The Ford F-150 lightning strikes so fast that it can smoke the raptor – and its own

Electric vehicles can be incredibly fast and this applies to almost every body style, including trucks. Ford says a manufacturer of its top-of-the-line, 580 hp and 775 pound-foot (1,050 nm) F-150 Lightning Platinum has estimated 0-60 mph (0-96 km / h) between mid-4s. . – The second range which is quite fast.

Now that it has been tested independently, it appears that it is actually faster than that – and may need better brakes.

The car and driver got their hands on a brand new 2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum and saw that it would dance 0-60 (96km / h) in 4.0 seconds from a dead stop. This is no small feat and it places the Lightning at the very top of the Ford food chain in terms of instant acceleration, making it faster than other F-150 models, including the 450 HP Raptor (5.8 seconds tested by Edmunds).

The Mustang Mach-E GT cannot beat this, and C&D indicates, “A Mustang Mach 1 must be exceptionally driven to open the narrowest quarterly gap.” Of course, it’s still not the fastest truck on the market but it’s closer than the data.

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The RAM TRX can go from 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds and the Rivian R1T is faster with a time of 3.3 seconds. Nevertheless, it is interesting to note that during its testing, C&D found that lightning was 0.1 seconds faster than 30-50 mph (48-80 km / h). At 50-70 mph (80-112 km / h) it is only 0.1 seconds behind the R1T.

Unfortunately, not everything came to lightning. During a fantastic hardcore braking test, it was found that Ford was struggling to keep its brakes cool. The truck was stopped six times in a row at 70 miles (113 km / h), and there were problems only half way.

“A warning light came after the third, indicating that the brakes were overheating, with significant fading and smoke, to the point that the truck could not keep ABS engaged at the next stop.” By no means do I want to convey that I recommend for the mother to be inactive.

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