|Drivetrain||Front / Rear|
|Engine||5.8L Naturally Aspirated v 8 (gasoline)|
Ford introduced the model in 1993 to compete with the GMC Syclone and, primarily, the Chevrolet 454 SS. The Lightning shared it's basic platform structure with the F-150, but custom modifications were made to Lightning chassis to increase rigidity. A 351 in2 (5.8 L) Windsor V8 producing 240 hp (179 kW) and 340 ft-lbf (461 N-m) of torque replaced the standard F-150 engine. The engine was based on an existing block, but Ford fit it with a "GT40" intake and heads and used hypereutectic pistons to increase response, output and durability.
A Ford E40D automatic transmission equipped with an aluminum driveshaft was standard and the only available transmission. 4.10:1 ratio rear gears, special 17" wheels with Firestone Firehawk tires, Lightning badging, a custom front air dam that with integrated fog lights, and bucket seats with adjustable side and lumbar supports were part of the package. Suspension modifications made the truck stiffer and more responsive, and provided a 1 in front and 2.5 in rear drop in ride height, lowering the vehicle's center of gravity and improving handling. These trucks were manufactured at Ford's Michigan Truck Facility in Wayne, Michigan.
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