With Ford's F-series trucks the most popular vehicle in the U.S. (by far; the company sells roughly 76 trucks every hour), it should surprise exactly no one that Ford would be bringing a few concept trucks to this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The three the company has on tap were each built by outside contractors and show the varying ways in which a pickup truck can be interpreted.
The first project starts life as a 2013 Ford F-150 FX-2 Sport SuperCab. Then Truckin' Magazine got its hands on it and is working to turn it into what you see above. The truck will be lowered, given a performance brake package, put on 22-inch rims, and given a thorough exhaust makeover with an aim of 500 rear-wheel horsepower from the 3.5-liter, turbocharged EcoBoost engine.
Next, Truckin' Magazine is taking a 2013 F-150 FX-2 SuperCab in an entirely different direction: down. The truck, seen at right, will be lowered, given a performance brake package, put on 22-inch rims and given a thorough exhaust makeover with an aim of 500 rear-wheel horsepower from the 3.5-liter, turbocharged EcoBoost engine.
Finally, Bakersfield-based K-Daddyz Kustomz will be bringing to SEMA a 2013 FX2 Sport with the 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The project truck will be painted in a monochromatic red paint scheme, lowered ride height, 24-inch rims, a detailed, show-quality underbody treatment and will feature a Rockford Fosgate sound system.
Stay tuned for more SEMA 2012 coverage between now and the start of the show, which runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. And of course, we'll be covering the event and all its craziness from the ground in Las Vegas.
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