Ford building high-performance F-150 Lightning concept

Ford building high-performance F-150 Lightning concept
Feb 2023

Ford's not done building insane EV concepts to flex its electric muscles.
On Friday, while announcing its return to F1 racing with Red Bull Racing in 2026, Ford released a graphic showing how racing leads to winning products. One of the images was the outline of a yet-to-be-revealed electric pickup demonstrator, presumably based on the F-150 Lightning. The other silhouettes are for new Mustang race cars and the previously revealed Ranger Raptor.

Ford Strategic Global Motorsports Program
?>Ford spokesperson Emma Berg wouldn't comment on future product but told Motor Authority, EV demonstrators are a key component of our changing motorsports strategy. Just like E-Transit Supervan and Mach-E 1400, we'll continue to introduce more that show how exciting electric vehicles can be."
Ford's built a Mustang Mach-E with 7-electric motors producing a combined 1,400 horsepower, an electric Ford Supervan with 1,972 hp, and even a 1978 F100 with an Eliminator electric crate engine.
It seems the automaker's next concept to demonstrate how fun, fast, and insane, electric vehicles can be is a ridiculous, high-output F-150 Lightning.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning
The production F-150 Lightning with the large 131-kwh extended-range battery produces 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque. Ford originally said the electric truck would do 0-60 mph in the mid-four-second range. The production truck ended up over delivering and was quicker than originally advertised, with its 0-60 mph time coming in at less than 4.0 seconds. It's quicker than a standard F-150 Raptor, and probably about as quick as the F-150 Raptor R with its supercharged V-8 engine.
It's unclear when the F-150 Lightning demonstrator teased by Ford and hinted by Berg will be revealed, how much power it will have, or what the upgrades might be. But it will clearly run from 0-60 mph in far less than 4.0 seconds. The electric Ford Supervan concept has undergone high-speed testing at the Nurburgring, and its multiple motors allow it to run 0-60 mph in less than 2.0 seconds.

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