SEMA Preview: Ford's Bringing The Muscle
Ford Mustang owners are known for their desire to stand apart from the crowd, and Ford is showing off the possibilities for various statements customers can make with their Mustang at this year's SEMA show. Several Mustangs will display just how customizable the iconic pony car is. These are but a few of the many Mustangs we'll be covering next week, and these are just the renderings, so stay tuned for the real deal!
"No customer wants their Mustang to be the same as their neighbor's down the street," said Melvin Betancourt, Ford SEMA design manager. "Mustang comes equipped with a solid foundation of great design and performance, but people want to express themselves through accessories and upgrades. They can go as far as making it a track car, or using it as a style standout that's for touring."
In an effort to feed customization-hungry pony car enthusiasts, Ford recently launched the 2012 Mustang Customizer at www.ford.com/cars/mustang, a site offering an online experience that allows people to create their own virtual Mustangs, choosing colors and accessories to complement the design.
Project vehicles to be showcased at this year's SEMA show include:
2012 Ford Mustang by Forgiato Wheels
This Mustang GT offers a staggered wheel setup, with three-piece 21-inch front wheels and 22-inch rear wheels. A TS Designs wide body fabrication kit, 3dCarbon Boy Racer body kit and matte pearl silver PPG paint help set it apart from the rest. In addition, a Vortech supercharger ensures the performance matches up to the aggressive appearance.
2012 Ford Mustang by Creations n' Chrome
With Spectra Chrome Boy Racer Red spray-on paint and Autosport Dynamics carbon fiber hood, roof and trunk, this Mustang makes the ultimate style statement. It proves it can't be beat on the track with a Creations n' Chrome chromoly roll cage, HRE Performance 18-inch forged wheels and Vortech supercharger. A race-inspired custom interior rounds out the upgrades.
2012 Ford Mustang by MRT Performance
With performance and style in mind, the TKO Mustang by MRT Performance offers a complete package. A ProCharger supercharger, MRT stainless steel MaxFlow h-pipe and half-back exhaust system, and H&R coilover performance suspension deliver on performance. An MRT custom hood, MRT custom paint accents and Sparco race seats bring the race-ready style to life.
2012 Ford Mustang by H&R Springs
This Mustang GT offers superior performance with a Flowmaster stainless steel exhaust, Edelbrock E-Force supercharger and Pirelli P Zero front and rear tires. The chassis also receives an upgrade with an H&R Springs Coil RSS sport suspension, front and rear sway bars and Triple C camber adjustment bolts. The exterior features a Street Scene Equipment body kit and custom paint by Tri-Star Enterprise.
Looks like it's gonna be a sick show! Of course we'll be covering the heck out of Ford's booth, but head over to the Forums and let us know what else you want to see!