• Feb 12, 2009
Click above for our high-res gallery of the Alton F-650 XUV Command Center and its friends

At last year's Chicago Auto Show we found one of the most outrageous trucks we'd ever seen. It was the Alton F-650 XUV and it was enormous. This year, the same company is back with a new project based on the all-new 2009 F-series. The Alton XUV Command Center is an urban assault vehicle of the highest order, with a massive footprint, several huge strobes and a lengthy list of features. If the 660 lb-ft of torque isn't enough to pummel Geos in its path, the extra power boost provided by a tank of nitrous will finish the job. And the inside is just as much fun.

Where last year's project had one massive TV that dropped down inside the tailgate, this version has screens for each passenger, and even provides a unique rear-mounted command post where someone can control that nitrous system among other things. As it was last year, this Alton XUV is parked in an area of the show floor set aside for Ford's work vehicles. Besides the Command Center, there were a number of other work truck concepts and real-world F-Series applications including an F-750-based fire truck, a massive cherry picker and even a Dewalt-themed construction site office. Check out the gallery for live shots of each.


Live photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio / Weblogs, inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      This would be really fun to borrow for a day and show up to an environmental rally with just to see the reactions.
      fabe13
      • 5 Years Ago
      and you wonder why ford is almost bankrupt!! NOT even 4 months since gas was 4 dollars a gallon the retards at ford motor co. decide well lets go back to big gas guzzzlers. What idiots. I mean the truck looks cool but how many can they possibly sell. Looks like more layoffs!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @fabe13
        Fabe13,

        With all due respect (none), you are the retard. It has been stated in the comments numerous times as well as in the article that this was built by ALTON not FORD. The chassis cab is built by Ford, which was then completely modified by Alton to come up with what you see here.

        This is not something new either, there has been one of these at the Chicago Auto Show for the past few years at least now.

        There is no reason they shouldn't build it; with mentalities like yours and half the others on this thread I find it amazing that there is still art in the world, since this truck serves more of a purpose than art.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They missed Darwin's lesson on evolution and extinction.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They're so ridiculously huge, it's kinda slick. I couldn't imagine riding along in rush hour traffic --- anywhere --- near the F-650 XUV. Hell, it's wider than a standard lane.

      ....the F-650 would make a crazy Decepticon though.
      • 5 Years Ago


      Shouldnt this be on autoblog green?

      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmm... I can see dropping a swat or hrt team in one of those and let them haul off to their next appointment. Heck I'll bet money gov't security details are already deciding if they want the black or grey interior. Beyond that... I like Mitka's idea.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great job Ford Motors!
      Just when our country thought you had lost touch with the other 95% of the it citizens, you show off your concept; a vehicle as wasteful as your company's profit spending and is as inspiring to unemployed taxpayers as an ice maker is to drought victims. Hats off!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think I just found my daily driver :-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      GLAD TO SEE ALL THAT BAIL OUT MONEY IS GOING TO SUCH GOOD USE.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sweet I have to get one!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Glad to see all that bail out money is going to good use.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Please read the article. It's obvious that you haven't.
      Dudley Haas
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll take two of these! It's nice to know that I have so much money that I can buy anything I want. The Hummer I bought a few months ago is already old and outdated. I need something fresh and new to stay a step in front of everyone else. My bald head and the B-9 mole on my 4- head are a signature classic of who I am and what I stand for in America.
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