Getting back into the sport truck game, Ford Motor Company today unveiled a new, twin-turbocharged version of its standard cab F-150 pickup.
Called the F-150 Tremor, the new package combines the automaker's FX appearance package, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, 4.10 rear locking differential and a number of premium features with the body of a short wheelbase, regular cab truck. No suspension changes have been made, meaning the F-150 Tremor is more an appearance package than a genuine high-performance truck like the long-departed F-150 Lightning. Both 4x2 and 4x4 models will be available.
The F-150's 3.5-liter V6 is unchanged from other versions of the truck, meaning it cranks out 365 horsepower at 5,00 rpm and a solid 420 lb-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm. Ford says that Tremor's fuel economy figures mirror the standard F-150's 16/22 mpg on regular fuel (for 4x2 models).
When it goes on sale this fall, the F-150 Tremor will include a version of the automaker's FX appearance package with flat black body accents and flat black 20-inch alloy wheels. Inside, it's the only regular cab F-150 to include a center console and bucket seats. To make it stand apart, the Tremor uses black leather/Alcantara synthetic seats with red piping plus brushed metal and red stitched accents. HID headlamps are also standard.
Ford will also include its MyFord Touch infotainment system as standard equipment.
Pricing has not been announced.