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2003 SVT F-150 Lightning

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2003 SVT F-150 Lightning

Various media outlets had given the SVT Lightning the ‘fastest pickup’ crown ever since the second-generation truck’s introduction in 1999, it became a matter of official record when a stock 2003 Lightning reached 147 miles per hour on a test track. A redesigned five-spoke alloy wheel, satin-chrome interior door handles and two brand-new paint colors Sonic Blue Clearcoat (replacing True Blue) and Dark Shadow Grey (replacing Silver Metallic) were introduced for 2003. Plus, thanks to some new suspension tuning, Lightning’s payload rating was increased to 1,350 pounds.

Engine
Type: 90-degree, SOHC Supercharged Triton V-8
Displacement: 5.4L / 330 CID
Horsepower: 380 hp @ 4750 rpm
Torque: 450 lbs.-ft. @ 3250 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 3.55 in. x 4.16 in.
Compression:  8.4:1

Suspension
Front: Twin short-and-long-arm type suspension, coil springs, tubular gas-charged Bilstein shock absorbers, 31mm solid stabilizer bar
Rear: Rigid axle, five leaf springs, staggered gas-charged Bilstein shock absorbers, 23mm solid stabilizer bar

Brakes
Front: 12.1 in. vented disc, twin-piston caliper
Rear: 13.1 in vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS: Four wheel, three sensor ABS system

Wheels/Tires
Wheels: 18 x 9.5 in. 5-spoke cast aluminum
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS, P295/45ZR-18, Unidirectional tread

Performance

0-60 mph: 5.8 seconds
60-0 mph braking: 136 feet
1/4-mile @ MPH: 13.9 seconds @ 100 mph (Motor Trend)
 
Production
Total Produced: 4,270
 - Grey: 1,170
 - Black: 1,036
 - Red: 735
 - Blue: 723
 - White: 606