SEMA 2017 Recap
This entry was posted on November 9, 2017 by Kelly Kiernan.
SEMA is the most exciting week for automotive enthusiasts, as it brings brands together from all over the industry under one roof to show off their hard work and new products to the world. This year had one of the greatest turnouts that we’ve seen in a while- cramming builds in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center, with 4 days not being enough to see it all. Now that our extremely busy SEMA week is over we return back to aFe HQ in Corona with a fresh mindset and our minds racing with ideas for next year.
Our Yas Marina Blue F82 M4 is always a head turner for BMW enthusiasts, not only for the popular color and M-Livery, but for its lowered stance and impressive carbon fiber accented engine-bay, all thanks to aFe products. Our F82 is fitted with our entire line of aFe performance and suspension parts available for the M4 including: Momentum Cold Air Intake, BladeRunner Intercooler Tubes, Mach Force Stainless Steel Exhaust System, Twisted Steel Downpipes, Scorcher GT module, and aFe control featherlight adjustable coilover and sway bar set. This car sounds just as good as it looks!
Not one detail went unnoticed with this 2017 Ford Raptor, which is completely menacing both on and off-road. This custom Raptor features our Twisted Steel Downpipes, Scorcher GT Module, Momentum GT intake system, and our all-new BladeRunner GT series intercooler. Suspension wise, this Raptor is running 3” Sway-A-Way remote reservoir coilovers, 3” Sway-A-Way 3 tube bypass shocks in the front, and 4” Sway-A-Way 6 tube bypass shocks in the rear. Its also running KMC Wheels wrapped in BFG Tires, and FiberwerX front and rear carbon-fiber fenders.
In the aFe Control booth we featured our gorgeous C7 Z06 Corvette with the PFADT series Stage 2 Suspension package that includes adjustable front and rear sway bars and our featherlight coilovers. This package transforms the look and handling of the C7, giving the car a more planted feel and the confidence to corner harder. Our C7 is also fitted with full APR carbon fiber wing, front lip, and side skirts, as well as OZ Racing “UltraLeggera HLT” wheels in a bronze finish.
On the performance side and keeping with the cars Carbon Fiber theme, is our Momentum GT Black Series Carbon Fiber Intake System, also our PFADT Series Tri-Y Long Tube Headers, mated to the new Z06 specific exhaust system which retains the factory NPP & AFM exhaust valves.
Outside of our aFe booth we found a couple of our sponsored Pirelli World Challenge Cars on display:
The Audi RS 3 LMS featured in the Bilstein Booth
The Dream Racing Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo featured in the Pirelli Booth
We made it through another SEMA year and are already looking forward for what’s to come. Thank you to our industry partners, fans, and customers who all came out to visit and we hope to see you next year!
If you weren’t able to join us, here is a quick look at our aFe POWER and aFe Control Booths, some products we had on display, as well as some aFe cars spotted along the show!
Every year at SEMA there is always a certain model that is more prevalent in vendor displays, and this year was definitely the year of the Honda Civic Type R. The Type R is no doubt one of the hottest import cars of the year, and quickly became the star of our booth. Our FK8 Type R is newly completed with our full performance line up including: Takeda Cold Air Intake, Twisted Steel Down Pipe/ Mid Pipes, Blade Runner Intercooler Tubes, Scorcher GT module and our Takeda Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust; all making significant horsepower and torque gains to the already impressive Civic.