It’s Imperative That Ford Launches a Ranger EV ASAP
At this point, it would be a miracle if we see the Tesla Cybertruck this decade, the GMC Hummer is too expensive, GM can’t sell EVs to save its life, yet the Ford F-150 Lightning is already sold out. What does that tell you? The American public wants electric trucks, but they don’t want to pay a fortune for them and, while the Cybertruck is cool, it’s gimmicky and won’t appeal to the wide range of people that actually buy trucks. A Ford Ranger EV, however, would be more affordable than all of the aforementioned trucks, it would be usable in day-to-day life, and it would just make sense. As it turns out, it might happen sooner than we all thought.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Will Be Old By The Time The Tesla Cybertruck Arrives
You might be wondering why a truck, that debuted almost a year ago, is being launched once again? Well, that’s because Ford showcased the truck on May 19, 2021, but the series production is all set to begin today (26th April). We pretty much know everything there is to know about the F-150 Lightning and its work-truck version, the F-150 Lightning Pro. But, this time, Ford has released the images of the truck at the company’s new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford debuted the F-150 Lightning in 2021, and the electric truck checks almost all the boxes and can be considered as the first mainstream electric pickup truck for the masses. There are a lot of electric trucks launched in recent years, like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the Lordstown Endurance, the Bollinger B2, etc. But, none of them offer the all-round capability that the F-150 Lightning does.
The Ford truck comes with all the bells and whistles one can ask for, and then some more. For now, Ford has launched it in one body style and three basic trims plus an exclusive work truck model, but expect it to grow in the coming years. With all the subsidies and credits, the F-150 Lightning works out to be the cheapest full-size truck in the market today! (more on this in the ‘Pricing’ section). From the looks of it, the F-150 Lightning seems to be an all-rounder that offers good power outputs, decent range, and a lot of tech features. Do you think it will be a runaway success, or will the loyalists look around at other trucks?
Should Tesla Spin-Off ’PLAID’ As Their Very Own High-Performance Sub-Brand?
Right from the onset, Tesla’s have always been pretty quick cars. The first-gen Roadster seems like a spec from the distant past, but it was nice to see Musk, drive up on stage in one, at the recently held ’Giga Rodeo’. Fast forward to today and the current crop of Tesla’s has turned things up to a eleven, especially when you consider cars like the Model S Plaid and the recently unveiled Model X Plaid.
Ford F-150 Lightning To Come With Tank Turn Capability!
The Ford F-150 Lighting debuted in 2021, but a year later, the company is all set to officially launch it. The company had received around 200,000 reservations for the world’s best-selling truck’s electric alter-ego, but recently stopped taking any more orders for it. While the truck is sold out for the current model year is a piece of big news in itself, there’s another big news coming in, courtesy of LightningOwners.com.
As it turns out, Ford has filed a patent with the USPTO about the tank turn capability in the Ford F-150 Lightning. Looks like Ford has already started reaping the benefits of its investment in Rivian… or does this have nothing to do with it?
Hennessey Mammoth 1000 6x6 TRX Enters Production, But It Is Not Cheap!
Hennessey announced the Mammoth 1000 6x6 TRX for the first time towards the end of 2020. It is supposed to be the biggest and most exclusive six-wheel-drive truck ever created by Hennessey in its 30 years of history. Now, about a year and a half later, the tuner announced that the Mammoth finally went into production. Only 12 units will be built, so, if you have an extra half a million sitting around, hurry up!
This 1977 Ford F-100 Pre-Runner Is An Epic, Sreet-legal Trophy Truck
AutotopiaLA is back with what is, arguably, the most outrageous build on the channel – a 1977 Ford F-100 Pre-Runner. What makes this truck special is not only the fact that it survived a roll-over accident, but also that it is a V-8-powered, street-legal trophy truck that loves to hang in the air.
We Didn’t Know We Needed This Land Rover Defender vs Ram TRX Drag Race Until Now
Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ staged yet another drag race, and this time, he brought two vehicles with supercharged V-8s – one’s the Land Rover Defender, and the other, the Ram 1500 TRX. Both of them are mighty powerful and don’t shy away from spreading their wings to take flight. But, how do they fare against each other? Will the lighter Defender prevail, or will the more powerful TRX smash its rival?
A 2,000-HP Nissan GT-R Gets More Than a Run For Its Money From a 1,600-HP Chevy Silverado
Whether stock or modified, the Nissan GT-R is a very quick car. That said, it is not the only capable platform, especially when it comes to building a very fast drag car. In this “This vs That”, Hoonigan drag race, a twin-turbo Chevy Silverado 1500 drag truck goes up against a more powerful Nissan GT-R. The Silverado previously beat a Tesla Model S Plaid, but this time, it goes up against Godzilla. Get ready to get your hearts and driveshafts broken.
The 1966 Ford Ranger II Concept Is The Crazy Sci-Fi Pick-Up Truck Ford Never Gave Us
When you think of 1960s pick-up trucks, you tend to think of the boxy, utilitarian work horses that serve their owners faithfully. Until the introduction of trucks like the Dodge Little Red Express, trucks were seen solely as utilitarian vehicles, with not much in the way of comfort and performance. In 1966, however, Syd Mead, a neo-futuristic artist responsible for the designs in Tron AND Blade Runner to name a few, designed a bonkers Ford pick-up truck that looked like nothing else.
2023 Ford F-150 Rattler
When you buy a truck, you also want to take it out off-roading. But with the new generation F-150, the only ones that are actually off-road-ready are the Tremor and the Raptor trim levels, which, of course, are very expensive - one is priced at $51,200 and the other one at $68,675.
Now, however, Ford announced a more affordable version. It will be called the ’Rattler’ and will be based on the XL series, with elements borrowed from the FX4 package.
2022 Brabus 800 Adventure XLP Superwhite
Do you remember the 800 Adventure XLP Superblack Brabus launched back in January 2022? It was a €725,900 version of the €575,630 800 Adventure XLP truck launched at the 2022 Geneva Motor Show.
And, if you thought things can’t get more expensive than this, now Brabus announced the 800 Adventure XLP Superwhite. As its name suggests, it is a whiter version of the previous XLP truck, but priced at €750,743.