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Ford's Stealthy F-150 Lightning Set to Conquer Pikes Peak

07 Mar 2024

In a surprise move, Ford has announced its latest creation – a secret version of the F-150 Lightning geared up to tackle the iconic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. During the 2024 racing season kickoff event in Charlotte, Ford CEO Jim Farley unveiled this mysterious "EV demonstrator," leaving enthusiasts eager to uncover the details of this high-performance variant. While the exact specifications remain shrouded in secrecy, it's clear that this isn't your typical F-150 Lightning available at the local dealership.

Teaser Image

Teaser Image

Ford teased enthusiasts with a single image on social media, revealing a low and wide vehicle shrouded in covers. The teaser prominently featured a wild wing at the back, reminiscent of the electric SuperVan's aerodynamic design. Without Ford explicitly stating it's an F-150 Lightning, speculations might lead to thoughts of an advanced SuperVan iteration. However, Ford has confirmed that this performance beast is indeed a truck, showcasing the brand's commitment to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle (EV) capabilities.

The Lightning Switchgear

The Lightning Switchgear

Introduced earlier in the year, the Lightning Switchgear prototype provides a glimpse into the potential capabilities of Ford's electric truck lineup. The one-off prototype, with minor adjustments to suspension and tires, is designed to navigate both paved corners and off-road terrains with equal prowess. This flexibility is achieved through a single prototype, offering versatility that allows it to seamlessly transition between roles.

Ford's secret F-150 Lightning, poised to conquer Pikes Peak, is an exciting testament to the brand's innovative spirit. As the automotive industry continues to embrace electrification, Ford's foray into high-performance electric trucks signals a thrilling era for enthusiasts. While specific details about the Lightning's Pikes Peak challenger remain under wraps, one thing is certain – Ford is ready to redefine expectations and showcase the true potential of electric trucks on one of the world's most challenging racing terrains. The countdown to the Pikes Peak climb begins, leaving automotive enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the reveal of this electrifying secret.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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