Under the watchful eye of journalists are all employees of Ford. Every next move can be just as revolutionary in character. After the success that has experienced all-aluminum F-150 model. In 2009 began to grow and to develop idea on the use of aluminum in the automotive industry. Now Ford reaps the fruits of their labor and sacrifice. On the such basis Ford sets almost all models in its offer. Whether they are light or heavy duty, single or double cab. For those who own truck not only used for work purposes in addition to the redesigned 2018 Ford Raptor, the market will find another high-performance version of the Ford F-150 truck. 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning. This is not an unknown name. For the third time, Lightning truck will try to testimonies itself completely.
Ford Lightning SVT History
Many will ask yourself why Ford has a need for the return and revitalization of the model, which was withdrawn from the market 12 years ago. Some stories must not remain untold. Ford Lightning is one of those stories. Ford was introduced a high-performance model, based on the F-150 pickup truck in 1993. That was in cooperation with the Ford SVT (Special Vehicle Team). This model was a direct competitor to the Chevy 454SS model. Equipped with a 5.8 L V8 engine that developed a power of 240 hp, was produced two years. The engine was coupled with 4-speed automatic transmission, received from the F-350 model. A break from 1995 to 1999, interrupted the demand for this model. Ford Lightning is produced in 28,000 copies, and in 2004 was completely disappeared from the scene.
Why Ford wants to offer a 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning, when returning Raptor model, the US market? Lightning truck beside fantastic performance, a specific suspension, and the frame of the construction. When he returned for the second time on the market, Ford Lightning was passed through a phase change engines, but also a number of modifications concerning the suspension. Then the vehicle was driven by 5.4 L engine with 360 hp, is still combined with a 4-speed AT.
2018 Ford F-150 Lightning Specs
As the next Ford’s biggest surprise we expect 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck. What was wrong with him, but now what Ford has to offer with this kind of title is a real lightweight construction. Aluminum architecture, 500-600 pounds less than the 2004 model, the new engine and a lot more hp than he had. 2018 Ford Lightning will probably be equipped with a 3.5 L V6 engine. With the new transmission, this engine in the new 2017 Raptor provides almost 450 hp. You will agree that no one expects more. Sometimes ‘the funniest’ pickup truck on the market, will return the smile on the face of many, and with less hp.
Official data on the specification of the form in which it will appear Lightning model still does not. Some sources indicate that the 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning most likely return to the regular cab, short-bed configuration. Despite all the more secret for now, the new Lightning model can only be better than the one we had the opportunity to meet. Improvements, which the company Ford recently placed though pickup truck segment exceeds all expectations. But that is another reason why always the first thought of the Ford F-Series, when the meanings pickup truck.