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Nov 05

Plethora of 2015 Ford F-150 customs runs the gamut at SEMA

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Ford F-150 by Vaughn Gititn Jr.

Of Ford's customized trucks, two feature the name of famous Ford racers.

Of all the OEMs making appearances at the 2014 SEMA show, Ford owns arguably the most significant group of vehicles, thanks to its new 2015 F-150 and Mustang. While you can look for our Mustang coverage soon, we've managed to sneak out and get snaps of some of a few of the F-150s on display at the company's sprawling, 20,000-square-foot display (look for even more aftermarket F-150 goodness in the coming days).

Of Ford's customized trucks, two feature the name of famous Blue Oval racers, with both Formula Drift driver Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and Global Rallycross Championship driver Brian Deegan lending their unique tastes to the F-Series.

In Gittin, Jr.'s case, his history as a drifter has inspired the design of the F-150 shown above. Riding on a suspension with components from Kibbetech King and Air Lift, this F-150 enjoys 12 inches of travel while its five passengers are kept in place by Recaro seats in the cabin. Aside from those mechanical changes, eye-catching details include the lime-green wheels, which contrast quite nicely with the silver paint. Gitten said he wanted a truck with "on- and off-road capabilities, as well as drifting and jumping capabilities," and overall, this is a pretty handsome job.

If Gittin's F-150 is somewhat restrained, the F-150 Deegan 38 is a far more outgoing, thanks not only to its wild paint job, but to its more comprehensive set of mechanical upgrades that make it arguably a larger showcase. Its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 now produces over 600 horsepower thanks to upgrades from BorgWarner, Full-Race Motorsports and ProEFI. The suspension bits and pieces come from Fox Racing, while Mickey Thompson has provided the monstrous, 37-inch tires.

Next up, we have the widebody TSDesigns F-150. The custom, all-metal build was designed by Octavio "Topo" Villafana and team, who also did the work on the Ford Mustang that starred in last summer's Need For Speed movie. On top of the aesthetic changes, a Vortech supercharger, Gibson exhaust, Belltech lowering kit and Forgiato 24-inch wheels have been fitted the gray, black and yellow F-Series.

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Oct 19

Ford readying 2015 F-150 drift truck for SEMA

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Vaughn Gittin Ford F-150 SEMA 2014 drift truck

Between the Mustangs you'd find in Formula D and the Fiestas in the Global and World rallycross championships, there's no shortage of Ford drift cars on the scene. But at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Blue Oval automaker intends to show off a different kind of drift machine.

Created in collaboration with driftmeister Vaughn Gittin, Jr., this custom F-150 has been designed for "on- and off-road capabilities, as well as drifting and jumping." It's got a suspension with components from Kibbetech King and Air Lift Performance to give it 12 inches of travel and comes packed with 5 Recaro seats. Other details remain limited, but if the rendering above is anything to go by, it ought to be pretty awesome.

Alongside the Gittin truck, Ford will also be showcasing another F-150 designed together with freestyle motorcross rider Brian Deegan, packing the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and a long list of enhancements. Between these two trucks, Ford hopes to extend its winning streak for the Hottest Truck award that it's taken four years running now. Feel free to read more in the press release below.

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Sep 24

What you missed on 9.24.14

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Chevy ColoradoTruck Test 1: 2015 Chevy Colorado

General Motors' midsize truck twins are finally here, and senior editor Seyth Miersma had the chance to put both to the test at home on GM's Milford Proving Grounds, as well as the sun-drenched roads of San Diego, CA. First up is the Chevy Colorado, tested here in relatively base, four-cylinder spec. How's it drive? Read this review to find out.



GMC CanyonTruck Test 2: 2015 GMC Canyon

Here's the other half of our truck test duo: the 2015 GMC Canyon. Of course, this is the more gussied-up version of GM's new midsize truck, and Seyth Miersma tests a relatively loaded, V6 spec of the (arguably) prettier of the two pickups. How is GMC differentiating its Canyon from the more pedestrian Colorado? All that and more is answered, here.



Ford Mustang2015 Ford Mustang GT, now on video

In other exciting new American car news, the hot new Ford Mustang is here, and in our first drive, we absolutely loved it. Following that first stint, Jonathon Ramsey had a chance to take a Mustang GT out for a followup spin on some of his favorite roads, and offers more impressions of the 'Stang from behind the wheel. We captured it all on video - check it out, here.



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What you missed on 9.24.14 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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