Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A pair of hot Ford street cars at the 2016 SEMA show


Today we share two of the domestic manufacturer modified street cars spotted at the 2016 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas Nevada.

Ford Motor Company presented a 2017 Ford Fusion Sport Sedan known as ‘Ballistic’ customized by the folks at Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America the world leader in air conditioning, sunroofs, and convertible roofs. The Focus’ Ecoboost™ engine’s 235 horsepower output was increased through the addition of a JMS Chip Performance BoostMax boost controller and PedalMax throttle installed and recalibrated by SCT Performance. The car rides lower and corners betters after the installation of an H&R suspension kit with the braking ability improved with larger Rotora brakes on all four wheels

On the exterior, Webasto added their own natural finish Kevlar® front lip spoiler and Kevlar® side skirts along with a heat-extracting hood with the body finished in ‘Ballistic White’ metallic custom paint sprayed by MRT Performance. The Fusion rides on 20-inch Modulare Alloy wheels fitted with Toyo Proxes T1 tires. Webasto also installed an engine heater and a portable 12-volt refrigerator-freezer unit in the trunk.  The whole ‘Ballistic’ package is topped by the installation of a Webasto H735-III comfort in-built sunroof with protective Venus® glass to reflect 99% of UV radiation, 80% of light and 97% of heat to protect the Katzkin custom leather and suede upholstery  interior. Check out Webasto’s website at https://www.webasto.com/us/

Built by Hurst In collaboration with Kenne-Bell superchargers unveiled their 2017 Hurst/Kenne Bell ‘R-Code’ Mustang advertised to produce 750 horsepower through the installation of Kenne Bell liquid-cooled twin-screw supercharger atop the Mustang’s 5-liter (305 cubic inch) Coyote modular V-8 engine.
Photo courtesy of Hurst

In addition to the trademark gold and white Hurst paint laid down by Rounsville Auto Body in San Bernardino California with graphics designed by “Lil Louie,” the car features a Hurst rear wing, side skirts, chin spoiler and 20-inch Hurst chrome “Stunner” wheels. Hurst will only build 50 of these special edition Mustangs which come equipped with 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust and a Hurst “Comp Plus” shifter. Order yours at http://www.hurst-shifters.com/hurst-elite/

Photos by the author except as noted

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