Ford Injects Serious Thunder Into Its SEMA Concepts

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ford has previewed its customized compact cars that are heading to the 2016 SEMA Show.

The Ford Fiesta and Focus models are getting plenty of personal touches for the annual aftermarket convention in Las Vegas, with themes ranging from track-ready car cars to street cruisers. Dom Tucci Design will be taking care of the Fiesta ST, squeezing in a Full-Race turbo kit to the factory 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. And then there’s a pair of Focus ST concepts, one from Blood and Grease and another from Cinemotive Media. Blood and Grease’s project features a matte black exterior while the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine get plenty of bolt-on upgrades including a Mishimoto Performance air intake, J-Line intercooler, Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust and more.

The other Focus ST from Cinemotive Media gets plenty of go-fast goods from Mountune, including the company’s MR300 performance upgrade featuring a front mount intercooler, intercooler piping, high flow induction kit, cat back exhaust, Mtune tuning and downpipe. Cinemotive Media’s Focus ST will hug the ground thanks to BC Racing BR Series coilover suspension and 18-inch ADV.1 wheels.

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A trio of Focus RS will likely be the stars, with Full-Race taking one head-on with a full turbo upgrade kit to bring 450 horsepower to all four wheels. Roush Performance will also work its magic on the Focus RS with a complete Ford Performance shortblock assembly and Roush Performance goods to take the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to 500 hp.

Lastly, H&R will draw from Ford’s roots in rally competition to create a race-ready Focus RS featuring H&R custom RSS Performance coilover suspension and 18-inch OZ Racing Rally Racing wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

Get more details on the Ford Focus and Fiesta projects when the 2016 SEMA Show kicks off early November.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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