The 2009 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show to be held in Las Vegas from November 3 to 6 will feature three customised Lincoln cars. The trio will stand at Ford's exhibition booth and are said to prove that luxury doesn't have to be conventional.
"Lincoln as a brand is continuing to attract younger customers to the showroom with products like the MKS, MKZ and the new MKT luxury crossover," said Amy Marentic, Ford North American Car and Crossovers group marketing manager. "These customers place huge importance on style, design and technology, and these are areas where Lincoln plays well."
First on the list is the MKS kitted by California-based Raceskinz. It features a pearlescent white exterior with carbon fibre accents. The lightweight material is also used on the antenna cover, mirror covers, the roof overlay, rear spoiler, the rear diffuser and exhaust tips amongst others. A high-powered sound system provides interior entertainment.
"The carbon fibre is very strategically placed," said Raceskinz co-owner Tirrelle Lazada-Smith. "It is not gaudy or overdone."
3dCarbon of Newport Beach, California chose the MKZ as its pet project. It features a custom-made rear upper roof spoiler, stainless-steel dual exhaust extensions, stainless-steel lower chrome door moldings and TSW "Snetterton" Hyper Silver 20-inch wheels.
"The Lincoln MKZ is a vehicle that has refinement and elegance," said 3dCarbon owner Ernie Bunnell. "The ride and feel of the new MKZ inspired us to enhance the design with a lower stance and conservative touches of aerodynamic styling."
The MKT was customised by Rick Bottom Designs of Mendota, Illinois. It comes in a colour called Turnin' Orange which appears orange in sunlight and red in the shade. Its suspension was lowered by two inches. The door handles were removed to give it a smoother, cleaner look while two-tone leather and matching floating armrests enhance the interior.