Video: Toyota Tuner Challenge Cars Head to SEMA


Since we’ll be doing a lot of laps around the track on tonight’s episodes of Fifth Gear starting at 8p e/p, I thought I’d get us in the mood with a look at what could be tearing up tracks in the future – straight from SEMA with Toyota’s Eighth Annual Tuner Challenge.

The challenge gives each builder a stock 2012 Scion FRS, $15,000 to use and three months to get from concept to build. This is a true tuners challenge so the sky’s the limit on the modifications they can perform – and it’s pretty interesting to see how three tuners really turn out three completely different cars.

For some it’s about the looks and others it’s about how it performs on the track. Whoever the lucky winner is gets $10K to take home. Not bad.

Have a look at the tuners and their cars that are headed to SEMA and let us know which ones you like. Then, tune in to Fifth Gear tonight as we’ve got everything from Porsche 911 Carrera trying a new fueling technique to try and break the world record for distance travelled in an hour to track testing of the convertible Mercedes SLS AMG supercar against an Aston Martin, Jaguar and a Bentley all starting tonight at 8p e/p.



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