So it comes down to this; just a few days before the 2012 SEMA Show, Ford had released stylized versions of vehicles from half their lineup that were heading to Sin City next week. This included a batch of hot hatchback Focus compacts, a trio of F-series pickups, four 2013 Fusion sedans, and a few EcoBoost-powered SUVs.
But no Mustangs, until today. Yup, the Blue Oval has finally put out the details on at least four of the SEMA-bound Mustang concepts that would show up at the Ford booth, and they were well worth the wait.
We’ll start with the famous Ring Brothers, who draw the inspiration for their unnamed SEMA Mustang from the street machine movement. This means the Mustang GT gets a supercharger for its 5.0 V8 engine, big Baer brakes, a carbon-fiber body kit, custom waterborne paint, and big wheels that are supposed to help balance form and function.
Next up is what looks to be a Mustang GT convertible done by Stitchcraft. Forgoing a supercharger for a nitrous system, Stitchcraft adds a Hotchkis coil-over suspension, big wheels and brakes, and a 3d Carbon bodykit. We can’t wait to see this one in person for sure as it seems to blend plenty of performance with lots of style.
Moving on is a bit of an odd duck, a Mustang GT done by DSO Eyewear. While you might not expect a sunglasses company to be big into Mustangs, turns out these guys know how to do a Mustang right. A Whipple supercharger cranks horsepower up to 750 ponies while an Eibach suspension boosts handling. This Mustang also gets a 3d Carbon body kit, as well as a Rockford audio system that will blow your eardrums away.
Next we get to a trifecta of companies combining forces on a red Mustang GT. Mothers, Autosport Dynamics, and RTR teamed up to build this 650 horsepower pony car with a RTR carbon-fiber body kit, Sparco seats, and other modifications that make it Vaughn Gittin Jr. approved. We wonder if he’ll be drifting this particular car into the show.
Moving on is the 2013 Mustang built by M2 Motoring, which focuses less on performance and more on style. From the 20-inch Savini wheels to the carbon-fiber hood, this Mustang is about shedding weight while adding style. Considering weight loss is a major goal of the next Mustang, this could “shed” some light on the future of the Ford Mustang.
Finally, we get to a company already mentioned twice in this article, 3d Carbon and their 3rd-generation “Boy Racer” Mustang. Outfitted with an all-new Boy Racer body kit, 3d Carbon took a track-inspired design and brings it to SEMA’s hallowed halls. Leather is the name of the game on the inside, but you’ve got to appreciate the bold look this body kit adds.
So there you have it; SEMA is going to be chock-full of Mustangs this year, not including the mystery vehicle coming from Ford Racing. Could we get an EcoBoost Mustang as well, or is that asking too much? Do you have a favorite SEMA Mustang yet, or are you reserving your opinion for the SEMA show itself?