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The SEMA Auto Show wouldn’t be complete without the presence of Ford’s resident muscle car, the Mustang . SEMA without the Mustang is like 4th of July without the barbecue and fireworks; it just can’t be celebrated that way.

One Mustang in attendance was presented by DSO Eyewear, a sunglass company that has dived into the auto world in the past.

True to the nature of the event, DSO Eyewear spared the pleasantries and went right down to business, fitting the Mustang GT with a Whipple twin-screw supercharger with its own intercooler. The result is a Mustang GT that carries an improved output of 750 horsepower, a drastic upgrade from the stock model’s 420-horsepower capabilities.

Meanwhile, the exterior of the Mustang GT was treated to a BASF RM Onyx HD waterborne Pearl Custom tri-coat white with deep black accents to go with applied custom paintwork from CW Restoration. A body kit was also installed to the muscle car courtesy of 3D Carbon. The kit includes front fender vents, a front air dam, side skirts, a rear window U-trim, and a new grille and hood struts from Classic Design Concepts. Matching the new grille is a custom lower matching grille set from MAD-Industries, Tera LED evolution lighting and Forenza wiper blades from PIAA, a Coverking stretch satin custom car cover, and a new set of enormous 22" MHT Luxury Alloy Niche Monza A440 3-piece wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZero Nero tires.

As for the interior, Katzkin Midnight Tuscany leather seats with perforated raven inserts highlight the program. It’s complemented by a leather and Alcantera covered OEM steering wheel and shift knob from DSV Customs, Pearl tri-coat white painted interior accents, a custom rear window sub shelf from MAD-Industries, Tera LED evolution lighting from PIAA, SRP billet aluminum anodized racing pedals, custom floor mats from Lloyd’s Mats, and a factory navigation upgrade from Rosen.

Needless to say, that Whipple twin-screw supercharger is the unquestioned star of DSO Eyewear’s program for the Mustang GT. For an eyewear company, these guys sure know what they’re doing when it comes to dishing out chops in the aftermarket scene.

We’re continuing our coverage of the Ford Mustang’s SEMA lineup with 3dCarbon’s rendition of the muscle car. Their latest "Boy Racer" package is based on the 2013 Ford Mustang and looks as though it has taken the Mustang from the racing strip to the bright lights of the Vegas strip.

The Ford Mustang by 3dCarbon features a minimal body kit that is then painted in a bright red with yellow racing stripes. Other yellow accents can be found on the exterior mirrors and wheels.

The interior is just as striking as the exterior and includes a very cool Pecca Leather trim and custom, leather-trimmed Recaro sport bucket seats, accented with red racing stripes.

At this point, we’re not really sure if the engine has received any updates, but we doubt that with a name like "Boy Racer," the muscle car will be left void of any power enhancements. Guess we’ll found out as soon as the SEMA Show doors open.

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Courtesy of Whiteside Customs and Kalem Romero-Photography, this white Ford Mustang GT is one of the few examples that Texas-based aftermarket firm Whiteside Customs has in store for the eager and excited audience at the S.E.M.A Auto Show.

The canvas used by Whiteside Customs is a stock 2012 Ford Mustang GT that currently has been one of the most-modified platforms put on display by many of the manufacturers at the SEMA show.

This build features the usual set of modifications that has wowed people at the S.E.M.A Auto Show over the years, such as 6-piston front and 4-piston rear Willwood disc brakes, MBRP Performance exhaust system, MagnaCharger 2300 supercharger, Maximum Motorsports four-point bolt-in rollcage and BC Racing suspension, a coilover suspension featuring 30 levels of dampening adjustment and full ride-height adjustment. With these in tow, this ’Stang is ready to rock and roll the show floor and give the other custom muscle cars a run for their money.

Click past the jump to check out the details of this Ford Mustang GT By Whiteside Customs.

Ford Mustang is currently in its fifth generation with the sixth generation just around the corner. Each of the generations have their own design and features that set it apart, but for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, M2-Motoring will showcase a Mustang that will incorporate the highlights of each generation on one amazing Mustang concept.

M2-Motoring wanted to improve every aspect of the muscle car’s performance so they made any change they could possibly think of. This began with the heavy use of lightweight carbon fiber and other weight reduction techniques. The engine’s output was increased thanks to forced induction, but the results of that modifications are still being kept under wraps.

The aerodynamic package includes a new carbon fiber front lip and side skirts, a carbon fiber hood, and a carbon fiber roof with racing stripes running through. The concept is panted in a custom Valencia orange paint and sits on a new set of 20" Savini forged wheels.

The hype for the Mustang by M2-Motoring is definitely greater than the modifications we see as of right now. We’re hoping that when the 2012 SEMA Auto Show opens its doors, the tuner will lay out the rest of details.

Trucks aren’t exactly famous for their luxurious touches. Of course, we doubt that anyone looking to buy a pick-up is doing so to get Rolls-Royce type luxury, so that has never really mattered. Chris Ross feels a little different about this, as he has developed a new tuning package based on the Ford F-150 Raptor . With its 411 HP 6.2-liter V8 engine in tow, this pick-up truck has just received a Luxury Performance Raptor for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show.

The Ford F-150 was developed in cooperation with teams like Roush Performance, Fox Racing, and Meguiar, and takes the pick-up to an unexpected level of luxury. Roush is offering a Phase 2 ROUSHcharger kit that will increase the output to an impressive 590 hp and 535 lb.-ft. of torque.

In order to handle the extra power, the truck was also equipped with a new suspension kit and a new set of wheels sized 19" up front and 20" at the rear.

More details on this impressive kit will be unveiled during the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, so stay tuned!

Details on one of the vehicles that will be stealing the show in Las Vegas have finally started to surface online, and they’re making us drool. The first Ford Mustang package for the SEMA has been provided by Mothers, Autosport Dynamics, and RTR, and includes some exterior modifications, interior tweaks, and a killer engine upgrade.

The Mustang package starts off with an aggressive RTR carbon-fiber body kit and continues with a new set of wheels and tires and a track-ready suspension. These elements were then draped in a lusciously red exterior paint finish for the ultimate muscle car look. For the interior, the tuner has chosen to add a new set of custom Sparco seats, a new cockpit, and custom upholstery.

Under the hood, the Ford Mustang’s 5.0 liter V8 engine was updated to produce a speedy 650 HP - a significant increase compared to the standard 420 HP. No details have been provided as to how these extra 230 ponies were achieved, but we’ll dig a little deeper to find out once the 2012 SEMA Auto Show pens its doors.

For right now, all we can say is, Vaughn Gittin Jr., your Mustang is ready!

Ford is reestablishing their tuning connection with K-Daddyz Kustomz with another rendition of the F-150 for the SEMA Auto Show. This tuning package really isn’t anything new considering this team put together the same package for the 2009 SEMA Auto Show , but hopefully we’ll be pleasantly surprised with new upgrades when the show doors open.

The Ford F-150 by K-Daddyz Kustomz is based on a 2013 Ford F-150 FX2 Sport Super Cab and features the same description as the tuning package from a few years ago: street influence with a touch of urban luxury. In art, that translates to a bright red monochromatic exterior paint finish with new 24-inch wheels and tires. The first details suggest that the model will also include a fully detailed undercarriage and a mind-blowing Rockford Fosgate audio system.

Under the hood, the tuner will keep the same 5.0 liter Ti-VCT V8 engine, but will add a supercharger that will most likely will help in increasing the standard output of 360 HP.

Tuning packages for muscle cars and sports cars are always fun to look at, but every once in awhile, we need a tuned up truck that will answer the needs of every off-roading truck lover in existence. Ford is answering that call with a line-up of updated F-Series pick-up trucks for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show.

The first truck is based on a Ford F-150 FX2 Sport Super Cab and has been developed in cooperation with Truckin’ Magazine. The tuner opted for a grey exterior paint finish with a custom stripe kit in order to provide the car with an aggressive look and feel. This very cool F-150 has also received a new set of wheels,as well as a lowered stance and a high-performance brake package. The interior was largely left alone except for a few luxury touches.

The Ford F-150 FX2 Sport Super Cab by Truckin Magazine is powered by the usual 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine, but at this point, we can’t say whether or not the engine has been privy to any engine boosts. That being said, the truck’s 365 HP should be more than enough for off-road adventures.

The Ford Focus ST has quickly become one of our favorite hot hatchbacks on the market today, as the U.S.-spec model pumps out a monstrous 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, and gets this hatchback to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. The UK-spec Focus ST is slightly detuned – wow, we actually got the upper hand in performance for once – as it has 250 PS (246 horsepower) and 360 Nm (265 pound-feet) of torque, which gets it to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds and gives it a 154 mph top speed.

Apparently, the UK thinks so highly of Ford’s newest version of the Focus that it has been approved by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) for use by UK police officers. While Ford does not go into many specifics about what’s under the hood, we assume by the lack of information that this Police Patrol Vehicle pumps out the same 250 PS and 360 Nm of torque, which will give it a huge upper hand on most of the cars roaming the streets of the UK.

Inside, the Ford Focus ST PPV is a mobile data terminal, which allows the police to activate the various functions of the car and likely acts as the in-car computer system for checking up on bad guys. Atop the Focus’s compact body sits the obligatory blue-and-white light bar boasting long-lasting LED technology. The body of the demonstrator car that Ford is dragging around the UK is draped in white with your typical police livery.

Local police forces can pick up the Focus ST PPV for £21,995 ($35,156 at the current exchange rates) in hatchback form or for £23,095 ($36,915) for the estate (wagon) model.

Click past the jump to read Ford’s press release.

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When you read the title, you’ll notice that a dedicated air-suspension systems company built the truck that you see above. What does that mean? Why tell when you can deduce the sole purpose of what it’s built for?

Teaming up with known design company, Tim Nicolau Designs, Kelderman Air Suspension Systems has given some serious thought before going ahead with the project. It retains the same heavy-duty design of the standard F-250, but with a green twist. Whatever accessory was in chrome in the standard F-250 , the team decided to paint it all green. Now don’t think it has something to do with eco-ism or some environment-friendly campaign. Heck, with a 6.7L PowerStroke V8 Turbo Diesel, this truck is miles away from being termed environment-friendly. Apart from that, the truck has been given a jet-black paint job that is complimented with black alloy rims. This gives the whole truck a mean, stay-away-from-me stance.

Then there’s what Kelderman do best: suspension. This Super Duty truck has been given 8-10 inches more lift, an AccuAir TouchPad air suspension management system, and Sway-A-Way remote reservoir shock absorbers. The greenery doesn’t end with the exterior parts of the truck. They’ve also chrome-plated and painted the suspension components in green.

Overall, we think this truck is ready to conquer any terrain (or even a small building!) and will easily stand apart from similar examples at the SEMA Auto Show floor.

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