Ford Reveals Their “Pikes Peak” F-150 Lightning SuperTruck

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] A wild aerodynamic pkg. and massively upgraded drivetrain and chassis is ready to tackle the “Race to the Clouds”.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 31, 2024

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    Ford Performance revealed its F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV ahead of testing next week as it returns to the world-famous Pikes Peak. Romain Dumas, current Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record holder, will pilot the F-150 SuperTruck at the main event on June 23, 2024.

    Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck Details

    The Ford Performance Motorsports EV takes its inspiration from the F-150 Lightning and is developed in partnership with STARD. The vehicle’s aerodynamic features were designed to reach 6,000 lbs of downforce at 150 mph, integral for its efforts at Pikes Peak. The Ford F-150 Lightning Switchgear is still based on a production Lightning platform and enhanced with a bolstered suspension, carbon composite panels, skid plates and more to expand the limits and expectations of EVs.

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    On the drivetrain front, the Pikes Peak program will include wide open software calibration and new battery cell chemistry for production vehicles.

    In 2023, Ford's Electric SuperVan 4.2 set a new Open Class record at Pikes Peak with an 8:47.682 ET in the 20km course. I suspect that record will be broken later this month with Ford’s SuperTruck. ;)

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    The last one worked out extremely well. I suspect this one will turn out even better!​
     
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  2. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Ford needs to qualify that statement with elevation.
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Bill:
    Good Point!

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    Wayne
     
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  4. litesong

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    Maybe the word "elevation" should be replaced with the word "altitude" & drivers replaced with pilots. :p ha ha ha.
    If the aerodynamic Ford downforce parts were replaced with lifting wings & propellors, also getting rid of the heavy wheels & tires, they would have an electric airplane. Call it safety measures, if the Ford missed a corner & flew off a cliff. Airplanes land on Freeways. It's about time, land vehicles take off from roads & into the air. Aircraft(or land) electric motors have the same HP at all...."altitudes".
     
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  5. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Kanji lettering would make it faster, all all the kids with their Corollas with wings like that know.
     
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