Ford To Showcase Nine Customized Mustangs At SEMA
During the 2010 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show held in Las Vegas, Ford Motor Company will be showcasing nine customized versions of the Mustang. These will be displayed alongside the new Boss 302.
“The 2011 model year sets a new standard for Mustang, with everything from bringing back the revered 5.0-liter V8 Mustang GT to the all-aluminum 3.7-liter engine in the Mustang V6 with 305 horsepower and 31 mpg. And it doesn’t stop for 2012, with the Mustang Boss 302 reveal and the track-ready Laguna Seca version,” Mustang brand manager, Jim Owens said, “SEMA is a great way for Ford to not only show customers what’s new for Mustang, but what they can do to make it their own Mustang.”
The 2012 Boss 302 is sure to make quite the impression, but the nine customized Mustangs next to it will give consumers an endless ideas of personalization and style.
“People understand Mustang and they fall in love with the emotion of the car, but at the same time they want to bring a little of their individuality to the table,” said Melvin Betancourt, Ford design manager. “So if you’re a Mustang enthusiast looking to set your Mustang apart from others, SEMA is like going into a toy store full of inspirational imagery. At the end of the day you have a Mustang that reflects the personality of the customer’s vision.”
This Mustang GT by Ford Vehicle Personalization was designed by using Ford Custom Accessories items along with a lot of creativeness. Sherwin Williams provided the paint scheme in a white tri-coat color with coral undertones used throughout the car.
“This theme is a perfect fit for Mustang – it really shows off the design features inside and out that set it apart from the rest,” said Mark Conforzi, Ford Vehicle Personalization chief designer. “This Mustang works so well because it will let the customer’s imagination run wild with just how much they can do to their car.”
Ford Custom Accessories products are used to give the consumer a taste of what can be done with their “pony”. The GT sports a rear pedestal spoiler, rear quarter window louvers, side scoops and a billet grille, all covered in a concept liquid silver finish. The look is polished off with 18-inch machine liquid silver wheels, comparable to wheels from a California Special. To check out more accessories, visit www.fordaccessoriesstore.com.
The interior is a concept design using white and black Ultrafabrics material on different surfaces of the car, some inserts resembling carbon fiber. The white material on the seats, door inserts, steering wheel and dash appliqué are highlighted. Interior styling has coral accents from the steering wheel, gauge cluster, shift knob and air vents for a nice pop of color.
East Coast? West Coast? Both Coasts? This Mustang designed by Team Baurtwell and celebrity customizer Funkmaster Flex, rocks a little bit of both coastal flavors for this Mustang design intended for rapper, Snoop Dogg. The exterior sports Team Baurtwell custom smoked taillights, Funkmaster Flex logos and a 3dCarbon Body Kit. To polish it off, it rocks NC Forged three-piece billit wheels. Other upgrades include the Steeda lowering kit, sway bars and springs, and brakes provided by Baer.
MRT’s Mustang sports a mean warrior theme. The black and red color scheme gives it an aggressive look, along with carbon effects throughout the entire interior and engine compartment. This beast also has several performance modifications including the chassis upgrade, performance handling package, upgraded Baer brakes and a new MRT stainless steel exhaust.
The American Cancer Society and Creations n’ Chrome came together to raise awareness for breast cancer with this pink chrome Mustang convertible. This is no ordinary Mustang with its Vortech supercharger, HRE wheels and stopping power provided by Wilwood brakes. The exterior is completed with a 3dCarbon styling body kit.
This 5.0-liter V8 Mustang has been given a little extra oomph with a Ford Racing Performance Parts supercharger kit and exhaust system provided by Kooks Custom headers. Other modifications include Roush fascia and Cervini’s Auto Designs hood and mean paint job. Also the brakes, seats, and suspension were upgraded with parts from American Muscle.
This V6 Mustang offers plenty of upgrades for any Mustang lover. This sweet V6 is rockin’ an STS Turbo patented remote mount turbo system, Air Runner suspension and Magnaflow cat-back exhaust. Let’s not forget the Fifteen-inch Baer brakes, Savini forged wheels wrapped with Pirelli tires.
The Raceskinz team took a 5.0-liter and gave it a rear seat-delete completed with new Raceskinz bucket seats. It also has a ProCharger intercooled supercharger, Magnaflow cat-back exhaust and Baer brakes for performance. Carbon fiber accents throughout add a nice touch as well.
This Mustang by Street Scene Equipment is full of style, performance AND luxury. The front end has a Street Scene chin spoiler, main grille, lower valance grille and rear wing and valance. The interior is wrapped in Katzkin leather and includes Polk audio amps and speakers. MINT 20-inch wheels wrapped in Yokahama tires set off the exterior of this Mustang very nicely.
This Tjin Edition Mustang GT rocks a sweet, custom paint job and includes a Webasto sunroof. Some other exterior mods include a Unique Fabrication metal wing, Ignited LED headlights and fog lights and StreetGlow lighting. It also has a full digital air suspension kit from Air Lift and Eibach antiroll kit and trailer arms.
Source: Mustangs Daily