AEM Induction and Chris Forsberg Take Two Prestigious SEMA Awards

Forsberg Z in the AEM booth at the 2016 SEMA show

Forsberg's 280Z takes home two prestigious SEMA show awards

It’s been a wild year for both Chris Forsberg and AEM Induction. Taking home the 2016 Formula Drift Championship and now taking two awards at the SEMA Show. Gran Turismo awarded the 1975 Datsun 280Z of Forsberg’s Best Asian Import for the 2016 show and it would move on to win the Super Street Best of Show Award. Not bad for a car that was rebuilt just a few weeks before the SEMA Show.

Forsberg Z Gran Turismo in the AEM booth at the 2016 SEMA show

Chris Forsberg's Z was awarded "Best Asian Import" by Gran Turismo at SEMA

We’ve detailed the build of the 1975 280Z that Forsberg built for the 2016 SEMA Show, so it probably doesn’t need a detailed introduction. However, the finished product and reading about it prior to its debut really show why it won both of these awards. First up was the Gran Turismo Awards where it won Best Asian Import and what makes this award special is that Gran Turismo creator, Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital, has input on the awards.

Super Street Award for Chris Forsberg Z in the AEM booth at the 2016 SEMA show

The gorgeous Z was also awarded the Super Street Best of Show Award (Image

Next up was the second annual Super Street Awards, in which three vehicles are chosen as finalists by Super Street and RJ de Vera of Meguiar’s, a very well-known and respected former writer of the magazine. This award is seen as the solution to the lack of Japanese and European car awards in the sea of domestic and truck ones. This year, the Best of Show award went to Forsberg and the Z, just detailing how amazing of a build it was.

In a sea of FR-S and BRZ builds, it was the classic lines of a Datsun that took home two honors at the SEMA Show. With three Formula Drift Championships and now two major SEMA awards under his belt, we’re pretty sure it’s safe to say that Chris Forsberg knows how to build a Nissan. Just wait and see what 2017 will bring.



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