ADD 2015 Ford F-150 Baja Package and the Dakar Winner - 411Posted in News on April 1, 2015
Addictive Desert Designs Releases 2015 Ford F-150 Baja Xt and Xtr Package
Addictive Desert Designs, an industry leader in design and innovation is proud to announce their Baja XT and XTR Conversion kits for the ’15 Ford F-150. The conversion kits, sold through its dealers and distributors around the world, are designed to transform your new truck into an off-road–ready vehicle.
Ford is not producing a new Raptor until 2017, but they do have a brand-new F-150. Therefore, here at ADD we have been busy! “As an industry leader in design and innovation and with the stop in Raptor production for the next couple of years, we wanted to give potential customers the opportunity to transform their truck into an off-road–ready vehicle.” Says Doug Parks, Addictive Desert Designs, Director of Sales and Marketing.
At the 2014 SEMA Show, ADD has teamed up with Ford to reveal the all-new ’15 Ford F-150 and has built all-new Conversion Kits for the platform. Two trucks will be showcased with two versions, the Baja XT and Baja XTR. The Baja XT version of the ’15 Ford F-150 will feature various upgrades and finish off with an under-the-bed shock kit with rear-wheel travel approaching 14 inches. The second truck, a ’15 Ford F-150 Baja XTR from Addictive Desert Designs, is a more extreme version and will be finished off with a bed cage and shocks that go into the bed to deliver 18 inches of travel in the rear.
Coma and Al-Attiyah take Dakar Wins
Nasser Al-Attiyah won the first stage but was handed down a time penalty for speeding in the link section. No big deal for the Qatari. He had sent his rivals a clear message: This was going to be his year. The Mini driver rammed the message home the very next day, taking an undisputable and undisputed stage win, the first of an impressive set of five wins, which shows just how far ahead of the competition Al-Attiyah was in the 37th Dakar. The newly crowned two-time champion of the most prestigious rally on Earth took the overall lead at the end of stage two and kept it until the end. He never even hesitated, racking up one win after another instead of simply defending his lead even when the slower-but-steady Giniel de Villiers piled the pressure on him.
In the bike class, Marc Coma bided his time waiting to pounce at the slightest opportunity. Marc found an opening in stage eight after his Spanish rival, Jeremías Israel Esquerre suffered a mechanical issue. The No. 2 Honda, damaged by the crossing of the waterlogged Salar de Uyuni, had to be towed to Iquique by Jeremías Israel Esquerre. This decisive turn of events gave Marc Coma the reins of the rally, which he kept until Buenos Aires.
Other wins went to Airat Mardeev (Russia) in the Truck Class and Rafal Sonik (Poland) in the Quad Class.