Ford F-150 Concept Pickups Swarm the 2018 SEMA Show

Full-Race Motorsports’ Gen-2 “Freak-O-Boost” Photo: Ford

Ford is pulling out all the stops with their batch of F-150 Concept pickups. Each one is themed-based and heavily modified. Ford is expected to have over 50 vehicles on display at this year’s SEMA show, a majority of them trucks. You can read about the SEMA Ford Rangers (here).

Ford is also offering rides in performance trucks to SEMA patrons on a closed course during the show. 

Kurt Busch and ZB Customs F-150 Lariat Sport

Photo: Ford

What started life as a 2018 F-150 Lariat Sport 4×2 SuperCab, has become a serious track truck. This is a 1,000 horsepower race-oriented truck with a 5.0-liter “Coyote” with On3 twin turbochargers, JE forged pistons, Ford Performance forged rotating assembly and a side exhaust. A 10-speed transmission with a chrome-moly 3.5 x 0.095-inch prop shaft (from the Driveshaft Shop) is hooked a Eaton Detroit Truetrac locker and a up to a Ford 9.75-inch flipped axle rear end.

The most eye catching component must be the ZB Customs 4.5-inch wide body fenders kit that includes custom bumpers and grille.

SpeedKore’s F-150 custom Pro-Touring Edition Concept

SpeedKore Performance Group’s 2018 F-150 XLT short-bed pickup  Photo: Ford

The SpeedKore’s F-150 custom Pro-Touring Edition Concept was built with country western singer Brantley Gilbert in mind.

Starting with a 5.0-liter twin-cam “Coyote” V8, the SpeeKore F-150 has a Ford Performance supercharger, cold-air intake and side-exit exhaust to complete the package. The SpoeedKore F-150 has a 10-speed automatic transmission and

SpeedKore is known for their carbon fiber exterior upgrades and the SpeedKore F-150 is a rolling example of that. The SpeedKore F-150 has custom PPG paint, carbon fiber splitter, heat extractors, brake vents, mirror covers, cab panels, front fenders,  tailgate, door handles and tailgate handle.

We have to add the Brantley Gilbert-inspired custom guitar and amp rack too!

Full-Race Motorsports’ Gen-2 “Freak-O-Boost” F-150 pickup concept

Full-Race Motorsports’ Gen-2 “Freak-O-Boost” F-150 pickup  Photo: Ford

The Freak-O-Boost comes with a modified 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, CARB-approved intercooler kit, cold-air intake, charge pipes, cat-back exhaust, twin-turbo upgrade, radiator, transmission oil cooler, catch can, “HeadGames Motorworks” cylinder heads, “XDI” high-flow fuel pump and “Yukon Gear” 4.88:1 ring and pinion.

Suspension consist of Dynamics’ three-inch front coil-over and three-inch rear bypass kit, billet Raptor front upper control arm kit and rear leaf spring and bump-stop kit. Brakes are Raybestos slotted rotors, performance brake pads and stainless braided lines.

The ridiculous wheels are 17 x 8.5 inch Icon Vehicle Dynamics compression wheels and the tires are 37 x 12.5 inch Maxxis RAZR MT tires.

The Transfer Flow Ford F-150 concept

Transfer Flow Ford F-150 adventure truck  Photo: Ford

The Transfer Flow Ford F-150 concept started life as a 2018 F-150 Lariat Sport 4×4 SuperCrew with a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6 engine hooked up to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine is augmented with a Borla DPF/SCR-back exhaust and dual anodized black tips. There’s also a Transfer Flow 50-gallon fuel tank and 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary toolbox combo with refueling kit.

It’s rare to see an F-150 look like a proper overlanding rig.

The suspension is upgraded with a Hellwig Products auto level compressor kit, Big Wig air spring kit, along with front and rear sway bars.  A Pro Comp six-inch Stage 2 coil-over kit and Pro Comp 61 Series Congo wheels, 20 x 9 inches come with Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 tires, 35/12.5-R20.

Before we get to the accessories, this is one of the first times we’ve mentioned a retractable movie screen – but it’s there too.

Check out some highlights from the previous SEMA show.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.