This 2005 Ford Excursion Limited has a fresh turbodiesel powerhouse and a look that would make you think the SVT Lightning had a big SUV brother. So if you love them big, custom, powerful, useful, and absolutely awesome, this is the one for you.

From the first glance, you can already tell this is no ordinary Excursion. It’s a full midnight presentation with a clear HID headlight upgrade that brightly provides nearly the only contrast over the whole onyx-like sleekness of the exterior. We have a list documenting over $50,000 invested inside and out to make sure this is one awesome total build. But more than just the big picture, this dark side custom look takes a ton of detail work – including the door handles, rear bumper chrome, and trim all blacked out. And the badging is expertly deleted for a smooth appearance. The custom front end and hood add even more bravado to the Excursion’s already beefy look. They even did a terrific job with the wheel wells by lowering the suspension a few inches and then filling them with 24-inch three-piece Auto Couture alloys.

The interior continues this Ford’s full custom look. There was over $5k invested just in the full suede headliner and newer two-tone leather seat covers. While the first two rows of bucket seats with armrests might be called captain’s chairs, the driver really will feel like an absolute king. After all, you’re in full command of loaded factory features like a power seat, power windows, power locks, heated seat, cup holder center console, and power adjusting pedals. Not only do you have an automatic climate control system, but also the rear seats have their own HVAC controls so you only have to worry about keeping you feeling good. Plus, this one has terrific custom features, like the Kenwood AM/FM/CD/XM touchscreen. This is your gateway to more great features like the full custom subwoofer stereo, backup camera, and Bluetooth controls. There are even TVs in the front headrests to really make sure this one keeps everybody happy. We also love a good Excursion because it’s one of the few vehicles that has three full rows of seating, and still has plenty of room left in the cargo area for all your gear. It makes for a terrific SUV for everything from tailgating to big road trips. So we’ll bet you’re imagining even adding a trailer hitch, because with what’s under the hood, you can easily take all the fun along with you.

It’s not just that this Excursion has diesel power, it’s also that the 6.0-liter turbodiesel in this engine bay has been built both for added power and bulletproof performance. It’s a full build with upgraded heads, valves, head bolts, engine cooler, and a new fuel injection control module (with FAST SCT tuner.) It has a Banks Hi-Ram intake, Garret turbocharger, and a larger intercooler. So you have serious power in a seriously stout package. And features like power steering and four-wheel power disc brakes make it everyday comfortable. It can also really can eat up the highway miles with nice features like a cruise control and a five-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive. There’s even a full train horn to part any traffic that wasn’t already paying attention to this monster in their rear-view mirror.

Complete with build receipts and the owner’s manual, this is the one machine that can tow a showstopper or steal all the attention all on its own. So you know something this interesting and powerful won’t stay long in our showroom.

Price: $42,995

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