Imagine: an Arctic Trucks Ford F-150 on 44s!
If you’re a Top Gear fan, you’ll know who Arctic Trucks is. They built world-record holding Toyota Hilux Arctic trucks used by the old crew. Based in Norway, Arctic Trucks is world famous for turning 4x4s into epic ice explorers. They have explored the Arctic Circle, dangerous glaciers and volcanoes (among other extreme locations). These vehicles are augmented to the point where they can go where no other vehicle can hope to go.
Arctic Trucks builds on trucks (and vans) from Nissan, Toyota, Isuzu, Jeep, Volkswagen and coming soon – Ford!
There are no details available regarding the Ford F-150 that they recently teased on their Facebook page. We do know one thing for sure: it looks outstanding! We’re pretty sure it’s the 3.0-liter diesel with 44-inch tires – but there is nothing written about this vehicle.
It has massive fender flares to contain those giant tires, an augmented suspension and unique armor. This much, we can see from the photos. On top of that, it most likely has the same safeguards other Arctic Trucks have with de-icing and pre-heating devices throughout.
More than suspension lifts.
The Arctic Trucks website has a ton of aftermarket upgrades connected to their marketing branch. Everything from armor, lights, camping gear and interior goodies are listed. More important to us is their online configurator.
“(This) rebuild will give you a higher ground clearance and better road grip in rough terrain. The driving characteristics of a converted Arctic Trucks are just as good as standard cars on a regular road. In addition, the car has clearly improved comfort on the bad road. By lowering the tire pressure you can further improve the flowability. ” – – arctictrucks.no
Just for fun, I configured a 2020 Isuzu D-Max, which is similar to a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 diesel. It was a more basic upgrade, but it would more than fit my needs. It came out to 64,750 Norwegian Krone which is about $6,300 U.S.
33×12.5R17 tires (AT33) • 17×8 ”aluminum rims • Removable trailer mount • Front and rear wheel arch fit • Arctic Trucks rear flaps • 20mm lift on front and rear axles • Speedometer calibration • Adjustment control • Traffic station approval (I guess that’s a required thing locally).
The higher end builds that are specifically for the harsh terrains of the Arctic are significantly more expensive.
We can’t wait to see what their F-150 is all about.
What do you think?