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SEMA crowns Mustang, FR-S as this year's hottest cars in the building

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After wrapping up the first day of the 2012 SEMA Show, organizers handed out awards for some of the trendiest vehicles on display. Since the whole point of SEMA is to show off new products available in the aftermarket world for use in cars, trucks and SUVs, each year, the show distinguishes the most popular vehicle in various segments. Not surprisingly, this year’s Hottest Car and Hottest Sport Compact are the Ford Mustang and Scion FR-S, respectively, while the Ford F-Series brought home the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler was named the Hottest 4×4-SUV.

More than 2,000 companies are at this year’s show, and the display booths represents a “vote” for each car to determing the trendiest vehicles in each of the four categories. It isn’t clear if these awards also take cars brought by OEMs into account, but the Mustang and FR-S were definitely well represented by both OEM and aftermarket show versions.

As usual, the OEMs showed up in force at the this year’s SEMA Show exhibiting a variety of cars ranging from production-intent cars like the beastly Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to much flashier rides like Scion’s Carbon Stealth FR-S.

We’ve obsessively covered Day One of the show already, but stay tuned for our continued live coverage.

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