Ford goes all-in with 10 custom builds at SEMA – car and driver | CarTailz


Ford is making the most of the SEMA show by unveiling a wide range of accessory and custom vehicles in Las Vegas. These projects range from a full-size, cross-country capable Transit van to trail-tackling shots for the already off-road-focused Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport.

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Support for Ford Bronco Extreme Beach/Extreme Sports

Warn really should call this Bronco Extreme Fishing Support, because this streamlined four-door SUV aims to improve its owner’s time at the local fishing hole. Equipped with an awning, a fishing rod case and a small refrigerator, the V-6 Bronco Extreme Beach/Extreme Sports Support offers everything its driver needs for a long day of fishing.

Ford Bronco off-road performance

The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network made their mark on the Ford Bronco with this bespoke off-road performance build. As the name suggests, this four-door SUV aims to push the Bronco’s off-road dynamics to the limit. Launched as the V-6 Bronco Wildtrak, the Bronco Off-Roading Performance features special tuning calibration from Ford and short 4.70:1 gearing on both axles. A Warn winch and ARB jack at the rear of the vehicle virtually eliminate any possibility of this SUV getting stuck. That said, there’s a two-person Yakima tent to catch some sleep in case the Bronco Off-Roading Performance needs a tow that can take hours to arrive.

Ford Bronco Service Unit vehicle

Like the Bronco Offroading Performance Build, the Bronco Service Unit Vehicle began as a four-door V-6 Bronco Wildtrak. ARB then added tube doors, a winch, an underhood air compressor, and a light bar to create a vehicle designed to bring medical care to those in need in all sorts of environments, regardless of the terrain it must cross to get there to get.

Ford Bronco Sport off-road heritage

Yakima and Hypertech have scoured the Ford Performance Parts bin to make an already capable Bronco Sport Badlands even better off the beaten path. But the Bronco Sport Off-Roading Heritage is more than just a trusty little off-roader. It’s also an overlanding rig with a roof tent and shower so the driver and passenger can temporarily live off this compact SUV. Equipped with a set of off-road headlights, a portable ARB air compressor, an off-road salvage kit and a Borla exhaust, this Bronco build has the looks, gear and sound we’ve come to expect from an off-road machine. If only Ford would give us the chance to test this SUV by taking it for a few days of off-road adventures.

Ford F-150 Lightning Race Support

The folks at Real Truck and Motor City Solutions took a Ford F-150 Lightning XLT with the larger 131.0kWh battery pack and turned it into a true off-road race support truck. To accomplish this mission, the F-150 Lightning Race Support has a mobile toolbox with welding equipment. A retractable tonneau cover complements a bed mounted rail system with crossbars. Recaro seats keep the driver and passenger in place over rough terrain, while off-road recovery boards, chunky tires wrapped around 18-inch Method 706 wheels, and a skid plate help this electric Trucking is more capable off-road than your run-of-the-mill F-150 Lightning.

Ford F-150 Lightning Swiss Army Knife

Thule’s Tjin Edition and custom F-150 Lightning is a tool that can meet multiple needs. Though its green paint job, 24-inch Vossen wheels, and custom Lightning badge on the front may steal the show, the F-150 Lightning Swiss Army Knife has plenty of other goodies that deserve attention, including its roof- and bed-mount Thule accessory boxes and a pair of Super73 e-bikes on the back. Tjin Edition and Thule made sure the interior was beefed up too, outfitting it with Recaro seats, a console vault and a refrigerator.

Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid Remote Control Off-Road Vehicle

BDS Suspension puts its stamp on the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid with its remote off-road build. The jacked-up four-door pickup combines style and capability. The orange decal complements 20-inch Method 301 wheels and a set of Fox 2.5 Performance Elite
Mute. Meanwhile, a K&N cold air intake and Borla cat-back exhaust system attempt to make the most of the available power from the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Ford Maverick Street Truck

Seems we’re not the only ones pining for a Ford Maverick ST, as Leer’s built one themselves. In this case, ST is our abbreviation for the first name of this bespoke compact pickup: Maverick Street Truck. The truck rides on a set of 20-inch Rotoform OZR wheels and features a smooth bed cover, sliding bed-mounted work station and roof racks. Despite its sporty looks, the Street Truck foregoes the Maverick’s optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the truck’s standard hybrid powertrain, which can’t cash the check written by this truck’s exterior decor. Then again, this Maverick is named Street Truck, not Sport Truck.

Ford Mustang Mach-E True Mustang Persona

Does the Mustang Mach-E really deserve the Mustang name? Tucci Hot Rods and Kay Automotive Graphics seem to think so, as the two organizations worked together to create the Mustang Mach-E True Mustang Persona. Based on the twin-engine, four-wheel-drive Mustang Mach-E GT, the Mustang Mach-E True Mustang Persona certainly looks like a true muscle car. Worth noting are custom 3D printed fender flares and a menacing stance, the latter of which comes courtesy of an ISC-related coilover kit. Transparent wheel covers cling to Rotiform wheels wrapped in 20-inch Toyo R888R tires that should help this electric stud to get to the top with true sports car tenacity.

Ford Transit digital nomad

John Pangilinan turns Ford’s big Transit into an overlander’s dream machine. Dubbed the Digital Nomad, this 4WD van features touches like a pull-out kitchen, rooftop tent and outdoor awning to make off-grid life a reasonably comfortable affair. Reaching those remote locations is made easier by the Transit Digital Nomad’s selection of off-road accessories, including a front skid plate, beefy tires mounted on 16-inch Black Rhino Arsenal AT wheels, a slew of height-powered exterior lights and a winch. Additionally, the van is accompanied by Stark Varg’s electric dirt bike, capable of reaching remote areas that the giant Transit Digital Nomad cannot reach.

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