The 12-car, SEMA-bound line-up of Galpin Auto Sports features fancy hatchbacks, international exotics, celebrity editions, among other things. And then there’s the this.
The 2012 Ford F-150 Thunder isn’t going to win any best-in-show awards, but it most certainly will draw the attention of anyone that passes by. The Dark Amethyst metallic paint finish is already a visual hook, as are the number of aerodynamic parts GAS added on to the F-150 SVT. There’s a Streetscene front fascia, Streetscene Euro sport mirrors, Ram air hood, hard tonneau cover with spoiler, a custom T-Rex grille, Streetscene rear roll pan and custom bed rug. The pick-up’s overall set-up and handling was also addressed by GAS, who in turn gave the F-150 a new air-ride suspension system, a Flowmaster side-exit exhaust, and a new set of 22" Forgiato 3-piece forged Barra wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires.
Under the hood of the 2012 Ford F-150 Thunder lies a 5.0-liter V8 engine that churns out 360 horsepower and 380 lb/ft of torque. Turns out, those numbers aren’t strong enough for the boys at GAS. So they put in a Magnusson supercharger to the F-150’s engine and out came a belching beast to the tune of 540 raging horses.
This tuned up Ford F-150 isn’t a sight to behold, but where it lacks in flash, it more than makes up for in torque-twisting performance.