Ford presented its future proposal for electrified custom vehicles a few days ago at the Sema Show: the concept F-100 Eluminator. It is a pick-up 1978 F-100 in which the powertrain of the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition de 2021.
It is what they call in the United States a ‘crate engine‘, that is to say, an engine that arrives at the workshop in a wooden box and practically ready to mount in whatever you can think of. And the initiative has exceeded Ford’s expectations.
“We currently have no stocks”
The new F-100 Eluminator Concept is the work of Ford Performance who, thanks to the technology of the Mustang Mach-E GT, have made the classic F-100 electric and develop a combined power of 486 hp and 860 Nm of maximum torque.
The electric propulsion system consists of two motors – one per axle – to offer an all-wheel drive configuration. And the interior of the pick-up has also been modernized, with a large vertical touchscreen in the style of Mustang Mach-E GT, a digital instrument panel and a multifunction steering wheel.
Within days of its introduction, this proposal literally flew: “Demand has exceeded expectations. We are currently out of stock and interested customers can sign up to be notified when they are available again to order,” Ford said. in a statement collected by CNET.
The ‘e-crate’ proposed by the oval firm – the first of many, he says – develops 284 CV is available in the US for a price of $ 3,900, and can be mounted on SUV, pick-up or passenger vehicles both current and old.
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