Ford's bringing a pair of Taurus SHOs to the 2010 SEMA Show, along with a selection of Fiestas, Fusions, and Explorers.
2011 Taurus SHO by H&R Springs
Ford's bringing a pair of SHOs to the 2010 SEMA Show, along with a selection of custom Fiestas, Fusions, and Explorers. We've rounded up 15 of these funky Fords (and one Lincoln for good measure).
This 2011 Taurus SHO built by H&R Springs upgrades its performance with a Borla cat-back exhaust and K&N air filter, and upgrades its style with H&R Sport Springs and three-piece 22-inch wheels painted in a white gold.
CGS Performance Products attempts to challenge the mighty Range Rover, taking the Explorer upscale into the luxury activity vehicle class. Nice touches include upgraded leather interior and a pair of carbon fiber bikes for the roof rack.
I've never been disappointed with the cars Galpin Auto Sports brings to its shows (including one of my favorite modified Honda Accords), so I'm excited to see this Ford Explorer by GAS in the flesh, particularly the trick second-row pop-up iPad.
Ford prominently displayed an array of customized Fiestas even before the bantamweight vehicle hit showroom floors, so it's no surprise that the automaker is bringing at least eight Fiestas to the 2010 SEMA Show.
This bright green example by 3dCarbon features mostly an array of stickers and graphics, but there is a sculpted four-piece body kit that merits a second look.
This Fiesta features off-the-shelf parts from Ford's vehicle personalization program that can be purchased from authorized Ford dealers, including a four-piece body kit, a more aggressive grille treatment, and custom interior trim bits.
Likewise, this Ford Racing Fiesta will feature several upgrades from Ford's own racing skunkworks. However, the vehicle also features many non-OEM upgrades, including a 350-horsepower ecoBoost engine that's been bored out to 2.3 liters (up from 2) and high-performing Brembo brakes.
Steeda's take on the Ford Fiesta is definitely one of the toughest looks in the bunch. This little chili pepper backs up its looks with handling and performance upgrades for enthusiasts. It includes a short-throw shifter and cold-air intake developed by Steeda, and tuned front and rear lowering sport springs and dampers.
UTI has fit this Fiesta with four more airbags. We're not talking about the kind that save lives during crashes, we're talking about the Air Lift full digital suspension that raises and lowers the compact car with a satisfying "PSSSHHHH" at the touch of a button.
The Hybrid configuration garners the lion's share of attention among Ford Fusions, but its slightly more high-strung brother, the Fusion Sport, also merits a second look. Modified by Steeda, this Sport gets a worked-over suspension with stiffer springs, dampers, antiroll bars, and the like.
The lone Lincoln in this lineup--a 2011 MKX built by ID Agency--features Falken Tires, HRE wheels, Brembo brakes, and Alpine electronics. The guys at ID are calling it an Urban Assault Vehicle, but unless you're assaulting a sale at your local shopping mall, we expect you'll be a bit outgunned in this soft-roader.