We remain skeptical, though.
Just a few months ago, 2021 F-150’s chief engineer, Craig Schmatz, said in an interview the automaker has basically no plans to resurrect the F-150 Lightning. At the time, he declared the F-150 Raptor was the company’s top priority but now that the performance off-road truck is out, it’s probably time for Ford to rethink its strategy. And judging by a new report, this could actually happen.
FordAuthority claims the Dearborn-based company is considering a new performance street truck as a modern successor to the F-150 Lightning. The report doesn’t provide a lot of information, though it seems that Ford could be thinking about a truck that’s fast on the road rather than off.
According to the publication, the new F-150 Lighting – or whatever it is going to be called if brought to production – could use a version of the automaker’s 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. Depending on the application, the turbocharged engine can produce up to about 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts), which would be a great starting point for the new street F-150. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.