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2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition

(from Ford Motor Company Press Release) FORD, FOOSE CREATE ULTIMATE STREET TOUGH F-150

2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition 22008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition 32008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition 42008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition 5 Chip Foose, star of TV’s “Overhaulin’”, designs first factory product – the 2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition that interprets his hot-rod style through America’s favorite pickup.

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

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

The 2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition is the most powerful half-ton truck on the market with a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 delivering 450 hp and 500 lbs.-ft. of torque.

DEARBORN, March 30, 2007 – The Ford truck team sat down with hot rod celebrity Chip Foose last year at the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) convention in Las Vegas – the heart of the red-hot $34 billion auto aftermarket industry – and issued a daunting challenge:

“We asked Chip Foose to design a tough, muscular street rod based on the Ford F-150 FX2 Sport pickup that will knock the socks off even the most hard-core boulevard cruiser fan,” says Ben Poore, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “And let’s make it available in less than a year before the 2007 SEMA show.”

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

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

Quick Specs :

Powertrain 5.4-liter Triton V-8, intercooled and supercharged
- Iron block, aluminum cylinder heads
- 450 hp @ 5,200 rpm, 500 lbs.-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
- Four-speed automatic transmission

- Wheelbase: 138.5 in.
- Length: 224.0 in.
- Height: 70.5 / 73.5
- Track (f/r): 67.0 / 67.0 in.

Suspension modifications
- Front tuning: Eibach coil springs, Sachs dampers, jounce bumper
- Rear tuning: Eibach leaf springs, Sachs dampers, jounce bumper
- Wheels/tires: 22-inch forged, polished Foose wheels and P275/45R22 Pirelli tires

Exterior modifications
- Ford Racing exhaust system
- Foose designed and fabricated wheel flares, lower side and front rocker moldings
- Unique front fender badges
- Foose-designed stripe package
- Foose-designed upper and lower grilles

Interior modifications
- Embroidered headrests with Chip Foose autograph
- “Foose” embroidered floormats
- Unique, leather-wrapped center console with personalized build sequence badge

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