Ford reveals F-150 drift truck concept for SEMA
Ford has revealed an F-150 drift truck concept for SEMA, modified by drifter Vaughan Gittin Jr.
FORD IS GUNNING for its fifth-straight ‘Hottest Truck’ award at the Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in Las Vegas in November with two new F-150 concepts. Both have been designed to work on- and off-road… and go drifting.
Ford engineers partnered with drift maestro, Vaughn Gittin Jr and have heavily modified a new F-150. The above image is only a rendering, so the spanner twirlers are probably still hard at work on the thing, but it should be pretty special.
“I love trucks, and to build one that has daily on- and off-road capabilities, as well as drifting and jumping capabilities is something I have always wanted to do,” said Gittin Jr. “I am really pumped to get crazy in this F-150 at SEMA this year.” According to a short statement, the Vaughan Gittin Jr street truck boasts: “12 inches of King shock-controlled travel via a Kibbetech custom suspension, and five Recaro seats,” other details are being kept under wraps…
Also vying for the trophy will be the Deegan 38, which has been built in conjunction with Ford Racing’s Brian Deegan. The Deegan 38 runs a 3.5-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost engine with input from: Addictive Desert Designs, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, FOX Racing Shox, KC Hilites, Mastercraft Safety, Rockford Fosgate, Full-Race Motorsports, Leading Edge Tuning, ProEFI and SCT Performance.
“This F-150 should inspire the vast off-road, extreme-lifestyle-loving fan base to push the possibilities of the kick-ass new 2015 F-150 and the awesome 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine,” said Deegan.