Ford Motor Co. has always been an important part of the SEMA Show. Mustangs, Focus hatches and even Transit Connect vans have hit the show’s floor the past few years with various modifications. The Mustang is likely to return to this year’s event in its redesigned, 2015 form, and so is the F-150 pickup truck, which is as revolutionary as it gets. Ford’s new aluminum rig has already announced its presence in Las Vegas, where two different show trucks will demonstrate the vehicle’s tuning potential. One of them is the Vaughn Gittin Jr. Street Truck.

As you may have already guessed, the Street Truck was envisioned by Vaughn Gittin Jr. himself, a racing driver known for drifting Ford Mustangs in the most spectacular ways. While we already knew Gittin was a big fan of Ford’s muscle car, it seems the Maryland-born drifter is also passionate about trucks, and the F-150 in particular. The full details surrounding the Street Truck will be disclosed at the SEMA Show in November, but let’s have a closer look at what we already know about it.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ford F-150 Vaughn Gittin Jr. Street Truck.

Ford F-150 Vaughn Gittin Jr. Street Truck in detail

2015 Ford F-150 Vaughn Gittin Jr. Street Truck High Resolution Exterior
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The only thing missing is a livery and a huge Monster logo.

What’s particularly important about this truck is that it has been built with direct input from Gittin Jr. himself. This is why we’re not at all surprised to see that it comes with plenty of neon-green accents, especially in the front grille and on the rims. Heck, it even has green fog lamps like Gittin’s drift Mustangs. The only thing missing is a livery and a huge Monster logo. The wheels are an important part of the project, as they are linked to a custom suspension from Kibbetech with 12 inches of travel and an Air Lift Performance air-ride system. Given its low stance, we bet Gittin can use it to put together some insane rubber-burning stunts.

Interior gear is still a mystery, but expect a couple of sports seats up front, more neon-green details and a purpose-built handbrake lever. We wouldn’t be surprised to see some of the cabin being stripped out as a weight-saving measure.

Fingers crossed this F-150 is more than a trailer queen and Gittin releases at least one smokey video of it.

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2015 Ford F-150 High Resolution Exterior
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Press Release

From off-road prowess to street performance, custom versions of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 – the smartest, toughest, most capable F-150 ever – will vie this November for the “Hottest Truck” award at the Specialty Equipment Market Association tradeshow in Las Vegas.

The SEMA award, won by Ford F-Series trucks for four years running, recognizes the most popular vehicles the organization’s members feature in their displays at the weeklong event.

Custom versions of the all-new F-150 will be displayed on the SEMA floor. They include:

Vaughn Gittin Jr. street truck
Boasting 12 inches of King shock-controlled travel via a Kibbetech custom suspension, this 2015 F-150 purpose-built by Formula DRIFT superstar Vaughn Gittin Jr. is designed to take full advantage of the weight savings and serious torque offered by the all-new F-150. With its unique, aggressive looks and Air Lift Performance air ride, this street truck aims to turn heads and elicit huge smiles, while providing massive amounts of fun and adrenaline for up to five passengers who strap into its Recaro seats.

“I love trucks, and to build one that has daily on- and off-road capabilities, as well as drifting and jumping capabilities is something I have always wanted to do,” said Gittin. “I am really pumped to get crazy in this F-150 at SEMA this year.”

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