Some of these F-Series trucks have been customized by NASCAR drivers and country music stars.
The Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in America, and has been every year since 1986. That means the truck is big business – not only for Ford, but for the countless aftermarket companies out there customizing them. So of all the vehicles we'll see at the SEMA show this year, the F-Series will, by sheer numbers alone, be the most important. And Ford itself is seizing on that with no less than seven full-size trucks – including light-duty F-150s and heavier F-250 and F-350 Super Duty models – some geared up for the road, and some for venturing far off of it.
To start with, ZB Customs and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch partnered to create this blue F-150 Lariat, packing a 5.0-liter V8 with twin turbochargers to produce a massive 1,000 horsepower, with eight-piston Brembo brakes to keep it all in check, packed inside 22-inch wheels coated in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires and housed in widened fenders.
SpeedKore meanwhile teamed up with country music star Brantley Gilbert to customize a gray short-bed F-150 – that same big V8 supercharged in this case. The wheels are just a big, but wear Pirelli Scorpion rubber, with a full carbon-fiber aero kit.
Off-roading enthusiasts may be more intrigued by Full-Race Motorsports' Gen-2 “Freak-O-Boost” F-150, done up in a rather loud take on Gulf's signature orange and blue livery. This one packs the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, but with new turbos, intercooler, cylinder heads, intake, and exhaust. Oh, and it's jacked, with 17-inch wheels on a three-inch lifted coilover suspension and components from the Raptor.
Transfer Flow also worked up an adventure truck with a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6, off-road suspension, and more accessories than a ratchet set – right down to the kayak on the roof.
Last but not least are the Super Duty mods – all three of them powered by the big 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8. There's an F-250 adventure truck from off-road motorcycle-tour company Wilderness Collective with a lifted suspension mounted to 20-inch wheels and 37-inch tires, topographical wrap, and a motorcycle rack. Another F-250 is geared up as the ultimate work truck with upgraded turbos helping it churn out 900 horsepower – from a diesel – and, you guessed it: a jacked-up suspension. And there's an F-350 Lariat designed as the tailgating truck of a college student's dreams, complete with onboard BBQ and OLED TV screen.