Did Ford Just Tease A High-Performance F-150 Lightning?

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What would it even be called?

Ford announced a return to Formula 1 as an engine supplier for Red Bull Racing, and during that announcement teased four mystery products. The infographic containing the teasers was first spotted by Motor Authority, who spoke with Ford spokesperson Emma Berg at a media event.

"EV demonstrators are a key component of our changing motorsports strategy. Just like E-Transit Supervan and Mach-E 1400, we'll continue to introduce more that show how exciting electric vehicles can be," Berg said, refusing to provide any more details on the silhouetted cars in the infographic. Fortunately, three of the four cars are pretty self-explanatory.


The car on the top left is a race car based on the Ford Mustang, the top right is the upcoming Raptor model based on the Ranger, and the bottom left is the Red Bull F1 car. That just leaves the silhouette on the bottom left in the "EV Performance Demonstrators" box. The mystery model looks a lot like a Ford F-150 Lightning, hinting that there could be a higher-performance version coming.

As a reminder, the F-150 Lightning is already quite powerful, packing dual electric motors producing 452 horsepower with the standard battery and a whopping 580 hp with the extended pack. The Lightning can hit 60 mph in under four seconds, making it quicker than the V6-powered Raptor.


The cars surrounding this mystery F-150 model include the Mustang Mach-E 1400 with seven electric motors, the E-Transit Supervan with 2,000 hp, the electric Cobra Jet 1400 with 1,400 hp, and the resto-mod F-100 Eluminator Concept. None of these cars have reached production but were built to show how much performance can be extracted from an electric vehicle.

We assume whatever Ford teased here is just a concept like the other aforementioned vehicles, but perhaps there is a small chance it will be something customers can actually buy.


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