700 HP Ford Lightning vs. “AWD UGLY” Silverado

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A turbocharged sleeper puts some hurt on a very powerful Ford Lightning.

A 700-horsepower Ford Lightning is nothing to sneeze at, especially in the world of fast trucks. Even though we’re Ford fans here, when something comes along that’s even faster, we have to give credit where credit is due. This video by Salinas Photography shows us the preparation for an illicit drag race between the aforementioned Lightning, and a turbo AWD Silverado nicknamed “AWD UGLY.”

Look past the peeling paint, and the dings and dents you’re used to finding on a decade-old work truck, and there’s a dark, dirty secret lying underneath — a turbocharged small block capable of propelling this unassuming vessel to a nine-second quarter mile.


While the Lightning initially gets the holeshot — despite the Silverado being AWD — the Lighting begins to pull away ever so slightly before the Silverado’s turbo spools up, allowing it to easily walk away from one of the baddest Lightnings out there.

The moral of the story is, don’t judge a book by its cover, and if you’re in Texas, pay extra close attention to beat-up Chevy pickups!

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Cam Vanderhorst is a contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and MB World. He is also a co-host of the Cammed & Tubbed podcast.

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