Photos by Brenda Priddy & Company
In January, our spies caught a test truck that hinted at the return of the upscale Ford F-150 Lariat Limited model. Now there’s little doubt we’ll see the Lariat Limited return to the F-150 lineup for 2011, as seen in these new photos.
What’s unique about the Lariat Limited shown here? Highlights include a body-colored front air dam that’s shared with the Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, a six-slat grille borrowed from the XLT F-150 that’s painted to match the rest of the truck (instead of chromed) and wheels painted with body-colored accents. Other features include body-colored skullcaps on the mirrors, body-colored door handle bezels with chrome pulls and automatic retractable running boards. The word “Limited” is embossed on the sides of the cargo box.
We expect the Lariat Limited will feature Ford's all-new 6.2-liter premium V-8 engine, as Ford rolls that engine out to high-end F-150 models.
The 6.2-liter is rated at 411 horsepower and 434 pounds-feet of torque in the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. The test truck in these photos has a single large exhaust tip that appears almost identical to the exhaust tip of 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickups with the same 6.2-liter V-8.
The first time we saw the F-150 Lariat Limited was in 2007, when the special-edition trim package debuted for the final year of production of the previous generation Ford half-ton. Only 5,000 units were built for the 2008 model year. It’s likely that 2011 will also be a limited build.