Ford Motor Company is an American brand that is almost as well-known as the dollar. The Company was started by American industrialist and business magnate, Henry Ford, in 1903. Massive success of earlier Models like the Model T and others that sold into millions led to the company’s expansion and eventual birth of the Ford Truck Models in 1947.
Otherwise known as the Ford F-Series, the Ford truck models include a different range of light-duty and medium-duty trucks. The importance of these multi-purpose trucks can’t be over-emphasized as the F-Series have remained the best-selling vehicle both in the United States and Canada since 1986. In this list, we dug out the 10 most badass Ford Trucks.
10 1927 MODEL AA
Ford’s foray into building trucks actually started before the F-Series with the Model TT but as time went by, the Model TT became outdated and Ford had to respond to a constantly demanding customer base by producing a more robust and modern successor – the Model A and Model AA. Using the same 201-cubic-inch 3.3-liter I4 engine as the Model A, the Model AA produces 40 hp at 2,200 rpm.
The iconic aura the Model AA remains till today as restorers and collectors have them on display in different parts of the world while some were recently seeing in use in Uruguay.
9 1953 F-100
A classic beauty in all its glory; the 1953 Ford F-100 was the truck other trucks hoped they were. Mean looks and a beautiful but strongly crafted body, this brutish-looking beauty featured a redesigned body and it was among the first Ford Models to have the option of being fitted with the Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission gear.
The new design was an instant hit, making the 1953 Ford F-100 a popular truck among enthusiasts and collectors alike. Its release also coincided with Ford’s fiftieth anniversary as an automobile company, thereby making it a highly celebrated release.
8 SHELBY F-150 SUPER SNAKE
Imagine being among the exclusive 150 owners of this truck? Incredible! Shelby is making only 150 of this awesomeness and the world is jostling for the few and exclusive ownership rights at a price a little below 100,000 dollars. The F-150 Super Snake truck delivers a 750 hp through a 5.0 Liter supercharged V8 engine.
The Shelby F-150 is strictly designed to be an on-road vehicle and this is made obvious by its really low side sills and front air dam. Shelby made this car in two options of either the rear or four-wheel drive with a three-year/36,000 mile warranty.
7 1999 SVT LIGHTNING
After seeing its “work truck” being increasing bought for personal use, Ford decided to diversify and make trucks more personal for its teeming customers. The 1999 Ford SVT Lightning got the nod for these adjustments and modifications.
For power, Ford installed a specially built 5.4 Liter Triton V8 engine supercharged to churn out an incredible 360 hp and 440 pound-feet of torque. Staying true to its name – Lightning –, the SVT flies to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and a quarter-mile in 14.3 seconds while achieving a top speed of 99 miles per hour.
6 2008 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac is like a hybrid; a merger of an SUV and a truck. Ford built a vehicle that will give the complete comfort on offer from an SUV and also perform the off-road duties of a truck. The Sport Trac sits five people comfortably while also reserving some space at the back for haulage.
This hybrid comes with a 4.0-liter V6 engine that churns out 210 hp and an optional 4.6-liter V8 powerplant that does 292 hp and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. Awesome choice for an indecisive truck and SUV enthusiast.
5 2013 F-150
In 2011, the F-150 series got a major engine upgrade with more focus on fuel economy; two V6 and one V8 engine options were introduced. Building on this, Ford later introduced the 2012 and 2013 Models of this series. The 2013 F-150 didn’t get a major upgrade but came instead with a lot of enhancement that has earned it a spot on this list.
For the first time, the F-150 is fitted with the High-Intensity Discharge projector headlamps. Also new on this model is the power-telescoping and power-folding trailer tow mirrors, 4.2’’ LCD screen, among other enhancements.
4 2019 SUPER DUTY F-450 XLT
The 2019 Super Duty F-450 XLT is as powerful as a truck can get. Its impressive powertrain features a 6.2-liter V8 gas (FFV) engine producing 385 hp at 5750 rpm and torque of 430 at 3800 rpm or a 6.7 liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine producing 450 hp at 2800 rpm and a torque of 935 at 1800 rpm. It also has a torqshift Heavy-Duty 6-speed select shift automatic and an upgraded diesel engine-exhaust braking for the diesel engine option.
The 2019 Super Duty F-450 looks and performs more like a show-off Model and deserves its spot on this list.
3 2014 F-150 TREMOR
The 2014 Tremor is a high-performance sport truck variant of the F-150 series. Ford made it available in the F-150 FX2 (rear-wheel drive) and F-150 FX4 (four-wheel drive) trim levels with the EcoBoost 3.5 Liter twin-turbo V-6 engine producing 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque joined to a six-speed automatic gear.
The Tremor didn’t do badly on the tracks also as the 4x2 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and a quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds while the 4x4 does the same in 5.8 seconds and a quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds.
2 2019 RANGER
With the demand for durable and reliable trucks on the rise, Ford decided to bring back the Ranger in 2019 after a 7 years hiatus. The new 2019 Ford Ranger is offered on a powerful 2.3 liter EcoBoost I-4 engine with an impressive output of 270 hp at 310 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm on Ford’s latest 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Ranger is specially built with a powerful towing ability; it can haul up to 7,500 pounds of weight making it one of the leading trucks to buy if you want the all-in-one truck package.
1 2017 RAPTOR
The F-150 Raptor was initially launched in 2015 to much adulation and praise by truck lovers. Building on the warm reception, Ford launched the 2017 F-150 Raptor as a high-performance variant of the first-generation Raptor. For optimal speed, Ford added a 10-speed transmission making the 2017 Raptor the first mass-produced non-commercial car fitted with this transmission.
The 2017 Raptor also has an impressive powertrain with a redesigned 3.5 liters EcoBoost V6 engine churning out a massive 450 horsepower and an increased torque of 510 lb-ft – an incredible off-road monster!