The Special Equipment Marketing Association’s annual show in Las Vegas, better known as SEMA, is the event of all events when it comes to cars, equipment and the latest trends to take over the industry. Overseas, Japan’s equivalent is known as the Tokyo Auto Salon. Among the best displays at each, there are always the vehicles that stand out from the rest. Here’s a look at some of the most progressive, tight – and in some cases, ridiculous – builds that took over the stage and to give us something to dream of for the better part of this year.

Up Close with some 1,000+ hp race cars.

Up Close with some 1,000+ hp race cars.

Rocket Bunny? Nope! This is Star Dast’s 350Z, complete with a do Luck bumper and 370Z headlight conversion.

Rocket Bunny? Nope! This is Star Dast’s 350Z, complete with a do Luck bumper and 370Z headlight conversion.

Lightning Mcqueen from Disney’s ‘Cars’ looks like pure american muscle, but it’s based on a 200SX.

Lightning Mcqueen from Disney’s ‘Cars’ looks like pure american muscle, but it’s based on a 200SX.

Work wheels ready for action.

Work wheels ready for action.

It’s got lift! This ferrari F40 is equal parts form and function - and streetable - thanks to the roberuta lift system.

It’s got lift! This ferrari F40 is equal parts form and function - and streetable - thanks to the roberuta lift system.

Allca 930 turbo w/ flat paint and roof scoop.

Allca 930 turbo w/ flat paint and roof scoop.

Trust’s 1,000 hp, R34 subframed GT-r for the 2014 D1 GP season.

Trust’s 1,000 hp, R34 subframed GT-r for the 2014 D1 GP season.

Metal widebody Nishino Body Repair x Weld FR-s.

Metal widebody Nishino Body Repair x Weld FR-s.

From Mazda Miata to warplane-inspired ‘Wiz Concept Rod’.

From Mazda Miata to warplane-inspired ‘Wiz Concept Rod’.

Nissan GT-R Nismo Super GT spec.

Nissan GT-R Nismo Super GT spec.

Sunoco 180SX with a lifted floor.

Sunoco 180SX with a lifted floor.

Bensopra’s time attack monster.

Bensopra’s time attack monster.

VIP or spaceship? Toyota Celsior.

VIP or spaceship? Toyota Celsior.

Kuhl’s 3d painted gt86 by Takahiko Izawa (Artis Company).

Kuhl’s 3d painted gt86 by Takahiko Izawa (Artis Company).

 

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Dai Yoshihara’s new BRZ drift machine looking sharp in pre-Falken livery white.

Dai Yoshihara’s new BRZ drift machine looking sharp in pre-Falken livery white.

Vortech Engineering BMW M3 sporting a Liberty Walk kit.

Vortech Engineering BMW M3 sporting a Liberty Walk kit.

The Job Design LS460 is sitting pretty despite its long journey from Japan.

The Job Design LS460 is sitting pretty despite its long journey from Japan.

It might just be an engine, but Mugen = love.

It might just be an engine, but Mugen = love.

Forgeline Motorsports three-piece gw3 strikes a pose.

Forgeline Motorsports three-piece gw3 strikes a pose.

Bulletproof FR-S Concept One outfitted with Varis Spec D Wide Body Kit.

Bulletproof FR-S Concept One outfitted with Varis Spec D Wide Body Kit.

TSW Alloy wheels make the best wall covering.

TSW Alloy wheels make the best wall covering.

The R’s Tuning Nissan GT-R built for Fast & Furious 6 Movie

The R’s Tuning Nissan GT-R built for Fast & Furious 6 Movie

LB Works GT-R.

LB Works GT-R.

Ark Performance Legato Concept based on the Genesis Coupe.

Ark Performance Legato Concept based on the Genesis Coupe.

Honda repping the HPD Civic Street Perforrmance Concept.

Honda repping the HPD Civic Street Perforrmance Concept.

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