When most of us buy a car we tend to leave it as is. We might add mags or a better sound system but we usually don’t go much beyond that. After all there’s been little encouragement from the car makers for us to stamp our personality on our vehicles.
But that’s beginning to change. Toyota want you to buy their Rukus and turn it into anything you want. Holden want you to buy their Barina Spark and decorate it to the max and now Ford would like to show you what you can do with the Ford Focus.
To do that Ford in the United States handed a Ford Focus to their own aftermarket division and two external aftermarket companies and asked them to give the car a makeover and here is what they got back.
Ford Focus by FSWerks
The modifications you see in the image above start with 19-inch DPE R16 wheels matched with Continental ExtremeContact DW tyres and a 3dCarbon roof wing.
From there, performance cues include an FSWerks stainless steel performance exhaust that provides maximum flow and kilowatts.
An FSWerks cold air intake and engine cover further set this car apart. The Focus was lowered by 76mm and uses a coil-over kit by H&R Springs, offering superior ride quality and an aggressive stance.
Ford Focus by 3dCarbon
The Focus by 3dCarbon is sure to grab attention with its sinister looks, complemented by 3M’s unique VentureShield™ Paint Protection Matte Finish Film, installed by California C.A.R.S.
Smoked-out windows with 3M window film add to the tough but elegant look. The wrap film can easily be installed and removed to update the look of the car.
Except for the glossy black bonnet, the rest of the black body panels have a film foil wrap with a satin appearance.
The 20-inch Series KM650-KMC wheels also feature the glossy black finish, highlighted by a red pinstripe. This 3dCarbon Focus rides on FK452 Falken tyres, the true definition of an ultra-high-performance tyre.
It also sports a 3dCarbon roof wing that delivers enhanced looks and additional aerodynamic benefits. Sports springs by H&R Springs deliver better handling and ride comfort, while an FSWerks “cat-back” exhaust offers style and functionality.
Ford Focus by Ford Vehicle Personalisation
A Focus developed by Ford Vehicle Personalisation shows just what can be done when customers add Ford Custom Accessories into the mix.
Working from a Focus covered in white tri-coat paint with hints of Caribbean Blue, the car features a new white body kit with an expressive concept graphic on the side panels.
Caribbean Blue accents are applied throughout the car, including headlights, mirrors, wheels and foglight bezels. Liquid silver paint was also applied to the roof spoiler, mirrors, headlights and foglights, showing off extra attention to detail.
“We created a theme of an all-white vehicle with bursts of Caribbean Blue accents running throughout, which lends itself to many of the current trends seen in fashion,” Ford Vehicle Personalisation chief designer, Mark Conforzi, said.
“White with dimension is a hot trend in Europe, and we found ways to incorporate that into our Focus in a manner that perfectly fits the vehicle.”
The interior uses a black and white theme featuring all-leather seats with accent stitching. The steering wheel also showcases white and black leather, and the centre console uses soft-touch white paint. Etched scuff plates and aqua accent lighting round out the interior treatment.