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Meet Webasto’s ‘Ballistic’ Ford Fusion Sport Concept: SEMA 2016

Webasto Thermo & Comfort has turned a 2017 Ford Fusion Sport sedan into an even more comfortable, high-performance machine for the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Code-named “Ballistic,” Webasto’s Fusion Sport retains the original twin-turbocharged, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 and 6-speed SelectShift dual-clutch transmission, but the former has been lent a hand by a handful of clever upgrades. A BoostMAX boost controller and PedalMAX throttle from JMS promise additional turbocharger boost and excellent response, while an axle-back exhaust kit from MRT Performance ought to help the sedan void spent gases a bit more efficiently. Those components, plus a new engine calibration from SCT Performance, ought to help optimize the EcoBoost mill for a meaningful gain in output.

In addition, an H&R suspension kit has been fitted, along with a Rotora forged aluminum brake kit featuring six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, ceramic pads, and braided stainless brake lines. The 20-inch, forged alloy rims come from Modulare, and Toyo Proxes T1 rubber sits at all four corners.

As for looks, this 2017 Ford Fusion Sport benefits from a kevlar front chin spoiler and side skirts from Webasto, and Ballistic White metallic paint from MRT. A heat-extractor hood has also been fitted, and the glass features an attractive shadow tint. Inside, matching Ballistic White trim echoes the exterior paint treatment, and custom Katzkin leather and suede adorns the interior. Comfort being a bit of a specialty for Webasto, the Fusion Sport has also been fitted with the company’s Thermo Top Evo engine preheater and comfort control system, and an H735-III in-built sunroof.

This potent-while-comfortable Ford Fusion Sport will be on display at the SEMA Show next month, which runs from November 1st through the 4th. Stay tuned for the latest news from the event.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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