Mike Stevens | Mar 16, 2009

What you’re looking at here is a modified version of the Ford F650 Super Truck XUV (Xtreme Utility Vehicle, of course).

Powertrain options include a 300hp Caterpillar mill with a mere 1220Nm (900lb-ft) of torque, and the whole thing will sting you about US$95,000 (AUD$145,000) - as a starting price.

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The Ford F650 is offered as a commercial utility vehicle, though many find themselves transformed into the ultimate incarnation of recreational vehicles.

When the question of just how the US auto industry has found itself in such deep doo-doo enters your mind, perhaps 'over-the-top excess' might be the next thought on the list.

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