Ford's bro-tastic F-150 Tremor will be pacing this weekend's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Michigan International Speedway. The Tremor fills a gap in the Ford F-Series lineup that we imagine the NASCAR set have clamored for - a hot-rod pickup truck.

Where the F-150 Raptor is designed to go quick on anything, the Tremor and its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 are designed to tackle the road. The 365-horsepower and 420-pound-foot EcoBoost is unchanged from the rest of the F-150 line, but it combines the shortest drive ratio with the lightest two-door body, making it a bit of hot rod.

Ford will be offering hot laps with Michigan native Brad Keselowski behind the wheel of the Tremor for fans that arrive in the Irish Hills on August 14. The main showing for the new pickup will be the August 17 race, though, when it'll lead the field at the start of the race and through cautions.
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2014 FORD F-150 TREMOR SPORT TRUCK WILL PACE FIELD FOR NASCAR TRUCKS RACE AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor has been chosen to pace the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Michigan National Guard 200 on Saturday, Aug. 17
2014 Ford F-150 Tremor sport truck with EcoBoost® engine cranks out 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, delivering V8 power with V6 fuel economy
Ford F-150 Tremor will be on sale this fall


The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor – the first EcoBoost®-powered sport truck – will lead the field to the green flag at the always-fast Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Michigan National Guard 200 on Saturday, Aug. 17.

"Michigan International Speedway is one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit, so the vehicle pacing the field also needs to be fast," said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. "The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor, with its light-weight configuration, EcoBoost engine and launch-optimized performance, is well-suited for this job."

This 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor's EcoBoost engine is the same powerful powertrain customers can buy – the only major modification to the pace truck is a bank of safety lights mandated by NASCAR. The short-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor goes on sale this fall delivering distinctive looks and performance.

The all-new truck couples the style of the FX Appearance Package with an EcoBoost engine and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle – the shortest final drive ratio offered in an EcoBoost F-150 – to help provide customers with fast acceleration. The FX Appearance Package features stealthy, flat-black accents that include unique 20-inch wheels, stylized bodyside graphics and black badges with red lettering.

Tremor is the only regular-cab F-150 offering a flow-through center console and bucket seats. Interior touches include black leather seating surfaces with red piping, brushed-metal accents and a red-stitched steering wheel. Alcantara® seat inserts add texture and style as well.

F-150 Tremor is powered exclusively by Ford's groundbreaking 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which features:

365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel
420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm
Twin independent variable camshaft timing for improved performance and fuel economy
An electronic locking rear differential that's standard for both two- and four-wheel-drive versions helps deliver the power to the pavement by improving traction during takeoff.

The 2014 F-150 Tremor also comes standard with SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, which includes a large 8-inch LCD color touch screen mounted in the center stack. This package adds a media hub with two USB ports, an SD card reader and audio/video input jacks.

Saturday's race caps a busy week for the Ford F-150 Tremor:

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski will drive hot laps with the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor at Michigan International Speedway. The Rochester Hills, Mich., native is looking to defend his Sprint Cup title in his Ford Fusion
On Thursday, Aug. 15, the F-150 Tremor will be the subject of a live Tremor Talk web chat featuring Brian Bell, F-150 marketing manager, also known as the father of the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor, co-hosted with Edmunds.com

"We are proud to continue using Ford trucks to pace the field at MIS," said Allison. "Just like last year when we showcased the F-150 FX4, we're using this Michigan race as a platform to promote another one of the outstanding products in the Ford F-150 lineup."


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      Schobz
      • 1 Year Ago
      How much?
      gronaldinho100
      • 3 Months Ago

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      RobbieAG
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why not the V8? Then you could throw a supercharger on there and have a real hot rod.
        • 1 Year Ago
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          The Wasp
          • 1 Year Ago
          V8s can be turbocharged, too. How long must we wait for an EcoBoost 5.0, Ford?
          Luke
          • 1 Year Ago
          You don't, Wasp. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jsHjBTo_HnI Listen to those babies whistle.....
          Mondrell
          • 1 Year Ago
          "V8s can be turbocharged, too." Yes, but the fabrication essential to FI is already complete here.
      TruthHertz
      • 1 Year Ago
      With a only a chip and some premium fuel, that thing will make over 400 horsepower and over 500 ft/lbs of torque.
        Trevor_k
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TruthHertz
        Thank you carguy1701. No offense intended but I think the word chip is thrown around way too much these days.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TruthHertz
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          John
          • 1 Year Ago
          The Ecoboost in the F150 is designed to run regular fuel & is not required. This is directly out of the owners manual. "3.5L V6 EcoBoostTM engine Your vehicle is designed to run on regular fuel with an octane rating of 87 or higher. For best overall performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended. The performance gained by using premium fuel will be most noticeable in hot weather or in severe duty applications such as towing a trailer."
          John
          • 1 Year Ago
          **& premium fuel is not required.**
          recharged95
          • 1 Year Ago
          And the ecoboost already runs premium
      carnut0913
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh Ford, wont you make me an F-series Lightnin' Just like the last one, do it again I wait for delivery each day until ten, So oh Ford, wont you make me an F-series Lightnin' Oh Ford, wont you make me an F-series Lightnin' My friends all drive King Ranches, its an almighty sin. Worked hard all my lifetime, still cant add to my savin', So oh Ford, wont you give me an F-series Lightnin'
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          John
          • 1 Year Ago
          Actually, Ram does make a competitor to the Raptor but its a dealer installed package. It's called the Ram Runner.
          carnut0913
          • 1 Year Ago
          No one makes a competitor to the Raptor either and its doing quite well. I can see you are a follower, and never lead.
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      Donnerfiffi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Naming a truck after a desease is only the second best choice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremor
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Donnerfiffi
        The original Tremor Edition Ranger was such named because of the factory upgraded audio system which was about the hardest hitting factory system of its time.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Donnerfiffi
        Right, since most people associate the word Tremor with a disease. It's not like they called it the F150 AIDS.
          sherlockfreakinholmes
          @jtav2002
          jtav2002, judging from the comments on this forum, you're very sarcastic. However, on the dating site you use to beg women to date you, you seem like a nice guy. Which is it?
      Masschine
      • 1 Year Ago
      It needs a suspension upgrade with lowering about 3 inches.
      Luke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford has a great idea here, but could've done so much better. How? How about a special tune, CAI, hi-flow exhaust, etc. THEN you would have a bad-@$$ truck. Livernois has SC F150 EBs hitting 12-seconds on the quart-er mile. Imagine what THIS beast would do....
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luke
        Ford has a Ford Racing cat-back exhaust available but freely flowing intakes on a truck can sometimes be a very bad idea due to their nature of use. If this was purely billed as a street truck I would agree but its not.
        wafflesnfalafel
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luke
        Yep - an additional $850 worth of intake, exhaust and flash tune would add significant coolness. The stock exhaust note of the F50 ecoboost six is a bit flat. I suppose they had to leave some room for aftermarket stuff...
      Linda Woods
      • 1 Year Ago
      I REALLY like the looks of this model of the F-150 Tremor. Keep the graphic, plus maybe in blue. Like I said it looks awsome. Way to go FORD LOVER ALL THE WAY.
      Michael Collins
      • 1 Year Ago
      All they need to do now is LOWER IT.
      Lucky Stars
      • 1 Year Ago
      How can I not mention the ugly tacky sticker package as well. Sports trucks should be clean would avoid it for that reason alone
      Lucky Stars
      • 1 Year Ago
      3 things to think about it. First off Regular Cab pickups stuffes with a V8 are the closest thing to muscle cars left of a bygone era. That is just it, a V8 is a must if nothing else for the feel and sound. 2. Dodge Ram Express is under 25k this thing will probably be 30-35k. The dodge Ram also has the option for bench seat and locking storage in the bed which makes it practical to carry cargo and 3 people. If was my money I would get the Ram, it is also shorter at 209 inches vs 2013 for the Ford and smaller is better in this case
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