Earlier this month, Ford unveiled the Maverick Tremor as a factory version of the small truck that is most focused on off-roading. Different hardware upgrades turn the Maverick into a very handsome and capable pickup and we wonder what the road-oriented version will look like. TheSketchMonkey has a new video, which answers our questions.
The last time the Blue Oval had an actual road truck was in 2004 when the second-generation SVT Lightning was discontinued. It debuted for the 1999 model year with a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 producing 360 horsepower (268 kilowatts) and 380 hp (283 kW) in the 2001 model year. All models have two doors and an RWD configuration.
For this modern successor, the Maverick received a set of large, sporty-looking wheels that hide the red brake calipers. The new rims come in combination with a significantly lowered suspension, giving the truck a very cool position. Funnily enough, the designer used the Maverick Tremor as a base which doesn’t really make sense since it’s the most capable off-road package but the white main color and orange accents look good.
Perhaps the biggest visual change is at the front where the standard Maverick bumper is replaced with one from the Mustang Mach 1. The fascia received some additional minor adjustments to the new bumper to match the existing design, but overall, it looks really good. suitable for sporty trucks. A few small touches here and there – including a new rear-view mirror design – complete the modifications made to the Maverick Tremor.
As much as we love what we see, we have to admit that we don’t believe it will ever happen in real life. Ford is currently focused on electrifying its various models and probably won’t be spending the money on a small performance truck that some will buy. And with a new Mustang on the horizon, the company will have a true performance vehicle to offer its customers.