Will the new Ford F-150 Raptor overtake the iconic Ford F-150 SVT Lightning?August 9, 2020
Enthusiasts from the YouTube channel StangMode decided to race between the high-performance Ford F-150 trucks – the 2019 F-150 Raptor and the SVT Lightning, produced for almost 20 years, took part in the race.
The SVT Lightning was the crown jewel of the seventy-year history of the American Ford F-150 pickup. For two generations, this performance-oriented truck has become a favorite among pickup enthusiasts looking for a fast yet robust truck.
Unfortunately, Ford abandoned further production of the SVT Lightning in 2004 with the introduction of a new generation of the full-size F-150. Nevertheless, we still see examples of the “charged” SVT Lightning on the road, and they look really cool even today.
But can the old SVT Lightning overtake the new F-150 Raptor truck, which is also a powerful version of the regular F-150?
This is the question that enthusiasts from the YouTube channel StangMode tried to answer.
The SVT Lightning is powered by a 5.4-liter Triton SOHC V8 engine powered by an Eaton M112 supercharger (you can hear it howling in the video). This engine develops up to 360 horsepower and 597 Nm of torque, which are transmitted to the rear wheels through a four-speed Ford 4R100 automatic transmission.
The newest F-150 Raptor has a smaller 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 twin-turbocharged V6 engine, but its output is quite large at 450 hp (691 Nm). This engine delivers power to all four wheels, which is an advantage in itself (not counting the significant power gap).
Note, however, that the SVT Lightning weighs significantly less than the Raptor at around 454kg.
Not so long ago, we wrote that the new Ford F-150 Raptor was noticed in road tests. The new version of the pickup received a very bold and different design from the classic F-150.
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