Ford, Foose Create Ultimate Street Tough F-150 .: News

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Ford, Foose Create Street Tough F-150

Foose, star of TV’s designs first factory – the 2008 Ford F-150 Edition that interprets his style through America’s pickup.

The Hot Rod Hall of Fame’s inductee and Hollywood regular, on TV and as a vehicle builder for hit movies as Gone in 60 Seconds.

Foose’s visually lowers the truck in the spirit while maintaining the F-150’s Built Ford pedigree.

The 2008 Ford Foose Edition is the most half-ton truck on the market a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 delivering 450 hp and 500 of torque.

DEARBORN, March 30, – The Ford truck team sat with hot rod celebrity Chip last year at the Specialty Marketing Association (SEMA) in Las Vegas – the heart of the red-hot $34 auto aftermarket industry – and a daunting challenge:

We asked Foose to design a tough, street rod based on the Ford FX2 Sport pickup that knock the socks off even the hard-core boulevard cruiser says Ben Poore, Ford group marketing manager. And make it available in less a year before the 2007 show.

Less than months later, Ford and are revealing the low-slung, production-intent F-150 Foose Edition truck, a precursor to the truck will bow in the fall of 2007 as the powerful and fastest half-ton truck on the planet.

But right at table, the seven-time winner of Most Beautiful Roadster waved his wand – in his case a No. 2 – and sketched out a conceptual offshoot of favorite pick-up that like a true boulevard with design elements visually lower the truck.

Hot rod magic

It started where the F-150 Foose Edition the road, the big 22-inch original that fill the wheel with larger flares, the pickup to look lower. also designed and fabricated a rocker panel that the lowered look even the truck was only slightly

How the vehicle sits and how the wheels are to the body is the first essence to it the illusion of something lower it is, says Foose.

Wide, racing stripes further the planted stance. They at the leading edge of the hood, to flatten it out. The striping out, stretches down the front fenders, and runs the of the vehicle above the door and across the tailgate for a streamlined from the side.

Then it again at the tailgate for an exclamation

Foose also has replaced the F-150 FX2 Sport’s dark grille and bumper opening a new grille design with bars that makes the look shorter. Then, he has the design with lower moldings that seemingly drop the pickup.

The process was than it sounds, Foose because he had a great canvas – the F-150 – to work with. It was a labor of love. Chip personal primary ride is a 2005 Ford F-150

Ford engineers then over by first creating renderings of Foose’s sketches. sketches on paper; he doesn’t to use computers, says Karen business strategy manager, Advanced Product Creation.

The truck team analyzed renderings to ensure the Ford tough images was maintained. A truck was built and then, in 2007, Foose flew to where he made final adjustments to the design.

Foose are carried into the interior, Chip Foose signature and floor mats. A unique, center console features a serialization plate with identification number (VIN) and numbers mounted on the ashtray

To match its muscular look, the F-150 Foose Edition is the powerful and fastest half-ton on the market. The intercooled, supercharged V-8 pumps out 450 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 500 of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The F-150 Foose Edition is the truck period, says O’Leary, Ford F-150 engineer. And it’s the only vehicle to offer the flexibility of the bed.

Ford F-150 huge customization industry

The F-150 was named the most friendly pick-up by SEMA, the group that keeps on the aftermarket – an industry that has eight to 10 percent the past 10 Customers also prefer the F-150 for personalization as they spend nearly $1,700 to customize it – more than the rate in 2004 and more any other competitive truck.

The Ford F-150 lends to accenting because it’s so as America’s favorite pickup. already widely accepted it comes in the most varieties and spend more on it than any truck to personalize it even says Foose. And it’s too.

That’s why I drive an – it’s great looking, and yet very minimalist in its design.

‘s overall customization grew 50 percent in 2006, far all other automakers, and is expected to by 2008. This growth has driven by full factory-customized – such as the Harley-Davidson™ and FX2 Sport model – versus individual sales.

This is really a industry, says SEMA’s MacGillivray. Consumers want to put personal stamps on everything buy – from personalized rings to – and everybody knows that are what you drive.’ The Foose is a fantastic collaboration between Foose and Ford.

It’s a that will be embraced by all of buyers – not just the hard-core who really knows the Ford heritage and Chip’s track but also people who are just cool cars and trucks. that with Chip’s and broad appeal – there are of excited consumers from his TV – and I think Ford‘s got a winner here.

The Ford already offers the most and configurations – five series and 60 variations – of any half-ton truck. also continues its long-time heritage of building specialized to appeal to the growing number of customers. Poore says the has led the trend of pickups going

Chip Foose is similarly beyond traditional automotive and will help Ford reach an even broader with the 2008 Ford Foose Edition, says

The 2008 Ford F-150 Edition will begin as an FX2 Sport model from the City Assembly Plant. The Foose elements will be at a modification center before shipped to Ford dealers. The will go on sale by early

Foose’s quick ascent

Ask his auto designers and fans – J Mays to Jay Leno – about Foose’s artistic style and hear the words clean and styling a lot.

It’s and juicy, pared down and but it pops with that Southern California hot-rod says Mays, Ford Company Group Vice Design, and Chief Creative Chip Foose, the driving behind Foose Design, in Huntington Beach, California. His began at the age of seven when began helping out his father, Sam himself a hot rod legend, at his project firm.

By age 12, Chip had painted his car.

But it was a chance meeting famed Tucker and former Motor Company designer Tremulus that inspired to attend the Art Center College of in Pasadena, California, from he graduated with honors in

Working for several designers and in the 1990s, Foose was instrumental in and building signature street customs, studio vehicles and cars for such films as Runner, Robo Cop and Gone in 60

In November 1990, Chip his association with legendary Boyd Coddington at Hot Rods by where he was responsible for many known vehicles, including Sportstar, the Boydster I and II and Boyd

In 1998, Chip left to Foose Design with his Lynne. His career includes industry honors, including the youngest member ever into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame (at age 33) in

In 2002, Foose went when he was featured on the Discovery Rides documentary that repeatedly on The Learning Channel in 2003. The show featured of Chip’s award-winning vehicles and viewers to watch him conceptualize and a 2002 Ford Thunderbird Speedbird that debuted at the Equipment Market Association Show and received Ford’s of Show award.

Today, and his Foose Design crew in the popular series Overhaulin’ airs on The Learning Channel and has the imagination of not only automotive but the general public, because of its and humanity. The premise is to steal a from an unsuspecting owner and return it as a completely tricked-out Car.

Leaders of the trade

F-Series trucks recently 30 years as the best selling in America and 25 years as the best vehicle in America. 2007 marks the introduction of the new 2008 Super Duty with newest, most capable arriving at dealerships now.

Quick Specs

Powertrain Triton V-8, intercooled and

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Iron block, aluminum heads

450 hp @ 5,200 rpm, 500 of torque @ 4,000 rpm

Four-speed transmission


Wheelbase: in.

Length: 224.0 in.

Height: / 73.5

Track (f/r): / 67.0 in.

Suspension modifications

tuning: Eibach coil Sachs dampers, jounce

Rear tuning: Eibach springs, Sachs dampers, bumper

Wheels/tires: 22-inch polished Foose wheels and Pirelli tires


Ford Racing exhaust

Foose designed and fabricated flares, lower side and rocker moldings

Unique fender badges

Foose-designed package

Foose-designed upper and grilles

Interior modifications

headrests with Chip autograph

Foose embroidered

Unique, leather-wrapped center with personalized build badge

Source: Ford Company press release

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