2012 Ford F-150 Thunder by Galpin Auto Sports

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.


7 comments:

The pearlescent purple fits this low riding truck. I like the grills on the front and the rims should be a set of chrome to give more bling on it.

This was a nice edged truck-car, I like the purple color of it. The 540 horsepower was good enough, but if they could improve more is better unless it’s a racing truck car.

It looks unique on its purple body paint! smiley Anyway, I don’t like the front mounted; it looks awful on that, but it’s a good thing that it has an exclusive interior even an awesome engine specification.

For some reason, I’m not so impressed on the platform of this Thunder. I can’t see the massive appearance that I usually love on an outdoor truck, but this Thunder didn’t have that quality.

It looks too huge most especially on its front, but despite that I can say that it is still looks very attractive because of its sleek body paint. I just only hope that its engine will be quite good enough for it.

Its dark amethyst metallic paint is absolutely a visual hook for a truck, and I love the aerodynamic parts that they added to this, even on its powerful engine specifications.

V8 engine on this one that can deliver 540 horsepower is I think quite good enough for this Tundra truck, and I also noticed that the wheels on it, is looking so cool and massive on it.

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