Review: 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab 4x4 Platinum - LeftLane News

Toss in a running of the World-famous Baja 1000 off-road race in Mexico for good measure, and soon you're facing quite a torture test. According to the folks at Ford Motor Company, and their new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum, it's just another day at the office. As for the Baja 1000 race truck, it was a case of hiding in plain sight as Ford stamped out aluminum body parts in the shape of the previous years' 2014 Ford F-150 to test for rigidity and durability in this most treacherous of off-road races. What is it. The Ford F-150 SuperCrew FX4 Platinum is the largest version of the country's best-selling full-sized pickup truck. With seating for five (or possibly six) passengers in its aluminum-paneled body, it is the next big thing in big trucks. Powered by Ford's 3. 5-liter EcoBoost twin turbocharged and direct injected V6 engine, it produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Our Platinum was also ordered with the available four-wheel-drive system that offered 2-H, 4-H, 4-L and 4-Automatic from its transfer case. The suspension was comprised of coil-on-shocks with double wishbones in front, while a leaf spring kit with outboard shocks brought up the rear. Having gone on a diet to the tune of 700-pounds, thanks to its aluminum clad-body, Ford claims. Source: