As popular as their vehicles are with aftermarket customizers, Ford wouldn't miss out on something like the SEMA show. And while the Mustang and various Ford trucks play a big role in the Blue Oval booth this year, a significant part of the Motor Company's exposition centers around the latest Focus.

All-in-all, seven Focus models are on display this year. 3dCarbon has busted one out in a white matte finish with tinted windows and red accents, plus roof spoiler, Eibach springs and Pirelli rubber. Roush has brought out a Stage 3 upgraded Focus complete with supercharger, custom induction and exhaust systems and body kit. The ID Agency is bridging the gap between Japanese and European tuner trends with its dark green model, packing Magnaflow exhaust, Brembo brakes, Recaro seats and even a Thule bike rack.

The only sedan among all the hatchback versions has been done up by Capaldi Racing, with a Borla exhaust, Torsen diff, AST suspension and a big orange splitter jutting out the front. Steeda's Focus hatchback packs an aftermarket intake, sway back and springs, with an engine bay filled with billet aluminum-style components and 19-inch monoblock alloys with Nitto rubber.

Bojix Design's Stage 2 show car has been done up (like the 3dCarbon and Roush models) in white, black and red, with a full aero kit, 20-inch wheels on H&R suspension packing AP Racing brakes and a full leather and Alcantara interior. Finally, COBB Tuning (best known for its Subaru work) has gone with a racing approach, complete with turbocharger, intercooler, upgraded breathing apparati, reworked suspension, and super-sized brakes.

You can check 'em all out in our high-res gallery of live images from the show floor, the factory-released renderings in the gallery below and the details in the press release after the jump.
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Ford at SEMA 2011

From mild to wild, and from old to new, this year's Ford Motor Company display at SEMA has something for everyone. We'll showcase some of the most legendary cars in Ford's storied 110-year racing history, introduce a stunning array of show vehicles, from Fiesta to the Super Duty, and reveal more about Ford's global performance vehicles, Fiesta ST and Focus ST. We're also going to yank the covers off an all-new 363-cubic-inch Ford Racing stroker engine, and introduce the latest Ford licensed restoration part that's sure to delight fans of the classic 1964-66 Mustang.

Ford Mustang at SEMA
Ford Mustang owners are known for their desire to stand apart from the crowd and Ford is showing off the possibilities for various statements customers can make with their Mustang at the SEMA show. Several Mustangs will display just how customizable the iconic pony car is.

"No customer wants their Mustang to be the same as their neighbor down the street," said Melvin Betancourt, Ford SEMA design manager. "Mustang comes equipped with a solid foundation of great design and performance, but people want to express themselves through accessories and upgrades. They can go as far as making it a track car, or using it as a style standout that's for touring."

In an effort to feed customization-hungry pony car enthusiasts, Ford recently launched the 2012 Mustang Customizer at www.ford.com/cars/mustang, a site offering an online experience that allows people to create their own virtual Mustangs, choosing colors and accessories to complement the design.

Project vehicles to be showcased at this year's SEMA show include:

2012 Ford Mustang by Forgiato Wheels
This Mustang GT offers a staggered wheel setup, with three-piece 21-inch front wheels and 22-inch rear wheels. A TS Designs wide body fabrication kit, 3dCarbon Boy Racer body kit and matte pearl silver PPG paint help set it apart from the rest. In addition, a Vortech supercharger ensures the performance matches up to the aggressive appearance.

2012 Ford Mustang by Creations n' Chrome
With Spectra Chrome Boy Racer Red spray-on paint and Autosport Dynamics carbon fiber hood, roof and trunk, this Mustang makes the ultimate style statement. It proves it can't be beat on the track with a Creations n' Chrome chromoly roll cage, HRE Performance 18-inch forged wheels and Vortech supercharger. A race-inspired custom interior rounds out the upgrades.

2012 Ford Mustang by MRT Performance
With performance and style in mind, the TKO Mustang by MRT Performance offers a complete package. A ProCharger supercharger, MRT stainless steel MaxFlow h-pipe and half-back exhaust system, and H&R coilover performance suspension deliver on performance. An MRT custom hood, MRT custom paint accents and Sparco race seats bring the race-ready style to life.

2012 Ford Mustang by H&R Springs
This Mustang GT offers superior performance with a Flowmaster stainless steel exhaust, Edelbrock E-Force supercharger and Pirelli P Zero front and rear tires. The chassis also receives an upgrade with an H&R Springs Coil RSS sport suspension, front and rear sway bars and Triple C camber adjustment bolts. The exterior features a Street Scene Equipment body kit and custom paint by Tri-Star Enterprise.

Disclaimer: These vehicles have been modified by independent vehicle modifiers, and display of the vehicles is not intended to nor does it constitute an endorsement of the vehicle modifiers, vehicle modifications or use of the vehicles by Ford Motor Company. Modifications to these vehicles may not be street legal or certified under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and regulations or emissions regulations of the U.S. EPA or California. Vehicles that are neither street legal nor certified under FMVSS and safety and emission regulations are neither intended nor certified for use on public roads.

Ford Explorer and F-Series at SEMA
Ford trucks and SUVs are known for their unmatched capability and at this year's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show, they will flex their style muscle as well. Three Ford Explorer SUVs and four F-Series trucks will be on display, showing off the extreme versatility of their respective lineups.

"The all-new Ford Explorer lends itself to a lot of customization trends because there are so many directions you can go in. Whether it's amping up the style, performance or capability, they all work seamlessly with Explorer," said Melvin Betancourt, Ford SEMA design manager. "Additionally, the F-Series trucks are the perfect canvas for customers to personalize. They offer a great wow factor and can easily be taken to the extreme in terms of performance."

Project vehicles to be showcased at this year's SEMA show include:

2011 Ford Explorer by Stitchcraft Interiors
This "Business Edition" Explorer makes the most of craftsmanship and details with a Stitchcraft Interiors custom interior with Alcantara® leather seating, interior accents and door panels and Orion Car Audio amps, speakers and wiring. Stitchcraft Interiors study trays are matched to the interior and accents. The exterior offers a Seaside Collision two-tone paint scheme with charcoal and orange side graphics.

2011 Ford Explorer by DSO Eyewear
Inspired by current fashion trends, this Explorer embraces an active sports urban lifestyle with a lowered stance complemented by deep lip Niche 24-inch three-piece wheels. BASF Pearl Tri-Coat White paint with black chrome detailing offers a contemporary look on the exterior, while a plush interior showcases Katzkin Midnight Tuscany leather with perforated Raven Suede accents. The lighting is high-tech, with Advanced Automotive Concepts custom LED headlamps.

2011 Ford Explorer by Tjin Edition
This Explorer was designed to stand out from the crowd and with a custom DuPont paint job by L & R Autobody, 24-inch iForged Concave Insite wheels, Falken tires and LightWurkz LED headlights, it lives up to the promise. A Baer big brake kit and Eibach suspension upgrade the chassis, while custom black leather with orange diamond stitching and a Realm audio system round out the interior enhancements.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions
Matchbox® has teamed up with Superlift Suspensions to transform a Super Duty into the Matchbox Superlift Brush Truck. Superlift stays true to its off-road roots by using a 10-inch lift system on 41-inch Interco IROK tires. Shown in a PPG Vibrance "Oh, So Orange" basecoat with a contrasting satin black powder-coated accent, the two-tone paint job is sure to grab attention. It proves it's up to the job of fighting fires with code-three emergency lights and sirens, along with a firefighting utility bed and equipment. SEMA visitors can receive a miniature die-cast version of the truck by visiting the Ford show stand.

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost by Skyjacker Suspensions
The "Project No Compromise" is geared toward drivers who want to go green without sacrificing performance. A Skyjacker Suspensions four-inch lift and monotube shocks help boost chassis performance, while a MagnaFlow cat-back dual exhaust system upgrades the powertrain. A Steelcraft stainless steel grille guard, Rigid Industries e-series 30-inch LED light bar and Bushwacker two-inch pocket-style fender flares distinguish this truck.

2011 Ford F-150 by CGS Performance Products
This "Tarmac" F-150 offers unique and sleek styling with a custom aluminum hood, DuPont Jet Black paint and Boyd Red finish by Andy Meeh, Paramount Restyling grille and Colorado Custom billet wheels. The interior offers red leather from Pecca Leather, VizuaLogic headrest monitors and Seat Belt Planet red seat belts. Powertrain and chassis also get a boost from a CGS Performance cat-back exhaust and cold-air intake, Whipple twin-screw supercharger, Bell Tech front coilover suspension and six-piston Baer brakes with 15-inch rotors.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Hulst Customs
The "Black Mamba" Super Duty shows off the ultimate in luxury and style with Hulst Customs-designed hood and grille with stainless steel mesh insert, Hulst Customs side rockers and lower front fascia with LED lighting by Radiantz. It also features suicide rear doors with Scissor Doors billet hinge kit. Planet Color custom black paint along with 3M Di-Noc™ stainless graphics differentiates the exterior. The interior features Katzkin leather and Hulst Customs aluminum trim accents.

Disclaimer: These vehicles have been modified by independent vehicle modifiers, and display of the vehicles is not intended to nor does it constitute an endorsement of the vehicle modifiers, vehicle modifications or use of the vehicles by Ford Motor Company. Modifications to these vehicles may not be street legal or certified under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and regulations or emissions regulations of the U.S. EPA or California. Vehicles that are neither street legal nor certified under FMVSS and safety and emission regulations are neither intended nor certified for use on public roads.

Ford Focus and Fiesta at SEMA
Ford's hot-selling new Focus is making its SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show debut with seven customized cars that showcase the possibilities of both the hatch and sedan. Offering just about anything a customer could want to amp up the performance and personalization of the car, the Focus models have a wide variety of upgrades and enhancements. Since launch, the new Focus has been gaining interest, with nearly 500,000 customers raising their hands to request more information about the latest small car from Ford.

"Millennials, which this car is all about, want to personalize every aspect of their lives – everything from laptop covers to body art, and even cars," said Mike Murphy, C-Car Marketing manager. "Being unique allows them to stand apart and be different, and all the Focus models we have on display at SEMA live up to that standard."

The hot-selling Fiesta adds to Ford's SEMA display, showing off the possibilities for a car with a style all its own.

"Fiesta is a natural fit for SEMA because it's a unique brand," said Lew Echlin, Ford Global Car Marketing manager. "One of the top three purchase reasons for the vehicle is that it fits the customer's personality. That's very rare. It's an emotional purchase, so owners want to personalize it, with a significant percentage of them even giving their car a name."

Project vehicles to be showcased at this year's SEMA show include:

2012 Ford Focus by 3dCarbon
A standout style statement from 3dCarbon delivers a Focus that uses 3M satin wrap, smoked windows and race red accents to bring the car's more edgy side to life. 3dCarbon's body kit and Sticky Fingers racing stripes round out the exterior upgrades. On the functional side, a 3dCarbon upper roof spoiler, Eibach springs and Pirelli tires offer an aerodynamic and handling boost.

2012 Ford Focus by ROUSH Performance Products
This Stage 3 Focus by ROUSH Performance Products offers several powertrain upgrades including a ROUSH R900 TVS supercharger, ROUSH modified high-flow induction system and ROUSH dual-exit high-performance exhaust. Plenty of body additions differentiate this Focus, with ROUSH front fascia grille inserts, chin splitter and custom graphics. Sherwin-Williams custom matte paint and Ford Genuine Accessories roof spoiler also help it stand apart from the crowd.

2012 Ford Focus by The ID Agency
Inspired by European and Japanese tuning styles, this Focus by The ID Agency shows off attention to detail with a Wraptivo roof, Recaro Sportster seats and Top Stitch interior. Performance upgrades go along with the styling; these include a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust and Brembo big brake kit. It even offers a Ford Licensed Accessory Thule bike rack with Custom Leader bike.

2012 Ford Focus by Capaldi Racing
Capaldi Racing has taken its racing background and applied it to this new 2012 Ford Focus. Powertrain and chassis upgrades include a Borla cat-back dual-outlet exhaust, Ford Racing Performance Parts Torsen differential, Green Filter custom intake, AST Sport-Line suspension and Ford Racing Performance Parts-tuned sway bars. Exterior touches include Visteon European Focus headlamps with HID and LED technology and Capaldi Racing front splitter and dual-outlet insert.

2012 Ford Focus by Steeda
The Steeda Focus offers both street and track performance with key enhancements including Steeda cold-air intake with Cool Tube technology, Steeda rear swaybar and Steeda lowering springs. With underhood billet aluminum-appearance items, G-Track front end brace and 3dCarbon body kit, the car delivers on appearance as well. HRE P43S Monoblok 19-inch wheels and Nitto NT05 performance tires round out the additions.

2012 Ford Focus by Bojix Design
The Focus Stage 2 assembled by Bojix Design adds European flair with aggressive styling complete with Bojix body kit, 3dCarbon upper roof spoiler and Rennen M10 20-inch wheels. Interior upgrades come in the form of Katzkin leather seating surfaces and door panels, Accele rearview mirror with constant panoramic view and Alcantara®-covered surfaces. The chassis offers civil street manners with an AP Racing big brake kit, Bojix rear cross-drilled rotors and H&R Sport Springs lowering kit.

2012 Ford Focus by COBB Tuning
This Motorsports Challenger Focus was built for competition. It shows with Cosworth COBB Tuning forged pistons, COBB Tuning custom turbo kit and COBB front-mounted intercooler, intake, airbox and exhaust manifold. The chassis is upgraded with a StopTech Trophy big brake kit, Eibach Multi-Pro R2 coilover suspension and COBB Tuning suspension bushings.

2011 Ford Fiesta by M2-Motoring
The M2-Motoring Fiesta combines form and function by adding an Injen Technologies cold-air intake system and DC Sports cat-back exhaust. The chassis is upgraded with a Wilwood big brake kit and Megan Racing coilovers. Exterior enhancements include a candy purple finish by Status Motorsports, 3dCarbon body kit and upper roof spoiler. Interior treatments offer an upgraded Jensen Mobile Audio Power sound system and Audiovox flip-down touch-screen monitors.

2011 Ford Fiesta by Gold Coast Automotive
This Fiesta SE hatch is built for performance with a Jackson Racing Rotrex intercooled supercharger, Wilwood four-piston front, two-piston rear brake system and Hankook Ventus racing tires. Appearance offerings include APR Performance rear wing and custom front splitter, 3dCarbon body kit, Socal SignWorx graphic wrap and Gold Coast Automotive fender flare kit.

2011 Ford Fiesta by Aaron Vaccar Signature Series
With plenty of personalized details, this Fiesta offers a Weapon-R Secret Weapon air intake, Wilwood Dynapro six-piston big brake kit and Advanti Racing V3 Vago 17-inch wheels. The exterior features BASF custom bright silver matte metallic paint, while the interior delivers plenty of upgrades including Portage Trim red leather upholstery, Bride Vios III racing bucket seats and MB Quart Onyx Series speaker and amplifiers.

2012 Ford Fiesta by Hot Wheels® and Ford Custom Accessories
The 2012 Team Hot Wheels™ Ford Fiesta features edgy exterior graphics from Original Wraps, new printed headliner technology from Freudenberg Vitech, a factory-available two-tone interior package from Ford's Custom Accessories team, aggressive Ford Racing suspension and throaty exhaust and 18-inch custom-painted Motegi Racing wheels. Other upgrades include a Ford Racing short-throw shifter, Ford Custom Accessories rear hatch spoiler and Goodyear Eagle F1 Ultra Performance Low Profile tires. Nearly every styling component and functional accessory displayed on this Team Hot Wheels Fiesta is available from Ford Custom Accessories, Ford Licensed Accessories or Ford Racing Performance Parts.

Disclaimer: These vehicles have been modified by independent vehicle modifiers, and display of the vehicles is not intended to nor does it constitute an endorsement of the vehicle modifiers, vehicle modifications or use of the vehicles by Ford Motor Company. Modifications to these vehicles may not be street legal or certified under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and regulations or emissions regulations of the U.S. EPA or California. Vehicles that are neither street legal nor certified under FMVSS and safety and emission regulations are neither intended nor certified for use on public roads.


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      NipponEngine
      • 3 Years Ago
      this car looks nice with a lower ride height
      waetherman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, I must be in my post-lunch slump and need a shot of coffee; I read wicker car, not wicked car. And I was excited about it. http://s3files.core77.com/blog/images/wicker_car.jpg
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's show some of this love on the EV model - it could look just as cool. although these are all a bit pimpish.....
      Baublitz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Personally I like the front end of the car, I wouldn't call myself a tuner but I own a 2012 Focus and considering my sticker was 17,500 I really don't think that comparing this car to a $35K vehicle is fair, I would love to put some performance parts on my car, but between style and stock performance I really don't know what beats the new Focus and still stays under the $20K range that I had.
      BENJAMIN HUTZLER
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hurry with these parts! I am ready to start outfitting my 2012 Focus Titanium Sedan w/ Titanium Handling Package. If anyone knows of any lighting upgrades (LED, Projector, etc) or body kit components for the sedan please let me know.
      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sema cars are always over the top with super flashy everything so even if some of the stuff looks cool I have a hard time getting over the fact that they are stock under the hood.
      AcidTonic
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only "tooners" who will like this car are the ones that are broke and think a Civic is the most amazing thing ever. They would be happy with a car that simply looks fast even if it's only slightly faster than a V8 minivan. True enthusiasts who have cash and like performance-imports will be driving something around $35K with AWD and completely skip over anything with FWD since it just doesn't scale. The difference? We crave 10's and 11's in the 1/4th and they crave 12's and 13's. We don't mind paying for a niche vehicle either.
        KyleR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Honestly, I'd rather be a poor car enthusiast driving a "tooner" Focus than a pompous ass like you. :) And then of course, anybody with real money to tout would get a track vehicle, not a 1/4 mile rocket.
          Baublitz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @KyleR
          What about a GT-R that's pretty well both, too bad my car budget isn't anywhere near $100K.
        emperor koku
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        There's more to having fun than 10 second quarter miles and AWD. Cool it, Paul Walker.
        Dan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        True Drivers dont need 35K AWD to drive fast. How do I know. Because I can whip you and many others with high priced tuners on a road course or a autox with my SVT Focus. And how can I tell you cant drive? Because you dont have any respect for cars like mine. This tells me you have never been to an event other then maybe a drag race.
        Baublitz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        I really don't think its fair to classify a tuner by how much money they have to spend on their vehicle, there's plenty of people driving $15,000 civics that would put an easy 10 in a 1/4, given $11K is put in the engine. Just because not everyone can afford an evo or a Z doesn't mean we cant be just as into going fast.
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Acid....Paraphone called, they want their Stuck Record back......
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          then keep dealing with people tired of your same old rant, put on some MAN shorts and make some valid points for a damn change and quit cutting and pasting the same crap....
          AcidTonic
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          When talking about small tuner cars it's relevant. Normally people with strong beliefs voice them. Deal with it.
      action3500
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tuners should have started with rhinoplasty first.
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      Anthony Thomas
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some people really... More details on the Roush Performance Focus here - http://www.roushperformance.com/blog/2011/11/roush-focus/
      Mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Roush one looks great!
      frk.atg
      • 2 Years Ago
      hi you guys can find led in ebay. like http://www.ebay.com/itm/160711260908?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 for shox i bought kw variant 3. its better i thing. i was using kw also before i own focus with my vw scirocco. and its easy to sell second hand:) like:http://www.ebay.com/itm/330737485778?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 for the body kit. i found this.http://www.carid.com/2012-ford-focus-body-kits/3d-carbon-487020.html most of companies have it but this is the chipper. and they also send it with painting. i also put air filter. http://www.carid.com/2012-ford-focus-air-intakes/injen-air-intake-360554.html i prefer k&n but they don't have it. for brembo brake kits. no body have it. i found the fastest is and of aug shipping. i only doesn't know about egzaust system. I'm also still waiting for it:) pump it up guys!!
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