The F-150 Ford had been providing transport for many Americans since the 1960s. It had always used V8s but none had a performance edge. When, in 1992, the F-series truck was given a facelift, it became a best-seller for Ford, so to further enhance it they had their Special Vehicle Team (SVT) produce a hot rod version, the Lightning. SVT wanted it to drive and perform like a supercar so they re-valved the steering for better response, added lowered and stiffened springs then put 17-inch (431mm) wheels at each corner with wide, low-profile tyres. The team chose the 351ci (5.8-liter) Windsor small-block V8 and added GT40 heads, new manifolds, a Lightning-specific cam, and a custom computer from the Mustang GT. The fenders and grille were color-coded to distinguish it and the interior fitted with buckets seats, completing it as a real driver's truck.
Ford F-150 Lightning Specifications
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