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]

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