Zero To 60 Designs And US Core Auto Group Team Up To Create ‘Nighthawk’ – Ultimate Luxury SUV Based On Ford’s ‘Built Tough’ F-350 Lariat 4×4 Platform; Official Debut At SEMA 2018

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Zero to 60 Designs, which made national headlines in recent years with its 2017 Zero to 60 GTT at the 2016 SEMA Show, is once again ready to take the automotive industry by storm at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas on October 30-November 2. The star of the show during the largest annual aftermarket automotive display will be the ‘Nighthawk,’ a custom-luxury SUV designed and built by Zero to 60 Designs’ Kenny Pfitzer himself. Based on the popular Ford F-350 Lariat platform, the Nighthawk is the ultimate SUV built to accommodate luxury-vehicle aficionados in style.

It features aggressive shaping that resembles to an overseas design, yet its roots are firmly planted in the United States. Rugged, yet elegant – the theme for the Nighthawk showcases a military-inspired exterior with a plush, luxurious interior. The Nighthawk’s stance gives the impression this sinister truck is all business. However, step inside this custom, luxury SUV, and you’ll find the Nighthawk boasts modern amenities usually reserved for its European counterparts. The Nighthawk proudly accommodates six full-grown adults comfortably thanks to a raised 5-inch roofline.

From the mind’s eye to real-life concept, the Nighthawk was designed exclusively in-house by Pfitzer. It started as a modest, 2018 Ford F-350 4×4 Lariat extended cab. Zero to 60 Designs got to work by creating a CAD-designed 3D model. Creating the model involves producing a 3D-scan using the actual truck, where the information entered into a unique modeling-computer which is then reviewed by the team to confirm final measurements. Each body panel is scanned individually to ensure accurate measurements are recorded, with the final production being molded to exact specifications.

Key sponsors of the Zero to 60 Designs’ Nighthawk custom-luxury SUV include:

  • PPG Paints – Custom satin-black paint and high-gloss black accents
  • Nexen Tires – Roadian MTX Mud Terrain extreme off-road tires
  • S&B Filters – Intake system specific to diesel engines
  • Solar Gard – Window tint to ensure custom-leather interior stays cool and safe from harmful UV rays
  • Grid Off Road – High-quality GD Series wheels add unique style to Nighthawk

“It’s no secret that we love diving into unique challenges and producing one-off custom creations, as evident by our prior work. The Nighthawk was a whole different animal, however,” Pfitzer affirmed. “What we love about this custom-luxury SUV is that it all came from a simple, yet elegant concept – we wanted to create the world’s most rugged, tough and luxurious SUV, and we believe we’ve accomplished that. Starting with a platform like the Ford F-350 Lariat 4×4 and trying to improve on an already impressive foundation was certainly no easy task. Then again, that’s why we’re in the business of making custom creations, isn’t it? If it were that easy, everyone would be doing it.”

The Nighthawk serves to be the shining-example of what a custom-luxury SUV is all about. It challenges the norm of what people think of as “just an SUV” and rewards those who want to be different – the epitome of a luxury vehicle that can transport anyone to their destination in style. Orders for Nighthawk are currently being taken, and the vehicle will be on display in the Nexen Booth #62123 in Silver Lot 3.

Zero to 60 Designs, a Southern California design studio, is driven to create the world’s most exciting vehicles and architectural elements. With a complete in-house design, engineering and fabrication team, Zero to 60 Designs prides itself on developing truly iconic and timeless vehicles. Their debut offering, the GTT, sets a new benchmark in the performance car segment. Become a fan of Zero to 60 Designs on Facebook and follow Zero To 60 Designs on Instagram @Zeroto60designs.


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CONTACT: For more information on Nighthawk, contact Zero to 60 Designs at Press materials about Nighthawk can be found here: To schedule an interview with Kenny Pfitzer, contact or call (310) 374-6177.