Shock! Ford Showcases Modded Mustangs at SEMA

shock ford showcases modded mustangs at sema

The Ford Mustang is not only Autoblog’s meat and potatoes, it’s also America’s most modded machine. Turning the relatively demure ox-cart suspended pony car into a overwrought, overpowered death car is big business. As our Best and Brightest know, the Las Vegas SEMA show is the temple of VTEC—I mean, modded motors. This year, Ford is sponsoring the show and bringing the noise (or whatever the current colloquialism may be). They’ve sent the usual herd of free ‘Stangs to the tuners with the inevitable results. White wall tires are in again? Who knew? “SEMA is important to Ford,” said Brian Wolfe, director of Ford Racing. “It’s not only about making great cars, but for those enthusiasts who want to take their cars beyond what manufacturers build.” So does that mean that people who take their cars beyond what manufacturers build are not making great cars? Perish the thought.



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  • Pacificpom2 Pacificpom2 on Oct 27, 2009

    Now I know where all the HotWheels(C)(R) (etc..) designers go when Mattel has a purge.

  • Russycle Russycle on Oct 29, 2009

    The front end on the orange 'stang looks like a smiling cat. Who doesn't like a happy cat?

  • MRF 95 T-Bird Sears and JC Whitney also had similar dune buggy kits. The VW accessories along with the running gear for legal use just bolted on. Hmm Amazon? A Bradley GT or Kelmark kit using an electric “skateboard” platform would also be cool.
  • Inside Looking Out Cadillac now associates with rap music. In the past it was all about rock'n'roll. Rap is environmentally friendlier than rock'n'roll.
  • EBFlex This is nothing compared to what Ford is doing. The fake lightning is seeing massive price increases for 2023. Remember how they self pleasured themselves about the fake lightning starting under $40k? In 2023, the price jumps by a very Tesla like $7,000. And that’s not the biggest price jump. And much less talked about, the government fleet discounts are going away. So for a basic 3.3L Explorer, the price is jumping $8,500. S basic F150 is also now $8,500 more. Im sure the same people that complained about the oil companies making “obscene profits” will say the same thing about Ford.
  • Bobbysirhan Sometimes it seems like GM has accepted that the customers they still have are never going to come to their senses and that there aren't any new dupes on the horizon, so they might as well milk their existing cows harder.
  • Buickman how about LowIQ?
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