Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck Conquers Pikes Peak

Electric Power Triumphs on America's Toughest Hill Climb...

Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck. (Ford).

The Ford Performance F-150 Lightning SuperTruck made headlines by achieving the fastest pass among all 61 competitors at the 102nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. With driver Romain Dumas at the wheel, the electric vehicle demonstrator conquered the challenging course, clocking a time of 8:53.553.

This victory marks the second consecutive year that Ford Performance has found success with an electric vehicle at Pikes Peak. Last year, the SuperVan 4.2 also made an impressive showing. The F-150 Lightning SuperTruck’s achievement follows its record-setting qualifying time of 3:32.831, which shattered the previous open class record by more than seven seconds. The previous record was held by the SuperVan 4.2 from 2023.

Mark Rushbrook, Global Director of Ford Performance Motorsports, praised the team’s dedication: “The progression of Ford electric vehicles taking on and completing the toughest challenges is a major testament to the hard work and dedication our teams have put into the program. We learned a great deal from SuperVan 4.2 in last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and were able to apply that knowledge to this year’s run. It’s onward and upward from here.”

During the climb, Dumas encountered a technical issue that caused him to come to a complete stop on the course, adding approximately 26 seconds to his time compared to his initial qualifying run. However, quick thinking and a full reset of the 1,600-horsepower truck allowed Dumas to continue and make up for lost time.

“I’m honored to achieve this victory with Ford Performance at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb,” Dumas said. “Everything about this event is a challenge because it is unlike any other form of racing. You only have one shot. We faced a challenge early on, but that only gave me more determination to make up the lost time in the rest of the run.”