You can have almost anything at SEMA, including a scary muscle-truck in the form of the Ford F-150 RTR concept, which has 600 hp under the hood and a serious desire to outperform the official Raptor.
Vaughn GIttin Jr.’s usual creation was also present at SEMA – the new 700+ horsepower (521-kilowatt) Mustang RTR version for 2018 – but alongside came the real bomb: the “muscle truck” Ford F-150 RTR concept. The essential formula is the same – loads of power, complete with distinctive and nicely blended visual cues. The exterior is actually on the subtle side – crafted in a dark grey paint job, and with accents such as RTR’s signature grille and a lighting package. Other notable features are the ew skid plates, fender flares, Tech 6 off-road wheels wrapped in 33-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires, and the need RTR badging.
The cabin, which hasn’t been presented in official photos, comes with a bespoke RTR setup, a leather interior from interior specialist Katzkin, and even a dash plaque signed by Vaughn Gittin Jr. While the interior and exterior upgrades are discrete, what’s under the hood is anything but. A modified 5.0-liter V8 resides there, complete with 600 ponies that reach the tarmac via the maker’s 10-speed automatic transmission. There’s also a heavy-duty rear axle and payload maximizer springs, along with new coilovers, upgraded rear dampers, and an extended double wishbone suspension.