There's no EcoBoost in this badass truck.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is a professional drifter who has a huge affinity for Ford products. Gittin Jr. just showed off a 700 horsepower Mustang at this year's SEMA show, but he obviously wasn't done wowing us. The Mustang is Gitten's personal choice for drifting, but sometimes the drifting world champion craves something a bit more practical. When he's not driving his dog around in a Fiesta ST, Gitten Jr. can now go off-roading in the F-150 RTR Concept, which was just unveiled at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Like the RTR Mustang, the new RTR (Ready to Rock) F-150 is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine. That's right, unlike the new F-150 Raptor, this concept truck is not powered by a twin-turbo EcoBoost V6. The details about the drivetrain are limited, but the concept is based on an F-150 4x4 Lariat SuperCrew. The truck is said to produce 600 hp thanks to a supercharger and Magna Flow exhaust system, which goes out to Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission. RTR didn't go overboard with the styling, and decided to paint the concept in a lovely flat grey color that looks like a darker shade of Ford's Avalanche grey. The exterior modifications are also extremely tasteful.
The stock grill has been switched out with RTR’s signature grill and lighting package, with fender flares, RTR badging, and forged RTR Tech 6 off-road wheels wrapped in 33-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires. The interior is completely custom courtesy of automotive leather interior specialist Katzkin. The truck also has a dash plaque signed by Vaughn Gittin Jr. “The Ford F-150 RTR Muscle Truck Concept is a multi-purpose machine capable of performing the wide range of tasks all F-150's can handle, including other performance benefits the RTR Lab cooked up,” said team RTR marketing and communications director, Michael Crenshaw.
Depending on the price, we think that the F-150 RTR could be a better value than the Raptor. We love the way this truck looks and we bet that it will sound fantastic. The EcoBoost is a great engine, but it can't compete with the wail of a supercharged V8.