SEMA Edition: Venom F5, Jesse James' Polara, Ford Booth, Ring Brothers Javelin, And Robert Downey Jr. Mustang Boss
November 7th, 2017
This week on PND we're bringing you two special editions straight from the SEMA 2017 Show Floor! Gannon is out in Las Vegas checking out the newest, coolest, and most impressive cars of the year.
On today's episode, we have the much anticipated Venom F5, Jesse James' Polara Unveiled, The Latest And Greatest From The Ford Booth, Ring Brothers Javelin Build, And Robert Downey Jr. Unveils His Mustang Boss!
If you want to see more coming straight from SEMA check out all the blogs and coverage right here at PowerNationTV!
We saw the teaser video before Hennessey Performance unveiled the Venom F5 hypercar. But now it’s here at the SEMA show. Hennessey is shooting for the F5 to outdo the Venom GT’s speed of 270mph and maybe even be the first street car to hit 300mph.
Famous car and motorcycle builder, Jesse James, unveiled his own vehicle at SEMA this year. His 1964 Dodge Polara is one cool build. And the old-school Mopar has some serious power. It’s equipped with a twin-turbo Hemi and some other custom details include Nitto NT05R tires and a restored interior. It’s a one-of-a-kind build for sure!
Mustang fans get a first-hand look at seven decked out 2018 Mustangs that have been designed with unique interpretations of power, performance, and style.
#1 Customized Convertible
2018 Ford Mustang Convertible by MAD Industries enhances Mustang’s aggressive new look with dramatic eye appeal for a dynamic top-down adventure and houses a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine
#2 Wide-Body Burner
Roush Mustang is a custom-built wide-body Mustang, with styling cues from the historic 1970 Boss 429. Finished in the commemorative hue of Ford’s Grabber Green, the Roush all-new 2018 Mustang body kit in conjunction with a custom wide-body kit.
#3 Overcoming Physics – 200mph Street car
2018 Mustang Fastback is a perfect starting point to reach the 200mph goal. Implementing aerodynamics, reducing drag and increasing power is the name of the game, and this Mustang will reach top speeds while the air conditioning is cranking.
#4 Modern Interpretation of the Classic American Roadster
2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible features the best of both worlds, with modern performance and powertrain options such as carbon fiber aero touches and updated suspension and powertrain enhancements.
#5 Classic Muscle in a Power-Packed Mustang Fastback
This DeBerti Design Mustang was designed by professional racer Brad Deberti, who brings a new level of modern muscle to a 2018 Ford Mustang GT. Looking at this Mustang from any direction brings out a feeling of what it would be like to go fast in style.
#6 Aerodynamically Sleek Meets Advanced Technology
This 2018 Mustang Fastback styled by Air Design gives owners more ways to customize their Mustang. The full body kit includes a front bumper replacement, side skirts, a rear lower skirt, fender vents, and aggressive rear wing, as well as Ford Licensed Accessories hood, window, and side scoops.
#7 A Guardian with a Global Purpose
Created by DRAGG – a non-profit youth-oriented automotive after-school program – this 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is a philanthropic speedster. DRAGG – Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti – created a uniquely custom Guardian-themed police vehicle with this 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, taking an ordinary street vehicle to an extraordinary one-of-a-kind, ecofriendly, custom-service vehicle with a global purpose.
The Ring Brothers are notorious for bringing cool builds to the SEMA show. And this 1972 Javelin AMX they built to commemorate Prestone’s 90th anniversary is no exception. The car was basically a time capsule from 1977 down to the 8-track and CB radio. It houses a 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 with a 4.0-liter Whipple and is tuned by a Holley Dominator ECU. The brothers got the build done in 12 months and unveiled it here at the SEMA show.
Mustang Boss 302:
Turn’s out Iron Man’s Tony Stark isn’t the only one with an eye for nice cars. Actor Robert Downey Jr., who plays Stark, debuted his1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and it is one awesome custom build. The actor commissioned SpeedKore to customize his Boss but he was reportedly very involved in the build. It’s a one-of-a-kind car decked out with interior leather, a “vintage air” air conditioning system, and old-school gauges. Under the hood is a 5.0-liter V8 with a Stage 2 Ford Performance-Roush Supercharger. Definitely a cool ride.