1,900-HP Ford SVT Lightning Runs 7s In The Quarter-Mile: Video

Sponsored Links

It’s not easy building a competitive drag racing machine out of a pickup truck. Due to the lack of weight over the rear axle, it’s a challenge to put big power down without spinning the wheels, and the largeness brings with it unwanted weight and aerodynamic drag.

Nonetheless, there are those who do build properly fast drag machines out of pickup trucks, like the owner of the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning shown in the video above. The total weight of the truck is around 3,400 pounds including the driverĀ – heavy enough that it has to deploy not one, but two parachutes at the end of the drag strip to help it slow down. Yet somehow, despite its immensity and inherent imbalance, this SVT Lightning consistently manages to blast through the quarter-mile in the low-seven-second range, allowing it to dispatch nearly every single opponent it comes across in this video.

What’s more, it does it all with so little drama, you might think the footage was simply sped up.

Sponsored Links

According to the owner, this SVT Lightning puts out somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,900 horsepower at the crank, thanks to a 400-cubic-inch Bennett Racing engine with a pair of turbochargers. That engine is backed by a Mark Mickey Turbo 400 transmission, which relies on a Menscer Motorsports suspension to help it put the power down.

Check it out.

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage


We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

Sponsored Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ford Moves To Patent An Autonomous Off-Roading System

It Isn’t Just Americans That Are Cuckoo For Crossovers; Ford Europe SUV Sales Up 28.5% In October