Greg Foutz has been turning production Ford pickups into Baja 1000 beasts since the mid-1990s. When Ford wants to put a pickup through the gauntlet in the desert, Foutz spins the wrenches and makes it happen. Last year, the phone rang at Foutz Motorsports—Ford wanted to do something different. With the aluminum-bodied F-150 headed for production and an all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 coming to the order sheet, the company wanted to race a 2015 F-150 in the 2013 Baja 1000. The catch? No one could see the new truck before it was unveiled in Detroit.
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