Outside the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2008 SEMA show we spotted this little prerunner and had to find out who owned this thing of beauty.
It turns out the Off-Road Masterpiece was built by Nick Baldwin Motorsports. Now we have shown you prerunners that would blow your mind, but the level of luxury in this F-150 prerunner works better than the little blue pill.
The first thing you see is the glossy black paint, and custom airbrushed graphics that adorn the hood and sides. You also see the huge 39 inch BFG Projects mounted on Walker Evans Racing wheels. Looking at the fenders and bedsides you might think you were looking at fiberglass. Well you are wrong they are made from carbon fiber. We wonder if they make them for Rangers? Ya just jokes!!!
The chassis and suspension components are 100% Chromoly except for the upper front a-arms which are built from 2.5 Billet Aluminum. Every bit of the chassis has been chromed, polished or powder coated for durability. The front suspension uses King 3 coil-overs and 4 King bypass shocks giving it 28 of whoop soaking travel.
Moving to the rear of this prerunner, a linked suspension, again with King 3 coil-overs and 4 King bypass shocks gives you a supple 32 of travel.
Powering this beast is a Roush Racing 427ci pumping out 557 horsepower and 601 foot-pounds of torque. These numbers are good for 140 mph in the dirt. Can you say Trophy Truck?
Now dont think of this prerunner as some purpose built truck that looks good on the outside and is bare metal on the inside. Luxury is the ultimate goal when you see the interior. Carpeting comes from Rolls Royce and the leather that is stretched around every surface including the cage is Mercedes Benz AMG leather. You also have a custom audio system with DVD/NAV/MP3/IPOD. Dont worry about getting lost in this bad boy. Center stage on the dash is a 12 Lowrance GPS, a Kenwood Race Radio and a PCI Intercom makes conversation easier.
Lets face it I know most of us do not have the money for a prerunner of this stature, but it sure puts a smile on your face when you can see what can be built when you do hit the lotto. Believe it or not this F-150 prerunner sold at SEMA. It had an asking price of ok are you sitting down?…$650,000. Let me tell you if you saw this thing in person you will instantly know how they came to that price it is truly one of a kind.