Inspired by 2005 concept
Ford stayed true to their word and will release the Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. Back in 2005 they said in a press release: “Sport Trac Adrenalin will rush into an all-new niche in 2007”. The Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin is a mix of the Explorer Sport Trac and the F-150 Lightning and the all-new niche is the sport truck segment.
“The goal was to keep the overall design intact, right down to the wheels,” said Ford designer Melvin Betancourt. Most of the concepts styling cues made it to the production vehicle, including the 10-spoke aluminium wheels.
“The new Sport Trac Adrenalin is designed to appeal to the urban adventurer,” said Ryan Mitton, Sport Trac marketing manager. The new front and rear fascia's sit 3.5 inches lower than on a standard truck and every exterior panel has been redesigned or styled to resemble the Explorer Sport Trac aftermarket look. The Sport Trac Adrenalin looks lower although the pick-up hasn't actually been lowered, leaving the truck functionality mostly untouched. The front is finished with Mustang fog-lights under the 'sinister' grille while the back features a dual-tipped exhaust.
Ford has forgotten to mention which engine will be under the bonnet. The 2005 concept was powered by a 390hp V8 while the 2008 F-150 Harley edition comes with a 450hp 5.4 liter V8. Hopefully Ford will let us know at SEMA how fast the USD30,495 Adrenaline will go. It will go on sale in January 2008.