The SEMA Show is massive. It takes about 26 miles of walking — the distance covered by marathon runners — to visit every booth as the show features thousands of companies that specialize in automotive aftermarket parts.
The show has come quite a ways from its start a few decades ago as a small gathering in Southern California, where a few companies displayed their wares on tables outside a sports stadium.
Here’s what you need to know about the show and the announcements we’re looking forward to the most at SEMA 2018.
• Crate show: In addition to the Camaro, Chevy will also show off three crate engines at SEMA. The 6.2-liter LT5 from the Corvette is on the list.
• Blazer’s back: Ringbrothers has a Chevrolet K5 Blazer restomod coming, but all we’ve seen so far are some shadowy images. The full unveil, including the LS3 V8 under the hood, will be its debut.
• SEMA Vehicle Reveal: Dave Kinding, Richard Petty’s Garage and others will show off the cars they designed for SEMA.
• Super GT 40: Superformance and Magnaflow teamed up to design a retro-looking GT 40 with a souped up EcoBoost V6 under the hood in place of the V8.
• Crazy Camaro: Chevrolet is expected to introduce a new color, Shock, that looks like a neon lime-yellow. A slew of Camaro accessories – including a black wing, Recaro seats and Brembo brakes -– will also be introduced.
• One mean Demon: Speedkore will display its beastly carbon fiber-bodied Dodge Challenger SRT Demon capable of making 1,400 horsepower.
• Hot hatches: Honda has been a little mum on everything its bringing to SEMA, but a Civic Type R TCR is on the list. A Volkswagen Golf R modified by APR will be at the show. It should push about 536 horsepower.