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Top 10 Most Extreme Custom Cars in the World from SEMA 2007

As the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show comes to a close, there's only one thing left to do : Divvy out bragging rights. Here are my picks for the top 10 Extreme Custom Cars from SEMA :


Custom Car 1. 1963 Corvette

It's hard to believe that under all that under all the graphics and performance parts this used to be classic small block Chevy. The heart of this mighty machine is a 400 cubic inch twin turbo V8. When fully spooled, it makes...2200 horsepower. (Let that sink in for a few seconds). The engine bay had to be extended and hood modified to house the new power-plant. According to Rod Saboury, the owner, it's the fastest street-legal car in the world. And it still has factory roll-up headlights and cup-holders.


Custom Car 2. Blastolene B-702

This picture is worth more than 1000 words. This amazing work of art was designed by the Blastolene Brothers ( Michael Leeds and Randy Grubb), the same masterminds behind Jay Leno's "Tank Car." It sits at 19.5 feet long and 94 inches wide. One look at the size of the hood and the number of tubes on the headers should give you a slight hint to the 702ci V12 that's hiding underneath. Everything sits on a custom made frame. Toss in the leather interior and custom made trimmings and you have the hottest car on the road.


Custom Car 3. 1950 "Mercules"

All the way from Australia comes a custom 1950 Mercury. This blue beauty has seen over 175 body modifications to get where it is today, one of which chopped off 4 inches of headroom. Adding to the already outstanding combination is a 6.8 liter supercharged V10. That potent power-plant drives the 1950 Merc to the front of the line when it comes to custom hot rods.


Custom Car 4. Pontiac Solstice SD-290

Ah the forgotten days of racing. This concept from Pontiac looks like a modern version of the 1930's style race cars and it's built like one too. It comes from the factory with a 4 point racing harness, no windshield and a built in roll bar. Don't plan on taking your date out in this either, there's no passenger seat. Holding it to the road is a set of 19" wheels wrapped in Hoosier Racing Tires. Good thing too because the Turbo 2.0 liter Ecotec lays down close to 300 horsepower.


Custom Car 5. Mercedes SL 600

This new Mercedes is extreme in a whole new way. It was extremely time consuming to build. Even though SEMA wasn't the first time the public saw this SL 600, it still got a ton of attention. How could you miss is with over 300,00 Swarovski crystals covering the exterior. Even the interior got some crystal accents. At least you will never lose your car at night anymore.


Custom Car 6. 1988 Caprice

An '88 Caprice on 30 inch Asanti wheels, enough said. All of the suspension components are either chromed of painted to match the House of Kolor Violet Kandy body coat. The interior is made of white leather and purple suede. Under the hood is a 400 cubic inch small block fitted with a Wieland Supercharger and fed by a pair of Holly Dominators.


Custom Car 7. Mercedes R500

Extreme Audio is the name of this game. Alpine’s Advanced Application R&D team is unbeatable when it comes to innovation and installation of the newest audio goodies. This year they chose the R500 to show-off their latest Signal Processing Technology. The R500 was also an accomplishment for the engineers who installed everything. The doors were turned to suicide and attached to the front seats. Even more amazing is the front seats swivel to make entering and exiting the vehicle easier. Resting in the truck is a motorized rack holding 6 of Alpines PDX amplifiers that rotates out for display purposes.


Comments
Nov 14, 2007
by Nakre (not verified)

Wow thats a lot of unnecessary crap

Nobody needs a car with 2200 horsepowers. You dont need that kind of car to drive and pick up food at the grocery store. A car is not a toy, it is a tool to aid in normal life.

I do not see one realistic car in this list, just a lot of junk with no real reason to exist. I do not understand the point in wasting time over pointless old men "toys" like these when there are more important matters that needs to be dealt with in the world.

Nov 14, 2007
by Stinkyboy (not verified)

Yea, what's wrong with

Yea, what's wrong with people being all creative and making beautiful things?!

It's not like creativity ever led to anything usefull!!!

:-P

Nov 14, 2007
by V-Town (not verified)

Custom Car 8 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry Paint & Murals ...just a quick correction, Murals were done by OG Abel. Custom Paint & Graphics were done by Steve DeMan of Kolor Kings.

Nov 15, 2007
by Matt the Car Lover (not verified)

Um Nakre...

The title extreme custom cars just goes to show you that these cars are not for driving to the fking grocery store so just shut up. and if u think there are world problems to solve why dont u get up and solve them! there will always be problems u just gotta get over that

Nov 16, 2007
by Struturer (not verified)

CACOS

BANDO COISAS MEDÍCORES

QRO VE ELES FAZEREM ISSO COM UM CHEVETE....MAS CREDO

KARALHO

Nov 16, 2007
by Civic Si (not verified)

RIDICULO!!! Só se salva o

RIDICULO!!! Só se salva o Mercury 1950

Nov 17, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

SWEET RIDES

I seriously reckon these cars are cool, like some one else said there not meant for average day to day driving thats why its called EXTREME CARS....DERRRR!!!! Like a peice of art you hang on the wall it admired by people who appreciate the art of car customizing.

Nov 17, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Crap, crap and more crap.

Why is it that every custom American car relies on some obscenely-sized engine for it's power? Why not try making the cars lighter and tuning an engine properly? Take the likes of TVR or Noble; they're insanely fast but rely more on good chassis and body design than V12 powerplants. Have you Yanks never heard of composites?! I'd love to see a Sagaris (4.0 litre straight six) spank an 'All-American Hot Rod' with a V10 and trust me, it would! Don't believe me, do a Google!

Nov 17, 2007
by megamegamegaman (not verified)

Shite

Cars suck monkey balls, and these cars suck huge fat gorilla balls. Most of them look like they were designed by Liberace, and they all spent more time on the chrome and the stereos than on the fucking mechanics. From a motorcyclist, these cars encapsulate why i hate cars altogether.

Nov 17, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

To the poster complaining

To the poster complaining about American cars being wasteful, take note that the Hercules with the supercharged V10 is from Australia. Good job generalizing, though. You look really smart.

Nov 17, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

So sitting at home, looking

So sitting at home, looking at pictures of cars that actually annoy you is going to save the big bad things in the world? :O Get a job, get a life and get out.

Nov 17, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

FINALLY

Its so good to read a comment like yours. Infact most people wouldn't believe me when i say that. Good thing Forzamotor Sport came out for xbox. For example look at the car manufacturer Ariel from Great Britain. They made a car with 250 - 300 Horsepower yet it is faster 0 - 60mph then a Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo, Bugatti Veyron and yes .... the McLaren F1. It uses a simple Honda's four-cylinder iVTEC engine; same used in Civic TYPE R that is turbocharged. What makes the car so fast is that its under 1000pounds. It is also very easy to control , AFFORDABLE , and just very fast. Prices range from 25 000$ - 75 000$ ; Used and New. They are EXTREMELY reliable! easy to fix. It proves cars with light are better. Different parts of the world use different engines. For example in Canada and USA they use a GM Eco-tech engine and at 140 horsepower, it can go faster then a PORSCHE 911 TURBO.

Nov 17, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

The disco car is the best! i

The disco car is the best!
i like the shiny silver car! very very unquice! or how ever you spell it! anyways, these people spent so much time working on these cars and they look spectacluar! so don't hate on them! got it?

Nov 17, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

right

Speaking of unnecessary crap...

Nov 17, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

the mercadeas is the best

the mercadeas is the best

Nov 17, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

carz

they all look like poo!

hahahahahahhahahahaha what a waste of money go two wheels and then you have it right !

Nov 18, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

and commenting on them will?

and commenting on them will?

Nov 19, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

they are pretty demented

they are pretty demented cars!!!

Nov 19, 2007
by Lavaboom (not verified)

Nice, but is the

Nice, but is the Blasto-olene vehicle the car that was made for the movie "The Shadow"? Just curious.

Feb 2, 2008
by Anonymous (not verified)

the cars

where are the rest of the cars

Mar 11, 2008
by Anonymous

cars

pretty cool cars you got but try to get a ferrari 2500 on web page

Mar 18, 2008
by Michelle
Michelle's picture

The rest of the cars are on

The rest of the cars are on the next page...page 2

Mar 23, 2008
by Anonymous

cars

the corvette is ot the top extreme car a bugati veyron is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 23, 2008
by Anonymous

cars

the blastolene is the best car

Mar 23, 2008
by Anonymous

cars

na the disco is by kyle

Mar 23, 2008
by Anonymous

cars

try and get a fab 1 on it at least number 3!!!!!!!!

Mar 23, 2008
by Anonymous

i got more cars

i got more cars mercedes slk mclaren. ferrari 2500,bugatti veyron,indigo 3000,rolls royce coupe phantom

Mar 31, 2008
by Anonymous

I don't care how fast it is....

I don't care how fast it is, the owner of that '63 Corvette should be beaten with a sack of oranges. The '63 split-window roadster is one of the most beautiful car designs ever, yet he managed to completley ruin it with that seizure-inducing paint job. Shame on you, sir. As for the rest of the cars, I'm going to have to go with the 1950 Mercury. As you can probably tell, I'm not big on modifications, but the "Mercules" is pretty impressive.

Apr 4, 2008
by Anonymous

ñ parece nd caro

ñ parece nd caro

Apr 18, 2008
by Anonymous

Fastness....

I love the people that are here bad mouthing these art pieces on this website. All the owners here have put vasts amount of money to what they consider art. Of course its in the eye of the beholder though you got to remember. The people talking crap about the corvette because its got a twin turbo V-8 in a heavy american car need to shoot themselves. Its is a show car, not a dragster. The worst offenders really are the people on here talking about how much of a waste of money this is when they could be doing something better. Take a look around you at what you have and tell me theres not atleast one thing there you could go with out. This is just on a bigger scale that it gets attention. So grow up people honestly, for me i love every cars individuality, if it a be an import thats got a small 1.8L motor with light chassis or huge monster domestic with V-10 they are for the people who like them and if you dont leave it to yourself.