DEARBORN, Mich.—It’s no SVT Lightning of days gone by, but Ford is hoping to corner the street truck market once more with the announcement of its all-new 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor.
Set to go on sale this fall, the Tremor comes equipped with Ford’s 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine, delivering an estimated 365-horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, coupled with a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle—the shortest final drive ratio offered in an EcoBoost F-150.
The short-wheelbase, regular-cab pickup also features an electronic locking rear differential as standard equipment in both rear- and four-wheel drive models.
“The new Tremor gives F-150 customers yet another option to drive a highly capable, distinctive performance truck with features typically found only in the aftermarket,” F-150 product marketing manager Brian Bell said in a statement.
According to Bell, the Tremor model marks the first time an EcoBoost engine has been made available in a short-wheelbase F-150.
Aesthetically, the truck features a custom-inspired FX appearance package with stealthy, flat-black accents that include 20-inch flat-black wheels, stylized bodyside graphics and black badges with red lettering.
Interior touches include black leather bucket seating with red piping, brushed-metal accents and a red-stitched steering wheel.