The Tremor is a "street" truck, which something that hasn't been available from Ford nearly a decade. It's got that short bed and regular cab for a lighter overall curb weight of about 5,000 pounds. Instead of sporting a supercharged V8, however, it's just got the normal Ecoboost under the hood. Though, I think it's important to remember that the "normal" Ecoboost makes 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. It does differ slightly by it's 4.10 rear axle and electronic rear diff. They've also mounted the shifter to the floor with a flow-through center console. I imagine it feels like a big, high-riding Mustang.
That said, it's not quite a sequel to the Lightning of yesteryear. Unlike that truck and the Raptor, the Tremor doesn't have a different suspension or any special tuning. It does have bucket seats, though, which is a nice touch.
You'll get all the cool appearance packaging too. Flat-black accents, flat-black wheels, alacantra, that sweet throwback graphic on the side... I dig it. A lot. The press release and photos are below. Let us know what you think in the comments!
All-New 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is World's First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck2014 Ford F-150 Tremor comes standard with the company's powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, offering V8 performance, V6 fuel economy and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle with electronic locking differentialShort-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor offers stylish FX Appearance Package and functional features that include a floor shifter, class-exclusive HID headlamps and standard SYNC® with MyFord Touch® connectivity system
All-new truck's distinctive looks are complemented by unique boxside Tremor graphics and custom-inspired interior
DEARBORN, Mich., June 27, 2013 – The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost®-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V8 power with V6 fuel economy.
The short-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor goes on sale this fall delivering distinctive looks and performance. The all-new truck couples the style of the FX Appearance Package with an EcoBoost engine and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle – the shortest final drive ratio offered in an EcoBoost F-150 – helping provide customers with fast acceleration.
Tremor signals its sport truck capabilities with a custom-inspired FX Appearance Package featuring stealthy, flat-black accents that include unique 20-inch flat-black wheels, stylized bodyside graphics and black badges with red lettering.
Tremor is the only regular-cab F-150 offering a flow-through center console and bucket seats. Interior touches include black leather seating surfaces with red piping, brushed-metal accents and a red-stitched steering wheel. Alcantara seat inserts add texture and style as well.
"The new Tremor gives F-150 customers yet another option to drive a highly capable, distinctive performance truck with features typically found only in the aftermarket," said Brian Bell, F-150 product marketing manager. "Plus, the Built Ford Tough EcoBoost engine is available for the first time in a short-wheelbase F-150."
50 Tremor is powered exclusively by Ford's groundbreaking 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which features:
365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel
420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm
Twin independent variable camshaft timing for improved performance and fuel economy
Up to 90 percent peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm
An electronic locking rear differential that's standard for both two- and four-wheel-drive versions helps deliver the power to the pavement by improving traction during takeoff.
Connectivity comes standard on F-150 Tremor with MyFord Touch® powered by SYNC®. Designers have optimized the physical interface for MyFord Touch to accommodate truck users who may be wearing work gloves by providing easy access to climate controls and audio presets on the center stack.