2012 Ford F-150 Thunder Leads Galpin Pack Into 2011 SEMA Show

2012 Ford F-150 Thunder Leads Galpin Pack Into 2011 SEMA Show

2011 SEMA Show

2011 SEMA Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2012 Ford F-150 Thunder, a nod to the Ford Lightning, leads an impressive pack of Galpin Auto Sports cars into the 2011 SEMA Show.
  • The fleet also includes a 1000-horsepower 2012 Shelby Super Snake Wide-Body Mustang and a 2012 Wide-Body Boss 302 Ford Mustang.
  • Galpin Auto Sports says the pack emphasizes "fabricating, tuning and electrical capabilities."

LAS VEGAS — The 2012 Ford F-150 Thunder, a nod to the Ford Lightning, leads an impressive pack of Galpin Auto Sports cars into the 2011 SEMA Show.

Galpin Auto Sports said it wanted to showcase its abilities "across a full line of different manufacturers beyond Ford this year, putting special emphasis on our fabricating, tuning and electrical capabilities." Galpin will debut 12 cars at the SEMA show, along with nine other of its show cars.

The stock F-150 regular cab churns out 540 horsepower — a 175 hp boost — thanks to a Magnuson supercharger. It is decked out in Dark Amethyst exterior paint and rides on 22-inch forged three-piece Forgiato Barra wheels. Other details include a custom T-Rex grille, Flowmaster side exiting exhaust system patterned after the originial Lightning and custom seats in the cabin.

The 700-hp 2012 Wide-Body Boss 302 Ford Mustang or Boss 302-X is widened by nine inches with a custom body. The exterior gets pearl PPG paint and black Boss graphics. Other details include a Borla attack exhaust, a 6-point roll cage and a custom-painted racing helmet to match the car.

The 1000-hp 2012 Shelby Super Snake Wide-Body Mustang gets a custom wide-body and electric exhaust cutouts that bypass the mufflers. In an old-school move, Galpin sealed the rear quarters windows and painted the car black with Tungsten Grey racing stripes.

The 420-hp 2011 Ford Focus RS 420 is modified with a Mountune performance upgrade kit, custom methanol injection system and Stealth intercooler. The exterior is spiced up with black racing stripes and painted black wheels.

The 2011 Ford F-650 4x4 XUV or Xtreme Utility Vehicle gets AMP Research retractable power steps, an MBRP eight-inch exhaust stack and polished stainless steel fuel tanks. The cabin gets a 900-watt sound system.

The 2012 Volvo S60 All-Wheel Drive is designed to convey a "European racing feel." It gets a custom grille and diffuser and R-Design front and rear bumpers. The engine is tuned to churn out 355-hp. The cabin's custom blue leather seats echo the custom pastel blue exterior paint job.

The 1968 Boss 351 Trans Am Ranchero is outfitted with a vintage Boss 351 engine that delivers 450-hp and is mated to a rebuilt Ford 4-speed transmission. Other details include a custom roll cage, bucket seats and the factory-original AM radio.

The 2011 Ford Explorer XXVI could be the ultimate dream ride for Paris Hilton and other celebs. It gets custom Bruise Blue exterior paint and a custom grille. The custom interior includes an iPad that "controls everything electronic, including the 360-degree camera that protects driver and passengers from paparazzi," said Galpin.

The 2011 Ford Focus ATK gets Alchemy Grey paint with gold highlights. Other details include frosted taillights and gloss black exterior touches. Eibach lowering springs, a Borla exhaust system, 3d Carbon rear spoiler and gold powder-coated Monotech wheels round out the package.

The 2011 Lotus Evora R2R is designed to be a "street-legal version of the Lotus Type-124 track car," says Galpin. The exterior is modified with a front splitter, side sill extensions and rear wing uprights. Vinyl black racing stripes highlight the Quartz Silver body. Galpin pegs output at "closer to 300-hp."

The 2012 Tony Hawk Edition Ford Explorer gets gray exterior paint with blacked-out front grille and trim, along with Tony Hawk logos. The cabin gets a set of custom skateboard racks and a Sony PS3 gaming console.

The 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe is upgraded to include an all-pearl paint job, custom Forgiato 20-inch Aggio 5-spoke wheels in matte black and a Flowmaster exhaust system.

Edmunds.com says: Galpin Auto Sports plans one of the more ambitious invasions of the 2011 SEMA Show.

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