• Nov 6, 2009

The rest of the Ford display - Click above for high-res image gallery

SEMA is an interesting show. We go in knowing full well that 60-75% of the cars we'll be walking past and/or covering are just trash. Sorry if this bombshell offends anyone, but your Chrysler 300C doesn't need 26-inch hoops, nor seventy gallons of sparkle orange paint. Or diamonds. But, as Doyle Brunson might say if he covered cars instead of being the Godfather of Texas Hold 'Em, that's SEMA.

We mention this in the "other Fords" post because some of these custom FoMoCos look fantastic, or at least pretty good. But 60-75% of them, well, we're not entirely sold. Let's start with the good. Despite the two-tone paint job, we're pretty darn smitten with the Fusion T4 by MRT above. More cars need big old intercoolers taking up the whole lower fascia. And while they might be an inch (or three) too big, the wheels are nice. And that white Lincoln MKS? Nice.

But then you got the other cars contained in this here gallery, and... um.... we like the Lincoln MKT, because well, we just like MKTs. But we're not sold on the Focus upgrades, especially since Ford saw fit to bring a Euro Focus RS to the show. Game, set, outmatched. And don't even get us started on the Edge they've cooked up here. Specifically, the wing on the back. No really – see for yourself.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll admit it, I have a soft spot for huge, 1000-spoke wire wheels. I would rock that blue Flex so hard.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thank you brewer for mentioning the 500whp. Yeah it's not as good looking as the euro focus but it still deserves respect
      • 5 Years Ago
      They can put whatever they want on a U.S. Focus, but it's still a dorkmobile. Send us the Euro Focus already!

      I still want to see pictures of that green '69 Mustang that's on the four-post lift.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm glad the back of the MKZ is not shown here. I wonder whether the guy who approved those horrible tail-lights still does work for Lincoln.

      +1 on the green Mustang
        • 5 Years Ago
        Probably just look at the rest of their lineup. And they wonder why they are the least selling luxury brand.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I love Green Mustangs.. And that one is pretty hot for sure.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh and not to hurt on Ford they have some of the sexiest cars on the market and that blue Fusion looks fantastic! So does the Mustang next to it in the third picture. It's weird how a car maker can make great looking and engineered cars and gives no reason to go with their luxury brand.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Come on now the MKS should just have 24's no body kit and the MKT needs some 26's that's all.They should let me pick out rims and a paint job for these cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That black focus is 500whp
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is it still FWD? And yeah, it does look a lot better once you know it has 500whp. Strange, huh? =)

        I also really like how the Fusion Rally car looks. Too bad it won't look anything like that, cuz that car is awesome looking! Makes the Euro Ford RS seem boring!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That Fusion with the intercooler looks pretty nice. With a name like T4 I'm guessing it is a turbo I-4. It would be nice to see a Turbo for the V6 Sport :)