Ford F-Series

Ford F-Series

Ford has paired up with Harley Davidson yet again to bring us one of the toughest trucks around: the Ford Harley-Davidson F-150. This collaboration of toughest proportions has been around for many years and each year, both companies’ efforts double to reveal a cooler design and more aggressive performance.

The 2012 Ford-Harley Davidson F-150 was presented in Sturgis, SD with distinctive new design enhancements, snakeskin leather interior accents, and unique body-side graphics. The pick-up also receives a new set of wheels, size 22" with painted accents and unique center cap for 2012. Under the hood, Ford has placed a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine, which uses big-bore architecture and delivers a total of 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque.

"This is a great pairing of two icons of the open road: Ford and Harley-Davidson. Both brands appeal to truck owners and motorcycle enthusiasts alike," said Marc Lapine, Ford F-150 marketing manager. "For 2012 we worked with Harley-Davidson to continue to push the styling envelope while still delivering the durability and power that F-150 is known for and that our collective customers expect. It perfectly captures both brands."

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150.

Skyjacker Suspensions displayed on the floors of SEMA Show a pretty impressive upgrade package for the Ford F-350 Super Duty. According to the tuner this is a vehicle made to appeal to the active lifestyle of the Super Duty owner. A Skyjacker-developed 8.5-inch suspension offers a bold lift for work and play, and will let the owner go deeper into the field.

The package includes a 8.5 Inch system that replaces the OEM radius arm design with High-Impact Heavy Wall DOM Tubular 4-Link Arms with adjustable rod ends. The rod end is press fitted with a steel encased vulcanized rubber bushing that can support the torque of the Diesel engine and still provide years of trouble free service.

Next to this update, the package also includes: High-Impact Heavy Wall DOM Tubular 4-Link Arms, Heavy-duty front and rear Fab Fours bumpers, a Warn Industries winch and lights to round out the tough look, Preset and Formed Softride® Coil Springs, front extended sway bar end links, brake line extensions and forged adjustable rod ends with OEM Style Bushings.

American off-road racing legend, Mickey Thompson, made his way to Las Vegas with a project of his own to show off the Ford F-150 at the 2010 SEMA Auto Show. His rendition of the super truck looked better than ever with an exterior package boasting of power steps and a bed step, power sliding rear windows, professional detailing, fender flares and vent guards, Bead liner, custom Black/Grey Satin "Camo" Paint & Graphics, auxiliary lighting, billet grille, Stobe lighting system, and an E-Series electronic retractable truck bed cover. Finishing off the exterior look is a new set of Baja Claw TTC Radical tires that bear his name.

The package also includes a Fabtech 6-inch suspension, PIAA auxiliary lighting, and Warn Industries winch recovery gear. The rear look is completed by a new Intake and Cat-Back exhaust system.

For the interior, Mickey Thompson opted for Katzkin leather and an aftermarket audio, video, and navigation enhancements. For additional utility, the truck features a BedSlide cargo management system and AMP Research power steps.

Airhead Kustoms, along with Cars by Kris, have displayed the Pit Boss at the 2010 SEMA Auto Show. The Boss is the ultimate tow and support vehicle built off of a 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty platform. Built to haul a race car to the track and serve as a mobile pit, the truck offers a bed-mounted tire cage and custom swing-case toolboxes.

Next to the impressive exterior package, the Pit Boss package also features a Snow Performance water/methanol injection system, Nitrous Express diesel nitrous system, and an AFE Power cold air intake that no doubt bump up the the power of this rugged machine. There is also a DJM Suspension setup, Hellwig anti-roll bars, and Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs to control the added brawn.

Moving into the interior, the tuners added a custom headliner and leather upholstery, along with sound-deadening material and an in-dash computer system that can offer the driver and its passengers lots of info and entertainment during the ride.

A standard F-150 SVT Raptor pick-up is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 411 HP and 434 lb.-ft. of torque. We have to admit, this is quite impressive for a pick-up, but everything can be improved nowadays, right? Enter ProCharger with its Intercooled Supercharger System that upgrades the truck’s power to an impressive 600 HP. Sounds better, doesn’t it?

The HO Intercooled System and Tuner Kit are designed to be installed onto a completely stock engine and require absolutely no internal engine modifications or changes to the stock exhaust system. And like all ProCharger supercharger systems and tuner kits, these additions fit under the stock hood. Both the P-1SC-1 and D-1SC superchargers are available with a helical gearset option for reduced supercharger noise levels.

ProCharger is offering the same treatment for the 5.4 liter engine that upgrades the power to 505 HP. The price for the new Intercooled System is $6,496.

Press release after the jump.

Ford will come at this year’s SEMA Show with seven customized versions of Ford F-150 and Super Duty. Themes include a motocross concept, a Pro Football Hall of Fame-dedicated truck and a race car support truck.

Our favorite is the 2011 Ford F-150 by Mickey Thompson. It gets new 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC Radical tires, Fabtech 6-inch suspension, PIAA auxiliary lighting and Warn Industries winch recovery gear. The interior comes with Katzkin leather and aftermarket audio, video and navigation enhancements.

There is also a F-150 customized by The Custom Shop. This version gets shaved handles, lightweight tonneau cover, lightweight rims and low-rolling-resistance tires help enhance looks and mileage. The green theme carries into the styling, with a custom show paint job with a detailed pinstripe border using a low-VOC-emissions DuPont paint. The interior matches the exterior styling with custom Katzkin tan and black leather.

Press release after the jump.

The SEMA Show fever started a long time ago, and will pretty much go on spiking until November when it takes place in the "entertainment capital of the world", Las Vegas. One of its feverish symptoms isn’t the Camaro or the new Mustang as originally expected. Instead, pick-ups like theFord F-150 are quickly becoming vehicles of interest.

And after we saw this photo by Custom Shop featuring a 2011 F-150 FX2, we can absolutely see why this is the case. Custom Shop is planning on displaying the Ford pick-up with shaved door handles, a lightweight ARE tonneau cover, lightweight COR rims wearing Continental low-rolling-resistance tires, a Corsa free flow cat-back exhaust system, a larger cold air intake system, and Amsoil synthetic motor oil for the twin-turbo, direct injection gas engine. Speaking of the engine, it has been tuned to deliver 365 HP and 420 lbs-ft of torque.

The pick-up will be painted in a custom Pearl Black, white, silver, and copper paint job with a dual pinstripe border. The interior will get Katzkin seat covers, a custom Sony sound system, and LCD screens throughout the cabin.

Keep checking back with us to see what else the SEMA Auto Show has in store!

In our world, we don’t really give particular importance to the whole Jesse James/Sandra Bullock saga; we leave that to the tabloid pages. See, when it comes down to it, we don’t really care about the whole cheating scandal the West Coast Chopper-builder was recently involved in. What we do care about is the fact that James recently purchased a brand-spankin’ new Hennessey VelociRaptor 575 complete with the tune-up kit that the TV star reportedly paid somewhere around $11,000 to bang up on his new truck.

There’s also a video of James’ new monster pick-up being given a dyno test by the folks at Hennessey where the supercharged monster produced 496 horsepower and about 473 lb/ft of torque. You want to hear the only kind of sound that’s music to the ears of all auto enthusiasts?

Check out the video and amp up the volume. That is, if you can handle the sound of a VelociRaptor 575 in the middle of a dyno test.

Source: Straightline

Ford has just unveiled the 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor , but Hennessey has one-upped Ford by adding a few components to juice it up. The juiced up version of the truck will be called the VelociRaptor APV (Armored Performance Vehicles) and will be part of a long list of tuned up trucks by Hennessey. This first vehicle will be based on the new Ford Raptor Super Crew .

The VelociRaptor APV is powered by a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine, with output between 450 and 800 HP (up from 411 HP), and offers the ultimate combination of armor protection, vehicle performance, passenger comfort, safety, acceleration, braking and handling performance.

The new SUV will offer seating options for six, seven, or eight passengers and will be available with a full line of electronic upgrades including: Satellite TV, high-speed internet, entertainment systems and mobile office systems.

Hennessey will offer the same APV package for a series of other SUVs, all of them offering output of up to 1000 HP (see list below).

Press release after the jump.

Ford has revealed today the 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor pick-up, a model that comes with a new standard 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 411 HP and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, new technologies and a newly available SuperCrew option. Customers can already place their orders for the new model.

For 2011, the SVT Raptor gets a new exterior color, Ingot Silver Metallic – that will be available with the standard black interior, a new optional hood graphic, matte black accent graphics – including the F-150 SVT Raptor logo and "F-150" and "SVT" written in dark gray.

The list of new technologies will include: a standard 4.2-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) productivity screen, Hill Descent Control™, electronic locking differential settings and AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™). Also new for 2011 is a new Plus Package that offers rear view camera and trailer brake controller.

Press release after the jump.

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