In 1998 Ford Motor Company was very interested in the manufacturing techniques developed by Royal Truck Body, allowing them to build aesthetically revolutionised utility bodies for pickups.

Royal was commissioned to produce directly as Ford’s tier 1 supplier for their new ‘super duty’ pickup series. The 'Sport' model is the result, it was a highly complex project, in only 6 months the body design, several prototypes, production engineering and a completely new production line were developed exclusively for this model.