If the infinite monkeys theorem were applied to the automotive field, this would be the answer. Eventually, one of those monkeys would take the roof off a Ford F-150 and call it a day.
And, that's exactly what Newport Convertible Engineering did, resulting in the astoundingly confused F-150 with a convertible top. It's a convertible pickup truck that says, "I want a truck, but I live in Santa Monica, and I'll never tow a thing." This is a truck that is barely clinging to its mental sanity after having its identity ruthlessly torn away.
And, this truck could be yours! You'll just need to take the trip to NCE.
Newport Convertible Engineering doesn't name a price for the conversion, but it does mention that this here is a 2017 Ford F-150 equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that's boasting direct and port fuel injection. With 375 hp and 470 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm, it sure is sufficiently powerful for towing and highway cruising alike. Another highlight is, of course, Ford's 10-speed automatic.
Regardless of the pickup truck at hand, when was the last time Ford offered a body-on-frame vehicle with a drop top? It was too long ago, to be honest. And even though Ford announced that the Bronco is coming back for the 2020 MY, it would be wishful thinking to expect a roadster configuration.
The folks over at Newport Convertible Engineering, who also made waves when they spruced up a Tesla Model S with a folding soft top, definitely outdid themselves with this Ford F-150 convertible truck. It's luxury customization done right. I mean, could you imagine pulling out of the driveway in this thing? You'd be the most popular person on the cul-de-sac!
This post was originally published on January 4, 2019.