Check out this 2017 Ford F150 “Lightning Tribute” pickup truck, created by Pioneer Ford dealership in Georgia. The truck started as a regular cab, short cab, 2WD truck with a 5.0L V8 and a 6-speed automatic transmission. As is, that is already a unique configuration that has an MSRP for just under $35,000.
Pioneer Ford then adds a ROUSH supercharger system that pumps up the power in a big way to 600 horsepower and 557 lb-ft of torque. A performance wheel and tire combination as well as a side-dump exhaust system are included for a final price of $49,660. 0-60 MPH acceleration numbers are not listed, but a ROUSH Nitemare F150 crew cab trucks are labeled at a 4.2 seconds 0-60 MPH time.
We have received many inquiries about an official new F-150 Lightning from Ford. Ford does not release future product plans, but the company’s actions are clear. Ford Performance division is currently focused on off-road performance Ford Raptor (and Ford Ranger Raptor for overseas markets). The off-road truck focus has been a success for the company.
Ford made an attempt at a street-performance truck with the twin-turbo V6 2014 F150 Tremor, but it was around for just one year and did not sell very well.
This raises a question, does a modern street-performance pickup truck have to be a regular cab with a short cab and RWD? Why not have a truck in an extended or crew cab configuration and AWD/4×4? The ROUSH Nitemare Ford F150 is offered in extended and crew cab configurations.
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