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Ford Reveals Custom Fiestas, Focuses for SEMA


author photo by Jeffrey Archer October 2011

In addition to the usual litany of customized vehicles from aftermarket tuners, this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas will also feature a growing number of tricked out cars from major automakers. Included among them is Ford, who recently previewed several highly modified versions of its compact Focus and subcompact Fiesta ahead of their unveiling at the show.

According to Ford, it will show seven different customized Focuses at this year's show, with modifications ranging from mild to extreme. Some, such as the Focus by 3dCarbon, feature exterior upgrades like tinted windows and a satin vinyl wrap, while others - like the ID Agency Focus - are heavier on interior modifications like Recaro Sportster seats and Top Stitch interior trim.

Tuners interested in getting more performance out of the Focus won't be disappointed, either. Between the seven Focuses at SEMA, modifications range from a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, Brembo brakes and a cold-air intake to both types of forced induction. One Focus, designed by aftermarket tuner COBB Tuning, features a custom-built turbo kit with an intercooler, while another, from tuning house Roush, includes a supercharger, dual exhausts and unique matte paint.

The automaker also has three options for aftermarket fans more interested in the potential of its subcompact Fiesta. One, from M2-Motoring, includes a bright purple paint job, a cold-air intake and a cat-back exhaust, while another, from tuner Aaron Vaccar, includes a Weapon-R air intake, a Wilwood brake kit, 17-inch wheels and a matte silver exterior finish. But the most extreme tune comes from Gold Coast Automotive, who fitted a Fiesta hatchback with a Jackson Racing supercharger, a Wilwood brake kit and a muscular 3dCarbon body kit.

While Ford likely has no plans to offer any of the customized cars in its showrooms, the automaker knows the displays may help increase its visibility among buyers looking for tuning potential. We'll be on hand to cover the finished products when they're revealed live at SEMA next week.

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Ford Reveals Custom Fiestas, Focuses for SEMA - Autotrader