Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck will take on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Ford Performance returns to America’s mountain once again in an all-new electric demonstrator vehicle – the F-150 Lightning SuperTruck.  The initiative follows and aims to build upon the success of capturing multiple records at the 2023 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with SuperVan 4.2.

2024 Ford F 150 Lightning SuperTruck EV Speed

Designed in conjunction with Ford Design and STARD Advanced Research and Development to excel in the extreme conditions of Pikes Peak, this truck showcases advanced aerodynamics, generating 6,000 pounds of downforce at 150 mph, and features optimised electric motors for peak performance.

For the 102nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill climb, SuperTruck’s powertrain will consist of three STARD UHP 6-Phase Motors and Ultra-High Performance Li-Polymer NMC cells, generating 1400-plus horsepower output.

The F-150 Lightning EV demonstrator is designed with a triple-element front wing, headlight ducts, hood ducts and louvers, front dive-planes, side diffusers, rear diffuser, and multi-element rear wing to maximize aerodynamics. It also features carbon ceramic brakes, Pirelli P-Zero tires on magnesium forged wheels, and a fully custom in-board suspension.

Piloting the SuperTruck will be Romain Dumas, a veteran of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and current overall record holder, marking his ninth appearance and second with Ford Performance. Dumas’s expertise and experience make him the ideal candidate to pilot this special vehicle.

Continuing the partnership started with SuperVan 4.0, STARD is integral in the development and construction of SuperTruck’s powertrain design and controls.

Since 1916, Ford vehicles have been conquering Pikes Peak, starting with a Model T that completed the climb to the 14,115 ft summit in 28 minutes 03 seconds. This year, Ford aims to surpass its own 2023 record set by the SuperVan 4.2, which completed the run in 8 minutes 47.682 seconds.  

Source: Ford


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