• Oct 17, 2007
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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      • 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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