Posted Oct 11th 2012 6:30PM
With the SEMA Show kicking off later this month, some automakers have already started showing off their Vegas-bound show cars, and now Ford is getting into the mix with a quartet of tricked-out 2013 Ford Fusion concepts. Ford will be unveiling "dozens" of cars at SEMA, but these custom Fusions give a glimpse of the tuning/styling potential of Ford's new midsize sedan.
While show cars at SEMA are generally flashy and over the top, the 2013 Fusion by Tjin Edition is a relatively subtle car. In the past, Tjin Edition Fords have also included the Explorer and Mustang GT, but the Tjin Edition Fusion has been upgraded with a custom paint job that actually makes beige look good to go with 21-inch wheels and new headlights and fog lights featuring LED accents. To give the car more performance, this Fusion also received an upgraded turbo on its 2.0-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder and a side-exit MagnaFlow exhaust system. Another restrained show car is the 3dCarbon - Air Design Fusion, which in all likelihood is the most realistic version with its lower body kit that augments the car's already sporty styling.
Looking to mimic the style of cars in the Australian V8 Supercar Series, the Ice Nine Group have the 2013 Fusion looking far better than next year's NASCAR Sprint Cup car decked out with a lowered stance, large rear wing and an eye-catching Monster Energy Drink paint job. The 2013 Fusion by MRT Performance also has an in-your-face appearance with its punishing black-and-blue paint scheme, but it, too, is modified for performance with an Eco-Flow exhaust system and enhanced chassis tuning.
Click here for the full press release on these cars, and be sure to check out our live coverage of the show which runs from October 30 through November 2.
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Ford at SEMA 2012
The Ford SEMA onslaught continues with dozens of customized display vehicles, including four distinctive interpretations of the all-new 2013 Fusion. Check back with this site regularly, as Ford will add additional models to the SEMA DreamCase. This infographic will highlight 20 of the coolest Ford products on display at SEMA. From highly tuned small cars, through track-day ready sedans, to expressive SUVs and Built Ford Tough trucks, Ford has something for everyone at SEMA this year.
Ford Fusion at SEMA
2013 Ford Fusion, 2.0L EcoBoost, Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic, AWD – Built by Tjin Edition
Why it's cool: The Tjin Edition Ford Fusion is the perfect blend between performance and luxury, modified with some of the best aftermarket products available. The exterior features a custom DuPont Beige paint job, 3dCarbon lip kit, Webasto sunroof, and LightWurkZ headlights and fog lights. The interior has been highly modified by Katzkin interiors, featuring a complete sound system by Scosche Audio. Performance has been upgraded by a Unique Fabrication/ Vibrant turbo kit and custom side-exit MagnaFlow exhaust. Finishing off the Tjin Edition Fusion are a custom set of 21" iForged Concave wheels, Falken tires, Baer big brakes and Pedders coil-over suspension upgrades.
2013 Ford Fusion, 2.0L EcoBoost, Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic, AWD – Built by MRT Performance
Why it's cool: Building on the sporty style of the 2013 Ford Fusion, MRT has prepared a fun and stylish street performer that will catch your eye, while the performance stance and sounds from the Eco-Flow exhaust will keep your attention. When it comes to street performance, MRT will balance styling, chassis, and powertrain to remove any questions that the new Ford Fusion is top choice for sedan customers.
2013 Ford Fusion, 1.6L EcoBoost, Six-Speed Manual Transmission – Built by Ice Nine Group
Why it's cool: Inspired by the V8 Supercar Series, Ice Nine Group's 2013 Fusion features road race styling and performance for the street. From the slammed race car stance to the cutting edge color and graphics package, Ice Nine's Fusion not only looks the part it also performs. Drive it to the track, rip some laps and drive home in style!
2013 Ford Fusion, 2.0L EcoBoost, Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic, AWD – Built by 3dCarbon - Air Design
Why it's cool: 3dCarbon - Air Design - all new 2013 "Euro Series" Fusion is a perfect amalgamation of style and performance. Inspired by the elegant, sophisticated styling of classic European sedans, the all-new 3dCarbon body kit accentuates the all-new Fusion's elegant, new silhouette, visually lowering, and transforming it into a striking sedan that would be a head turner on the Autobahn, or any road.
Disclaimer: These vehicles have been modified by independent modifiers and display of these vehicles is not intended to nor does it constitute an endorsement of the vehicle modifier, vehicle modifications or use of the vehicle by Ford Motor Co. Modifications to these vehicles may not be street legal or certified under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and regulations or emissions regulations of the U.S. EPA or California. Vehicles that are neither street legal nor certified under FMVSS and safety and emission regulations are neither intended nor certified for use on public roads.