It is difficult to describe the enormity of the SEMA show, and with over 4,000 cars displayed this year, it’s impossible to spend time looking at each one. One of the largest displayers this year was Vortech, bringing 30 cars to the SEMA show for display, many of which were Fords. We took a few minutes to check out some of the cool Fords that Vortech brought to the show with the guidance of Vortech’s Neil Tjin and Brian Ellis.
Tjin Edition F-150
We already featured the Tjin Edition F-150 in another story and video. One of the big highlights of this truck is it’s Vortech Intercooler for EcoBoost engines. Reducing intake air temperature by as much as 20 degrees, this direct replacement, bolt-on part adds 24 hp, and 27 ft-lbs of torque.
This F-150 if slated to be Tjin’s daily driver, and is custom throughout, with over 300 hours spent on the suspension system alone. Baer brakes hide behind Rotiform wheels, and dual Webasto sunroofs provide fresh air to everyone in the Super Crew cab.
Focus ST Gulf
Inspired by the Gulf livery, and wearing those colors well, this Focus ST was found in the Ford booth. This project was a collaboration between Universal Technical Institute Vortech, and Tjin Edition.
Engine upgrades include the soon to be released Vortech intercooler for the Focus ST, this intercooler is capable of adding an impressive 40 horsepower in the engine’s mid-range, with 20 additional ponies at the peak, impressive numbers for just 2.0 liters of displacement. “At first we didn’t believe the power numbers the car made with just the intercooler,” says Vortech’s Brian Ellis.
KW’s new coil overs are present at all four corners for improved handling, and Baer brakes provide the stopping power. DTM Auto Body Custom did the wide fender flares needed to cover those Forgestar 19×9.5-inch wheels with Falken rubber.
Street Scene is responsible for the carbon fiber front splitter and side skirts. Unique Fabrication handled the custom flush mounting of the PIAA fog lights. Inside the car Katzkin seat covers in blue, orange, and black compliment the exterior motif. Scosche provides the tunes, and GlowShift decked out the gauges.
Yellow Jacket Mustang
The Yellow Jacket Mustang should need little introduction as it was quite the buzz on many Mustang sites and blogs in the days leading up to this year’s SEMA show. With over 600 hp on tap courtesy of a Vortech V3Si supercharger, much like it’s namesake Yellow Jacket can put the sting on virtually anyone who tries to mess with it. Adding to the horsepower is a Vortech Competition Inlet, which according to Ellis raises power by an additional 20 ponies.
Maximum Motorsports suspension components allow Yellow Jacket to make quick direction changes, and Baer 6S brakes provide supercar level stopping power. There’s Borla exhaust for a healthy growl, Trufiber accents everywhere, and three piece iForged wheels, wrapped in Falken rubber to provide the grip.
The color on this car is a match to it’s personality as well. Giallo Modena is the correct name for the hue, and if it sounds exotic that’s because it is, it’s a favorite color of Ferrari. Complimenting the gorgeous paint are a host of black accents, and even the calipers and suspension components have been finished in the bright yellow shade to further compliment the car’s in your face personality.
We’ll be taking a look at some of the other Vortech cars soon as well, and don’t forget to check out our full feature on the Tjin Edition F-150.