The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport will be amazing. Of course, I'm here speaking to the auto enthusiasts – the lovers of cars, the tuners, the aftermarket product manufacturers and consumers – this is going to be a car of interest.
Now, we might be bias. Vaccar has been building custom and concept project vehicles with Ford, hand in hand since the SEMA Show of 2009. With that being said, our first design and build for them was, in fact, a 2010 Ford Fusion Sport. Back then, it was stocked with all-wheel-drive, exclusive 3.5-liter V6, as well as sporty exterior and interior upgrades. When we got our hands on it, we went wild with creating prototype products: Turbo XS single turbo kit with intercooler and exhaust, Air Lift adjustable performance suspension, KSport big brake kits, Nutek Wheels 20” piece rims, Auto Meter gauge-equipped triple dash pod, Vaccar concept bucket seats and more. But, there wasn't a major 'Fusion following'...yet. Today, you can search online and easily navigate to forums and Facebook pages all catering to the platform - and they're gaining popularity.
The young adult market as been mostly hyping-up the Focus ST, the Fiesta ST, and of course the all-new Focus RS (and rightfully so) – but let me place a bet that the Fusion Sport will soon become an important player too. I'm not saying it's going to be the landslide of a winner in the performance realm, but it's a car we will definitely be paying attention to. It's fun and it's functional, and that's why its a big win for us (and it's something that we learned from our original concept model too).
Now, fast forward to today; Fusion Sport is going to come from the factory as an all-wheel-drive platform with a twin-turbocharged motor producing an estimated 325hp and 350tq, real-time suspension tuning based on road inputs and setup, and unique 19” wheels. It seems as if Ford has been paying attention, will you be?
- Aaron Vaccar
(Info Source: Ford Motor Company)