Don’t Just Call It an F-150, Call It ‘The Black Widow’ (Video)
The first special-edition 2018 F-150 dubbed “The Black Widow” makes its arrival to an Alabama Ford dealership.
Customized vehicles have been around for ages, but in recent years, the aftermarket scene for pickup trucks has grown immensely. So much, that now authorized dealerships are selling already-built packages directly to consumers.
Such is the case of these trucks featured on this video by Town and Country TV. The Alabama-based Ford dealership got their hands on the first two “Black Widow F-150” pickups, and as you might imagine, they wear triple black and look the part. Unlike some modern builds, the outfitter added the 22” x 12” Fuel Assault wheels with 35-inch tires, which offer plenty of meat for off-road excursions. For comparison sake, the video host has parked an identical truck with 20″ wheels next to the 22s.
The wheels do stick out a bit, even from under the revised fender flares. The clearance looks close but good, even with a Fabtec six-inch lift. The Black Widow also comes with Ford’s 395-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 and the new 10-speed automatic transmission. As you’d expect, the engine breathes through an upgraded exhaust which makes it sound good-nasty.
Black Widow badges adorn the doors and the headrests, which are affixed to optioned-up black-leather seats. Some other subtle changes, like a grille with gloss paint instead of matte, add up to one mean (and very pricey) package.
Want to know the catch? Town & Country Ford lists the price of this bad boy at a sturdy $72,432. That’s a helluva sticker when the dealership’s SuperCrew Raptors come in at a shade under $70,000.