If you’re into hugely expensive modified Hummers (and let’s be honest—who isn’t?), you might be aware of Michigan-based tuner/restomodder Mil-Spec Automotive. Now, though, the company has branched out to take on America’s second favorite son—the Ford F-150.
We know what you’re all thinking—why not just buy an F-150 Raptor? Well, Ford currently only offers the Baja-style pickup with an EcoBoost V6. Mil-Spec’s F-150 uses a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 producing 500hp. Nice.
You might even end up buying the Mil-Spec for its press release alone. We love quotes like “bring the brawn with a new line of special-edition high-performance supertrucks made for conquering,” and that it’s for “enthusiasts looking to dominate the road and beyond.”
There’s no getting away from it, so we’ll tell you the price now. It’s $85,000 (P4.32 million). You do get long-travel Baja Suspension with a variety of Fox Racing parts and up to 11 inches of wheel travel, though. Plus, it’s seven inches wider than a Raptor.
You also get new high-performance electric power steering, and a steering wheel with magnesium paddle shifters and center-line stitching to match.
Then there’s the looks, which are dominated by two fantastic light bars. We love light bars. And look at those wheels. Mil-Spec refers to these, and things such as the steel front and rear bumpers, as “delightfully brutish upgrades.”
You can get the Mil-Spec in four colors—black, white, or two different types of gray—and the roof rack and the spare-tire carrier are part of an $8,600 (P437,000) Baja Exterior Appearance Package. Expensive, yes, but oh so worth it.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.