Saturday, July 25, 2020
The Ford F-150 AT44 is Perfect for the Zombie Apocalypse
Artic Trucks, the same company behind the D-Max AT35 and the Navara AT32 has just revealed their latest project: the F-150 AT44.
Based off the 2020 4x4 Lariat Supercrew—you know, basically the same version sold in the Philippines, Artic Trucks has come up with this one-off build that gives Ford’s full-sized pickup 44-inch tires (hence the AT44 name).
In order to fit the giant 475/70R17 tires (each one weighs almost 70 kilograms), the F-150’s fenders have been re-shaped and the suspension lifted. No news whether Artic Trucks did some tweaking under the hood, but as it stands this version packs the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 which makes 375 horsepower.
According to Artic Trucks CEO Emil Grimsson, the F-150 required some special engineering know-how because of its weight (it may sink in soft snow). Moreover, he finds the F-150’s approach angle lacking, necessitating some care when approaching river banks. Still, they’re generally happy with its performance.
No word on how much this build costs, but it’s fair to say that’ll be more than the USD 6,300 (P 310,800~) it costs to transform the D-Max into the D-Max AT35.