2014 Ford F-150 Tremor unveiled, road version of the Raptor

Ford US has unveiled the new 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor as its latest sports truck. The mammoth beast is inspired by the F-150 SVT Raptor, which is an insane off-road performance truck designed for very serious and very fast journeys on dirt.

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

The Tremor is first regular-cab pickup to receive the company’s latest twin-turbo 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine. It produces a very impressive 272kW of power and a V8-like 570Nm of torque, capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in the 6.0-seconds bracket.

Although it’s not as muscly as the Raptor, it is being targeted at those who don’t necessarily use a truck for work, but more for play. It’s available in rear- or four-wheel drive forms, with both featuring an electronic locking 4.1:1 rear differential for maximum traction.

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor-red

Sporty highlights include a set of black 20-inch alloy wheels and various matching black trimmings and accents, the complete FX Appearance Package, as well as bucket seats with a full centre console – the only F-150 with a full console – and a floor-mounted gear shifter.

The new ute will sit in the market as a niche special, and as a spiritual successor to the old F-150 Lightning sports truck from 1993-2004.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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