Sunday, May 18, 2014
Car Watching - 1993 Ford SVT Lightning
The 1993 F-150 SVT Lightning truck was quite an odd duck in those days. It sported a 351 with most of the Mustang Cobra's engine tricks (GT40 heads and such) as well as a host of other go-fast goodies. A performance truck, you say? While they may be normal today, in 1993 most trucks were not meant to go fast. Later, the SVT truck became quite a monster. Once it moved over to the "new" body style and Modular engine family, it sported overhead cams, a supercharger, etc. That one became very popular at the drag strip.
What I find most striking is how small this "big" truck is. In the background of my photo, you can see a modern F-150. It dwarfs this 93. In fact, this truck looks much more like a modern Ranger than an F-150. This one is in really good shape, too.