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Ford brings the bling to SEMA

We've already reported on GM's plan to capitalize on the urban trend of throwing dubs on Grandma's Buick by crashing SEMA with 11 customized Lucernes. Ford intends on bringing their own brand of bling in the form of two custom Edges, a pair of worked-over Lincolns and one turbo'd Fusion.

The Ford Edge pictured above spent a considerable amount of time with the H&R crew and the resulting pimpage is far from subtle. The customized Edge is bathed in Tangerine Orange gloss and fitted with a custom front-fascia that serves as a home to a pair of Hella Celis fog lamps. The hood gets a dose of black paint to give it the boy-racer look, which sets the tone for the both the roof and the 22x10-inch Modern Society wheels. The aggressive stance is courtesy of H&R's very own Sport Spring kit, equipped with wheel spacers and camber adjustment bolts to bring the body down approximately two inches below stock. The only power mod is the addition of a MagnaFlow cat-back exhaust which gives the prerequisite burble when rolling up to the show stand.

Of the other four vehicles to be debuted, three of which were created by 3dCarbon, with an emphasis on refinement and streetablity and the last, a Fusion, was 'tuned' by MRT. Along with the FoMoCo customs, Ford will also have a set of Mustang GT500s and will show their 2008 Ford Super-Duty pickup for the first time. Details on all the vehicles, along with photos are available after the jump.

[Source: Ford Motor Co.]


The little goblins in Las Vegas this year will be checking out all the cool treats they'll need to trick out their rides as the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) opens its 2006 show at the convention center there. This year's theme is "American Muscle," and Ford Motor Company will deliver its unique brand of American muscle with a large display featuring a host of hot cars and trucks, including a group of special Shelby GT500s and the first show appearance for the new 2008 F-Series Super Duty truck.

Ford Edge by 3dCarbon

The all-new 2007 Ford Edge is designed for the street. Intended for the practical customer who is looking to live on the edge, the 3dCarbon California Crossover Series is all about bold, dynamic styling. The exterior is dressed in an eight-piece 3dCarbon body kit, which includes a front air dam, side skirts, door caps, a rear lower skirt and front fender vents. The interior is trimmed in Katzkin leather and accented by the medium smoke window tint from Sundial Window Tinting. The DVD system plays through Invision Revolution headrest monitors, a Ford-licensed product. An Eibach Springs Pro Kit drops the Edge by 2 inches over a set of NC Forged NC 5 three-piece, 22-inch wheels with floating center caps wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico tires. Custom DuPont paint and MagnaFlow stainless steel exhaust tips complete the package.

Lincoln MKZ by 3dCarbon

The refined and elegant luxury of the 2007 Lincoln MKZ inspired this 3dCarbon Euro Styling package, which adds a unique touch to Lincoln's American luxury look. The six-piece kit includes a front air dam, side skirts, a rear lower skirt, an upper deck spoiler and a rear deck spoiler. 3dCarbon also supplies the stainless steel chrome grille. A brushed stainless roof overlay by Quality Metalcraft, side chrome moldings and MagnaFlow stainless steel exhaust tips accent the custom DuPont paint. A light chrome tinted windshield from Sundial Window Tinting adds a soft touch to the Katzkin leather interior, featuring Invision Revolution DVD headrest monitors. The chassis receives new H&R springs and coil-over suspension. Twenty-inch HRE 947R three-piece wheels wear Pirelli P Zero 245/30/20 fronts and 255/30/20 rear tires, accented by Brembo black calipers with drilled rotors.

Lincoln MKX by 3dCarbon

Lincoln's newest luxury crossover, the 2007 MKX, gets a touch of European flare courtesy of 3dCarbon's Euro Series body kit. The elegant design exudes the presence of power and luxury sought by the sophisticated buyer. The all-wheel-drive MKX wears a new front air dam, side skirts, door caps and rear lower skirt, bathed in custom DuPont paint. MagnaFlow stainless steel exhaust tips, light chrome window tint from Sundial and 3dCarbon front fender vents add the extra touches of class. The Katzkin interior features Invision Revolution DVD headrest monitors. An H&R Special Sport Springs kit drops the MKX over NC Forged seven-spoke, three-piece, 22-inch wheels with floating center caps wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 265/35/22 tires.

Ford Edge by H&R Special Springs (pictured at top)

The 2007 Ford Edge exemplifies energy and the need to hit the open road. The Edge combines the capability of a sport utility vehicle with the driving dynamics of a sports car. H&R Special Springs turns Ford's new crossover into the ultimate road cruiser, a vehicle that will take you right to the edge. The H&R Edge uses an H&R Sport Spring kit, Triple C camber adjustment bolts and wheel spacers to drop the body by 2 inches over the Modern Society 22-by-10-inch, three-piece wheels wearing Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 305/35WR22 tires. The custom Tangerine Orange paint with Pearl Ghost world graphics is accented by a blacked-out race-look hood, Camtec custom composite front-bumper light pod and Hella Celis lamps with light-emitting-diode halo effect. The 3.5-liter V-6's special purr comes courtesy of a MagnaFlow cat-back exhaust. The interior wears Wiamea Cliffstone leather seats, door panels and headrests.

Ford Fusion T5 by MRT

The MRT Fusion T5 turns America's favorite sporty midsize sedan into the ultimate driving machine, integrating a turbocharged all-wheel-drive powertrain, refined handling and awesome style to provide a high-tech driving experience. The 2007 Fusion's good looks are accented by a 3dCarbon body kit, MRT T5 hood and MRT T5 Black Chrome trim kit. The 3M protective paint film is courtesy of CGM in Detroit. The 3.0-liter V-6 sports a Garrett turbocharger, packaged and tuned by MRT/Precision Turbo and custom calibrated by SCT and Calibrated Success. MRT Aero turbine exhaust completes the powertrain package. Ride and handling have been modified by H&R coil-over springs, struts and shocks. Boss Motorsports 328 Series 20-by-8.5-inch Black Chrome wheels wear Nitto 255/35/20 performance tires. A Stainless Steel Brakes Corp. tri-power brake system provides the stopping power. The interior is trimmed in Woodview accents, and it rocks courtesy of a Rockwood audio system. An MRT onboard driver information system helps keep the driver in touch.

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