We are counting down the days until the SEMA 2012 auto show. It is an event that car guys the world over look forward to, both for the location (Sin City baby!) and the vast collection of cool cars. This is the place where common cars go to get wild, with all sorts of fancy aftermarket improvements from the inside and out.
2012 promises to be an especially wild year, and Ford plans to crank it up a notch with a quartet of 2013 Fusion sedans done up by some of the biggest customizers in the business. Can you handle this next-generation sedan madness?
We’ll start with one of the best-known veterans of the SEMA circuit, Neil Tjin, who is bringing a Tjin Edition customized Fusion to Ford’s SEMA booth. Starting with a “base” 2013 Ford Fusion with all-wheel drive and a 240 horsepower 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine, Neil Tjin cranks things up with a body kit, bigger wheels, and a turbo kit blending luxury with performance.
Meanwhile, MRT Performance is going more for the performance aspect, shunning bodykits in favor of performance modifications to the 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine. This blue and gray Fusion doesn’t look like such a family friendly sedan anymore, does it?
Downsizing to the 1.6 liter EcoBoost-powered Fusion model, Ice Nine Group draws its inspiration from the Australian V8 Supercar series for the looks of their car. The green-and-black Fusion features many aerodynamic enhancements and a look that is impossible to ignore.
Finally there is SEMA veterans 3d Carbon, who adds a non-intrusive aerodynamics package to the 237 horsepower EcoBoost-powered Fusion. The look is simple yet elegant and sometimes that design is the most effective by far. Of these three options though, if you could only pick one winner, who would it be?