THE ultimate American sports pick-up, the mammoth Tuscany Black Ops Ford F-250, will make its Australian debut with Performax International at the National 4X4 & Outdoor Expo in Brisbane next week.

The Black Ops, flagship of Performax's new range of Tuscany-enhanced F-Series Fords, makes an imposing sight with a 6-inch suspension lift, exclusive 20-inch wheels and 37-inch tyres and all-black paintwork, badging and external hardware.

Its 6.7 litre V8, common-rail, turbo-diesel engine produces 335 kiloWatts of power and a massive 1268 Newtonmetres of torque.

Priced from $199,000 plus on-roads, the Black Ops will be the centerpiece of Performax's display at the National 4X4 & Outdoor Expo at Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds on 16-18 March.

Performax International, Australia's leading independent American vehicle importer, has been appointed an official agent for the Tuscany range, which is manufactured in Elkhart, Indiana, and sold in the United States exclusively through Ford dealerships.

Also available in right-hand drive through Performax International and its national dealer network will be the Tuscany Black Ops F-150, the FTX F-150 and F-250, bright-yellow Tonka and GMC Concept One.

The Tuscany Black Ops, FTX and Tonka are based on America's biggest-selling pick-up, the Ford F-Series Super Duty, which Performax has been building with full-volume, right-hand drive compliance at its Queensland factory since 2014.

Combining the exceptional power of the F-250 turbodiesel V8 with six-speed automatic transmission and on-the-fly four-wheel drive, the Black Ops has a five-tonne towing capacity unmatched by mass-market utes and 4WDs sold in Australia, plus exceptional all-terrain ability.

An imposing presence and luxurious interior mean the Performax Tuscany Black Ops offers style, comfort and ability like nothing else on or off Australian roads.

Standard features include:

  • 20" Stealth Black Tuscany Black Ops wheels
  • 37" tyres
  • Heavy-duty Tuscany performance-tuned shocks with black boots
  • Dual steering stabilisers
  • Black Ops powder-coated bull bar with integrated LED light
  • Painted black fender vents and flares
  • Painted door cladding with Black Ops logos
  • "Black Ops by Tuscany" exterior badging
  • Black Ops embroidered patches in headrest
  • American flag patches in headrest
  • Black Ops embroidered carpet floor mats
  • 3-Year, 100,000km warranty

Performax International will be located on Site A126 at the RNA Showgrounds. The display also will feature a Performax-enhanced 2018 Chevy Silverado pick-up and the new Haval H9 SUV, a finalist for the 4x4 Australia magazine 4x4 of The Year award.

With more than 25 years' experience, Performax International offers unparalleled service for buyers seeking a tough, capable and luxurious workhorse for every purpose. Its factory in Gympie, Queensland, employs the latest design and engineering technology to ensure every RHD vehicle complies with all Australian Design Rules and that performance, durability, driveability, interior finish and comfort are true to factory-original standards.

The company currently manufactures right-hand drive Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan pick-ups, all backed by a 3-year, 100,000 km warranty.


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Jeff Hardie | Marketing Officer
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