Ford spares no effort dressing up its vehicles each year for SEMA in Las Vegas — so what exactly does it have in store this time around? DSO Eyewear, Superlift Suspensions, and Stitchcraft Interiors are just a few of the partners that worked with Ford in decking out the Ford Explorer and F-Series pickups this year.
2011 Ford Explorer by Stitchcraft Interiors
As the name suggests, this special edition highlights the craftsmanship and detailed work of Stitchcraft Interiors by getting down to business. This “Business Edition” comes complete with study trays and Alcantara leather seating with special interior accents and door panels. And this time around, business can be mixed with pleasure with Orion Car Audio amps, speakers, and wiring. A two-tone paint scheme – Seaside Collision – is adorned on the exterior and is complemented with charcoal and orange side graphics.
2011 Ford Explorer by DSO Eyewear
DSO Eyewear makes this lowered Ford Explorer a looker with a Pearl Tri-Coat white paint, offset by black chrome detailing and 24-inch three-piece wheels. The specs, err headlights, are complements of Advanced Automotive Concepts, who used custom LED headlamps for high-tech lighting. Inside, Katzkin Midnight Tuscany leather with perforated Raven Suede accents makes for a plush interior. This entire package is supposed to exude an active sports lifestyle.
2011 Ford Explorer by Tjin Edition
The Tjin Edition goes big with Falken tires that roll on 24-inch wheels, Baer big brake kit and an Eibach suspension upgrade for the chassis. LightWurkz worked on the LED headlights, while L&R Autobody took care of the DuPont paint job. Moving inside, orange diamond stitching offers some flair to the custom black leather seats, while a Realm audio system rounds out the interior mods.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions
Matchbox — yes, the toy car company — and Superlift Suspension partner up to produce the ultimate off-road machine: The Matchbox Superlift Brush Truck. Sitting atop a 10-inch lift system on 41-inch Interco Irok tires, the “Oh, So Orange” and black powder-coated body is sure to save the day with code-three emergency lights and sirens, and a firefighting utility bed complete with equipment. This hot number will be available in a toy car version for SEMA visitors that stop by the Ford show stand.
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBooost by Skyjacker Suspensions
The eco-conscious and hardcore enthusiasts can have their cake and eat it too with this “Project No Compromise.” Chassis performance is boosted by Skyjacker Suspensions’ four-inch lift and monotube shocks, while the powertrain receives a slight upgrade, thanks in part to a MagnaFlow cat-back dual exhaust system. As for visual enhancements, a stainless steel grille guard, a 30-inch LED light bar, and two-inch pocket-style fender flares add a mean and green look.
2011 Ford F-150 by CGS Performance Products
Defined by a custom aluminum hood, jet black paint and red finish, this “Tarmac” F-150 is smoking hot. A restyle grille and custom billet wheels complete the look, while red leather seats appear on the inside along with red seat belts and headrest monitors. Mechanically, a cat-back exhaust, cold-air intake, and a Whipple twin-screw supercharger account for a little more oomph, while Bell Tech supplies a front coilover suspension. Six-piston Baer brakes with 15-inch rotors top it off.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Hulst Customs
Hulst Customs helped create the “Black Mamba” Super Duty, complete with a stainless steel mesh grille, side rockers and LED lighting on the lower front fascia. Suicide rear doors, custom black paint, and 3M stainless graphics stay true to the Black Mamba theme. Katzkin leather and Hulst Customs aluminum trim accents dress up the interior.