It's a battle of the performance trucks!
The truck market in America offers tons of variety and options, but one thing that it’s lacking is a street performance-specific truck - to find that, you have to do a bit of rewinding. About a decade and a half ago, there were two major players on scene from Ford and Dodge, and these two trucks used to rule the road. While neither truck has nerf bars or running boards, these trucks are still very well-equipped!
That’s right, we’re talking about the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, and the Dodge Ram SRT-10 - sports cars wrapped up in a pickup’s body. Two examples of these trucks are in our inventory right now for you take home, and then to the track!
First up is the 2002 Ford F-150 Lightning, this truck is easily the more recognizable of the two. The 2002 pickup is based on the 10th generation for the F-Series Ford trucks, but it got a special supercharged 5.4-liter that helped it lay down 380-horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque from the factory. This example has been modified to reach 450-horsepower and over 480 lbs of torque. Backing the engine is a four-speed automatic transmission that feeds power to the rear tires, and it rides on a custom suspension to keep it grounded.
The other of the trucks is a one of the 2957 2004 Viper SRT-10 trucks ever made, not to mention, it only has 2,564 miles on the clock. Dodge produced this model to essentially be a Viper stuffed inside the body of a full-size pickup truck. With an 8.3-liter V10 engine under the hood, 500-horsepower and 525 lb-ft of torque was sent to the rear tires. According to the ad, “This truck was placed in the Guinness World Records for being the Fastest Production Truck Produced with a top speed of 154.4 MPH in its stock condition.”