The SVT Lightning was a gem in the seven-decade history of the Ford F-150. Spanning over two ancestors with a three-year aperture in between, the performance-focused barter has become a admired amid barter enthusiasts who appetite a lightning-fast yet able-bodied truck.
Sadly, Ford alone the SVT Lightning in the 2004 11th-generation adapt of the acknowledged truck, which apparent the end of the nameplate. We still see samples of these approved cab models on the road, though, and they absolutely attending badass.
But how does the SVT Lightning analyze adjoin a avant-garde F-150 Raptor? That’s apparently a catechism that some barter admirers accept in apperception appropriate now, and StangMode aims to acknowledgment that in his afresh uploaded video on YouTube.
We’re talking about on-road performance, of course, back the bargain abeyance of the SVT Lightning makes it an underdog adjoin the Baja-conquering Raptor. On pavement and on paper, however, the 20-year-old barter has a abbreviate chance.
The SVT Lightning is powered by a 5.4-liter Triton SOHC V8 that’s able with an Eaton M112 supercharger. Its aboriginal iteration, which is the one featured on the video on top, makes up to 360 horsepower (268 kilowatts) and 440 pound-feet (597 Newton-meters) of torque, beatific to the rear auto via four-speed Ford 4R100 overdrive automated transmission.
On the added hand, the F-150 Raptor has a abate 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 but it makes essentially a lot at 450 hp (336 kW) and 510 lb-ft (691 Nm) of pull. This agent sends ability to all four wheels, which is an advantage on its own (apart from the ample ability gap).
Take note, however, that the SVT Lightning weighs essentially beneath than the Raptor by about 1,000 pounds. With that said, which do you anticipate won this annoyance race? Watch the video on top.