Ford is engaged on a high-performance model of the F-150 Lightning that might be dubbed the “F-150 Flash”. Ford lately filed a trademark for the Flash identify with the United States Patent and Trademark Workplace, in the meantime a extra highly effective model of the F-150 Lightning was teased again in January.
Shortly after Ford introduced it was returning to Method 1 earlier this yr, CEO Jim Farley had a quick have a look at a future F-150 Lightning mannequin with Pink Bull check driver Daniel Riccardo. As beforehand talked about, the upcoming performance-oriented F-150 was additionally teased in an announcement graphic celebrating Ford Motorsport and its future F1 partnership with Pink Bull.
A “sneak peek” of the idea revealed a part of the entrance fascia. Clearly, so much has modified aesthetically, though it is necessary to recollect the ultimate manufacturing model might be much more orthodox. The potential Flash model additionally appeared considerably decrease than the usual F-150 Lightning.
The present F-150 Lightning produces 580 horsepower and might dash from 0-60 miles per hour in 4 seconds when geared up with the Prolonged-Vary battery. As for the combustion-engined F-150 Raptor, it makes 450 hp. Nonetheless, the lately launched Raptor R generates 700 hp and might launch from 0-60 mph in simply 3.6 seconds.
Will probably be fascinating to see if the F-150 Flash can higher the Raptor R from a efficiency perspective. For reference the one different electrical truck presently in the marketplace, the Rivian R1T, produces 835 hp and takes simply 3 seconds to succeed in 60 mph in Quad-Motor all-wheel-drive guise.
The F-150 Lightning presently begins at $61,869 and rises as much as $99,269. With that in thoughts, count on the top-of-the-line Flash model to return in at over $100,000.