F-150 SVT Lightning Salutes America with Smoke (Video)

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Because What Is More American than a Supercharged, Rear-Wheel Drive Sport Truck Doing a Burnout with a Guy in the Bed Waving a U.S. Flag?

This week’s “Tire Smokin’ Tuesday” video features a Ford F-150 SVT Lightning doing a quick burnout “for America.” To do this, the guys making the video start with one of the most American pickup trucks ever – the rear-wheel drive, supercharged Ford F-150 Lightning in bright red — and during the burnout, one of the guys stands in the bed of the truck, waving the American flag.

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Needless to say, while “don’t try this at home” applies to many of the videos that we share, this one is particularly dangerous. The guy standing in the bed is at a particularly high risk of injury. That being said, it still makes for one great, patriotic burnout video.

Now, in standard, stock form, this powerful Ford F-150 Lightning wouldn’t have any problems smoking the hell out of the rear tires thanks to the supercharged 5.4L V8 delivering 380 horsepower and 450lb-ft of torque. However, this F-150 SVT has a smaller pulley for more boost, a ported supercharger housing and while the details are brief, we would guess that it also has some exhaust modifications.

 

The supercharged Ford F-150 delivers a performance that our forefathers would have been proud of, if they hadn’t all died long before the internal combustion engine had been invented.

 

In any case, YouTube user Clark Griswold explains in the description of another video that his F-150 Lightning is making around 525 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. So, this truck is most certainly making far more power than a stock F-150 SVT . As a result, this supercharged Ford F-150 lays down one wicked burnout with his blown and built Lightning delivering a performance that our American forefathers would have been proud of, if they hadn’t all died long before the internal combustion engine had been invented.

The only downside to this video is the camera quality, but with the content being so great, it is worth a few seconds of your Tuesday, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!

Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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