Best of show at the 2021 SEMA Show, the Tucci Hot Rods Ford Maverick is certainly one to have a look at, clearly worthy of the title from its eye-catching custom pearl blue paint to the huge custom wheels and flares, and that rear cab spoiler. WOW.
The build has a lot of visual stimulation but features a number of small details that mean business like the custom logo fender vents that almost go unnoticed. At the tailgate is a customized Ford oval with a satin finish on its metallic surfaces.
US Wheels provided the 20×9 steel wheels custom built with fabricated turbo-fans by Tucci Hot Rods for a look you won’t see anywhere else. They are wrapped by fat meaty Falken Azenis FK510 tires in size 265/40R20. To make them work, Tucci crafted custom 3D printed racing style fender flares front and rear that really pop. Literally.
At the front is a notable detail, a body color painted grille bar, a mod I think we may see a lot of with the Maverick. More eye catching though is the the massive front lip spoiler which would never survive most drives to the grocery store is also a custom designed 3D printed unit from Tucci that while seemingly over the top is nothing compared to the rear cab spoiler.
This item I will call guillotine is like the other custom pieces, dialed out of the 3D printer. It’s huge, different and has already gained a lot of attention out there as a controversial item. For me, it fits completes the look of this custom street truck. Why not?
A look at the rear bumper shows off a center exhaust outlet comprised of a custom built Borla exhaust system for the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with a rich looking set of carbon fiber exhaust tips. You can see the extra fabricated piece they created to frame it up so nicely. I could see a market for this.
Dropping the Maverick to the ground is a custom coil-over suspension by ISC. Custom sway bar and toe links are provided by Massive Speed. We can’t really see much of it here, and there is no announcement yet for a kit from either of these suppliers but be on the lookout.
Topping the bed is something a bit more tame and an item you can get from Ford Accessories, a hard roll-up tonneau cover and a tailgate spoiler from Air Design – both of which seem to fit exceptionally well.
Also not largely seen at the show since the truck is locked is the custom Recaro seats, four of them along with racing harnesses. They add a sense of sport to the otherwise bargain basement interior. The rear seats features a custom one-off center console based on the front one. A special shout out to Dave Tucci himself for opening up the doors and letting my camera in.