Car reviews - Ford - F-250 - Lariat
Top quality RHD conversion of Ford’s iconic F-250 truck makes for an incredible hulk
6 Sep 2014
SOME people think big trucks like the Ford F-250 reek of the American appetite for excess but for others, they are simply the right tool for the job.
Queensland-based Performax International is one of a handful of Australian businesses that import hulking American pick-ups and convert them to right-hand drive, a process that is becoming increasingly complex as the level of technology and electronics we’re now used to in the passenger car world make their way into commercial vehicles.
Performax reckons 80 per cent of people who will buy the F-250 (and other similar vehicles they convert from Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC and Toyota) have a practical purpose in mind, mainly to exploit towing or payload capacities that are way higher than offered by mainstream utes or SUVs.
Our drive of the F-250 revealed that excess can be a good thing – when it comes to towing or carrying ability – and the big truck proved surprisingly pleasant to drive once we overcame the shock of its sheer size.
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Model release date: 1 September 2014
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