PUTC Buyer's Guide: 2002 SVT F-150 Lightning

 



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Price:
$31,775* (SVT Lightning 4x2 Regular Cab Short Bed)

Add $715 destination charge.
*Prices are base prices.

Engines:
Only one engine is available for the SVT F-150 Lightning

5.4-liter supercharged SOHC Triton V8 with sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection (SEFI)
380hp @ 4750 rpm
450ft-lbs. @ 3250 rpm

Transmissions:
Only one transmission is available for the Lightning :

- 4R100 Four-speed automatic with overdrive

Fuel Economy (City/Highway):
5.4-liter: (n/a) 4x2 auto

Competitors:
Chevrolet Silverado SS (2003 MY)

 

 

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Overview:
The 2002 SVT F-150 Lightning continues as the fastest production pickup truck available. The SVT Lightning has a 5.4L supercharged and intercooled V8 engine as standard equipment, producing 380hp and 450 ft.-lb. of torque. To balance the power and torque, the SVT Lightning has larger brake rotors and calipers, and an SVT-tuned suspension. The SVT Lightning also makes a powerful statement on the interior with a Ebony textured leather and Medium Graphite cloth trim 40/60 split bench seat with center jump seat with the SVT logo stitched in the seatback.

The SVT F-150 Lightning is built on the F-Series regular cab, short-wheelbase chassis, giving the lightest possible weight, optimum handling and acceleration.

Exterior elements that distinguish the 2002 SVT Lightning from the regular F-150 include new upper and lower front grilles with a horizontal billet-bar design that is unique to Lightning in the F-Series line. The headlights, taillights, side-marker lights, and the signature round fog lights all have clear, crystalline lenses found only on Lightning, which give the exterior a clean, jewel-like appearance.

The cab’s center high-mounted stop lamp also is unique to Lightning, with 10 light-emitting diodes flanked by two clear-lens cargo lights.

The cast aluminum-alloy, five-spoke wheels measure 18 x 9.5 inches and carry Goodyear Eagle 295/45ZR-18 F1-GS performance tires.

Exterior Design:
No major revisions are planned for 2002 with the exception a new color, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic.

Locking lug nuts are additional standard equipment.

Interior Design:
No major revisions are planned for the interior for 2002.

Powertrain:
The SVT Lightning’s SOHC 5.4-liter Triton™ V8 engine produces 380 horsepower at 4,750 rpm. Torque output is rated at 450 lb.-ft.at 3,250 rpm.

The 5.4L supercharged engine achieves this power with better engine breathing, by improving intercooler efficiency, and a redesigned the lower intake manifold to improve air flow.

The rear axle ratio is a "shorter" 3.73:1. This supports the Lightning’s off-the-line performance, and is a key factor in its zero to 60 mph time of 5.8 seconds. Due to high driveline loads and rotational speeds, a 4.5-inch aluminum drive shaft is used.