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2004 SVT F-150 Lightning

2001 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning

2004 SVT F-150 Lightning

The SVT F-159 Lightning soldiered into its final year on the PN-96 platform as the best-selling and longest-running sport truck nameplate of all time. What’s more, despite being a 6-year-old design, by 2004 the lightning proved nearly as fast in performance tests, keeping it in a class by itself when it came to bang for the buck. As Ford’s F-Series moved to yet another new platform and V-8 powertrain, Lightning ended production as the only factory-built truck on the market capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in a shade over 5 seconds and reaching a top speed of just under 148 mph and yet still tow a 5,000-pound trailer or carry up to 1,350 pounds of payload for under $34,000.

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: 3,781
 - Black: 843
 - Red: 648
 - Grey: 648
 - Silver: 618
 - Blue: 596
 - White: 428