Custom Predator Ford F-650 Diesel Truck
Six Doors, Six Wheels, And Six Speeds
Seeing a Chrysler 300C limo on the streets is nothing special. Spotting a stretched HUMMER H2 is slightly more exciting than catching a wrapped Hyundai Santa Fe test mule making loops through your hometown. So what does it take to grab the attention of a Diesel Power enthusiast? How about a Ford F-650 with a Cat C7 engine and six doors? We thought that would get you interested.
Predator Performance wanted to build the ultimate people mover, and they succeeded with the XTRV prototype you see here. After a full year of development, the Predator Coachworks team created a stretched super pickup that looks so clean you'd think this 26,000-pound GVWR monster came right off a Ford Motor Company assembly line.
Well, it did come off the line wearing a blue oval badge, but you can hardly call it a Ford after Predator stretched the F-650 from four to six doors and altered nearly every part of the truck. The customization includes composite ground effects with unique two-step running boards along with fabricated bumpers, fenders, and hood.
Under that bonnet is a heavy-duty 7.2L Caterpillar C7 Acert inline-six workhorse that is rated at 300 hp. The crew at Predator is more than happy to up the power to a tow-friendly 425 hp, which is no problem for the sturdy Cat. That turbodiesel power is routed through a dependable Allison six-speed automatic transmission and a 4.10 gear set. The top speed is limited to 105 mph-more than enough for a truck this size that uses drum brakes at each corner.
To make cruising comfortable, the green/argent silver BASF painted truck is packed with DVD navigation and top-of-the-line seats sourced from the F-150 line of trucks. To find out how comfortable the cavernous cabin is, just flag down this six-door truck when you see it rolling down the street-you know there's got to be some extra room for you inside.