Wicked Twin Turbo Lightning F-150 Gets Down:Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
Turbocharged Ford F-150 Lightning covers the track like an NHRA Pro Stock car.
This week’s Truckin Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the blown64vette YouTube channel and it features one of the quickest Ford F-150 Lightning pickups that we have ever seen. Although this footage is captured at an eighth-mile event, this Lightning runs 7-second quarter mile times, making it only slightly slower than a modern NHRA Pro Stock car.
The Ford F-150 SVT Lightning featured in the video above is owned and driven by a gentleman named Jimmy Dolan and he calls his truck “The Yetti.” Dolan’s pickup is equipped with a small block Ford built by Bennett Racing Engines and that finely-tuned mill is fitted with a set of huge 88-millimeter turbochargers. The monster power from that boosted V8 is sent through a Mark Micke-prepared Turbo 400 transmission and a set of drag radial tires helps get the power to the ground.
While there have been some weight reduction modifications made, including an array of fiberglass body panels, this turbocharged truck weighs right around 3,400 pounds. We don’t know how much power The Yetti makes, but with quarter mile times in the 7-second range, there is some major power reaching the wheels.