Dealership Builds The 650 HP F-150 Lighting That Ford Won’t

The Ford SVT Lighting went out of production nearly 13 years ago but the high-performance truck hasn’t been forgotten by the folks at Pioneer Ford in Georgia.

In a Facebook post earlier this week, the dealership unveiled its F-150 Lightning Tribute which is based on the single cab model with a short bed. Despite its rather humble appearance, a closer inspection reveals the truck has a side exiting exhaust and 22-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. The dealership also installed a sport-tuned suspension and a handful SVT and Lighting badges.

While the previous Lighting had a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine with 380 hp (283 kW), the new model has a 5.0-liter V8 that has been equipped with a Roush supercharger. This enables the truck to produce 650 hp (484 kW) which is 200 hp (149 kW) more than the F-150 Raptor.

The Drive reports the truck is rear-wheel drive and comes with its full factory warranty. The model is also eligible for all the rebates and incentives as a normal F-150.

This particular truck stickered at $49,661 but it has already been sold. The dealership has plans for additional models and one will be based on the 2018 F-150 and feature a gray micro suede and leather interior.

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  • Craig

    Very cool. BUT…. with 650 hp and RWD I doubt it will hook up any better than a Hellcat. Probably worse.

    • Six Thousand Times

      A lot worse – because of the empty bed. Still ridiculous fun.

      • brn

        Shortbed helps a teeny tiny bit.

        • Benjamin B.

          I would option this pickup truck with a tonneau cover and I would throw some weight in the back.

          • Hugh Jorgan

            Why would you want to increase total weight, when weight transfer at launch will do the job. You obviously have never been involved in race car fabricating.

    • Hugh Jorgan

      RWD Pickup trucks don’t hook up……better tell Larry.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMr1p7w5F9I

      • Six Thousand Times

        Yeah, that looks stock. 😉

      • Benjamin B.

        Not if the owner adds weight to the back

    • Benjamin B.

      Also it has a solid live axle. I would drive around with a few bodies in the bed anyway. Don’t worry about me. I’ll have a tonneau cover fitted on the pickup truck.

      • Polyester Poontang

        That’s the best axle for the drag strip.
        Ford is working on a way to option an extra strong solid live axle for the new Mustangs.

  • Ilbirs

    Beautiful. I’d have one like this if living in U.S. This dealer did the thing right and maybe this action can jumpstart the return of spiritual successors to the Lightning but also the 454 SS and the SRT-10.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I like it more than I should. Needs some neon stripes.

  • kachuks

    Those wheels certainly look throwback.

  • Blade t

    Looks like a fun truck….

  • LJ

    Needs the Raptor grille, hood and headlights to complete the look.

  • Bash

    I like it.

  • psiqtas

    But it looks bone boring stock – the previous Lightning looks far more better than this one…

  • So im just guessing, this it like a Ram SRT 10 but in a ford version?

    • LWOAP

      Nah, Ford didn’t have a V10. 🙂

  • LWOAP

    Wheels could use some changing and the exterior could use some design changes. The same could also be said about the interior. I’m being nitpicky so I’ll stop.

    I appreciate the effort though.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Light N ing?

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Coming to a C&C exit accident* near you.

    *Injured spectators not included.