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Billy Bautista is a tuner, builder, head of the non-profit rac­ing team Team Ana­log, jour­nal­ist, pho­tog­ra­pher, Vice Pres­i­dent of CarsWithoutLim­its, and some­how he found the time to launch his own au­to­mo­tive ini­tia­tive, #LevelUpAuto, which will be tak­ing on an im­por­tant and in­ten­sive task for SEMA 2016.

Since Paul Walker’s un­timely death in 2013, the tuner world has been abuzz with trib­ute ve­hi­cles from his Eclipse to his many Sky­lines and Supras from the se­ries of Fast & Fu­ri­ous films. Bautista, in his 17th SEMA at­ten­dance, aims to bring not one, but two se­ri­ous con­tenders for crown­ing Paul Walker trib­ute cars.

As you can see from the ren­ders here, #LevelUpAuto will be bring­ing both a Supra and a GT-R, ar­guably Walk­ers’ most fa­mous rides, to SEMA 2016. Each ve­hi­cle will be heav­ily in­flu­enced by its ap­pear­ance in the films. The Supra (which is RHD) will have a clash­ing paintjob, with the orig­i­nal or­ange and cheesy de­cals of the first movie tak­ing up the rear and meet­ing up with the spot­less white fin­ish of the seventh movie. The GT-R shares the same aes­thetic, com­bin­ing the graph­ics on the 2 Fast 2 Fu­ri­ous R34 with the clean, dark blue one from Fast & Fu­ri­ous.

“I've been mean­ing to do a trib­ute build for Paul not just be­cause he's a friend and hero to all of us in the scene, but the di­rect in­flu­ence he's had on my­self and my peers and col­leagues,” says Bautista.

As Walker was a fan of time spent at the track and was heav­ily in­volved with Red­line Time At­tack, both ve­hi­cles will be tested at their fa­cil­i­ties. No rollers here, guys.

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