It’s one thing to describe the capabilities and features of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever. But nothing compares to seeing F-150 Raptor do what it does best.
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Ford’s Latest 2016 F-150 EcoBoost and 5.0L Pickups are Now SSV Equipped for Law Enforcement!
The 2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package is available in SuperCab or SuperCrew with a high-output alternator, a removable center console and easy-clean rear vinyl bench seating and flooring. Ford also offers a Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle and a Special Service Police Sedan to help fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement agencies nationwide.
DEARBORN, Mich., April 19, 2016 – Government and fleet customers – including law enforcement and roadside assistance providers – require the toughest, smartest, most capable vehicles for their work, so Ford offers a Special Service Vehicle package for the 2016 F-150 to meet their rigorous needs.
F-150 Special Service Vehicle gives fleets a selection of configurations so customers can pick what best suits their needs. Available in XL trim for either F-150 SuperCrew or SuperCab configuration, customers can opt for the package in a 4×4 or 4×2 drivetrain, along with the 5.0-liter V8 or high-torque 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine to ensure there is never a lack of power.
Law enforcement and fleet work can get messy, so trucks equipped with the package replace carpeting with easy-to-clean vinyl flooring. The rear seat is swapped out for a vinyl bench for quick cleanup.
A high-output 240-amp alternator replaces the stock unit to accommodate for extended idle times. Standard 40/20/40 seats are replaced with 40/blank/40 seats, with the center section deleted to create more space for customization.
“Many officers need the extra space F-150 Special Service Vehicle offers,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager. “They can load the cargo box with equipment and still fit five people inside. Its utility is unmatched.”
Law enforcement makes up a large portion of Special Service Vehicle purchases, so Ford added F-150 to satisfy a complete range of police needs.
“We offer a whole family of police vehicles,” said Arie Groeneveld, Ford chief program engineer for police vehicles. “Our lineup aims to fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement officers, and our F-150 Special Service Vehicle is an extension of that offering. This vehicle definitely lives up to its Built Ford Tough reputation.” – Read More.
Car guys and car girls are both very unique species of individuals who have a passion for something that everyone else just considers a mode of transportation to get around. Let us know what you think of the seven things that you should know before you date a car guy or if you found them out while dating one.
1. You Will Never Eat, Drink or Smoke in their Car.
2. We tend to spend more time detailing our cars than you spend in front of the mirror.
3. Our Garages are our man-cave and we have better inventory than auto parts store.
4. Our clothing consist of automotive and racing t-shirts, hoodies, hats and maybe even belts.
5. We are on first name basis with UPS, FedEx, the Mail Man, DHL, or anyone else who brings us parts.
6. We’ll walk any distance, in any weather, to park the furthest away from everyone else.
7. Most of our conversations with others start with talking about cars.
And Most Importantly, Our Car Family is our Family Too!
From the Detroit Auto Show, Nissan reveals their Nissan Titan Warrior Concept!
Powered by a Cummins 5.0L Turbocharged V8, the Nissan Titan Warrior Concept is sure to get attention of Raptor owners looking for that big V8 when the 2017 Raptor is released.
5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine. With the unveiling of the Titan Warrior concept here in Detroit, it’s clear Nissan is already thinking of how to turn the Titan XD into a full-blown off-roader.
The Warrior concept uses the same heavy duty platform, here in the Crew Cab body style, and the same diesel engine as the Titan XD but adds a troop transport full of off-road features and modifies the body for a more machine-like, “modern armor” appearance.
The body is three inches wider, and the grille is modified for a “more technical, menacing” look. All four fenders have carbon fiber flares, and the hood has functional vents. LED lighting is used front and rear, and the roof has LED off-road lights. Carbon fiber was also used for the front and rear bumpers, as well as the the rear cab spoiler. The completed body is painted a matte gunmetal called “Thunder” and accented with orange and black highlights.
All of that bodywork wouldn’t be worthwhile if the suspension couldn’t back it up, and this one does. The suspension is raised three inches to accommodate 37-inch off-road tires on 18×9.5-inch wheels. The front suspension features custom upper and lower control arms with performance ball joints and racing-style internal bypass reservoir coil-over shocks. The rear suspension gets the same shocks, though without the coils. Wider axles were required to fit the wider body, and the truck also has a custom sway bar and rear lift blocks and U-bolts. An oversized front skidplate protects the underside.
The changes extend to the interior, where the carbon-colored seats are stitched in orange. Nissan trimmed the cabin with such materials as carbon fiber, polished chrome, and leather with orange stitching. The steering wheel was milled from aluminum, and Nissan has added hot-and-cold drink containers in the center console, auxiliary toggle switches on the center stack, and auxiliary gauges in the instrument panel.
The bed has a spray-in bedliner, LED rail lighting, and lockable in-bed storage.
Other aids have been added for towing and hauling duty. The truck has an integrated trailer brake controller, trailer sway control, an electronic locking rear differential, and both an Around View Monitor and a rearview camera with trailer guides.
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There is no word on when and if Nissan will built a production version of the Warrior, but a dedicated off-road model with many of these features would certainly be viable. Nissan could also apply many of these features to the upcoming light duty version of the Titan, much like Ford does with the SVT Raptor F-150. Will that happen? Only time will tell. Source: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1101767_nissan-shows-off-road-oriented-titan-warrior-concept
Just as the all-new TITAN XD with its Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine has bulked up the standards for customers shopping the light-duty pickup class, the TITAN Warrior Concept was created to take the production version to the extreme. The TITAN Warrior Concept builds on the recent Project Titan, a crowd-sourced customization of an original-generation Titan that sent two U.S. military veterans representing Wounded Warrior Project® on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Alaska. The new concept truck also pays homage to Nissan’s heritage of off-road racing and adventuring, which goes back to the days of Baja “Hardbody” competition pickups and Paris-Dakar Rally treks.
The Perfect Christmas Present for that Shelby GT500 Lover!
So much detail was put into the creation of this 1:8 Scale Shelby GT500 using 3,500 LEGO pieces. Sheepo’s Garage is actually selling the instructions for both of their kits, the RC and manual Shelby GT500 Lego 1:8 scale cars.
The Shelby GT500 is made entirely of Lego in the scale of 1:8 and is far from a simple toy. The total size is: 75 studs of length, 29 wide and 21 of high (60x23x17 cm). It is made of 3500 parts, by Sheepo garage and is fully operational because there are systems for steering and braking, which can be controlled by remote control. It also has a sequential gearbox with five gears and brake discs. Information on buying the guide to create these masterpieces: http://www.sheepo.es/2014/01/ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-instructions.html