Kansas City Ready to Make Aluminum F-150s
To keep up the pace of selling a new truck every 43 seconds, Kansas City’s production facility is essential. It’s almost time for them to go live.
Let’s face it, there’s no “truck” in Car and Driver. The magazine often features high-tech sports cars and innovative technology on their cover. But for this month, they’ve done something they haven’t done in a long time; feature a Ford truck!
At the end of the day, it cost roughly twice as much as what it would have cost to repair the truck if it were steel.
The amount of aluminum used on the 2015 Ford F-150 is extensive. It’s the largest application of aluminum undertaken by the automotive company, and is industry leading.
Jeremy Clarkson, donning a bright orange jacket and a camouflage hat, can be seen blasting through a snow drift in the Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor.