This week is the famed SEMA show in Las Vegas and AutoNation Drive has your inside pass to Ford’s specialty booth, from unique versions of the Ford Explorer to Mustangs that were built for athleticism.
The specialty equipment show, commonly referred to as ‘aftermarket parts’, explores what each of these vehicles can become with a little independent modification.
2015 Ford Mustang Convertible, by CGS Performance Products
This Mustang started life in a Ford factory, but then CGS Performance Products got ahold of it and created this mean looking Pony car. CGS updated all around the car, including the powertrain, chassis, wheels, and interior and exterior designs. Most notably is their CGS Performance powertrain enhancements, including their cat-back exhaust and cold air intake, a Whipple Supercharger intercooler and a SCT Livewire TS+ tuning unit by SCT Performance.
The entire suspension system has been updated with Steeda Autosports parts, including the swap bars and bar mounts, braces, strut towers, steering kit and bushings. It also comes with a new front AIRDESIGN USA rear spoiler and hood scoop, TruFiber carbon fiber rear diffuser, and more. If the exterior seems a little wider, that’s because this Mustang is sporting a TS Design custom wide-body kit.
2016 Mustang Cobra Jet, by Ford Performance
The first purpose-built drag-racing Ford Performance car, the Cobra Jet, rolled off the line in 1968. Newer models are just as vaunted as the original, with wins achieved and records broken across 8 seasons of competition. The newest addition to the Cobra Jet team is this 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet, deisgned and built for NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Stock and Super Stock racing, along with classes within IHRA (International Hot Rod Association, NMRA (National Motor Racing Association), and NMCA (National Muscle Car Association) sanctioning bodies.
This factory hot rod comes from Ford with a 5.0L V8 engine delivering the Cobra Jet to the end of the quarter mile in 8-seconds. Based off the sixth-generation of Mustang, the 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet is the only Mustang to come from the factory with a solid axle rear suspension.
2015 Ford F-150 Lariat Supercrew, by Galpin Auto Sports
This daily-driving pickup had some one-on-one quality time with the tuners and designers at Galpin Auto Sports. Featuring Full Race Motorsports Freak-O-Boost intercooler kit with 3-inch cold air intake and a Freak-O-Boost 3-inch cat-back exhaust, along with multiple suspension upgrades, this F-150 Lariat Super Crew can outperform all the other pick-ups on the road.
Of course, it’ll look better too, with exterior modifications by Galpin Auto Sports, including a custom machined differential cover, custom front grill, and custom puddle lighting. SMP Fabrication created the custom front and rear off-road bumpers, along with the chase rack and integrated lighting. Not to mention the Gulf racing livery, paying tribute to famous racing legends such as the Ford GT40.
2016 Ford Focus RS, create by Ford Performance and Ken Block for auction at JDRF diabetes research organization
This Ford Focus RS isn’t your normal Ford Focus RS, but one that was specialty create for Hoonigan racing division driver and Gymkhana expert, Ken Block. This SEMA Show beast was tuned, using Ford parts and a unique EcoBoost engine, to create 350-horsepower and 350-lbft of torque.
Though for those who aren’t manual-savvy, even the stock Ford Focus RS will come with a stall recovery system that will keep the engine from dying in the event of driver-error. This also allows the Focus RS to come with stop-start technology.
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While these modified versions of popular Ford vehicles might not be for sale, their stock counterparts are! Don’t forget to check out your local AutoNation Ford dealerships for the new 2016 Mustang, F-150, and Focus RS models.