Ford Performance Unleashes The Off-Road F-150 Lightning Switchgear

In a groundbreaking move, Ford Performance has unleashed the F-150 Lightning Switchgear, a high-performance on- and off-road demonstrator that redefines the capabilities of America’s best-selling electric truck. Crafted in partnership with RTR Vehicles, this cutting-edge vehicle draws inspiration from the iconic F-150 RTR Ultimate Fun-Haver project of 2016, featuring custom exterior carbon bodywork adorned with a striking Ford Performance 2024 livery.

The Switchgear not only pushes the boundaries of electric trucks but also serves as the latest addition to Ford Performance’s Demonstrator program. This program, featuring notable predecessors like SuperVan 4.0, Mustang Mach-E 1400, Mustang CobraJet 1400, and the F-100 Eluminator, showcases the vast potential of electric vehicles, serving as a dynamic testing ground for engineers to rapidly advance their knowledge for future electric vehicle development.

Designed as a true off-road powerhouse, the F-150 Lightning Switchgear boasts a significant increase in track width for enhanced off-road stability. Improved ground clearance and suspension travel ensure this electric marvel conquers terrains never before explored by its counterparts.

To tackle rugged landscapes, the Switchgear’s suspension system employs FOX 3-inch diameter internal bypass shock absorbers, complemented by unique front and rear bumpers to optimise approach and departure angles. The front sports custom independent double-wishbone suspension, while the rear features multilink independent suspension with coil-over shocks, stabiliser bar, and custom control arms.

Dressed in carbon composite front fenders, bed sides, and rear bumper cover, the Switchgear is fortified with steel fabricated rock rails and a front skid plate to tackle the toughest off-road challenges. Limit straps are strategically incorporated to manage suspension and wheel travel effectively.

Adorning NITTO Ridge Grappler 37×12.5R18 tires and equipped with a distinctive chase rack featuring two spare wheels/tires, the F-150 Lightning Switchgear is ready to make its public debut at the King of the Hammers off-road racing event starting January 25 in Johnson Valley, California. Brace yourselves as Ford Performance electrifies the off-road experience, setting a new standard for electric trucks with the awe-inspiring F-150 Lightning Switchgear.

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