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1993 SVT F-150 Lightning

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1993 SVT F-150 Lightning

Entering the full-size sport truck marketplace in 1993, the SVT F-150 Lightning brought a more balanced approach to high-performance pickups. Instead of focusing only on straight-line acceleration, Lightning added sporty handling and towing functionality to the mix, allowing it to lap a race course as fast or faster than a Mustang GT of the same vintage, or to tow up to 8,400 pounds. Developed by the F-150 team and given to SVT to market, the Lightning featured a high-output 351 cubic-inch V-8 rated at 240 horsepower, good for 0-60 mph springs in the mid 7-second rang and quarter-mile times in the mid-15s.

Engine
Type: 90-degree, OHV Windsor V-8
Displacement: 5.8L / 351 CID
Horsepower: 240 hp @ 4200 rpm
Torque: 340 lbs.-ft. @ 3200 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 4.0 in. x 3.5 in.
Compression:  8.8:1

Suspension
Front: Twin I-Beam radius arms, Monroe Formula GP shock absorbers, coil springs, 25.4mm stabilizer bar
Rear: Rigid axle, leaf springs, Monroe Formula GP shock absorbers, 25.4mm stabilizer

Brakes
Front: 11.72 in. disc
Rear: 11.0 in. x 2.25 in. drum
ABS: N/A

Wheels/Tires
Wheels: 17 x 8 in. 5-spoke cast aluminum
Tires: Firestone Firehawk GTA P275/60HT-17, BSW

Performance

0-60 mph: 7.2 seconds (Motor Trend)
60-0 mph braking: 143 feet (Motor Trend)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 15.6 seconds @ 87.4 mph (Motor Trend)
 
Production
Total Produced: 5,276
 - Black: 2,691
 - Red: 2,585