Ford to Reveal All-Electric F-150 Lightning May 19 with Livestreamed Event at Ford HQ

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Cat is out of the bag already
 

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"Now I remember back driving my first electric car. I was with Henry Ford. I had an onion tied around my belt, as was the style at the time. It was a horse carriage they had rigged up with lead acid batteries. Had to carry the acid in with buckets and pour it really slow, you know? You couldn't just go down to Home Depot or even the acid store. You had to know a guy. We called him the acid man. We'd say 'hey, acid man!'

…and I say to Henry, I says, 'Henry, you know you got folks all mixed up with this model T business. Why start there? Why in the middle of the alphabet? You ought to start at A! Your next car should be a model A!'

…That was the same discussion I had with Elon. I said Musky, what's with the model names?"

120 rambling minutes later...

"...and that is why everyone needs to drive an electric car!"

Nah Ford is slapping all their old specialty names on any EV they make. Sort of like Chevy with SS everything 15 years ago.

In retrospect, slapping an "SS" trim on a Cobalt seems like a terrible idea, but damn if that car wasn't fast.

But if we want to talk stupid names, what's with the "Go Over Any Terrain/G.O.A.T mode" with the Bronco? What stupid pandering crap is this? Are they going to rename the launch feature "YEET mode?" Or the driver distraction minder "Woke meter?"
 

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The Mustang Mach E name didn't bother me much, but I really think Ford screwed the pooch if the new Lightning is a regular looking F150 4-door. Would have been better calling it the F150-E or something and leaving the Lightning name for a legit Lightning.
 

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The Mustang Mach E name didn't bother me much, but I really think Ford screwed the pooch if the new Lightning is a regular looking F150 4-door. Would have been better calling it the F150-E or something and leaving the Lightning name for a legit Lightning.

Im really hoping they have some sort of specialty truck and the Lightning name isnt for the regular electric F150. That would really piss off the enthusiasts. From that picture above in this thread it looks to be just a regular electric F150.
 

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Does anyone know how much quicker this Lightning will be compared to the previous fastest factory Ford truck? I thought I heard 0-60 in 4.4 for the new Lightning. I think the 2004 Lightning was something like 5 seconds, maybe a little slower.
 

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But if we want to talk stupid names, what's with the "Go Over Any Terrain/G.O.A.T mode" with the Bronco? What stupid pandering crap is this? Are they going to rename the launch feature "YEET mode?" Or the driver distraction minder "Woke meter?"

not sure if serious...I do think it's stupid either way but GOAT mode was used with the original Bronco, it's not a new thing they just made up for it
 

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In retrospect, slapping an "SS" trim on a Cobalt seems like a terrible idea, but damn if that car wasn't fast.

But if we want to talk stupid names, what's with the "Go Over Any Terrain/G.O.A.T mode" with the Bronco? What stupid pandering crap is this? Are they going to rename the launch feature "YEET mode?" Or the driver distraction minder "Woke meter?"

I legit LOL'd at the YEET mode.
 

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Another ruined name. The f150 platform was begging for a rcsb with forced induction v8 from the factory.
They should have called this something else.
 

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