Three Custom Ford Edge Concepts Bound for SEMA
Three Edges, three personalities.
As we creep closer to the 2015 SEMA auto show, manufacturers are gradually revealing the radically modified cars they plan to display at the aftermarket show. Ford is no exception, and revealed three unique Ford Edge concepts, each with their own theme and style.
2016 Ford Edge "Ignition by Webasto"
The "Ignition by Webasto" Edge (pictured above) promises "Mustang-like performance" from the crossover. Under the hood, Webasto installed a whole host of go-fast modifications, including a boost controller, throttle enhancer, ECU reflash, and an axle-back exhaust system.
To handle all of this additional performance, the Ignition rides on an H&R Springs suspension. A big brake kit from Rotora, hidden behind AGL23 monoblock wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes, keeps the speed in check.
The Ignition Edge also features extensive use of carbon fiber throughout the car, including front chin spoiler, side rockers, rear diffuser, and engine cover.
2016 Ford Edge by Vaccar
The Ford Edge by Vaccar "puts style first." An eye-catching orange-on-silver color scheme sets the pace for the concept, with many surfaces trimmed in the orange color. While the Vaccar may be focused on visuals, the Vaccar Edge still features performance modifications under the hood, including a Vaccar dual exhaust system, Vaccar intake, and Flowmaster stainless steel piping.
Vaccar installed a prototype air suspension kit, alongside a new rear strut bar. Aggressive Rovos Pretoria orange blade wheels accentuate the design well, alongside Vaccar's brushed flat-silver paint. Orange two-tone accents line the exterior of the Edge as well, contrasting with the demure silver.
On the inside, Vaccar added a prototype triple-gauge pod in the center of the dash, alongside what they call a "custom 'floating' air suspension display," and an Alea Leather upholstery kit.
2016 Ford Edge Tjin Edition
Finally, the Tjin Edition Ford Edge, focuses on a special exterior blue color scheme and substantially lowered ride height. Upgrades on the Tjin Edition are primarily visual, with the only powertrain performance additions being a special front-mounted intercooler, Motiv downpipe, and a Magnaflow exhaust.
The chassis of the Tjin Edition features a special Air Lift suspension, which allows the Edge to ride extremely low. Special ADV.1 wheels wrapped in extremely-low profile Falken tires brings the package together.
The trio of Ford Edges can be seen at Ford's display at the 2015 SEMA auto show later this year in Las Vegas.