Why Does This F-150 Lightning Have a Massive Wing?

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F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV will compete later this month.

Ford Performance unveiled the F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV ahead of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Developed in collaboration with STARD, the F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV demonstrator draws inspiration from the F-150 Lightning–even though the pair are barely related despite sharing a name. Aerodynamic enhancements have been made to achieve 6,000 lbs of downforce at 150 mph, a crucial feature for tackling the challenging Pikes Peak course.

Ford says the F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV demonstrator is part of a larger effort to advance electric powertrain technology. The insights gained from the Pikes Peak program will contribute to software calibration and battery cell chemistry improvements for future production vehicles and race programs. Last year the Ford Electric SuperVan 4.2 set a new Open Class record, completing the 20km course in 8:47.682.

F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV shares only a name with the F-150 Lightning

The F-150 Lightning SuperTruck follows the Switchgear, another high-performance demonstrator created with RTR and revealed in January 2024. The Switchgear, based on a production Lightning platform, features enhancements such as a reinforced suspension, carbon composite panels, and skid plates.

Set to be driven by Pikes Peak record holder, Romain Dumas, the SuperTruck will race up the mountain on June 23, 2024.

This article was co-written using AI and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team.

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It achieves 6,000 lbs of downforce at 150 mph.
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