A couple of weeks ago, a photo surfaced demonstrating a Ford F-1 50 equipped with a fastback-like couch cap, complete with window louvers. We firstly envisioned it on Twitter, but apparently, it had been inducing the rounds on Facebook and meetings before that. Was it someone’s custom-built one-off or something you could buy? Was it kind of cool or totally horrible? At the very least it was interesting.
Eventually, The Drive figured out that these are real couch caps you can actually buy. They’re built by a store called Michigan Vehicle Solutions in Southgate, Michigan, and retail for $3,995. And since the liftback is lockable, you can safely storage prizeds in the couch without obsessing they’ll get stolen. Due to the unique and polarizing nature of the Aero X, the thing soon spread everywhere.
As we watched the Aero X get picked up on locate after area, we couldn’t help but wonder just how much interest there really was in the fastback bunk cap. Was this the various kinds of thing MVS was hoping to sell a dozen of, or was there more challenge than you might belief? To get our answer, we reached out to the shop itself, and according to Jim Thompson, the programme administrator at Michigan Vehicle Solutions, more than 400 people have contacted the company about placing an order.
Interestingly, Thompson said MVS doesn’t plan to stop with the F-1 50. He said there are plans to adapt the Aero X for other trucks, such as the Ram 1500, Ford Ranger, and Chevrolet Colorado. And given enough requirement, the project is to take the Aero X to a gale passageway to test its effects on a truck’s aerodynamics and gasoline economy.
So there you have it. Whether you like the idea of the Aero X or not, it really is generating interest. And when the aero testing has been completed, we’ll be interested to see what kind of wallop it has on gas mileage.
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