Ford Adding Two Hopped-Up Fusions to Its SEMA Showcase

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole
The other day Ford teased a passel of performance-tuned products it will be revealing at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. There are hopped up Focus STs, special versions of the Fiesta and of course some major Mustang muscle. But the company hasn’t forgotten about its sultry new midsize sedan, the Fusion.

At least two specially modified versions of the car will be on display. The first has been prepared by the firm Full-Race Motorsports. Naturally it features some serious upgrades, delivering 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque courtesy of turbocharger and exhaust upgrades. Like a cherry crowning an ice-cream sundae it’s also got a cold-air intake.

Beyond these exciting under-hood enhancements the car has also been lowered and dressed up with a new body kit. Inside it’s got a custom leather interior and a seven-inch touch-screen display powered by Android.

Next up, the folks at DSO Eyeware have created a sinister-looking Fusion. It’s dressed in sparkly tuxedo-black paint with a touch of gold courtesy of BASF. Unlike some of the other vehicles shown at SEMA this car is pretty restrained; it almost looks like something Ford could sell in a dealership.

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Along with its unique paint the car is dressed in a 3dCarbon body kit and rides on huge 21-inch wheels that are wrapped in gooey Pirelli rubber. Meanwhile, the interior showcases some nice upgrades including suede seat inserts, more gold-hued trim pieces and a Rockford Fosgate audio system.

When it comes to performance this model is likewise subtle, at least compared to the Full-Race Motorsports Fusion detailed in the paragraphs above. This car’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine has been enhanced with a Banks Power water-methanol injection system for more performance.

AutoGuide will be out in force covering the 2013 SEMA show, which runs from November 5 to the 8. Stay tuned for more from this exciting event.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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