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Sin City Sedans
Ford is sending a pair of hotter Fusion Sport sedans to Las Vegas
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

With the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s annual Las Vegas confab just weeks a way, the promotional boost is building as companies start to tease some of the vehicles you will see on display at The SEMA Show. As you know, Ford is a big proponent of showcasing its latest rides as a foundation for aftermarket modifications.

So far we have seen previews of the F-150s and Mustangs that will dazzle on the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center, but the Blue Oval’s sleeper entries for the show are a pair of hotted-up 2017 Fusion Sports built by Legacy Innovations and Webasto. Here’s a quick preview…


If you aren’t familiar with the Fusion sport, it features a robust 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, all-wheel drive and an active suspension similar to the setup on the Shelby GT350. In short, it is the kind of daily driver that can haul your family and haul ass.

Keep reading to see the potential the aftermarket can unlock from this stealthy performer.


“Raising the bar for the midsize sedan segment, this 2017 Fusion Sport Ballistic concept has upgraded performance with a JMS PedalMAX throttle enhancer for maximum response, precision handling, and custom Katzkin leather and suede interior for the ultimate luxury performance sedan,” says Ford. “The car is accented with Kevlar components, imparting agility and durability that hint at its missile-like speed. Lightweight materials, superior craftsmanship and advanced thermo technology take this creation by Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America to the next level of performance and innovation.”

Base car
• 2017 Ford Fusion Sport with all-wheel drive
• 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6
• Six-speed SelectShift automatic

• Webasto Thermo Top Evo engine preheater and comfort control
• JMS BoostMAX boost controller, PedalMAX throttle
• SCT Performance engine calibration
• MRT Performance axle-back exhaust

• H&R Performance suspension
• Rotora forged aluminium brake kit with six-piston 15-inch front, four-piston 13.8-inch rear brakes; H2 ceramic brake pads, stainless steel-braided brake lines

Wheels and Tires
• Modulare Forged B33 20- by 9-inch wheels
• Toyo Proxes T1 245/35/20 tires

• Webasto Kevlar front chin spoiler, side splitters
• Heat extractor hood
• Ballistic White metallic custom paint by MRT Performance
• Shadow tinted glass

• Webasto H735-III comfort in-built sunroof
• Katzkin custom leather and suede interior
• Ballistic White metallic matched interior trim

Legacy Innovations

“Expanding on the high-performance roots of the 2017 Fusion Sport, this custom combination of all-wheel drive, premium suspension and powerful twin-turbo engine make the perfect platform for an agile, nimble concept,” says Ford. “A custom-built carbon fiber hood directs cool ambient air into the induction system, while subtle lower lips and fascia add an aesthetic flare to provide the car with improved aerodynamics.”

Base car
• 2017 Ford Fusion Sport with all-wheel drive
• 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6
• Six-speed SelectShift automatic

• MagnaFlow exhaust
• K&N cold air kit

• BC coilover suspension
• Baer brakes

Wheels and Tires
• Forgestar bronze F14 20- by 9-inch wheels
• Toyo Proxes T1Sport 245/35/20 tires

• BASF R-M series Legacy Bay Effect color
• Extreme Dimensions lip kit and rear fascia
• Driven by Style performance body components
• Legacy Innovations skirt lips, carbon fiber hood

• Katzkin seats
• Kicker speakers

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