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click above image to view all of Ford's SEMA vehicles including their upgrades

Ford will arrive in Las Vegas for the SEMA Show later this month with no less than 13 show vehicles in tow. Of those, nine will be based on the 2008 Focus, which underscores A) how important Ford believes small cars are to the tuner and customization market and B) how much Ford wants people to like its little ugly duckling. Of the Foci on hand will be a number with turbos added to their 2.0L inline four-cylinder engines and all with rims ranging from 18 to 20 inches in size. Being SEMA, each is outfitted with a body kit that either enhances or compounds the car's controversial looks. Check out each one in the gallery below along with Ford's description of their upgrades.

Joining the Focus brigade will be two Mustangs, a 350-HP turbo V6 Fusion and a Lincoln MKZ by H&R Special Springs that's pimptastic. Those are also available to view in the gallery.

Of course, we'll be on hand in Sin City with a team of tuner loving Autobloggers to cover the SEMA Show, which begins the week of October 29th. It's a tough job, we know.

[Source: Ford]

2008 Ford Focus Coupe by F2 Motorsports, LLC
  • 2008 Ford Focus Coupe by F2 Motorsports, LLC
  • F2 Motorsports adds a distinctive European flare to the new Ford Focus with a Street Scene body kit and F2 Brutus custom rear wing and decals. The deep blue paint sets off the Kyowa Design 18-inch tires wrapped in Toyo Proxes rubber. The 2.0-liter I-4 sports a Brutus Stage 3 Production Turbo and Ford Racing exhaust. The power is driven to the wheels through a Torsen differential, 4.06:1 ring and pinion, F2 Flywheel and ACT clutch. The suspension features F2 Brutus front and rear sway bars, Vortland coil overs and a Ford Racing SVT brake kit.
  • 2008 Focus by FocusSport
  • FocusSport unleashes its magic on the latest Ford Focus transforming it into a true performance machine. The coupe's 2.0-liter 16-valve is treated to a FocusSport Stage 2 intercooled turbocharger and stealth exhaust system. A five-speed manual transmission put the power to the DPE R20 18-inch forged wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich g-Force rubber. The 3D Carbon Euro Series body kit adds a sense of performance style setting the body down over the H&R performance suspension. Inside, Momo Street Racer GT seats are finished in custom suede and leather.
  • FocusSport Street Tuner Challenge Focus
  • FocusSport raided the best performance parts boxes in the world to deliver the ultimate Focus spec racer. The 2.0-liter I-4 combines Ford racing and Cosworth components with a Stage 2, intercooled Turbo for power, managed by a host of management goodies including an electronic boost control and knock control system. Forged 18-inch wheels wear BF Goodrich g-Force TA's with Brembo brakes up front for added stopping power. A full race interior features a custom roll-bar and Daytona Competition seats with three-inch racing harnesses.
  • 2008 Focus Hot Wheels Project
  • This life-size Hot Wheels Focus is sure to provide hours of fun. The custom body kit is accented by bold graphics over stunning silver paint. A Ford Racing handling kit lowers the car over chrome 17-inch performance wheels with yellow brake calipers. Set the mood inside with white leather seats that come alive when you activate interior lighting kit and illuminated doorsills. Headrest DVD screens and Ford's exclusive SYNC hands-free infotainment system round out the interior appointments.
  • 2008 Ford Focus-T by Fox Marketing
  • The T stands for "turbo," but it might also stand for "transcontinental." This 2008 Ford Focus, put together by Fox Marketing, will make the 2,300-mile trip from New York to Las Vegas on its own power. That power comes from a 250 horsepower 2.0-liter I4 putting out eight PSI of boost from the TurboChargers.com turbo kit. The Sunrise Gold Pearl coupe wears an RK Sport body kit and 19-inch iForged five-spoke wheels and has a custom interior featuring custom metal work.
  • 2008 Ford Focus by RKSport, Inc.
  • RKSport has brought an exciting new look to the new Ford Focus. The addition of RKSport's functional extractor hood, lower ground effects, rear spoiler, rear window spoiler and body-color grille, all in BASF red and black paint, give the Focus a muscular, ground-hugging look. Eibach lowering springs drop the Focus on gunmetal gray, 20-inch TSW Kyalami wheels and Toyo tires for that racy look. A K&N performance intake and Magnaflow performance exhaust deliver increased performance from the 2.0-liter four. A Boston Acoustics audio/video system features Visteon amplifiers and RoadWire video headrests in the leather interior.
  • 2008 Steeda Focus Club Racer
  • Steeda Autosports applies its performance expertise to deliver this race ready 2008 Focus that takes its attitude to the street or track. The 2.0-liter Duratec I-4 is treated to a Steeda patented cold-air intake and performance exhaust. The Steeda/Eibach coil over suspension is fully adjustable and features a Steeda strut tower brace and stay-bars. A 3D Carbon Euro Series body kit is accented by Steeda custom grille, front fender treatments and Club Racer graphics. The 18-inch, Steeda Open Mesh performance wheels wear Nitto NT01 high-performance tires.
  • 2008 Ford Focus by Street Scene Equipment
  • Street Scene Equipment brings a sleek, aggressive style to the 2008 Ford Focus with this easy-to-install body kit. The front chin spoiler, speed grille, side skirts and rear valance are made from high-impact urethane. The DuPont Hot Hues blue Focus rests on a Vogtland suspension and 18-inch Yokohama tires mounted on R1 Spider 18-inch wheels. The 2.0-liter four features an F2 cold-air intake and Ford Racing exhaust. The interior features a seat inserts by 714 Motor Sports, a Ford Racing tach and Polk Audio system.
  • 2008 Ford Focus by 3dCarbon
  • Inspired by a love for all things European, 3D Carbon outfits the 2008 Focus four-door sedan with its Euro Series body kit. The six-piece includes front air dam, side skirts, rear lower skirt, rear deck lid spoiler and upper roof spoiler. A Webasto 900 Series twin-venting sunroof helps open up the interior. The sharp little sedan's wheel wells are filled with 19-inch, forged aluminum NC wheels wearing Pirelli rubber. The interior is decked out in two-tone Baracuda leather by Katzkin with sound supplied by Balupunkt.
  • 2007 Ford Mustang by Santini-USA
  • This racehorse is all show and all go. Prostang is the result of the collaborative efforts of master auto painter Santini-USA, the master interior craftsmanship of Steve Stanford Design and Mustang performance expertise of Roush Performance. The 2007 Mustang pro-street coupe shines in brilliant red on white Alsa exotic paint with blue-and-yellow accent stripes. The 4.6-liter V-8 wears a polished supercharger and intercooler and Bassani custom exhaust. Inside, leather seats tuck between a full roll cage.
  • Mustang Wild Pony Project
  • Mustang is all about making it your own, and Ford's Vehicle Personalization Group delivers the next level. The Project Pony wears Black Sparkle Paint, 20-inch chrome wheels and bold graphics including the new VP brand windshield visor decal. Ford racing adds a supercharger and cold-air induction system for added power and matching Sparkle Black valve covers for added pizzazz. The two-tone black and white leather interior features headrest DVDs and illuminated interior lighting and sill plates.
  • Fusion Performance GAS
  • This 2007 Ford Fusion is ready for the racetrack courtesy of Galpin Auto Sports. The turbocharged V-6 pump out 350 horsepower driving all four wheels. Gears are selected via a six-speed paddle-shift transmission. An APR Performance carbon front splitter and rear wing and 3D Carbon body kit provide the necessary aerodynamics while the MRT lightweight functional ram-air hood feeds the motor. A performance suspension keeps the 19-inch wheels and Nitto Invo tires glued to the road. Inside, a Katzkin leather interior, features a six-point roll cage, leather and suede steering wheel and GAS custom audio system.
  • 2007 Lincoln MKZ by H&R Special Springs, LP
  • Combine American luxury with European style and handling and you get the Lincoln MKZ by H&R Special Springs. The H&R suspension mods lower the Lincoln nearly three inches over 20-inch Pirelli high-performance tires and O.Z. Botticelli wheels that showcase the Brembo calipers. The 3D Carbon front and rear spoilers are accented with custom fender grilles and bright red MKZ badges. LED under lighting adds to the mood. A full custom interior is accented in Ebony Night microsuede and features a back seat refrigerator and massive Pioneer multimedia system.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Ford wants people to like the new US Focus whether people like it or not...uh, wha?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Those Focii look great. I like the 1st blue one with 20" wheels. It really dos not need much more, just something to fill in those big wheel arches.

      Way better than a Civic, Corolla or Cobalt.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Sorry, but not nicer than a Civic.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Are you serious? We have completely opposite tastes, because w/the cars you listed, the focus is the last one I'd get (I'd go civic, corolla/cobalt tie, focus). The front fender on the focus is so huge and it's only made worse when you fit big wheels into the wheel wells... cuz then it shows you just how large the fenders really are and how disgusting the car is. It looks big and fat while trying to be a small car...like a grossly obese person wearing really tight clothes. No SEMA tuner can fix this one.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Anything looks nicer than the wedge-o-cheese McCivic. Hard not to beat the most generic and boring car on the road - but heck, a McCivic was what I would've gotten for high school graduation if I didn't get good grades - anything is an upgrade. Such a boring car, I almost fell asleep during the test drive. Doh!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just because you put lipstick on a pig doesn't make it a pretty. How could they ruin such an important car with that design? I digress.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the focussport orange one looks pretty ok.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the ones i liked most was the lincoln

      i also liked the black mustang's pony decals, the black mustang overall looked good, the white mustang was ok, but didnt look to special

      i had mixed feeling about the red car w/ the front and back shot, (taurus or focus?)
      i think that if ford makes it their SVO model, it will kick off...
        • 7 Years Ago
        that lincoln looked hot.
        I would not think it would be hard for Lincoln to offer something similar as an appearance package.

        I also agree wit hthe black mustang. that touch of blue on the graphics really set off the brakes for me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So does mean we Americans will get an honest to God Ford Focus ST?
      • 7 Years Ago
      not a fan of any of these cars except the MKZ by H&R springs, they're either over or underdone. Seriously, 20s on a Focus? That's just stupid. Maye I'm just jaded, but I hate the new Focus and nothing done to it would ever make me like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or does that blue concept sketch look surprisingly like an E46 M3, but with Ford's ugly grille treatment???
        • 7 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree, but I don't think even Chris Bangle could produce such a fugly front-end
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hard to do much to the look of the front end, when IMHO, the headlights are the worst part of the new design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hooray for the Topaz II...not.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm all for modding but these sketches are quite hideous... which is saying something considering how ugly Ford cars already are.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I guess Ford's keeping the new sister to the FOCUS called BOFUS quiet till the show. I don't blame them!
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