How can you run away from this police truck without peeing in your pants? The sheer sight of it rumbling towards you from the rear-view mirror is reason enough to just give up and pull over.
The Ram Special Services Police Truck is the latest in Chrysler’s growing portfolio of police vehicles. Following the overwhelmingly positive reaction given to the Dodge Charger Pursuit by law enforcement and municipal administrators, the Special Services Police Truck takes the reins as the big brother police truck that will run down any fleeing criminal.
Based on the Ram 1500, the truck combines durability, reliability, and crime-fighting capabilities in one package.
It’s got pretty much everything that law enforcement agencies would want in a police truck, including a unique wiring harness that was specifically engineered to endure the heavy loads of the radar, computer, lighting, and radio equipment police officers will need when they’re out and about on the road.
Find out more about the Ram Special Services Police Truck after the jump.
Because there aren’t enough things you can do turn your 2012 Ford F-650 into rolling piece of gargantuan menace. Now you can take a good look at the "Hollow Point" by Mobsteel that was in attendance at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show.
The Detroit-based tuning company certainly did a thorough job in modifying this Ford iron, beginning by shortening and notching the frame and dressing it up in their own trademark Mobsteel Black PPG paint. There are also plenty of exterior details done on the truck, including a custom front bumper and grille cut, custom headlights, an F-Series Super Duty bed, custom aluminum tanks courtesy of Aluminum Blanking Company, and a new set of 24" custom Aztec wheels wrapped in Pireli Scorpian tires.
Inside, the Hollow Point F-650 also gets plenty of enhancements, highlighted by a "No Joke" upholstery, 2,600 watts of JL Audio equipment with a pair of 20-inch monitors, and hand-tooled Glock holsters and magazine racks. Apparently, you can’t have enough ammunition with this truck.
Under the hood, Mobsteel and Michigan Caterpillar Diesel took out the F-650’s 6.7-liter engine and replaced it with a new C7 Caterpillar engine and a new Allison six-speed transmission.
At the end of the day, you won’t need to do any double-takes when you see the F-650 "Hollow Point" out on the road. By sheer intimidation alone, it’s already got your attention.
Italy has those Lamborghinis and the UK boasts of Lotus rides. Sure, they can have them. Here in our neck of the woods, law enforcement officials prefer less flash and more size. Something that won’t scare with you speed, but will send you quaking in your boots with pure intimidation.
This is the Ford F-150 DeeZee American Guardian and criminals should be very afraid of it.
Currently on display at SEMA, this gargantuan Ford F-150 comes with all the necessary law enforcement paraphernalia that makes it the moving embodiment of "law enforcement muscle."
The interior flashes a matte silver finish with an All-American logo emblazoned on both sides of the pick-up, fitting right to its unique moniker. It also has the customary police sirens on the roof and the front grille, as well as mammoth bull bars that make for a good ally during those ram-busting chase-downs. Other pertinent items added to the DeeZee American Guardian include a new set of BMF wheels wrapped in Goodyear tires, new AirRaid intake kit, a Magnaflow exhaust, and a HyperTech Max Energy tuning kit. This kit raises the output of the F-150’s 6.2-liter V8 to numbers that are significantly higher than the standard pick-up’s 411 horsepower and 434 lb/ft of torque output.
Finally, the law-enforcement pick-up receives an extensive Rockwell Collins Police Interceptor Kit that will allow a police officers to handle their crime-fighting business with all the gizmos and gadgetry that’s usually only reserved for law-enforcement duties.
Toyota will be unveiling the limited edition 2012 Tacoma TRD T in 2012, but for those that are a bit impatient, Long Beach Racers have unveiled their Tacoma package - a customized vehicle inspired by the Baja Series pick-up.
The Toyota Tacoma received a full makeover from Long Beach Racers with a TIG welded, SCORE approved roll cage with the Long Beach Racers trademark “low profile” rear cage design to keep the rear view clean. This high tech roll cage will be joined by custom Bilstein 60mm race shocks and 35-inch BFGoodrich Project Tires on 16-inch TRD Baja Series wheels. Hella HID lights on custom mounts on the bumper will help lights the way while PCI Race Radio and intercom systems in place of the exterior mirrors will facilitate communication.
The interior of the Tacoma by Long Beach Racers also received a few extras, including Mastercraft race seats, harnesses, and window nets, a Defined Engineering Spring-Under kit, and CMI Carbon Fiber skidplates. Performance gets improved with the use of an MBRP Exhaust system, a 50 gallon fuel cell, a TRD Big Brake kit, and a custom wrap that incorporates the TX Baja Series graphic concept.
The Long Beach Racers Tacoma will be making its race debut at the BAJA 1000 in November 2011.
Built as a collaboration project by JPM Coachworks, Addictive Desert Design, High Desert Mobile, and Hennessey Performance, this Ford Raptor was turned into quite a menacing beast, and that’s high praise considering that it was already a powerful machine in its own right.
For the exterior design, Addictive Desert Designs gave the Raptor an extensive body package comprising of Stealth front and rear bumpers to go with Rigid LED lighting. The exterior also comes with a new set of Fuel Hostage wheels wrapped around Goodyear MTR Kevlar rubber tires, as well as a new custom dual-exhaust system courtesy of Spintech Muffler. As for the interior, that was taken cared for by JPM Coachworks, who dressed it up in Alcantara and a Royal Hides from Edelman leather treatment, while High Desert Mobile provided the truck with a high-tech audio system.
Then there’s the engine upgrade, which was tasked to Hennessey Performance. For this, the company used their VelociRaptor 600SC package, one that carries a centrifugal supercharger system, an air-to-air intercooler, a high-flow K&N air filter, and a fuel injector upgrade. With these upgrades, the tuning company was able to take the Raptor SVT’s 6.2-liter premium V8 engine and increase the output from 411 horsepower and 434 lb/ft of torque, all the way up to 605 horsepower.
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.
The SEMA Auto Show is all about tie-ups between automakers and aftermarket tuning companies and this year’s no different. We’ve already covered more than five handfuls of vehicles that are headed to the show, but there are still tons more.
Toyota, in collaboration with DC Shoes and West Coast Customs, is introducing the Ultimate Motocross Track. The Japanese automaker used a Toyota Tundra as its platform with plenty of athlete feedback from DC Shoes, which then passed along all the information to West Coast Customs, which in turn built the go-to motocross hauler.
With all the information gathered, WCC added an array of modifications on the truck, equipping it with just about everything a Motocross rider would want to see in the vehicle. This includes a roof rack, fold-up bed sides, a suicide tailgate, a winch to load bikes, a hidden ramp, and a customized interior.
In addition to that, WCC also gave the modified Tundra some hanlding improvements with some help from some of the industry’s best aftermarket shops. For instance, Carmburg Racing worked on lifting the suspension, while Fox Racing was responsible for upgrading the shocks set-up. There’s also a custom rough-texture paint by Line-X, new bumpers and side steps from N-Fab, accessories from Matrix, new lights from KC, a head unit from Pioneer, and new amps, subs, and speakers from Diamond.
The Tundra Ultimate Motocross Truck will be showcased in a number of auto events beginning with the SEMA Auto Show. On top of that, the truck will also be featured on the reality TV show “Inside West Coast Customs” shortly thereafter.
Toyota’s long and storied history in Baja Racing will be honored at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show with a special edition Tacoma called the TD T/X Baja Series Limited Edition. Packed with comprehensive aesthetic and performance modifications, the special edition truck is sure to elevate the capability of Tacoma’s TRD Off-Road pickup to a new level of fun and function.
The restyled looks of the 2012 Tacoma will come with plenty of updates, including a restyled front end with a redesigned hood, grille, headlamps, and front bumper. The truck was also given unique Baja Series graphics, as well as a new set of bead-lock style Gun-Metal Gray-finished off-road wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich T/A KO tires. The suspension of the TRD T/X was also given its own unique improvements with the front suspension receiving 60mm piston Bilstein race shocks with TRD coil springs whereas the back comes with 50mm piston Bilstein race shocks that also includes a zinc-plated body and a 1.5-inch increase in wheel travel.
As far as the interior goes, the Tacoma has been dressed with a new center-instrument panel design that comes with a revised gauge cluster. There’s also a new fabric design, a new black high-contrast center console, a new steering wheel, a redesigned center stack, switch plate covers, dash and upper door trim, and water-resistant fabric protection seat for the TRD Sport and Off-Road packages of the truck.
Under its hood, the T/X Baja Series is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 236 horsepower and 266 lb/ft of torque mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. Other performance features included in the TRD T/X include electronically-controlled locking rear differential, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) currently equipped on the TRD Off-Road package.
That’s what Toyota and Oakley are banking on with the Oakley Surf Tacoma. Built to be a surfer’s mobile playpen, the modded Tacoma was customized by Smithbuilt to become the ultimate surfing carrier. Outside, the pick-up comes equipped with plenty of mods, including a purpose-built roof racking system for heavy hauling and surf bag stowage, and multiple board storage. The truck bed system comes with an ice chest and barbeque grill for all those times where hotdogs and beer come-a-calling. Anytime you start eating or drinking, the truck has a shade system that is equipped in the back of the roof rack system. And when you need to get all that sea water out of your body, the truck has an integrated shower system. Inside, there are also plenty of new digs, including a Wet Okole Hawaii custom embroidered seat covers, Topstitch interior modifications on the door panels, head liner and carpet kit throughout, and a Kicker sound system, among other things.
As far as performance improvements are concerned, the Oakley Surf Tacoma’s 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 236 horsepower will see an increase to 304 horsepower. That was achieved with the addition of a TRD supercharger, as well as other technical modifications, including a Flowmaster stainless steel exhaust, an Icon stage 3 lift kit, Billet top A arms, new leaf springs for added height, and a new front coilover system.
Unique tie-ups between automakers and retailers are nothing new at SEMA. To an extent, that’s what makes this auto event different from the rest; it affords opportunities for outfitters like Realtree to get involved in the creation of a custom vehicle.
The outdoor outfitter that has made a living out of being the world’s leading designer, marketer, and licensee of camouflaged products teamed up with Chevrolet to create what can only be described as the "ultimate hunter’s truck": the Silverado Realtree Concept.
The truck is based on the Silverado 2500 crew cab and was given plenty of new details, including a Champagne Silver Metallic color that comes with Realtree graphics. The hulking pick-up also received a custom front bumper with an integrated winch and a new set of 18" wheels wrapped in mammoth 35" off-road tires. Even the pick-up’s interior was given given some Realtree touches, especially the Dark Cocoa leather seating with camouflage piping and blaze orange stitching that comes together with Realtree AP pattern accents.
Meanwhile, the Silverado Realtree comes with a torquey 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine that churns out 397 horsepower and a metal-twisting 765 lb/ft of torque, giving the pick-up all the power it needs for all of the miles it’s going to log in the off-road.
Chevrolet and Realtree have established a solid partnership that has lasted seven years and the former wanted to celebrate the occasion by seeking the input of the latter in building a truly one-of-a-king custom pick-up.
“This truck is a celebration of the seven-year partnership between Chevrolet and Realtree," said Tony Truelove, marketing manager for Chevrolet pickups. "It’s only natural to combine the dependable, long-lasting Silverado HD with Realtree, the best gear for the outdoors.”