Monday, March 20, 2023
News Ford Is Apparently Working on a More Powerful F-150 Lightning

Ford Is Apparently Working on a More Powerful F-150 Lightning

Ford could reveal a new electric performance concept based on the F-150 Lightning pickup.

  • The truck’s silhouette was shown alongside high-performance electric concepts.

  • This suggests it could have an output of over 1,000 horsepower.

  • A production version could compete with the GMC Hummer EV.

Ford recently published an image of some of its performance EV concepts which includes a teaser for an upcoming version of the F-150 Lightning.

The automaker unveiled a few very powerful electric vehicle concepts over the last couple of years and another might be on the way.

In the center of an image titled “EV Performance Demonstrators”, the silhouette of a large truck is marked with “coming soon”.

Since the F-150 Lightning is the only electric pickup in the Ford lineup at the moment, it seems very likely that the upcoming performance concept will be based on this model.

Ford’s seven-motor Mach-E 1400, the 1,400-horsepower electric Mustang Cobra-Jet dragster, the SuperVan 4, and the F-100 Eluminator are the concepts shown alongside the truck’s silhouette.

This gives an idea about the upcoming concept’s possible power output since all of them except the F-100 Eluminator have more than 1,000 horsepower.

Indeed, a 1,000-horsepower truck from Ford could very well be in the cards since this is the exact output of the current tri-motor GMC Hummer EV.

Even if it doesn’t reach that number, the power output of the high-performance F-150 Lightning should be significantly higher than the 580-horsepower figure generated by the production truck.

Since none of the four other EV performance concepts are likely to go into regular production, the upcoming F-150 Lightning concept will probably remain a demonstrator.

This is not the only way in which Ford showed its support for electrified performance recently since the automaker announced its return to Formula 1 with a newly developed hybrid powertrain in 2026.

Source: Car and Driver

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