CAR TECH Ford Lightning - the future is now old man

JeffSTL

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I dunno man. I love the lightning as much as the next dude that grew up in the late 90s early 00s but being upset the lightning trim isn't associated with a reg cab sports truck is kinda weird. It has been dead for 17 years. It's a literal play on words for a trim they already had marketing rights to. I wouldn't overthink it.
I didnt say one word about it being a regular cab or whatever it is, so I'm not sure why you think I'm upset about that. Would that be cool? Of course. Not necessary though and who's actually gonna buy a regular cab?

Literally all I'm saying is I'd like to see a sport package offered. It seems like a totally reasonable thing for something that was previously what it was to at least have some kind of sporty package you can pay for like almost everything. The F150 already has a sport package, but its just appearance. Let the regular lightning be just a good electric F150, thats cool. I'm not mad about them using the name Lightning, or the truck not being sporty. I've argued for Ford using MachE and Lightning etc because of how important "brands" are. I probably did earlier in this thread even.

I'm having a hard time processing people are arguing against a truck with a 4.4 0-60, with 563hp/775tq, named the Ford Lightning having some kind of sport or performance package offered when the base truck isn't marketed as sporty in anyway. You can get a sport package on a fucking Toyota Corolla ffs. I just cant even about this tbh
 
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I<3URANUS

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I didnt say one word about it being a regular cab or whatever it is, so I'm not sure why you think I'm upset about that. Would that be cool? Of course. Not necessary though and who's actually gonna buy a regular cab?

Literally all I'm saying is I'd like to see a sport package offered. It seems like a totally reasonable thing for something that was previously what it was to at least have some kind of sporty package you can pay for like almost everything. The F150 already has a sport package, but its just appearance. Let the regular lightning be just a good electric F150, thats cool. I'm not mad about them using the name Lightning, or the truck not being sporty. I've argued for Ford using MachE and Lightning etc because of how important "brands" are. I probably did earlier in this thread even.

I'm having a hard time processing people are arguing against a truck with a 4.4 0-60, with 563hp/775tq, named the Ford Lightning having some kind of sport or performance package offered when the base truck isn't marketed as sporty in anyway. You can get a sport package on a fucking Toyota Corolla ffs. I just cant even about this tbh


hopefully we get some kind of sport package or something that gets us something closer to the last lightning. Hopefully a regular cab but even if not something lower with a much tighter suspension, better wheels/tires and then maybe a software upgrade like Tesla does with their P models. This probably comes in the 2nd or 3rd year.
Your post here reads pretty heavily that way. If I wrong then oh well.

No one here is arguing against what you're saying either. Can you point out where someone said they wouldn't like more?

You also just not have watched the reveal video because they literally announced it as a sportier truck. They said it's the fastest and best handling f150 of all time.
 

JohnnyBeagle

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Once the initial hype for these dies down you'll see expansion into new trims to get hype back in. FX2, Tremor, street edition etc. It's a negligible cost for the manufacturer to churn out different trims like this so if you're patient I think the sport Lightning of your dreams is coming
 
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Once the initial hype for these dies down you'll see expansion into new trims to get hype back in. FX2, Tremor, street edition etc. It's a negligible cost for the manufacturer to churn out different trims like this so if you're patient I think the sport Lightning of your dreams is coming
I'm sure it will be.
 
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Lightning Pro details

10k upcharge for the 300 mile battery over the 230 mile version
Ugh. $10k is too much for only 70 miles. If the charger comes with everything to run the house off of and install then I guess it's closer to being a wash.

This also outs the XLT in a really weird place from a pricing standpoint. $3k more with less range/power than the work truck? Doesn't make any sense to me.
 

JohnnyBeagle

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Ugh. $10k is too much for only 70 miles. If the charger comes with everything to run the house off of and install then I guess it's closer to being a wash.

This also outs the XLT in a really weird place from a pricing standpoint. $3k more with less range/power than the work truck? Doesn't make any sense to me.
Yeah the extendo comes with the bidirectional charger

It's also 126 more hp and more tow capacity
 
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Yeah the extendo comes with the bidirectional charger

It's also 126 more hp and more tow capacity
Yeah. It makes you wonder what they're doing features wise. Maybe the upgrade all be less for the higger trim levels. (And standard on the platinum)

Or did I miss something where it said that's across all trims?
 

[DWI]

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Has there been any mention of if you can plow with the electric version? I' getting sick of the snow throwing the 400+ foot driveway.
 

Hisma

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sorta. the rivian is for the squarely burb/urban consumer who is used to buying 150k range rovers every year.
talking to co-workers, i've heard nothing but good things about rivian, and they've poached a lot of ex-tesla guys. They have an uphill battle wrt building a brand, but the product should be solid. Competition bout to be fierce by this time next year.
 
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talking to co-workers, i've heard nothing but good things about rivian, and they've poached a lot of ex-tesla guys. They have an uphill battle wrt building a brand, but the product should be solid. Competition bout to be fierce by this time next year.

i agree to those points. saw the factory in person.
 
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JohnnyBeagle

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sorta. the rivian is for the squarely burb/urban consumer who is used to buying 150k range rovers every year.
Yep, and it'll do well there. It's a lifestyle vehicle. Just like most Defender buyers aren't going deep into Moab, most people buying 4.5ft bed Rivians with optional spare tires aren't doing real work. Great to have options, I want one of each
 

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Yep, and it'll do well there. It's a lifestyle vehicle. Just like most Defender buyers aren't going deep into Moab, most people buying 4.5ft bed Rivians with optional spare tires aren't doing real work. Great to have options, I want one of each

yup. the hamptons guy who have a "farm" in the berk's
 

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