Pikes Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck

Ford and another electric vehicle demonstration are returning to Pikes Peak. This time, the F-150 Lightning with 6000 pounds of downforce is being ridiculed.

Later in June, Ford will bring another electric vehicle prototype to Pikes Peak.

The maker created an insane version of the F-150 Lightning after the SuperVan 4.2 achieved an Open Class record in 2023.

The F-150 Lightning SuperTruck, which generates 6000 pounds of downforce with a plethora of extravagant aero components, will be piloted by Romain Dumas.

Ford is answering to the call of the mountains with a new electric vehicle demonstration. Ford created a stir at Pikes Peak in 2023 when, with the SuperVan 4.2, it broke the record in the Open Class competition. Now, the business is bringing the equally insane F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV pickup back to the renowned hill-climb competition.

Ford claims that the standard F-150 Lightning served as inspiration for the SuperTruck's creation, while we believe the SuperVan was more closely connected. The SuperTruck, like the van, was created in cooperation with Austria-based STARD, a company that specializes in electric rally and racing vehicles.

Pikes Peak Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck: A Helluva Demonstrator

Although power figures are not yet available, the SuperVan 4.2 produced more than 1400 horsepower, while the SuperVan 4.0's astounding 1973 stampeding horse output was created by its predecessor. We estimate that the SuperTruck will be in that range. Ford graciously shared (and brags about) their downforce statistics, which were reportedly designed to produce 6000 pounds of downforce at 150 mph—an accomplishment the carmaker claims is essential to the Pikes Peak endeavor.

We're willing to bet that the demonstration weighs a lot less than the 6855-pound production vehicle because of a plainly carbon fiber-only body panel and a bare interior. To keep it stuck to the mountain, the high-performance truck probably has motorsport-grade brakes, an FIA-grade racing seat, and racing slicks.

As he did with the van that broke records the previous year, Romain Dumas will be back to operate the SuperTruck. Later this month, on Sunday, June 23, the 102nd edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will take place.