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Overview

The 2008 Ford F-150 is an American pickup truck in the Ultimate Driving Universe. It is unlocked at Rank 11, and was added in February of 2017 alongside the Chevrolet S-10 as a replacement for the original version of the Pickup. It is also the most common team vehicle, appearing on the Police team crew, the EMT/Firefighter team crew and the DOT crew/Highway worker crew. It is known as the 2008 Dearborn D400 in game.

Description

The current mesh version of the F-150 is based on the Saleen S331 Sport Truck, a tuned version of the eleventh-generation F-150 FX2 SuperCab, and was produced in 2008. The car sits at two inches higher than a stock F-150 to accommodate for the 23" low-profile performance tires, is fitted with a new body kit and grille to improve ventilation, exhaust pipes placed on the side just in front of the rear wheels, and a 5.4L V8 engine generating 320 hp, which is increased to 450 hp with the supercharged models. Despite all these changes made in order to make the vehicle more performance-oriented, the S331 still has a towing capacity of up to 9500 lbs and a bed-load capacity of up to 1350 lbs. In-game, however, the car's performance statistics seem be based more on a stock F-150 as opposed to the S331.

The old brick F-150 is based on the twelfth-generation of the Ford vehicle of the same name, produced from 2008 to 2014. When it was first introduced for the 2009 model year, the F-150, compared to its previous generation model, provided a larger interior, updated three-bar front grille, and a lighter chassis with stronger steel to improve fuel economy, safety, and towing capacity. Initially, this generation of F-150s only had V8 engines as an option, but in 2011, V6 options became available, including a 3.5L turbocharged V6 dubbed as EcoBoost by Ford, producing 365 hp. In-game, the brick model was created by Hydrolock, the developer who worked on Florida and Alabama-based maps, as well as the creator of both the brick and mesh models of the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, and the current vehicle chassis the game uses s of January 2018. It is statistically identical to the original Pickup it ended up replacing, it has rear seats to fit 3 additional players, and a top speed of 90 MPH (145 KM/H).

Variants

The F-150 has five job-exclusive derivatives, and two other joke civilian variants- the most out of any vehicle in the game. (Trucker, EMS, Police, DOT Signboard, and DOT Salter). All of these variants are equipped with a roof light bar and a front ram bar, as well as the respective livery of each job. These variants also have improved performance, with a top speed of 116 MPH (187 KM/H), or 100 MPH (160 KM/H) in older games with the brick vehicle models.

The other two civilian variants are the Thanos Car, a purple F-150 with a metal grate on front resembling Thanos’ chin based off a meme which was a limited edition free car, and the Monster Truck, which is an F-150 raised incredibly high off the ground with very fat wheels. The performance of the Thanos car is the same as the normal F-150 but the Monster Truck only goes 99 MPH, most likely due to the crazy suspension.

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Trivia

  • Hydrolock had planned to allow the F-150 to tow trailers like in real life, as shown in the gallery of a photo. However, as he left the UDU team, it's extremely to impossible to be unlikely this feature will be implemented/added. However, on the Official UDU Trello Board, one of the proposed updates is to add trailer functionality to trucks and SUVs that would be capable of towing trailers in real life. It also notes that it might be added in with the Trucking Update. However, there aren’t any leaks from this update and it most likely won’t be added in the near future.
  • The F150 in real life can only sit up to 6 passengers but in-game the F150 can seat 8 because of the 3 seats in the pickup part of the vehicle.
  • In real life, The Saleen S331 has 2WD not 4WD.
  • Every team in Ultimate driving has one or more variant of the F-150 excluding the Transit and Mailman teams.
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