We thought we’ll never this hi-performance truck again but here it is, as 2019 Ford F-150 Lightning. The famous truck once had a real hi-performance version in the offer. Of course, the current generation offers amazing Raptor, which is, though, an off-road performance truck. On the other side, the lighting was a real street performer, designed for urban roads and conditions. Last time we saw this version was in 2004. Since then, we are hearing stories about the revival, but nothing happened so far. Tired of waiting, fans of this version decided to do it by themselves. More precisely, a renowned car dealer Pioneer Ford of Bremen from Georgia designed a super-fast 2019 F-150 Lightning, which closely resembles the legendary model. It comes with plenty of power and many visual details that mimic previous Lighting version.
2019 Ford F-150 Lightning Details
The whole process of 2019 Ford F-150 Lightning creation was pretty challenging, but exciting as well. Of course, the goal was to create a truck that will closely resemble the original model. For that cause, the first step was to find a version with a proper body style and proper engine. Naturally, the choice was on the smallest possible bed and shortest wheelbase, just like it was case with the original. On the other side, the problem of this choice was in terms of standard features.
This body style doesn’t offer so generous list of standard equipment. Despite such disadvantage, the choice was easy. After all, event the previous version of the Lighting was pretty bare bone. After all, that was a strict street racer, without unnecessary features. The 2019 Ford F-150 Lightning comes in the same way. Moreover, it comes with the styling which closely resembles the famous version from the early 2000’s.
How does the original Ford F-150 Lightning look like?
The original Lighting was a really prolific truck. It was pretty simple in terms of features, though there were several unique styling details. Of course, the most recognizable was its low ground clearance, thanks to the sport-tuned suspensions. Also,there are unique wheels, as well as plastic front fascia. The new 2019 Ford F-150 Lightning follows all these design characteristics and comes with black plastic at the front, 22-inch wheels that feature similar pattern etc.
On the inside, the original model was pretty simple, and the new one continues in the same way. It comes with a pretty basic list of standard equipment, which comes without unnecessary pieces. It is a classic bare bone truck, which makes the things even more specific and more attractive to truck enthusiast.
2019 Ford F-150 Lightning mechanics
Another aspect where engineers from Pioneer Ford of Bremen made significant changes is chassis. There is a completely new suspension, which brings this truck much closer to the ground. Of course, there is a set of new wheels, which besides new pattern also comes with more inches in both diameter and width. With those modifications, 2019 Ford F-150 Lightning features a much lower center of gravity, which in practice means performances of a real sports car.
2019 Ford F-150 Lightning engine
Finally, there is the engine. Despite that the company prefers more efficient V6 units in these days, the choice was on proven and reliable 5.0-liter V8 Coyote. This engine in its stock version delivers around 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Modifications on the engine were significant, so 2019 Ford F-150 Lightning is good for about 650 horsepower. For comparison, this is 200 horses more than Raptor. If we consider that Raptor needs around 5 seconds to reach 60, we can only imagine how fast is this one.
How much does Ford F-150 Lightning cost?
Another great thing about 2019 Ford F-150 Lightning is a price. Despite all these amazing characteristics, the price goes under 50.000, around 49.500 dollars. For comparison, Raptor goes around 51.000 dollars.