But for their association with Ford’s efforts inside the Ultra4 realm (which has already spawned both the fully customized 4400 racers and the tamer Bronco 4600 models, so far), RTR and Vaughn Gittin Jr. have prepared something that looks like it’s out of its traditional world. After all, a Ford F-450 usually looks better on a construction site, not in a desert setting.
Then again, this is no ordinary F-450 we’re dealing with here. It is Vaughn’s brand-new chase truck that decided life as a stock F-450 wasn’t its thing and got transformed for an Ultra4Racing existence. This “big boy” is going to be seen from afar with all the mods it’s packing, including during night-time driving when it’s going to make full use of those Project X Offroad lights up top.
It’s also thoroughly prepared to get itself out of sticky situations with help from the Warn Industries winch and will also come to the aid of Gittin Jr. thanks to the racks of spare Nitto tires and Center Line wheels for his Bronco 4400 racer. Anything else is hidden inside the numerous cabinets, save for one interesting detail.
That’s because the F-450 and Bronco 4400 race trucks share a not-so-small connection – the brand new 22-inch “FunHaver” wheels were created by Center Line as a direct homage to the Hammer wheels used by the latter.