Recently American manufacturer shows the high performance Ford F-150 Lightning to the Australian race car driver Daniel Ricciardo. Push away in a press release about Ford teaming up with Red Bull Racing for a 2026 Formula One entry was a teaser of a new EV performance demonstration. A tweet from the CEO confirm that it’ll indeed be based on the F-150 Lightning electric pick-up truck. Daniel Ricciardo, the third driver of Red Bull Racing gets the chance to see the electric pick-up truck in full which is equally important.
It’s not the first high-performance Electric Vehicle demonstrator based on a pickup truck since Ford unveiled an F-100 Eluminator at the 2021 SEMA (Speed Equipment Manufacturing Association) show with a powertrain borrowed from the Ford Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Speaking of the sporty EV crossover, lest we forget the bonkers Mustang Mach-E 1400 with over 1,400 horsepower. Other exciting one-offs featured in the slide below are the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 drag supercar and the recently shown Electric SuperVan with over 2,000 horsepower.
Just like all these super fast electric vehicles the beefy Ford F-150 Lightning will go in production very soon. This also shows that the electric motor have huge potential for a electric truck. Most probably this Lightning will have horsepower in four figures. The current ongoing variant of F-150 Lightning generates over 580 horsepower and 1051 NM of torque. With this much power this electric pickup is able to accelerate from steady to 60 mph in under four seconds which is really insane. As a refresher, the Ford F-150 Lightning was awarded for 2023 North American Truck Of The Year, easily beating the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 and Lordstown Endurance.