Ford Had the Hottest Vehicles of the 2015 SEMA Show
Ford had some of the most popular customized cars and trucks on display at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ford Focus, Mustang and F-150 won Hottest Sport-Compact, Hottest Car and Hottest Truck of the show, which is the first time any manufacturer has won three of the event’s awards.
Over 28 Ford vehicles were featured on the Ford stand alone, with nearly 50 Ford cars, trucks and SUVs on display when combined with the popular Ford Out Front demo track. Ford featured custom builds of six Ford Focus and Fiesta STs, seven Ford SUVs like the Explorer and Edge, eight Mustangs and seven Ford F-150s.
The Mustang and F-Series have proven popular among specialty equipment manufacturers for many years, with each vehicle winning multiple awards at past shows. This is the first year the Focus has won Hottest Sport-Compact at SEMA, thanks to the car’s increasing popularity among consumers and in the aftermarket community.
“Winning SEMA’s hottest vehicle awards for Mustang, Focus and F-Series is a great affirmation of the popularity of Ford vehicles with this trendsetting part of the market,” said Dave Pericak, director of Ford Performance. “We’re proud the aftermarket has embraced these three vehicles with as much enthusiasm as our customers invest to personalize their Mustang, Focus and F-Series.”
There were unique Ford vehicles from many famous custom car builders, including Chip Foose, Petty Garage, Roush Performance and Galpin Auto Sports. There were also several classic Mustangs on display, including a beautiful restoration from Kar Kraft and rally driver Ken Block’s custom 1965 Mustang dubbed the “Hoonicorn.”
Ford also unveiled the new 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang drag racer as part of the company’s turnkey race car program at this year’s show. The NHRA Stock and Super Stock legal drag racer uses 75 percent production Mustang GT components, but uses a Whipple supercharger and solid rear axle for fast eight-second quarter-mile times.
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