When Ford revealed that some of its vehicles are set to go on display at SEMA prior to the show’s opening, there was one modded vehicle from truck designer and builder LGE-CTS Motorsports. But it wasn’t a truck—it was an Escape.
Sure, it looked pretty neat, but Ford did say it had over 50 modified vehicles to showcase, so we were hoping these guys who made monsters out of regular trucks for a living had more under wraps. Lo and behold, they did: What you see above is the ‘Baja Forged’ 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty.
It doesn’t roll off the tongue too easily, but it’ll be hard to forget how this thing looks. It was built as an “all-in-one mobile command center, workshop, and campsite.” To be fair, it does look like one. It was also created to serve as a chase truck for the ‘Baja Forged’ Ford Ranger revealed during SEMA 2018.
The stock bed of the Baja Forged Super Duty has been replaced with a custom Pronghorn modular utility flatbed that has been tweaked further for maximum utility. The modified flatbed doubles as a mobile workshop loaded with Boxo Tools and Rigid Industries A-series lights to ensure nighttime work is possible. In addition, a handful of storage cases and compartments for anything from electronics to lifestyle products are available all around.
Don’t be fooled by the looks, though—this vehicle can walk the talk. Under its hood is an impressive 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel for heavy-duty towing and hauling. Meanwhile, throttle response has been improved using a Pedal Commander programmer.
Of course, the truck should be capable of tackling tricky terrain, too, so an ICON Vehicle Dynamics 4.5-inch lift Stage 7 suspension system with dual steering stabilizers was added into the mix. Hellwig Big Wig air springs were also fitted underneath to complement the Hellwig front and rear sway bars and provide better balance and handling. On the other hand, the 37-inch BF Goodrich mud-terrain tires mounted on the 18-inch Method Race wheels are appropriately massive.
Style-wise, this truck still has a bit going for it—not that you’d buy something like this just for the sake of looking. But you have to admit the exterior design and the comfortable cabin are a good bonus. Not only was the body repainted with custom mixed colors, the interior was reworked with custom Katzkin Leather seats as well. The Borla DPF-back exhaust finished with black chrome tips look pretty good, too, and promise an even richer sound to boot.
If you had the budget for something like this, would you buy one? Tell us what you think.