Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Virtual-Reality Experience and one-of-a-kind vehicles at Toyo Tires display to draw crowds during 2015 SEMA Show.
Toyo Tire USA will host large crowds at the annual SEMA Show on November 3 to 6 in Las Vegas.
Toyo Tires brands three areas within the show – a large booth inside the south hall, a show-stopping display directly outside the south hall and the Toyo Tires Treadpass, serving as a walkway between the south and central halls. Together they will feature more than 30 exceptional cars and trucks, many making their world debut.
Visitors will have the chance to experience a SEMA-exclusive sneak peek of the highly-anticipated Recoil 2 follow up, Recoil 3, through virtual-reality. Featuring Team Toyo’s BJ Baldwin, the film will take fans to an all-new adventure, allowing them to experience it like never before.
The full-length version will be released in mid-November on the Toyo Tires YouTube channel, and is destined to be a viral sensation.
Inside the south hall
Inside the south hall, Toyo Tires will feature three never-before-seen cars.
Limited edition Misha Designs Ferrari 458 Italia wide body
Aftermarket tuner Misha Designs will debut a Ferrari 458 Italia enhanced with their limited edition body kit. The design takes the car to another level, with three-inch wider track at the rear under aggressively flared arches.
Its large rear wing is inspired by the LaFerrari FXX K. The car marks the world debut of Savini’s “Forged Step Lip” concave wheel technology. Filling the wide fenders is a set of Toyo Proxes UHP tyres.
Wald Rolls Royce Wraith Black Bison Edition
Wald International, a renowned tuner from Japan, is holding yet another world debut at the Toyo Tires display. This time it is their Wald Rolls Royce Wraith Black Bison Edition.
Elegance meets muscle with Wald’s newly designed front bumper, side skirts, rear lip, trunk wing and sport exhaust. Lowered for correct stance, the Rolls is equipped with 22x9.0 front and 22x10.5 rear B11C alloy wheels.
Bulletproof Automotive BMW Z4 GT Continuum
Bulletproof Automotive is debuting its 15th Anniversary world project – the Z4 GT Continuum. Reflecting the company’s “The Real JDM” tuning philosophy, this radically modified BMW is inspired by the open cockpit cars found in the era of vintage motorsport. The end result is a German vehicle tuned in a Japanese aesthetic, with a past-meets-future design blend. Tyres for this race-inspired car are sticky Toyo Proxes R888.
Toyo Tires Treadpass
Making their way from the rear of the south hall to the central hall, show attendees walk through Toyo Tires Treadpass, an outdoor automotive playground that has become a landmark at the SEMA Show. With nearly 30 specialty cars and trucks, the Treadpass pays homage to the creativity found in the design and construction of top SEMA Show vehicles. The space is also known for its Recharge Lounge, a place where visitors can rest their knees and charge electronic devices. Among the vehicles and displays is nearly the entire line-up of Toyo products. Toyo Tires models will be located in front of the Toyo Tires event rig signing posters throughout the show.
The following is a small sample of vehicles planned for the Toyo Tires Treadpass.
Dan Henderson’s 1973 International Scout
UFC Light Heavyweight Dan Henderson owns this one-off urban assault vehicle based on a 1973 International Scout. Besides its tough looks with a custom paint scheme, special bucket seats, a custom roll cage and wide fenders, the Scout rolls on Toyo Open Country M/T tyres for maximum traction.
Project FFR Cobra Jet Challenge
SEMA Show marks the debut of Project FFR Cobra Jet Challenge, based on a Factory Five MK IV Challenge car with a street completion package. This lightweight race-inspired car is propelled by a 625+ horsepower Coyote engine and is held to the ground with a massive front spoiler and equally massive rear wing. Mounted on the CCW C18 Hybrid Series wheels are Toyo Proxes. Constructed in a home garage by Mark Gearhart, the build is featured on StangTV.com.
1974 Datsun Sunny Ute
Japanese nostalgia collides with modern day performance with this 1974 Datsun Sunny Ute owned and built by Dominic Le. Its wild appearance melds a custom dry carbon fibre Hakosuka (Nissan Skyline) conversion front end by 09 Racing Japan. Custom rear flares and a carbon fiber truck bed floor define its unique appearance. Drive comes from an up-spec SR20DET engine, with a NISMO 3.9 limited slip differential making sense of the outrageous burst of power. Just a few of the interior enhancements include a custom Hakosuka dash and centre console, and vintage Autolook racing seats. VOLK Racing TE37V 15X9” front and 15X10” rear wheels are wrapped with Toyo Proxes R888 tyres.
Whether in a Toyo Tires area or walking through the Las Vegas Convention Center, show attendees will see the brand on hundreds of vehicles including those in major exhibitor booths such as Ford, Honda and Hyundai. Just a few of the SEMA aftermarket company displays include Granatelli Motor Sports, Mackin Industries, Kelderman, Vortech and SnugTop.
Stay tuned to the Toyo blog for live updates from the SEMA show in early November.