Ford F-150 Lightning Switchgear: when the electric company also wants to compete

There are still many who think that the Ford F-150 Lightning is a real sacrilege. There are also others who do not directly know this electric variant of the legendary pick-up, something logical considering that it is only available on the other side of the ocean. However, it must be said that in these times it may make some sense to electrify what has been the best-selling model in the United States for a long time. Of course, the Ford F-150 Lightning Switchgear It seems to lack any logic.

This specimen is a prototype that has been Tuned by Ford Performance, the sports division of the oval firm, treating the pick-up as if it were going to compete. In fact, they have had the help of RTR Vehicles, as they did in 2016 with the F-150 RTR Ultimate Fun-Haver. A pretty dazzling project that will also serve you well. like a test bench to see where the limits of the model would be. Preparation has focused on providing it with much greater capabilities off the asphalt.

They began by increasing the track width of the model, in addition to increasing its ground clearance. That job is achieved with a new suspension that uses three-inch Fox shocks in diameter and has a double wishbone scheme on the front axle and independent multi-link at the rear. Needless to say, those shock absorbers are coil-coil or that it has a stabilizer bar and custom control arms. To adapt everything, new bumpers and some carbon fiber reinforcements had to be made.

That it is a true all-rounder could only be achieved with Nitto Ridge Grappler tires 37×12.5 R18 that ensure traction in any situation. In fact, it has two additional spare wheels, one on the loading surface of the pick-up and another anchored under the floor. And if the exterior of the Ford F-150 Lightning Switchgear was spectacular, the interior is not far behind. It has five seats, all of them made up of Recaro sports seats and harnesses. You can also see a safety cage between both rows and some additional details such as the handbrake with an extended lever.

Nothing is said about this, but it is assumed that will maintain the propulsion system of the conventional F-150 Lightning. That means having two electric motors, one on each axle, which combine to achieve up to 571 HP of power. It has a battery of up to 131 kWh with which it achieves a range of up to 483 kilometers and could achieve acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.

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