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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.

Although everyone expects the Ford Mustang to be one of the biggest attractions at the upcoming 2012 SEMA Auto Show, we haven’t heard much about the tuning packages that will be displayed in Las Vegas. At least, not until now, as we’ve received the first details on a kit developed by the guys over at Pictographics.

Based on a 2013 Ford Mustang , their Track Fighter package features a paint scheme inspired by a WWII P-51 Mustang, or Major Edwin W. Hiro’s P-51-D airplane, nicknamed the "Horses Itch," to be exact.

The paint scheme is the first noticeable addition, but people don’t just come to SEMA to show off a fresh coat of paint. This Mustang also received a series of rather impressive updates: Doug Thorley Headers and helmets with communication gear; an iPhone and iPad dash integration with RAM mounting brackets; tow hooks; and Boss front splitter. The car sits on a new set of forged wheels wrapped in Nitto tires and combined with a new coil-over suspension system and Eibach springs.

Any time Ken Block is on a video doing some hooning magic, it’s bound to get some serious attention from a lot of folks. The master of Gymkhana has earned that distinction and his latest piece of hoonage is no exception to the attention.

Created by ’The Hoonigans,’ Block finds himself in the final round of the Formula DRIFT 2012 season at the Irwindale Speedway in California. Riding his trusty Ford Fiesta HFHV , Block took to the course and did what he always seems to do better than anybody else: smoke the hell out of those tires.

The stunts aren’t as complicated as any of his Gymkhana videos, but that’s more because of the nature of the track than anything else. Nonetheless, it still makes for an insane drift ride, something Block appeared to have no problem doing as evidenced by the smoke coming out of those tires.

Check out Ken Block and his Fiest HFHV leave a mark on the Irwindale Speedway like only he can.

Some may think that the 2012 SEMA Auto Show is just for sports cars getting a boost here and there, but in reality, every car segment is represented at this tuning free-for-all, including the Ford Escape . Ford is showing up to Las Vegas with the Urban Escape Adventurer developed by VACCAR. According to Ford, this project aims to "visually express the potential of the all-new Ford Escape . It represents the ideal balance of rugged off-road attitude, upscale comfort and potent EcoBoost engine."

Not many details have been provided for the Escape just yet, but it looks like the Urban Escape Adventurer will feature a very cool body kit, a gray exterior paint finish, and a new set of wheels.

As far as power is concerned, the Urban Escape Adventurer is run by a 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine combined with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Nothing has been said on whether or not this engine will bring some boosted power or not, but we’ll find out as soon as the 2012 SEMA Auto Show opens its doors.

Steeda is one of the tuners with the most impressive tuning packages presented at the SEMA Show. And this year is no exception from that rule: the tuner has prepared a very cool Focus ST for those of you who will take a trip to Las Vegas for the show.

Their project has been inspired by the European version of the Focus ST and according to the first details is the perfect car for both street and track. Steeda has worked on improving both performances and handling, but in the same time their ST features a very aggressive look.

The first details we have on the car suggest that the Focus ST has received Steeda G-Trac suspension modifications, Brembo brakes, a new set of 19" custom wheel and tire package takes power to the tarmac. There is also a pretty impressive aerodynamic package and looks like carbon fiber is a big part of it.

More details will be unveiled at the upcoming SEMA Show.

Of the five programs for the Ford Focus ST being readied for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show , the one being prepared by M&J Enterprises just might be the most impressive.

Nevertheless, the early returns on the M&J Enterprises tuned Ford Focus ST are quite impressive. The M&J team formulated a partnership between Ford, Cosworth LLC and Ford Racing to boost the Focus ST’s power by more than 30 percent, and torque by almost 20 percent. To accomplish this, the entire team relied on Ford Racing engine and suspension modifications combined with Cosworth specified wheels and tires to increase the output from the car’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine from 250 horsepower to 330 horsepower and about 318 lb/ft of torque.

From there, the aftermarket company added a Tangerine Scream paint finish with subtle graphics, including "Cosworth CS 330" on the sides, to signal an appreciative nod to an authentic motorsports heritage. There’s also a new aerodynamic kit that includes a vented hood, a huge rear wing, plenty of carbon fiber details on the exterior and interior, and a new set of Cosworth wheels. There’s also new suspension components courtesy of Ford Racing and as the added garnish to the pie, a number of graphic decals and stripes all over the sports hatch.

For those old enough to have witnessed the glory that was "Robocop" in theaters, you not only got to see an ultra-modern, crime-fighting machine, but you also got to see one of the most modern American cars of the era. That’s right, back in 1986, the Ford Taurus with its rounded body and fuel-injected V-6 was actually one of the most modern-looking and driving cars manufactured in the U.S. Sure, it fell by the wayside as the years went on, but nearly everyone that was around and not busy watching "Alf" or "Back to The Future" I through III still recalls the fanfare that the first-gen Taurus received.

There was so much fanfare that it managed to weasel its way into a supporting role as Alex J. Murphy’s car of choice. Well, the Taurus is once again one of the more modern American cars of its time, particularly the SHO model, and there is now a remake of "Robocop" in production. So we now have the perfect setup for a reunion of the two, and that looks to be what is going on, thanks to the savvy camera work of one person.

Above we have a late-model Taurus or what looks to be the SHO variety caught out in the open wearing obvious Robocop-esque duds. Could it possibly be that the "Robocop" of 2013 or 2014 will whip the same model its predecessor did in 1987? It looks mighty possible to us.

We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available about this new "Robocop" car.

We’re getting a good dose of what Ford has in store for us at the upcoming SEMA Auto Show . We already saw their Fusion models and now they’re presenting us with five custom Ford Focus ST models to digest.

The Tanner Foust-tuned Focus was already previewed to us. Now, it’s the turn of the fine folks from Bojix Design, who, incidentally are no strangers to the lights of SEMA. Bojix Design’s Focus comes with a European flavor to it, highlighted by a two-tone black and orange color scheme with some hints of carbon fiber applications added in for good measure. These carbon fiber components can be found on various spots in the sports hatchback, particularly the roof and on the hood. There are also some graphic decals on the sides of the Focus, adding a little bit of flair to the overall program of the sports hatch.

Rounding out Bojix Design’s comprehensive program is a body kit, a new sports suspension system, and stronger brakes.

Once the home of MTV’s Pimp My Rides, Galpin Auto Sports is considered a legend in the American aftermarket scene. So when a show like SEMA rolls around, you can be pretty sure that the folks from Galpin Auto Sports will be on hand to be a big part of all the festivities.

For their program on the Ford Focus ST , Galpin Auto Sports claims that the rally-ready race car is "equally at home slinging mud or cruising the boulevard.”

Bold statements, if you ask us, but one that Galpin Auto Sports can definitely back up. The aggressive body kit, complete with a large rear wing, a roof scoop, and various other components seem to suggest that there’s a racing attitude to this bad boy. Galpin Auto Sports also added a eye-catching paint scheme, a modified coil-over suspension, a new set of green wheels and mirror caps, larger brakes, and an upgraded interior, further illustrating that their program for the Focus ST means serious business.

Last but certainly not least, Galpin Auto Sports also added a methanol injection system on the sports hatch’s 2.0-liter turbo engine, resulting in a car that’s not only fun to drive, but also looks like a rally car that can hold its own anywhere, whether its at home slinging mud or cruising down the boulevard.

After all, Galpin Auto Sports wouldn’t settle for anything else.

UPDATE 12/31/12: New photos of Galpin Auto Sports’ program for the Ford Focus ST has surfaced. Check out the updated gallery by clicking the photos below!

It looks like Focus ST will be one of the main attraction at Ford ’s stand at the upcoming SEMA Show. One of models to be displayed in Las Vegas has been specially customized by world record holder and X-Games Gold medalist Tanner Foust.

He wanted to develop a competent weekend track/canyon warrior, but also comfortable enough to endure a Southern California commute. The standard Focus ST is powered by a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost engine that delivers a total of 250 HP, but Tanner Foust knew the car can do much better than this. So he and his crew worked on improving the car’s performances.

And even if they did not revealed any official numbers just yet, we know that the list of updates is quite impressive and includes: increased air intake, and a signature MagnaFlow exhaust add power. And because this car delivers extra performance it also receive a fully adjustable front and rear suspension for added flexibility.

If you will also add a custom body kit then you will definitely obtain the most aggressive Focus ST you have ever seen!


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