Ford builds powerful F-150 Lightning concept

Ford isn’t done building insane EV concepts to flex its electric muscles yet.

On Friday, as Ford announced its return to F1 racing with Red Bull Racing in 2026, Ford released a chart showing how it believes racing leads to successful products. One of the images was the outline of a yet to be unveiled electric pickup demonstrator believed to be based on the F-150 Lightning. The other silhouettes are for new Mustang racers and the previously revealed Ranger Raptor.

Ford's strategic global motorsport program

Ford’s strategic global motorsport program

The next EV experiment could be a powerful F-150 Lightning. Ford has built a Mustang Mach-E with seven electric motors that together produce 1,400 horsepower, an electric Ford Supervan with 1,972 horsepower, and even a 1978 F100 with an Eliminator electric crate motor.

Ford spokeswoman Emma Berg said the company is continuing to evaluate how electric vehicles fit into its motorsport strategy.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

The stock F-150 Lightning with the large 131kWh extended range battery makes 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque. Ford originally said the electric truck would do 0-60 mph in the mid-range four seconds. The production truck is faster than originally advertised, with a 0-60 mph time of under 4.0 seconds. It’s faster than a regular F-150 Raptor and probably about as fast as the F-150 Raptor R with its supercharged V-8 engine.

It’s unclear when Ford’s teased F-150 Lightning-based demonstrator will be revealed, how much power it will have, or what upgrades it might have, but it’s likely to go from 0 to 60 in under 4.0 seconds mph will run. The electric Ford Supervan concept has undergone high-speed testing at the Nürburgring, and its multiple engines allow it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 2.0 seconds.