Leave it to a dealership in NASCAR nation to revive the F-150 Lightning nameplate earlier than the Blue Oval. It’s been greater than a decade since Ford produced the F-150 Lightning, a truck powered by a Mustang-sourced V-Eight and outfitted with side-exit exhaust. But, there are lovers that also yearn for a go-fast truck that isn’t labeled Raptor. Enter, Pioneer Ford in Bremen, Georgia.
Utilizing the identical system as the unique F-150 Lightning, Pioneer Ford begins with a daily cab, brief mattress F-150. The dealership then removes the inventory engine and replaces it with a Coyote V-8 supplemented by a Roush supercharger, which generates over 650 horsepower within the nouveau-Lightning.
The supercharged Coyote is mated to a 6-speed automated transmission, seemingly from the Mustang its coronary heart was obtained from, and solely powers the rear wheels—once more like the unique Lightning and ideal for the large smoky burnouts and basic hooliganism that the unique was recognized for.
Pioneer Ford moreover gave the next-generation Lightning a set of customized 22-inch wheels impressed by the earlier era, facet exit exhaust, unique Lightning badges together with an unique SVT badge on the rear tailgate, and a brand new suspension setup that enables the F-150 Lightning sit correctly low and menacing.
Sadly, you gained’t discover any of the F-150 Lightning’s unique styling because the Lightning bundle solely consists of the efficiency elements and new rims; and sure, we did say bundle.
“We constructed a pink one first and it didn’t make it every week and by no means reached the online. That is our second one, and we add a little bit extra every time!” mentioned Pioneer Ford by way of Fb.
“Subsequent shall be a 2018 and we are going to up the sport with the correct grey micro suede and leather-based inside!”
For these feeling nostalgic, or for these clients wishing to blow Camaros and Mustangs out of the water on the lights, this specific new F-150 Lightning begins at a reasonably affordable $49,661, or just some ticks decrease than the much less highly effective and model new GT350 Mustang.
And with that, you get a manufacturing unit backed guarantee as all of the elements are from Ford Efficiency and Roush; three 12 months/36,000 mile guarantee on the supercharger alone to be actual.
You possibly can head over to Pioneer Ford’s website or into the dealership and spec your good new-Lightning out your self. And Raptor, you’re on discover.
Photographs courtesy of Pioneer Ford by way of Facebook.