LAS VEGAS - Ford trucks and SUVs are known for their unmatched capability and at this year's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show, they will flex their style muscle as well. Three Ford Explorer SUVs and four F-Series trucks will be on display, showing off the extreme versatility of their respective lineups.
"The all-new Ford Explorer lends itself to a lot of customization trends because there are so many directions you can go in. Whether it's amping up the style, performance or capability, they all work seamlessly with Explorer," said Melvin Betancourt, Ford SEMA design manager. "Additionally, the F-Series trucks are the perfect canvas for customers to personalize. They offer a great wow factor and can easily be taken to the extreme in terms of performance."
Project vehicles to be showcased at this year's SEMA show include:
2011 Ford Explorer by Stitchcraft Interiors
This "Business Edition" Explorer makes the most of craftsmanship and details with a Stitchcraft Interiors custom interior with Alcantara® leather seating, interior accents and door panels and Orion Car Audio amps, speakers and wiring. Stitchcraft Interiors study trays are matched to the interior and accents. The exterior offers a Seaside Collision two-tone paint scheme with charcoal and orange side graphics.
2011 Ford Explorer by DSO Eyewear
Inspired by current fashion trends, this Explorer embraces an active sports urban lifestyle with a lowered stance complemented by deep lip Niche 24-inch three-piece wheels. BASF Pearl Tri-Coat White paint with black chrome detailing offers a contemporary look on the exterior, while a plush interior showcases Katzkin Midnight Tuscany leather with perforated Raven Suede accents. The lighting is high-tech, with Advanced Automotive Concepts custom LED headlamps.
2011 Ford Explorer by Tjin Edition
This Explorer was designed to stand out from the crowd and with a custom DuPont paint job by L & R Autobody, 24-inch iForged Concave Insite wheels, Falken tires and LightWurkz LED headlights, it lives up to the promise. A Baer big brake kit and Eibach suspension upgrade the chassis, while custom black leather with orange diamond stitching and a Realm audio system round out the interior enhancements.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions
Matchbox® has teamed up with Superlift Suspensions to transform a Super Duty into the Matchbox Superlift Brush Truck. Superlift stays true to its off-road roots by using a 10-inch lift system on 41-inch Interco IROK tires. Shown in a PPG Vibrance "Oh, So Orange" basecoat with a contrasting satin black powder-coated accent, the two-tone paint job is sure to grab attention. It proves it's up to the job of fighting fires with code-three emergency lights and sirens, along with a firefighting utility bed and equipment. SEMA visitors can receive a miniature die-cast version of the truck by visiting the Ford show stand.
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost by Skyjacker Suspensions
The "Project No Compromise" is geared toward drivers who want to go green without sacrificing performance. A Skyjacker Suspensions four-inch lift and monotube shocks help boost chassis performance, while a MagnaFlow cat-back dual exhaust system upgrades the powertrain. A Steelcraft stainless steel grille guard, Rigid Industries e-series 30-inch LED light bar and Bushwacker two-inch pocket-style fender flares distinguish this truck.
2011 Ford F-150 by CGS Performance Products
This "Tarmac" F-150 offers unique and sleek styling with a custom aluminum hood, DuPont Jet Black paint and Boyd Red finish by Andy Meeh, Paramount Restyling grille and Colorado Custom billet wheels. The interior offers red leather from Pecca Leather, VizuaLogic headrest monitors and Seat Belt Planet red seat belts. Powertrain and chassis also get a boost from a CGS Performance cat-back exhaust and cold-air intake, Whipple twin-screw supercharger, Bell Tech front coilover suspension and six-piston Baer brakes with 15-inch rotors.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Hulst Customs
The "Black Mamba" Super Duty shows off the ultimate in luxury and style with Hulst Customs-designed hood and grille with stainless steel mesh insert, Hulst Customs side rockers and lower front fascia with LED lighting by Radiantz. It also features suicide rear doors with Scissor Doors billet hinge kit. Planet Color custom black paint along with 3M Di-Noc™ stainless graphics differentiates the exterior. The interior features Katzkin leather and Hulst Customs aluminum trim accents.