For the third day in a row, Ford is spending a lot of its time releasing the first details of its SEMA-bound vehicles.
Following in the footsteps of the Fiesta ST and the Focus ST , the Blue Oval announced that it will be bringing a pair of Ford Fusion sedans to Las Vegas, beginning with the Full-Race Motorsports’ tuned Fusion SE.
There’s a comprehensive list of modifications Full-Race Motorsports did on the Fusion SE, beginning with a subtle body kit that appears to include only a few components. It does have fancy set of wheels, which is a good thing, given it adds that highly sought after attitude to the Fusion SE.
Moving to the interior, this Fusion SE will head to Las Vegas with a finely dressed cabin that features leather seating from Katzin to go with a seven-inch touchscreen tablet built into the dash that Eric Marquiss, logistics manager for Full-Race Motorsport, describes as operational on the Android system, "allowing the driver to do all kinds of data logging or connect to wireless Internet."
But the biggest highlight of Full-Race Motorsports’ program is the powertrain upgrade, which it accomplished by adding a BorgWarner turbocharger to go with a cat-back exhaust and a cold air intake. With those new components added into the mix, this Fusion SE is expected to produce an impressive 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque — not bad for a usually timid family sedan.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Fusion
Ford’s Fusion model has become quite a popular choice among American buyers these days, and the 2014 model hopes to continue that trend.
Notwithstanding the incredible work Ford put on the Fusion’s styling language, the sedan also benefits from a multitude of powertrain options, the most powerful of which is a 2.0-liter, EcoBoost engine that produces a tidy 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, good enough to allow the car to hit 60 mph in 7.9 seconds to go with an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.
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Full-Race Motorsports 400-horsepower Fusion unleashed at SEMA
- 2014 Ford Fusion SE gets 400 horsepower, 350 torque via turbocharger, exhaust upgrades
- Custom leather interior from Katzkin
- In-dash seven-inch touch screen tablet with Android operating system
This 2014 Ford Fusion SE boasts enough horsepower and other upgrades to make any turbo-loving techy want to get behind the wheel. The Full-Race Motorsports team gave the Fusion a boost in power with a BorgWarner turbocharger, which is matched with a cat-back exhaust and cold air intake, for a 400-horsepower midsize sedan. “The powertrain upgrades lend the Fusion substantial increases in horsepower and torque,” said Eric Marquiss, logistics manager for Full-Race Motorsports. Inside, the Fusion is modified with the tech-savvy in mind, with a seven-inch touch screen tablet built into the dash. “The tablet operates on the Android system and allows the driver to do all kinds of data logging or connect to wireless Internet,” said Marquiss. This Fusion has been lowered with accents from a body kit, and features leather seating to build on its reputation as a comfortable yet capable street machine.