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.
SVT F-150 Lightning is built on the F-Series regular cab, short-wheelbase
chassis, giving the lightest possible weight, optimum handling and
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.
cabs center high-mounted stop lamp also is unique to Lightning,
with 10 light-emitting diodes flanked by two clear-lens cargo lights.
cast aluminum-alloy, five-spoke wheels measure 18 x 9.5 inches and
carry Goodyear Eagle 295/45ZR-18 F1-GS performance tires.
No major revisions are planned for 2002 with the exception a new
color, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic.
lug nuts are additional standard equipment.
No major revisions are planned for the interior for 2002.
The SVT Lightnings SOHC 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine produces
380 horsepower at 4,750 rpm. Torque output is rated at 450 lb.-ft.at
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.
rear axle ratio is a "shorter" 3.73:1. This supports the
Lightnings 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.