Typically the story goes a guy (or gal) buys a new truck from the dealership and heads to their local accessory shop to get it outfitted to meet their needs and desires. A few manufacturer including BDS Suspension began including OE-compatible drivetrain warranties for peace of mind for those looking to lift newer vehicles and feared abandoning the factory warranties. Some dealers have caught on to this trend and began working with local shops to install a lift/wheels/tires on a few new trucks to add curb appeal and bring customers in. Down South they do things a little differently with new dealer lots filled with accessorized rides and Sarasota Ford is a prime example. Under the dealership’s 707 Performance accessory brand they have built a fleet of their new cars and trucks, built onsite offering show quality custom rides fully backed by the dealer warranty. From track ready Mustangs, to trail repped Super Duties this Sarasota, Florida based Ford dealership continues pumping out awesome builds ready for action and adventure much to the satisfaction of their customers that come from near and far.
When it came time to build a promotional truck for dealership, they needed something to use at events and spotlight some of 707 Performance’s capabilities. The team pulled out all the stops to build a one-of-a-kind truck that turns heads everywhere it goes. With access to the fleet of new Fords, they pulled a brand new 2015 Ford F250 Super Duty Lariat Diesel from the line and began this awe-inspiring transformation that continues to take shape today. Starting off with that color, the truck was wrapped with 3M matte copper vinyl and has tuxedo black painted accents that carry throughout the entire build. The lift came from BDS Suspension with a custom powdercoated 8” 4-Link Long Arm System (stretched to 10”) with adjustable front track bar and dual Fox shocks and stabilizers. This gave enough clearance for 40×15.50×22 Toyo M/T tires mounted up on custom painted 22×12 American Force Ambush wheels. The front end features a Royalty Core grille, Addictive Desert Designs honey badger bumper, Superwinch recovery winch and an assortment of amber, spot, and flood Rigid LED lights. The stock headlights were smoked temporary while they awaited a set of Plain-N-Simple custom units that were installed after the photoshoot. Up top a 54” Rigid RDS light bar was mounted for additional offroad lighting. Amp Research steps were used to make cab access a breeze. Out back the new bedsides accept a set of smoked Raptor tail lights and the bed received a color matched Line-X bed coating. A matching ADD honey badger bumper finished off the rear of this truck for extra protection and additional storage.
As big as this Super Duty is these days it’s a dream to drive around or ride along in. Inside the custom leather/suede seats is accented with diamond copper stitching and a matching suede headliner. Audio comes from a competition ready Sony sound system including subs, components, and amps. The auxiliary exterior lighting is wired up to the factory switches for a clean look and the factory gauges were colormatched to tie in the copper/black color scheme. Under the hood the factory 6.7L Power Stroke diesel has an Airaid intake installed and MBRP turndown exhaust system with a black 8” tip. This truck has come a long way from its humble beginning a few months ago. The team at Sarasota Ford has built it into an incredible calling card for the dealership to showcase their abilities. This truck will be used to promote over the next several months before going up for sale to do it all over again, next time with a different theme to catch your eye. Watch the build take shape on Sarasota Ford’s Facebook page, 707 Performance’s Instagram page, on BDS’s Facebook page and in person at Sarasota Ford.