2011 SEMA: Ford Trucks

SEMA show would feel so empty without a number of heavily modded trucks and SUVs!

So Ford has come upw ith a number of their besst vehicles, all built up by the best names in the business. Three Ford Explorer SUVs and four F-Series trucks will be on display, showing off the extreme versatility of their respective lineups.

The all-new Ford Explorer lends itself to a lot of customization trends because there are so many directions you can go in. Whether it’s amping up the style, performance or capability, they all work seamlessly with Explorer.

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Project vehicles to be showcased at this year’s SEMA show include:

2011 Ford Explorer by Stitchcraft Interiors
This “Business Edition” Explorer makes the most of craftsmanship and details with a Stitchcraft Interiors custom interior with Alcantara® leather seating, interior accents and door panels and Orion Car Audio amps, speakers and wiring. Stitchcraft Interiors study trays are matched to the interior and accents. The exterior offers a Seaside Collision two-tone paint scheme with charcoal and orange side graphics.

2011 Ford Explorer by DSO Eyewear
Inspired by current fashion trends, this Explorer embraces an active sports urban lifestyle with a lowered stance complemented by deep lip Niche 24-inch three-piece wheels. BASF Pearl Tri-Coat White paint with black chrome detailing offers a contemporary look on the exterior, while a plush interior showcases Katzkin Midnight Tuscany leather with perforated Raven Suede accents. The lighting is high-tech, with Advanced Automotive Concepts custom LED headlamps

2011 Ford Explorer by Tjin Edition
This Explorer was designed to stand out from the crowd and with a custom DuPont paint job by L & R Autobody, 24-inch iForged Concave Insite wheels, Falken tires and LightWurkz LED headlights, it lives up to the promise. A Baer big brake kit and Eibach suspension upgrade the chassis, while custom black leather with orange diamond stitching and a Realm audio system round out the interior enhancements.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions
Matchbox® has teamed up with Superlift Suspensions to transform a Super Duty into the Matchbox Superlift Brush Truck. Superlift stays true to its off-road roots by using a 10-inch lift system on 41-inch Interco IROK tires. Shown in a PPG Vibrance “Oh, So Orange” basecoat with a contrasting satin black powder-coated accent, the two-tone paint job is sure to grab attention. It proves it’s up to the job of fighting fires with code-three emergency lights and sirens, along with a firefighting utility bed and equipment. SEMA visitors can receive a miniature die-cast version of the truck by visiting the Ford show stand.

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost by Skyjacker Suspensions
The “Project No Compromise” is geared toward drivers who want to go green without sacrificing performance. A Skyjacker Suspensions four-inch lift and monotube shocks help boost chassis performance, while a MagnaFlow cat-back dual exhaust system upgrades the powertrain. A Steelcraft stainless steel grille guard, Rigid Industries e-series 30-inch LED light bar and Bushwacker two-inch pocket-style fender flares distinguish this truck.

2011 Ford F-150 by CGS Performance Products
This “Tarmac” F-150 offers unique and sleek styling with a custom aluminum hood, DuPont Jet Black paint and Boyd Red finish by Andy Meeh, Paramount Restyling grille and Colorado Custom billet wheels. The interior offers red leather from Pecca Leather, VizuaLogic headrest monitors and Seat Belt Planet red seat belts. Powertrain and chassis also get a boost from a CGS Performance cat-back exhaust and cold-air intake, Whipple twin-screw supercharger, Bell Tech front coilover suspension and six-piston Baer brakes with 15-inch rotors.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Hulst Customs
The “Black Mamba” Super Duty shows off the ultimate in luxury and style with Hulst Customs-designed hood and grille with stainless steel mesh insert, Hulst Customs side rockers and lower front fascia with LED lighting by Radiantz. It also features suicide rear doors with Scissor Doors billet hinge kit. Planet Color custom black paint along with 3M Di-Noc™ stainless graphics differentiates the exterior. The interior features Katzkin leather and Hulst Customs aluminum trim accents.

2011 SEMA: Ford Fiesta

The little Ford Fiesta too will be playng a big role at 2011 SEMA show. Well, not as big as the Focus, but still, the car has a huge customer base and they would like to customize and tune it at some point.

Ford will be presenting three Fiesta models at this year’s show, all of which designed not for the best practicality and sportiness, but to emphasize on the Fiesta’s potential for custom jobs.

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2011 Ford Fiesta by M2-Motoring
The M2-Motoring Fiesta combines form and function by adding an Injen Technologies cold-air intake system and DC Sports cat-back exhaust. The chassis is upgraded with a Wilwood big brake kit and Megan Racing coilovers. Exterior enhancements include a candy purple finish by Status Motorsports, 3dCarbon body kit and upper roof spoiler. Interior treatments offer an upgraded Jensen Mobile Audio Power sound system and Audiovox flip-down touch-screen monitors.

2011 Ford Fiesta by Gold Coast Automotive
This Fiesta SE hatch is built for performance with a Jackson Racing Rotrex intercooled supercharger, Wilwood four-piston front, two-piston rear brake system and Hankook Ventus racing tires. Appearance offerings include APR Performance rear wing and custom front splitter, 3dCarbon body kit, Socal SignWorx graphic wrap and Gold Coast Automotive fender flare kit.

2011 Ford Fiesta by Aaron Vaccar Signature Series
With plenty of personalized details, this Fiesta offers a Weapon-R Secret Weapon air intake, Wilwood Dynapro six-piston big brake kit and Advanti Racing V3 Vago 17-inch wheels. The exterior features BASF custom bright silver matte metallic paint, while the interior delivers plenty of upgrades including Portage Trim red leather upholstery, Bride Vios III racing bucket seats and MB Quart Onyx Series speaker and amplifiers.

More details after the SEMA show.


2011 SEMA: Ford Focus

Ford Focus is a car that’s always been popular in the tuning world and has many many packages by both professional and startup tuners.

This year at SEMA, besides all the other packages, Ford decided to unleash a fleet of custom Focus models which they have directly or indirectly designed and built. The range includes some very interesting prospects which we have to wait and see at SEMA.

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Project vehicles to be showcased at this year’s SEMA show include:

2012 Ford Focus by 3dCarbon
A standout style statement from 3dCarbon delivers a Focus that uses 3M satin wrap, smoked windows and race red accents to bring the car’s more edgy side to life. 3dCarbon’s body kit and Sticky Fingers racing stripes round out the exterior upgrades. On the functional side, a 3dCarbon upper roof spoiler, Eibach springs and Pirelli tires offer an aerodynamic and handling boost.

2012 Ford Focus by ROUSH Performance Products
This Stage 3 Focus by ROUSH Performance Products offers several powertrain upgrades including a ROUSH R900 TVS supercharger, ROUSH modified high-flow induction system and ROUSH dual-exit high- performance exhaust. Plenty of body additions differentiate this Focus, with ROUSH front fascia grille inserts, chin splitter and custom graphics. Sherwin-Williams custom matte paint and Ford Genuine Accessories roof spoiler also help it stand apart from the crowd.

2012 Ford Focus by The ID Agency
Inspired by European and Japanese tuning styles, this Focus by The ID Agency shows off attention to detail with a Wraptivo roof, Recaro Sportster seats and Top Stitch interior. Performance upgrades go along with the styling; these include a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust and Brembo big brake kit. It even offers a Ford Licensed Accessory Thule bike rack with Custom Leader bike.

2012 Ford Focus by Capaldi Racing
Capaldi Racing has taken its racing background and applied it to this new 2012 Ford Focus. Powertrain and chassis upgrades include a Borla cat-back dual-outlet exhaust, Ford Racing Performance Parts Torsen differential, Green Filter custom intake, AST Sport-Line suspension and Ford Racing Performance Parts-tuned sway bars. Exterior touches include Visteon European Focus headlamps with HID and LED technology and Capaldi Racing front splitter and dual-outlet insert.

2012 Ford Focus by Steeda
The Steeda Focus offers both street and track performance with key enhancements including Steeda cold-air intake with Cool Tube technology, Steeda rear swaybar and Steeda lowering springs. With underhood billet aluminum-appearance items, G-Track front end brace and 3dCarbon body kit, the car delivers on appearance as well. HRE P43S Monoblok 19-inch wheels and Nitto NT05 performance tires round out the additions.

2012 Ford Focus by Bojix Design
The Focus Stage 2 assembled by Bojix Design adds European flair with aggressive styling complete with Bojix body kit, 3dCarbon upper roof spoiler and Rennen M10 20-inch wheels. Interior upgrades come in the form of Katzkin leather seating surfaces and door panels, Accele rearview mirror with constant panoramic view and Alcantara®-covered surfaces. The chassis offers civil street manners with an AP Racing big brake kit, Bojix rear cross-drilled rotors and H&R Sport Springs lowering kit.

2012 Ford Focus by COBB Tuning
This Motorsports Challenger Focus was built for competition. It shows with Cosworth COBB Tuning forged pistons, COBB Tuning custom turbo kit and COBB front-mounted intercooler, intake, airbox and exhaust manifold. The chassis is upgraded with a StopTech Trophy big brake kit, Eibach Multi-Pro R2 coilover suspension and COBB Tuning suspension bushings.

Superchips Ford Fiesta Zetec

This latest Superchips ECU kit benefits the 120 PS MK7 Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 by adding 10 bhp and 13 Nm of torque.

The British tuner always pick the most popular, yet affordable, cars in the market for their project because the more people drive a particular kind of car, the more likely it is for them to want to improve it at a reasonable cost.

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The Superchips ECU remap features settings which have been optimised through a mixture of dyno tuning and real world road testing, enabling Superchips to extract an additional 10 bhp at 5986 rpm from the Fiesta’s 1.6-litre Ti-VCT twin independent cam timing engine, with torque increasing by 13 Nm at 4390rpm.

As always the 48mpg fuel economy remains unchanged, and the original factory Fiesta Zetec S ECU map settings are stored within the Bluefin handset for future use, which means converting the car back to standard is a swift and simple ‘plug and go’ DIY task.

Superchips Ford Fiesta Zetec priced at at just £249.

Ford Focus by Loder1899

Loder1899 is one of the oldest German tuners specializing in ordinary cars rather than high-end sporty models.

Here’s their package for the 2012 Ford Focus and it’s a rather thorough package. Based on the 2.0 liter TDCi diesel model, you get 195 Ps and 390 Nm of torque.

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Then there’s the uprated suspension and brakes. The car sits 35mm lower and can be had with 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels.

Last but not least, you get a decent body kit including front spoiler, side skirts, and rear diffuser, plus daytime running LED lights. The new components can be had in carbon fiber as well.

Ford Focus RS by WEITEC

WEITEC is a suspension specialist which is a subsidiary of KW, but they also have a good taste in other fields of tuning.

Take this Ford Focus RS as an example. As for the suspension you can either get the SPORT F Springs which lowers the car by 30 mm, or the adjustable GT kit which can drop it between 10 and 40 mm.

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You can also go for full pro WEITEC HICON TX “plus” coilover suspension. Thanks to adjustable rebound damping, this permits the hardness of the suspension to be adapted. Even once it has been installed, it allows the setup to be adjusted at any time to the driver’s preferences and the demands of the track.

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Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 and 800

Hennessey’s latest program for Ford F-150 Raptor is based on the new 6.2 liter V8 model, and boy is it good!

The VelociRaptor package is available in two 600 and 800 formats, with 605 and 810 hp respectively. That’s been achieved by using a pair of new Turbochargers specially developed for the 6.2 V8. Of course there’s a range of other modificaitons as well.

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The 600 gets Dual Air-to-Air Front Mounted Intercoolers, Stainless Steel Turbo Exhaust, Dual 44 mm Wastegates, Dual Blow-Off Valves, Electronic Boost Controller, Polished Inlet Piping, Fuel System & Injector Upgrade and HPE Engine Management Calibration.

While the 800 also features Forged Aluminum Pistons, Forged Steel Connecting Rods, Forged Steel Connecting Rods, and transmission upgrade.

MAGNAT Ford F-150 Show Car

MAGNAT is a German company specializing in audio systems and to prove their abilities they’ve come up with this car you see here.

It’s a Ford F-150 which has been converted to a mobile studio thanks to the features MAGNAT has installed on it! It has 17 speakers and subs and 10 amplifiers, plus DVD system, TV screens, XboX, iPod and… but the most amazing thing about it is the output of that system, which is a staggering 20,000 watts!

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It’s not all about the sound though, the car also gets a brilliant matt silver paint job, 22-inch wheels, sport suspension, sport exhausts, sport seats, and the power is also upgraded to 355 hp.

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2011 Ford Mustang RTR

The latest tuning package for the 2011 Mustang GT is an official one prepared by Ford in collaboration with the drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. and  Classic Design Concepts.

It’s called the RTR package, and as far as we can work out, it’s the coolest modified Mustang yet!

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The car features a new chin spoiler at front along with new grille and bonnet. You get matching side skirts as well which links the front spoiler to the rear diffuser, which itself hosts two integrated exhaust pipes. All these parts are finished in black, while the car can be had with different paint jobs.

Ford also provides 19-inch wheels with Falken tires, and an engine upgrade package with new exhausts and air intake, plus modified suspension for the sake of better handling.

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Funkmaster Flex tricked-out 2011 Ford Fiesta

Ford and Funkmaster Flex have teamed up again, as the petrolhead hiphop artist tweaks a 2011 Ford fiesta for his new show on MTV2.

The tricked-out Fiesta by Funkmaster will star at the Funk Flex Full Throttle Giveaway show as the main prize for the first winner.

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The car comes with with a special body kit, lowering kit, wheels and tires and two-tone paint job which is Flex’s signature, plus custom interior which means it’s loaded with monitors and speakers!

“Ford has had a partnership with Funkmaster Flex that dates back to 2005 which allows us to become a part of Flex’s world and connect with today’s young urban consumers in a way that is most relevant to them,” said Crystal Worthem, manager, Multicultural Marketing. “Being able to incorporate the Fiesta into a show that will allow us to continue to highlight the customization potential of this vehicle by someone who is an authority when it comes to vehicle customization is exciting for us.”

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