LINE-X TEAMS WITH CONCEPT VEHICLE BUILDER TO SHOWCASE 2017 FORD RAPTOR AT SEMA
LINE-X, a global leader in extreme performance automotive coatings complemented with top shelf Truck Gear by LINE-X accessories, teamed up with custom car and concept vehicle builder, Kenny Pfitzer, to create one of most dramatically customized builds at this year’s SEMA Show: A 2017 Ford Raptor with completely machined body parts and stunning Truck Gear by LINE-X off-road accessory prototypes.
The LINE-X Widebody Raptor is entirely coated in LINE-X ULTRA—a groundbreaking thin-build, low profile coating that is only available through the LINE-X network. LINE-X ULTRA, characterized by eye-catching smooth textures, strong UV protection, and universal fit for tight clearances, offers superior durability with major style points. ULTRA is the first polyurea coating of its kind that exceeds the standard properties of paint and powder coat. In physical tests, LINE-X ULTRA is 15 times stronger than standard thin film coatings.
The Raptor is one of several vehicles built for LINE-X by Pfitzer, president of Zero to 60 Designs, who entered in this year’s Battle of the Builders competition with four different entries. Spanning a 20 year career in the automotive industry, Kenny Pfitzer’s fingerprints have been on thousands of custom projects and concepts. Pfitzer, and his new Zero to 60 Designs design shop, fabricated several prototype Truck Gear by LINE-X accessories: front and rear bumpers, side steps, and other unique touches to accentuate the Raptor with elevated style and functionality. Completely machined quarter panels and fenders made this monstrous machine a full six-inches-wider than a stock Ford Raptor.
“I have to say this has been one of my most ambitious projects to date. Improving an already iconic vehicle like the Raptor was extremely challenging, but my design elements and the way we were able to incorporate LINE-X ULTRA—as well as never-before-seen Truck Gear by LINE-X accessory concepts—into this build really makes it stand out against other Raptors at SEMA,” says Pfitzer. “LINE-X is a bold brand that’s constantly pushing the limits of extreme design, protection, and style, so it was my mission to create an equally aggressive truck that evokes that same level of attitude.” For more, visit www.linex.com.
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