In a relatively short career, Chip Foose has created a legacy of designs and accomplishments that are well beyond his years. Automobiles were definitely in his blood, since the day he was born. Chip's first job was working for his father's company, Project Design. By age twelve, Chip already had five years experience under his belt, and had also painted his first car, a Porsche 356. Being so keen in the field he couldn’t fail, and success becomes his middle name. Chip Foose teamed up with WD-40, the producer of the lubricant, penetrating oil and water-displacing spray. They have managed to give another look to the Ford F-150. The vehicle will be presented at the SEMA Auto Show.
WD-40 celebrates 60 years of existence and this is precisely why they have chosen to offer a special vehicle as a prize for one of the customers. They thought that Chip Foose is the guy who can modify the vehicle into the desired one. This is how the Ford F-150 Lariat received Baja Forged bumpers, a roll cage and a Warn winch. The off-roader also has power running boards, a front suspension borrowed from the Raptor. The truck rides on a set of 17-inch MHT Fuel Maverick wheels wrapped in 37-inch Falken Wild Peak A/T rubbers.
The Ford F-150 features some Katzkin leather seats and also a Clarion audio system. These are the only changes that occur on the inside of the truck. The vehicle is powered by the 6.2-liter V8 engine which receives some backup for extra performance from a Whipple supercharger, a Gale Banks Straight-Shot Water-Methanol Injection system and a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust system. All these changes are responsible for the engine’s capabilities, developing more than 600 bhp (447 kW). The winner of the contest launched by WD-40 will be selected in May.
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