Designed as a fantasy military vehicle for Xbox and 343 Industries, the actual machine was created by Galpin Auto Sports. The vast majority of the exterior upgrades are thanks to Addictive Desert Designs’ Baja XTR body kit and fender flares, plus a suspension lift and some trick axle tech for extra grip.
A custom wrap, wheels and built-in game system in the car round out the upgrades for the Sandcat — but overall it is enough to feel some in-game excitement out in the real world of the E3 convention.
FORD F-150 HALO SANDCAT LANDS AT E3 TO PROMOTE HALO 5: GUARDIANS FOR XBOX ONE
Ford, Xbox, 343 Industries and Galpin Auto Sports are celebrating the release of Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One with a special version of the 2015 Ford F-150 that is so awesome, it could have been designed by the Master Chief himself.
The Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat is a one-of-a-kind vehicle inspired by Halo’s United Nations Space Command vehicle design. It will be on display at E3 2015.
Based on the all-new Ford F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever, F-150 Halo Sandcat is special enough to have been officially designated the M552 codename by the United Nations Space Command – closely matching F-150’s official Ford codename, P552.
The F-150 Halo Sandcat started as a 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4×4 with 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and FX4 off-road package. To turn the truck into the Sandcat, Galpin Auto Sports added an arsenal of modifications to give it a United Nations Space Command militaristic style that Halo fans will instantly recognize. The F-150 Halo Sandcat starts with Addictive Desert Designs’ Baja XTR off-road conversion kit, which includes custom FOX Racing shocks, Deaver leaf springs, a Currie full floater rear axle, ADD fenders, side steps, a chase rack and 17-inch wheels with off-road tires to go along with a full custom Halo body wrap. Inside, there’s an Xbox One custom gaming system with displays mounted in the rear head restraints.
Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat will be on display in the South Hall entrance of the Los Angeles Convention Center. It will also be shown at several public events leading up to the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, Oct. 27.