Ford to Offer Supercharged Harley Davidson F-150 for 2002
By: Michael Levine Last Edited: 08-01-01 00:00

Ford Motor Company is expected to further enhance its lineup of special edition Harley Davidson F-150 pickups this fall with the introduction of a supercharged SuperCrew model at the 2001 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

With the choice of a supercharged SuperCrew, Ford is hoping to make a preemptive strike at cross-town rival Chevrolet. Chevrolet is heavily rumored to announce the return of the Silverado SS, after a 10 year absence, for the 2003 model year later this fall or early next year in an extended cab, all wheel drive configuration. A SuperCrew configuration also would not tread too deeply into the Ford SVT Lightning's turf.

The supercharged Harley truck will be powered by the same 360hp 5.4L Triton V-8 powerplant as the Lightning but detuned to around 340 horsepower.