The Ford Explorer Sport for 2016 is all-new – here are 4 versions you won’t find at the dealer

Ford is hitting the Las Vegas SEMA show hard this year with 28 customized vehicles in conjunction with the new Ford Performance group. From slammed Fiesta STs to the new aluminum body F150 pickups, anything worthy to show at SEMA is almost always a head turner. And Ford followed through on their promise to focus on their SUV and utilities at this years show.

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For 2016, the successful Ford Explorer SUV is all-new, so it’s fitting to show a few customized versions by companies including All Star Performance and MAD Industries.

1. All Star Performance Ford Explorer Sport Concept: (pictured above)

The All Star Performance Explorer Sport concept is designed and built to be the ultimate road trip vehicle no matter the destination.

Exterior upgrades focused on providing additional “go anywhere” capability through a lift kit, LED lighting, meaty tires and a carrier basket. On the inside, a handful of audio / video components combined with a unique leather and suede seating setup make this Explorer as comfortable as possible for the trip ahead.

Modifications:
Powertrain

  • MagnaFlow performance exhaust
  • Vortech front mount intercooler

Chassis

  • Traxda 2.5” lift kit

Wheels & Tires

  • ADV.1 Wheels ADV10R (20” x 11”)
  • Toyo A/T II 305/50R20 tires
  • Baer Brakes 6S caliper and upgraded rotor

Exterior

  • Axalta custom paint
  • THULE Canyon carrier basket
  • Wurton LED light bar (front and rear)

Interior

  • Custom suede/leather upholstery
  • Sony component speakers
  • Sony amplifiers
  • Optima battery

2. Ford Explorer Sport from Cars by Kris:

ford explorer sport

This Ford Explorer Sport from Cars by Kris is designed to embody the spirit of “Wanderlust” – the desire to travel; to get out there and see the world. Wherever the open road may take you, this Explorer will be turning heads along the way with its brilliant orange paint scheme and aggressive carbon fiber exterior accents.

Modifications:
Powertrain

  • Performance enhancements provided by Eco Power Parts
    • PPE Engineering downpipes
    • SCT tuner
    • ECM tuning by Leading Edge Tuning
  • CGS exhaust
  • Reikken batteries
  • Amsoil fluids

Chassis

  • Custom lowering springs
  • Wilwood 15” brakes with Aerolite 6-piston calipers

Wheels & Tires

  • Triumph Forged (24” x 11”) wheels designed by Cars by Kris
  • Toyo Proxes STII 295/30ZR24 tires

Exterior

  • Axalta Refinish Burnt Orange Metallic paint
  • Paint by LGE*CTS Motorsports, San Dimas, CA
  • 56° NORD carbon fiber roof box
  • Carbon fiber wide body fender flares by Rideskinz and Cars by Kris
  • DinMann carbon fiber body cladding
  • RetroShop LLC custom LED headlight build
  • Diode Dynamics LED modules

Interior

  • Alea Leather Specialist leather interior
  • CT Sounds audio system
  • Define Concepts stereo enclosure

3. Crazy Yellow Ford Explorer Sport:

ford explorer sport

This Explorer Sport demands attention from its screaming paint scheme using PPG paint, custom sound system utilizing Kicker Audio components, and throaty Flowmaster mufflers and tailpipes. This smooth ride was also altered with lowering springs, billet wheels and red line tires giving it a strong, menacing stance.

Modifications:
Powertrain

  • Flowmaster exhaust
  • Airaid cold air system

Chassis

  • Eibach lowering springs
  • Baer 6 piston yellow calipers

Wheels & Tires

  • B-Forged 530 Modular 20” wheels
  • Nitto Red-Line sidewalls 275/55R20 tires

Exterior

  • Dominator Street Rods custom front air dam and push bar
  • PPG Inca Gold with red stripes
  • 3M Window tint

Interior

  • Katzkin seat covers with custom embroidery headrests
  • Kicker speakers and amplifiers

4. MAD Industries Ford Explorer Sport:

ford explorer sport

The MAD Industries Explorer Sport embraces today’s luxury urban lifestyle, featuring a lowered stance with Niche Forged Alpine 24” Wheels influenced by today’s fashion trends. The plush Roadwire leather interior is perfect for a night on the town hitting your favorite club with your friends or a weekend road trip to your favorite spot.

Modifications:
Powertrain

  • Gibson cat back stainless exhaust, ceramic-coated black
  • K&N air intake
  • AMSOIL Dominator motor oils
  • Odyssey the Extreme battery

Chassis

  • Eibach Pro-Plus Performance handling package

Wheel & Tires

  • MHT Niche Alpine (24″ x 10”) forged wheels
  • Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 285/35ZR24 tires

Exterior

  • BASF Refinish: R-M Onyx Waterborne System – custom Pure White with Jet Black Contrast Graphic finished off with BASF RM System Glamour Clear
  • Custom roof rack
  • Exterior plastics were smoothed and painted Pure White and Black
  • PIAA Tera LED Evolution lighting
  • PIAA Forenza wiper blades
  • Coverking Stretch Satin custom car cover

Interior

  • Roadwire leather custom seat covers in Black Premium Leather with White contrast stitching and Pure White Leather detail
  • MAD Industries covered steering wheel in Miko Suede and matching leather
  • MAD Industries Custom interior work featuring Roadwire door panel and center console leather inserts
  • PIAA Tera LED evolution lighting
  • SRP Racing Pedals billet aluminum anodized racing pedals
  • Lloyd custom floor mats
  • 3M Crystalline window film
  • Focal Audio System designed by Source AV Design Group
  • Enfotrace GPS tracking system

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