Ford Takes The Covers Off Of Its F-150 Lightning SuperTruck

Heads To Pikes Peak On June 17...

Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck. (Ford).

Ford Performance has pulled the covers off its latest creation in the electric vehicle realm: the F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV demonstrator. Draped in camouflage, this cutting-edge vehicle is poised for testing next week, gearing up for a thrilling run at the iconic Pikes Peak.

Taking cues from the acclaimed F-150 Lightning, this EV demonstrator is a collaborative effort between Ford Performance Motorsports and STARD. Its aerodynamic design has been meticulously honed to generate an impressive 6,000 lbs of downforce at speeds of up to 150 mph, a crucial element for conquering the rugged terrain of Pikes Peak.

Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck. (Ford).

Beyond its prowess on the track, the F-150 Lightning SuperTruck is at the forefront of electric powertrain research and development. Insights gleaned from its performance at Pikes Peak will not only refine software calibration and battery cell chemistry for future production vehicles but also shape Ford’s upcoming race programs.

Ford has a storied history of success at Pikes Peak, and the anticipation is high for the F-150 Lightning SuperTruck’s debut. In 2023, the Electric SuperVan 4.2 set a new Open Class record, showcasing Ford’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance.

Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck. (Ford).

In addition to the SuperTruck, Ford’s lineup includes the F-150 Lightning Switchgear, unveiled earlier this year. This high-performance demonstrator, based on the production Lightning platform, raises the bar for electric vehicles with its enhanced suspension and carbon composite panels.

The F-150 Lightning SuperTruck embodies the brand’s commitment to innovation and performance. With Pikes Peak looming on the horizon, it will be interesting to see if the new Lightning SuperTruck will beat the record set by the SuperVan 4.2.