Mil-Spec Ford F-150 Is An Unofficial Ram TRX Contender With 675 HP
It’s not long since Mil-Spec Automotive announced the addition of the Ford F-150 to its portfolio. The Michigan-based company, which specializes in converting and upgrading the Hummer H1, is now applying the same tactical treatments to the outgoing generation of America’s best-selling pickup truck.
However, this is not the end of it. In an ad on the Mil-Spec Automotive Facebook page, the aftermarket tuner is raising the stakes for its modifications to the F-150. According to the company, customers have the option of increasing horsepower to 675 horsepower (503 kilowatts) and 620 pound-feet (841 Newton-meters) of torque, as well as increasing ground clearance to 13 inches (330 millimeters) ).
It should be noted that the initial Ford F-150 Mil-Spec is powered by a modified Coyote 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 that develops 500 horsepower (373 kW), along with other mechanical upgrades. With the new update, called the Intrepid F-150 package, Muscle cars and trucks reports that MSA will add a compressor to achieve target power values. Other added components are a new throttle body, repositioned intake, upgraded fuel rails and injectors, and an air-to-liquid intercooler system.
With the numbers, the Intrepid F-150 package is almost a worthy opponent of the recently launched 2021 Ram TRX, albeit a bit short compared to the legendary 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 that puts out 702 hp (523 kW) and 650. lb-ft (881 Nm) of traction.
Then again, the supercharged MSA Ford F-150 is just an unofficial contender for the TRX. Mil-Spec Automotive has yet to release a price for this upgrade, but don’t expect it to be cheap as the base price of the current packages is $ 89,500, which already includes the donor vehicle.
As for the official TRX contender, Ford has tested the upcoming F-150 Raptor and reportedly got two engine options – one of which would be a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 producing between 725 and 750 hp (541 at 559 kW).