Ford Performance and its customization partners came together to create a unique lineup of 5 SEMA SUVs. The Ford Edge, two Ford Expeditions, a Ford Explorer, and a Ford EcoSport got the special treatment. Check them out below:
Blood Type Racing’s Edge ST
The lone Edge among the 5 SEMA SUVs is from Chicago-based Blood Type Racing. It upgraded the Ford Edge ST’s stealthy design and twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost performance with a slammed suspension, custom flared bodywork, its own performance induction, Mishimoto charged intercooler, and an MRT dual stainless performance exhaust for extra horsepower.
Blood Type Racing finished it off with low-profile Toyo Tires STIII Proxes tires on 22-inch wheels, custom aerodynamics and a gloss blue wrap. Interior features include a SoCal carbon fiber steering wheel, Kicker Bullfrog portable audio, Ford Accessories all-weather floor mats and cargo area protector, tablet cradle and cooler bag. The base vehicle was a 2019 Ford Edge ST with a 2.7-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6.
With vintage design cues, rich materials and high-tech rugged hardware, designer/builder Theresa Contreras created a modern classic among the 5 SEMA SUVs with her LGE*CTS Expedition Classic. From the purpose-driven matte paint and steel wheels to the ReadyLIFT self-leveling suspension and Borla performance cat-back exhaust, the LGE*CTS Expedition Classic is built for adventure and style, though we’re not sure what sort of terrain that minimal tire/fender gap plans on crossing over. Finishing touches include custom-painted Yakima OffGrid roof rack and coordinating Ford Accessories. A 2018 Ford Expedition XLT 4×4 with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine was the base vehicle.
The Hulst Customs 2018 Destination Expedition is a custom luxe cruiser with a custom hood and grille, plus custom Borla cat-back exhaust with custom-fabricated tips in a nod to its performance DNA. Color-matched 26-inch Lexani wheels and tires fill out the fender wells, while custom gray paint with lower graphics give the Destination Expedition a distinctive appearance. A custom drop visor with LED running lights and Yakima snowboard rack put the finishing touches on this family hauler. A 2018 Ford Expedition Max 4×4 Limited with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine was the base vehicle.
California-based MAD Industries created a design that blends style and performance with this custom Explorer: the only one among the 5 SEMA SUVs. The two-tone Explorer’s performance is upgraded with a cold-air intake, more aggressive handling tuning and more braking power. The interior features premium leather seats, custom MAD Industries steering wheel and unique touches including billet aluminum pedals, color-matched accents and LED lighting. A 2018 Ford Explorer Sport with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine was the base vehicle.
The Tucci Designs Big Adventures EcoSport incorporates custom fender flares and beefy Maxxis Bravo AT tires, along with off-road accessories including an integrated winch, custom tubular bumpers, Rigid Industries lighting and Yakima bike rack. The base vehicle was a 2018 Ford EcoSport SES 4WD with the 2.0-liter Ti-VCT gas direct injection I-4 engine.