Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck: Pikes Peak Victory and Electric Performance

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Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck
Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck

Ford seems to be on a racing roll! Following the Mustang’s impressive showing as an endurance racer at Le Mans, the iconic F-150 truck has conquered Pikes Peak, earning the title “King of the Mountain.”

Admittedly, it wasn’t a flawless victory the race featured a surprising mid-race breakdown for the 1,400-horsepower F-150 Lightning SuperTruck.

This achievement comes with a bit of irony, considering Ford is known for frequent recalls. During the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), the legendary driver Romain Dumas encountered an electrical issue that caused a 26-second delay.

Electrical problems have been a common theme with EVs lately, and prototypes like this are inherently prone to unforeseen issues.

Despite the setback, the F-150 persevered and ultimately secured the win with a time of 8:53.553.

This victory has sparked mixed reactions some purists aren’t thrilled about an electric vehicle claiming the title, while others question the choice of using the F-150, typically known for off-road prowess, on a paved hill climb.

Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck
Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck (al.yasid / Instagram)

However, there’s a clear market for high-performance electric trucks. For those who crave a powerful F-Series capable of leaving sports cars in the dust, the digital car customization offers a look of what’s possible.

London-based virtual artist Al Yasid has generated a CGI F-150 Raptor that pushes the boundaries and might leave even the most ardent traditionalists speechless.

The artist’s imagination conjures a head-turning vision of a Ford F-150 Raptor. While undeniably an F-Series truck, extensive modifications obscure its exact origin as an XL, STX, or any other trim level. Thankfully, the artist clarifies it’s a Raptor, a truck that starts at a cool $78,440.

This isn’t your average Raptor anymore. The signature “Ford” script remains, but the LED lighting gets a makeover.

A completely redesigned bumper incorporates a giant lip spoiler, and a hood vent hints at the potential power lurking beneath.

The transformation continues along the sides and rear. Wider fender flares complement the lowered stance, while white-wall Goodyear slicks add a unique touch.

The back boasts a substantial aerodynamic package, quad exhaust pipes, a hefty diffuser, and additional roll bars.

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