The US automaker is cooking up its aftermarket credentials in time for next month’s SEMA show and will look to entice mustang and Fusion buyers with the new modifications on display in Las Vegas.
First, let’s start with the hulking 2017 Fusion Sport Ballistic concept by Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America, which has been granted some Kevlar components and an H&R Performance suspension to get the sporty V6-powered midsize sedan lower. It also packs a JMS PedalMAX throttle enhancer and better brakes lurking underneath the new 20-inch wheels clad in Toyo tires. A heat extractor hood is in charge of ventilation for the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine and inside the “cockpit” we can find a Katzkin custom leather and suede upholstery alongside some nice white metallic accents.
There’s another Fusion Sport on display – the Legacy Innovations’ version with a BASF blue shade complimented by new front and rear spoiler lips. The extended side skirts and a carbon fiber hood go along with the 20-inch set of bronze wheels with 245/35/20 tires. Performance enhancements include a K&N cold air kit and a MagnaFlow exhaust.
Going for the Mustang at SEMA can get you hooked to the 2017 GT concept by VMP Performance that has massive credentials: 851 horsepower and 703 pound-feet of torque coming from the TVS supercharged V8 engine. The Ford Performance Brembo brakes will take care of safety for this patriot muscle car which has an Avalanche paint with a military theme slapped on the new body kit with bespoke hood with active air extractors, side exhaust tips and a matte black look for the custom 19-inch alloys.
There’s also a flashy Mustang in Pearl Candy Orange with carbon fiber body kit and 20-inch, one-piece monoblock wheels. The EcoBoost 2.3-liter engine has an upgraded intercooler and a twin-bottle NX Nitrous Express setup, while the inside is adorned with some Katzkin leather upholstery with custom stitching, an upgraded Alpine sound system, and an amplifier.
We found the most enticing Mustang to be the GT concept that has been clad in a SpeedKore carbon fiber body kit alongside HRE’s 20-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The 5.0-liter V8 is no longer naturally aspirated and gets a Whipple supercharger for a total of 825 hp.