A front-wheel-drive F-450? Well, besides that being mentioned in the Autoblog posting, look at how low that rear bed is. There's no way a conventional solid rear axle can reside under that bed, not to mention a hulking F-450 rear axle. Perhaps a motorcycle-like dual swing arm design with an axle/differential combo tucked up under the cab could work, but not a traditional truck-type solid rear axle. So in order to get that ultra-low bed, and without resorting to some super complex rear drive axle set up, FWD it is.
Regardless, the big advantage of this super low bed is a super low center of gravity when loaded, which is always a plus for a truck.
I like it, if for no other reason that I love to see new ideas being introduced into traditionally conservative pickup truck thinking. Oh—it's built by the Dallas Smith Corp., which makes the Axleless®, Lo-floor, and will be on display at SEMA 2007.
One more trick to this truck: Check out the cab. It's a Crew Cab/Super Cab combo. So take that CrewMax and Mega Cab!