Supercharged F-150 Thanksgiving Edition of Throwback Thursday
This video features a group of factory supercharged Ford F-150 pickups slaying tires and blasting down the drag strip.
Before you overdose on turkey and mashed potatoes, check out this week’s Throwback Thursday video which comes to us from the s|ck YouTube channel. It features a collection of factory supercharged Ford F-150 pickups from the 10th generation of the F-Series. These supercharged trucks are, of course, the SVT Lightning and the F-150 Harley-Davidson edition, each of which were powered by an Eaton-blown 5.4L Triton V8. These Ford trucks were among the most impressive performance pickups ever sold by any automaker and today, nearly 20 years later, these are still some of the most well-recognized performance trucks to ever hit the streets.
The Supercharged 10th Generation F150
If you are unfamiliar with the F-150 Lightning and the F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition, here is a quick rundown.
The SVT Lightning was available 1999 through 2004, had a unique exterior appearance, and, most importantly, a supercharged 5.4L V8 that offered 360 horsepower and 440lb-ft of torque for 1999 and 2000, while the 2001-2004 models packed 380 horsepower and 450lb-ft of torque. While those numbers seem small by today’s standards, back in the late ’90s and early 2000s, the Lightning was the most capable truck the Motor Company had ever offered.
The F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition was introduced for the 2000 model year and it would run through 2003. Like the Lightning, the Harley truck was fitted with a supercharged 5.4L V8, but in an effort to leave some space between the two high performance pickups, the motorcycle-themed F-150 “only” offered 340 horsepower and 425lb-ft of torque. Also, while the Lightning was a short bed, short cab package, the Harley-Davidson Edition was more of a luxury performance package with the larger SuperCrew cab configuration.
Supercharged F-150s in Action
In the end, both of these supercharged F-150 pickups offered incredible performance measures that are still admired today. This video compilation shows these older Ford trucks doing what they do best–smoking the tires and blasting down the quarter mile. And the high performance pickup action is set to some appropriate heavy metal music.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!