Last week we showed you a preview of the Hulst Customs Ford
and now we've got photos of its aggressive sibling, Performance West
Group's Ford F-150 Striker R. This is also the first look at a customized
2009 Ford F-150 headed to SEMA.
F-350 Striker, the F-150 Striker gets its inspiration and looks from
Ford's GT500KR Mustang. The front end is bold, with a black anodized
diamond mesh grille and twin hood intakes to feed the Striker's supercharged
5.4-liter V-8 engine. There are many hand-crafted details in the body,
including billet front fender vents and side scoops located just ahead
of the rear wheels for brake cooling. Of course, it also comes with "Badass
Blue" Le Mans-style race stripes that run the length of the truck.
Katzkin Leather will match the silver and blue exterior colors with
custom leather surfaces and seats. The interior will also include matching
floor coverings and aluminum racing pedals and auxiliary gauges. Sony
is supplying its Xplod video infotainment system.
R's 5.4-liter V-8 is expected to pound the pavement with 500 horsepower.
Kenne Bell is supplying a 2.4-liter Blowzilla supercharger and intercooler,
cold air intake, Boost-a-Pump and an Optimizer II electronic engine
management system. Engine enhancements will be paired with a free-flowing
Corsa Cat-Back exhaust system.
Underneath the truck will be a Bell Tech suspension package that will
allow the Striker R to navigate tight turns more like the Mustang that
inspired it. Keeping the rear differential both cool and cool-looking
is a custom Striker R alloy cover.
To ensure that the Striker R can stop as aggressively as it accelerates,
Stainless Steel Brakes Corp will supply a set of massive V8 eight-piston
brake calipers that work in concert with its equally massive 15-inch
Big Bite cross-drilled rotors. Pirelli is supplying the Striker R's 22-inch
custom alloy wheels and Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico ultra-high-performance
favorite, Striker F-350 or Striker R F-150!