exhibit # 62122. The Road to SEMA video series showing now on YouTube.com/ToyoTires for more information.