Ford expanded the 2014 F-150 lineup today, with the addition of a new F-150 Tremor version, which gives customers a model similar to the now-discontinued Lightning model. Unlike the Lightning model, this new Tremor package gets it power from two fewer cylinders and a pair of turbos.

The new Tremor edition comes only in the short-wheelbase, regular-cab F-150, giving it a sportier look. To add to its sportiness, it comes standard with the FX Appearance Package, which tosses in flat-black trimming, black badges with red lettering and body graphics. The model will sit on a set of 20-inch flat-black wheels to complete the exterior upgrades on this special pickup.

On the inside, the Tremor gets black leather seating surfaces with red perforations and red piping.

Under the hood, Ford installed a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers a total of 365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 420 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm. The engine offers twin independent variable camshaft timing for improved performance and fuel economy. Sure, this engine is the same as any old EcoBoost-equipped F-150, but it has an extra twist in the back end that helps up the ante a little.

As standard, the Tremor edition comes with a 4.10 axle ratio, which is typically reserved for the FX4 4X4 and SVT Raptor models. Additionally, this rear end features an electronic locking differential for improved traction during takeoff. There is no mention of whether this is a 4X4 or rear-wheel drive, but we assume it is the former.

The Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado are officially on notice to pump out something to match wits with this performance pickup. To date, neither brand has plans to launch a performance model in 2014.

The new F-150 Tremor will be put on sale this fall and prices will be announced later.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ford F-150.

  • 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    365 @ 5000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    420 @ 2500
  • Displacement:
    3.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7.9 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph (Est.)
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Ford F-150

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The 2013 Ford F-150 is being offered with a choice of four powerful engines, ranging from a standard 302 horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 up to a very powerful a 411 horsepower 6.2-liter V-8. The mid-grade engine is a 360 horsepower 5.0 liter V8, but customers that are more economical can choose the 365 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. All of the engines can be mated to a fuel-saving electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode.

The F-150 is priced from $23,995.

Ford F-150 Lightning History

1993 – 1995: First Generation

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The Lightning debuted in 1993 with a 351 cubic-inch Windsor engine with a set of high-flowing GT40 cylinder heads. This was enough to squeeze an extra 40 horsepower from the aging Windsor block, netting the first-gen Lightning a modest-by-today’s-standard 240 horsepower. This engine linked up to a 4.10 rear end and a manual transmission to launch the pickup to 60 mph in a claimed 7.6 seconds.

Reigning in all of this power was a stiffer suspension system that was 1 inch and 2.5 inches lower on the front and rear, respectively.

The Lightning also got a nice aesthetic upgrade over the standard F-150. This upgrade included: 17-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in Firestone Firehawk tires, Lightning badges, front air dam with fog lights, bucket seats, 120 mph speedo and Lightning under-hood treatment. In 1993, the Lightning was only available in black or red, but ford added in white in 1994 and 1995.

Through its 3-year-long run, the first-gen F-150 lightning saw a total of 11,563 units produced.

1999 – 2004: Second Generation

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In 1999, the F-150 Lightning made its triumphant return to dealers, featuring a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 engine with 360 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, and a 4R100 automatic transmission. The trans tossed power through a 3.55 rear end and this combination sprinted the F-150 to 60 mph in 6.18 seconds on its way up to a 140 mph top speed. Buyers also received a lowered suspension, larger wheels and super-sticky 295/40ZR18 Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.

In 2001, Ford retuned the 5.4-liter engine to deliver 380 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Other driveline changes included a larger (4.5-inch) aluminum driveshaft, revised intercooler and 3.72 gearing. These changes dropped the F-150’s 0-to-60 sprint down to 5.2 seconds.

The second generation lasted through 2004 with 28,124 total models seeing dealership showrooms.

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Press Release

The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost®-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V8 power with V6 fuel economy.

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The short-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor goes on sale this fall delivering distinctive looks and performance. The all-new truck couples the style of the FX Appearance Package with an EcoBoost engine and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle – the shortest final drive ratio offered in an EcoBoost F-150 – helping provide customers with fast acceleration.

Tremor signals its sport truck capabilities with a custom-inspired FX Appearance Package featuring stealthy, flat-black accents that include unique 20-inch flat-black wheels, stylized bodyside graphics and black badges with red lettering.

Tremor is the only regular-cab F-150 offering a flow-through center console and bucket seats. Interior touches include black leather seating surfaces with red piping, brushed-metal accents and a red-stitched steering wheel. Alcantara seat inserts add texture and style as well.

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“The new Tremor gives F-150 customers yet another option to drive a highly capable, distinctive performance truck with features typically found only in the aftermarket,” said Brian Bell, F-150 product marketing manager. “Plus, the Built Ford Tough EcoBoost engine is available for the first time in a short-wheelbase F-150.”

F-150 Tremor is powered exclusively by Ford’s groundbreaking 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which features:

365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel
420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm
Twin independent variable camshaft timing for improved performance and fuel economy
Up to 90 percent peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm

An electronic locking rear differential that’s standard for both two- and four-wheel-drive versions helps deliver the power to the pavement by improving traction during takeoff.

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Connectivity comes standard on F-150 Tremor with MyFord Touch® powered by SYNC®. Designers have optimized the physical interface for MyFord Touch to accommodate truck users who may be wearing work gloves by providing easy access to climate controls and audio presets on the center stack.

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