"Brian Earl Spilner. Sounds like a serial killer."
There used to be a time when the mere mention of the Ford F-150 Lighting would conjure images of tire smoke, V8 engines, and bald eagles. How the times have changed. These days the F-150 Lighting represents an all-electric pickup truck that is supposed to do battle with the Tesla Cybertruck. While demand for the new electric workhorse has been more than impressive, hardcore Ford fans are still a bit sour at the fact that this "Lightning" won't be making any thunder, but thankfully the guys over at Hoonigan have kept the Ford Lightning dream alive, by fitting an SVT Lightning with a 2JZ engine out of a Toyota Supra.
The 'Lord Frightening' as it is known was built by Hoonigan in collaboration with Cody Walker, brother of the late Paul Walker of Fast & Furious fame. Not only is the name Lord Frightening a cheeky play on words, but the build pays homage to Paul in one of the best ways possible. In the first F&F movie, Paul's character Brian O'Conner is seen driving an SVT Lightning shop truck while working at the Racers Edge. In the movie, the SVT was used as a parts hauler to fix up the iconic Toyota Supra which Paul uses to race Vin Diesel in a black Dodge Charger. The irony that Lord Frightening is now powered by the engine of the car it served in the movie is not lost on us.
Some might say that fitting a six-cylinder to a V8 car is a crying shame, but when it's a 2JZ, even the most hardcore V8 fans will understand. The 2JZ under the hood of Lord Frightening has been fitted with a serious Garrett G30-900 turbo, a custom intake manifold by Ken Gushi, and produces 514 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. Sure there are many 2JZ cars that make double the power, but if a stock SVT Lightning is a handful, just imagine what this more powerful machine will be like on the road. RIP Paul Walker.
Join The Discussion