November '18

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NOVEMBER 2018 THE SHOP 79 SEMA BOOTH# 24525 1969 FORD TALLADEGA 2019 ROUSH F-150 ROUSH Performance redefines off-road capability and on-road performance with the 2018 F-150 SC. Integrating a supercharger package, interior enhancements, advanced FOX Racing suspension and ROUSH Performance styling components creates a vehicle equally at home on the street or trail. It begins with a Ford 5.0-liter V-8 engine combined with the all-new ROUSH TVS R2650 supercharger package and ROUSH engine calibration to achieve 650 hp and 610 foot-pounds of torque. Choose from the standard Dual-Tip Performance Exhaust System or the available Dual Tip Active Exhaust System. The F-150 SC rides on new ROUSH-branded 20- inch wheels, wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja ATX P3 LT305/55R20 Hybrid All-Terrain tires. The exterior transformation begins with ROUSH's full front grille replacement featuring accent lighting integration, in-house front bumper cover (compatible with Ford's adaptive cruise control) and fender flares with accent lighting. Multiple customizable graphics options are available. Tom Bailey is debuting a new a 1969 Ford Talladega project. The Talladega was the factory's response to the NASCAR aero wars. The promise of the tapered and extended nose, raised rocker panels, flush-mounted grille and sports roof was so great that Richard Petty defected from Plymouth to drive it. To make the car legal for competition, Ford built a scant 745 editions of the modified Torino to be placed in the hands of the public. For car #648, its past has been a checkered one, and not in a good way. Along the way the original engine was pulled and lost. Beyond that, it has led a life mostly comprised of quarter-mile passes. Under Bailey's direction all of this has changed with modern technology weaving its way into a new chassis while paying the proper respect to the Talladega's rich racing history. Keeping true to Ford DNA a 5.0-liter Coyote motor was combined with twin Bullseye turbos and Turbosmart wastegates at Sled Alley outside Detroit to produce 1,000 hp. A Tremec 6-speed is mated to a Strange third member. The only hint of what lurks within are the twin air trumpets in place of the inner headlights that feed the howl of the turbos. A Roadster Shop chassis establishes the lowered stance with AFCO suspension and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. A set of Forgeline rims wrapped in modern low-profile tires keep it planted. Rendering by Pfaff Designs.

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