Posted Oct 24th 2012 3:03PM
After already tipping its hand with a goodly selection of Focus ST concept teasers, as well as a passel of tuned Fusions, Ford has let loose with more images and information regarding its huge presence at this year's SEMA show. And, while we'll be bringing live reports of all the SEMA goodness to you next week, we couldn't help but want to share these last minute previews.
Four Mustang concept sketches have been offered up for our consumption today, including three cars based on the Mustang GT 5.0 and one based on the V6. All three of the GTs carry significant appearance modifications: bigger wheels, bespoke paint jobs and the whole shebang. The Mothers/Autosport Dynamics/RTR car boasts performance upgrades that net some 650 horsepower, while the DSO Eyewear car is kicking out a massive 750 ponies.
A brace of Ford F-150 trucks and one monster F-250 are repping for the pickup segment. Truckin' Magazine has done up a race-ready F-150 with a chopped look, bigger brakes and an upgraded interior. The diesel-powered F-250 is by Kelderman Air Suspension Systems, so it's natural to see that it has an airbag suspension with eight to ten inches of lift.
A few hotted up versions of Ford's new Escape will be presented as well, to round out this fleet of tuned fun by The Blue Oval. Be sure to check in, early and often next week, for live versions of all of the madness. In the meantime, click here to find fuller information on all of these SEMA models in the press release, and images in the associated galleries.
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Ford Mustang at SEMA
2013 Mustang GT, 5.0L V8, Six-Speed Manual Transmission – Built by Ringbrothers
Why it's cool: Inspired by street machine style, the Ringbrothers Mustang GT adds a supercharger, suspension upgrades, Baer brakes, a carbon-fiber body kit, custom waterborne paint, and big wheels and tires to create an optimized balance of form and function.
2013 Mustang Convertible, 3.7L V6, Six-Speed Manual Transmission – Built by Stitchcraft
Why it's cool: Stitchcraft added nitrous injection, a FlowMaster exhaust, Hotchkis coil-over suspension and big Wilwood brakes to give this pony more performance. A 3dCarbon body kit and custom paint scheme harmonize with the signature Stitchcraft custom interior to add individuality and comfort.
2013 Mustang GT, 5.0L V8, Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission – Built by DSO Eyewear
Why it's cool: A Whipple twin-screw supercharger with intercooler boosts horsepower to 750, while Eibach suspension and Brembo brakes help deliver and modulate speed. Big wheels and tires, a 3dCarbon body kit, extensive interior customization, and a booming Rockford audio system combine to set this unique build apart.
2013 Mustang GT, 5.0L V8, Six-Speed Manual Transmission – Built by Mothers, Autosport Dynamics, RTR
Why it's cool: The Mothers' team has pumped this Mustang up to 650 horsepower, added a track-ready suspension, fitted big wheels and tires, wrapping the package with an RTR carbon-fiber body kit, and finishing the cockpit in custom Sparco seats with custom upholstery. Vaughn Gittin Jr., your Mustang is ready.
Ford F-Series at SEMA
2013 Ford F-150 FX2 Sport Super Cab, 3.5L EcoBoost V6 – Built by Truckin' Magazine
Why it's cool: Truckin' Magazine started with the objective of giving an F-150 track-like handling, with a lowered stance, a high-performance brake package, and a more luxurious interior. A unique wheel and tire combination and a custom stripe kit complete the aggressive look and feel of this dynamic build.
2012 Ford F-250 XLT Crew Cab, 6.7L PowerStroke V8 Turbo Diesel – Built by Kelderman Air Suspension Systems
Why it's cool: Kelderman Air Suspension Systems teamed with Tim Nicolau Designs to give this Super Duty 8-10 more inches of lift, powder-coated, chromed and painted suspension components, an AccuAir TouchPad air suspension management system and Sway-A-Way remote reservoir shock absorbers. It's ready to go anywhere, with looks to match.
2013 Ford F-150 FX2 Sport Super Cab, 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 – Built by K-Daddyz Kustomz
Why it's cool: The K-Daddyz Kustomz crew applied street influence with a touch of urban luxury to their SEMA F-150 display vehicle. It features an "in your face" bright red monochromatic paint scheme, 24-inch wheels and tires, a fully detailed undercarriage, and a mind-blowing Rockford Fosgate audio system. A supercharger adds go to this show.
Ford Escape at SEMA
2013 Ford Escape SE FWD, 2.0L EcoBoost, 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission – Built by VACCAR
Why it's cool: The VACCAR Urban Escape Adventurer project was designed to visually express the potential of the all-new Ford Escape. It represents the ideal balance of rugged off-road attitude, upscale comfort and potent EcoBoost engine. Regardless of the mission, this Escape concept is ready to go.
2013 Ford Escape SE AWD, 2.0L EcoBoost, 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission – Built by Heide Performance Products (HPP)
Why it's cool: The HPP Escape is a tasteful street-performance treatment of the all-new 2013 Ford Escape Every eye-catching detail of this concept, from the subtly-lowered chassis to the chic, smart body mods and the inviting leather and suede seating combines to elevate Escape performance.