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Ford F-150 Lightning


Ford F-150 Lightning

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

Top speed:120 mph (192 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):7.5 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:351 ci (5,751 cc)
Transmission:4-speed auto
Max power:240 bhp (179 kW) @ 4,200 rpm
Max torque:340 lb ft (460 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:4,378 lb (1,990 kg)
Economy:17 mpg (6 km/I)
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