The new 2014 Tremor F-150 two-wheel-drive regular cab short bed will be the pace car for the Aug. 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the National Guard 200 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The Tremor is Ford's new sport-themed option package, which will have the 365-horsepower, twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 under the hood along with 4.10:1 gears, 20-inch balcked-out rims and Pirelli Scorpion tires.
We'll get a chance to see how well the Tremor can take some track punishment as Nationwide and Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski (in fact, he got his racing start in the Craftsman Truck Series) gives a few select journalists some seattime in a few preproduction Tremors. Keselowski just missed the winner's circle (he finished second) this past weekend when Kyle Busch won the NASCAR road-course race at Watkins Glen International in New York. We'll be sure to let you know what Keselowski thinks of the Tremor, and we may even get some time to talk to him about his final four races before the final 12 racers are determined for The Chase for the 2013 Sprint Cup.
The Ford Tremor is not a sport truck in the style of past heroes like the SVT Lightning or Dodge Ram SRT-10, but for those who appreciate better-handling high-performance pickup trucks, this is a step in the right direction. We'll have more information once we're able to land a production Tremor for some track testing.
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