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A Super Duty Baja Hauler Ford’s F350 Super Duty Platinum SE Limited Becomes Part Of SCORE’s Stable Luxury pre-runners may seem like the norm in Baja these days, but Ford’s Platinum Special Edition Limited Super Duty F-350 is a comfortable ride that has the capability of handling some of Baja’s toughest terrain. This 2020 model 4x4, Crew Cab is the latest vehicle in SCORE’s stable of vehicles used to haul equipment, people, and survey the course in and around Baja, Mexico. The features allow SCORE staff to also ride in comfort, with leather 10-way power seating with cooling and heating, an 8-inch productivity screen, dual-zone climate controls ambient lighting and more. “This truck is the ultimate in pickup luxury, but it’s also a very capable vehicle that will allow us to use it as a mobile command center during races,” says SCORE’s Marketing Manager Jim Ryan. “Our plan is to outfit this F-350 with a few minor upgrades that will keep it relatively stock, but allow us to make optimum use of it when we’re out in the field.” This Platinum SE Limited edition already has a multitude of features, including an optional 332-amp alternator that powers the battery and that can power equipment from laptops and radio chargers inside, the cab, to power tools and more from the bed of the truck with an available 110V/400W outlet. The truck also comes with the FX4 package with upgraded shocks, skid plates and a 3.55:1 ratio rear axle with locking differential. The 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission, has plenty of power to tow just about anything, creating 475 horsepower and 1,050 lbs.-ft of torque. To aid in towing, this truck was ordered with a trailer brake controller, trailer two camera system with backup assistant, and voice activated navigation. While this F-350 will see lots of use both on and off-road, there are many additional features that will keep occupants safe. Airbags for both driver and passenger are included as well as adaptive steering and lane-keeping alerts. The safety system also has an emergency SOS post-crash alert system that flashes turn signal lamps and sounds the horn in the event of a serious impact. In the next several issues, SCORE Journal will feature more details on the upgrades that will be integrated to take this to the next level, and help adapt it better to suit its needs with SCORE International, and the Baja desert environment. SJ

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