Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) visited some good nastiness upon the F-150. They took a good work truck and made it into a Canyon Carving Muscle Truck… The trucks produced tremendous power, especially in the second generation, from 1999 to 2004. They had 380hp and up to 450ft-lbs of torque.
The Lightning was the performance truck.
Of course, the wasn’t the end of Ford’s muscle truck programs… a few years ago, their front-line beast grew a few more driven wheels, got seriously jacked up… went wide-body and became the Raptor.
But this is the (not so) humble beginning. Of course, what really shocked a lot of people was that the Lightning actually HAD the capability to carve some corners. What is didn’t have was cargo capability. Like other muscle trucks (spelled Syclone), it wasn’t made to haul anything but ass…