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Ford Will Now Sell You A Basic F-150 With A 700 Horsepower Supercharged V8 And A Warranty

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Back in 2021, Ford made a somewhat controversial naming decision. By naming its all-electric truck the F-150 Lightning, the manufacturer upset a small but passionate group of horsepower junkies obsessed with the F-150 Lightning street trucks of the ‘90s and early 2000s. Two years later, Ford Performance is here to make amends in an epic way: Say hello to the Ford F-150 FP700, a 50-state-legal, warrantied package that cranks things up to 700 horsepower. Ooh yes, that should do nicely.

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Although the Lightning name is currently used by an all-electric machine, Ford pulled a throwback of a different kind with this F-150 street truck. The FP700 package name is reminiscent of the Ford Mustang FR500, a wicked concept from the turn of the millennium that claimed to be as quick as a Ferrari 360 Modena. It’s also worth noting that the FP700 isn’t the only F-150 to crank out 700 horsepower — the desert-focused Raptor R also produces 700 horsepower, but from a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 shared with the outgoing Mustang GT500 rather than the more common engine in the FP700, which you’ll find in run-of-the-mill F-150s — even basic ones.

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The headlining act in this festival of fury is a three-liter Whipple twin-screw supercharger force-feeding a five-liter Coyote V8. That’s a humongous blower, so peak output of 700 horsepower and 590 lb.-ft. of torque isn’t terribly surprising. However, while compacting all 68 PBR cans in your truck bed with one 700-horsepower brake-torque launch is delightful, that’s not the only delightful part of this package. Ford Performance has gone to the trouble of getting the FP700 kit through CARB certification, so this pumped-up F-150 is fully-legal in California. Can I get a hell yeah? Oh, and Ford Performance even throws in a warranty, even if it’s a short one at three years or 36,000 miles.

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Mind you, the FP700 kit does come with a few restrictions. Obviously, it can only be applied to F-150 trucks with the five-liter V8, but it isn’t compatible with the eight-foot bed, or with Ford’s ProPower Onboard generator setup. Still, once you get over those minor humps, a 700-horsepower street truck still sounds awesome. Haul major drivetrain components for your project car and ass at the same time!

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How could this get any better? How about with two FP700 kits? Yep, Ford will sell you the FP700 package as either the Black Edition or the Bronze Edition, both consisting of 22-inch wheels, stripes, and tailgate lettering in their respective colorways. No matter which color you choose, all FP700 F-150s also come with a rear lowering kit, a black grille, special floor mats, unique fender vents, and an interior badge celebrating the muscle under the hood.

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So how cheaply can you possibly build a new Ford F-150 FP700? Well, the kit itself retails for $12,350, while a regular cab two-wheel-drive F-150 XL with the Coyote V8 and nothing else stickers for $37,925. Add those two numbers together and you end up with a price tag of $50,275 for a 700-horsepower vinyl-floored street truck. Of course, you’ll probably want to at least add a limited-slip differential, but if you stay conservative with the option sheet, you could end up with a seriously fast rig for sensible money.

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However, if you’re willing to get truly silly with the Amex, Ford Performance offers all manner of add-ons to turn the Ford F-150 FP700 up to 11. How about a side-exit sports exhaust system, a tailgate-mounted spoiler, or even a bed-mounted sports hoop? Plus, if Ford’s own accessories bore you, there’s a legion of aftermarket companies happy to take your bucks. Long live the street truck, in all its glorious vulgarity. And long live the high-powered work-truck.

[Update: You all seem to be big fans of this post and, frankly, I love the shorty version of this, so here are some more photos if anyone is curious. I think the implication here is that it’ll do some sweet burnouts. I must test this! – MH]

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JDE
JDE
1 year ago

I seem to recall pre-Pandemic you could retain your warranty with a dealer installed supercharger as well. Made for a fun little sleeper truck.

Pickup_Man
Pickup_Man
1 year ago

“upset a small but passionate group of horsepower junkies obsessed with the F-150 Lightning street trucks of the ‘90s and early 2000s” Raises hand. (it makes a lot of sense but I still don’t like it)

Not. Good. Enough.

Don’t get me wrong, the fact that it’s even available is a win and I think it looks great, I would absolutely buy one if you know, I could afford it.

This is now the second half assed attempt Ford has taken at a Lightning successor (2014 Tremor), the thing that makes the Lightning special was that it was the full package, not just the high HP. Special engine, suspension, ride height, body kit, interior bits, wheels etc, this is cool, but it falls a bit short of being a real successor to me. Common Ford, commit to it and give us a worthy contender.

Anyway, my head says I’ll take it in crew cab 6.5′ bed form, velocity blue with the Bronze package and 4×4, my heart says extended cab 6.5 bed, also velocity blue/bronze, 2wd.

AKA Rukh
AKA Rukh
1 year ago
Reply to  Pickup_Man

I get the saltiness, but I don’t think Ford is going to be super invested in high performance gas variants of new vehicles moving forward. I doubt there will be many more hi-po variants of internal combustion vehicles, due to the overwhelming performance advantages of electrics, not to mention the relative ease and cost of performance upgrades. I’m going to appreciate that we even got this concession, as I’m guessing it’s going to be one of the last from them.

TXJeepGuy
TXJeepGuy
1 year ago

Kinda want. Could do without the 22’s though.

SYKO Simmons
SYKO Simmons
1 year ago

I’m intrigued and impressed! No new offerings really get me going, but this unit here looks like pure hooligan JOY! I can bitch and moan about soulless EVs and egg shaped new cars and trucks over 100k then this unit comes along! What a time to be alive!

J Money
J Money
1 year ago

Hell yes, is all I have to say. As Chrysler winds down SRT production, Ford is there happy to welcome those looking for new rides.

Jeremiah McKenna
Jeremiah McKenna
1 year ago

I like it. My only question is, what was done to the brakes and suspension to make it reel in those ponies?
As far as an 8ft bed, I’m sure you can order one with a single/regular cab. The issue could be the carrier bearing in the longer wb trucks, but I don’t see that as a major issue, since there are Raptors and other specialty trucks with double cabs and high HP/TQ. 72 inches is the longest, single drive shaft allowed.
I really don’t think that is the issue here. I think it is that it is a specialty truck, so they want to keep it simple, or harken back to the ICE, SVT Lightning.

However, when I worked at a few Ford Dealerships, I know, or rather knew how to order Ford Trucks to suit the customer a lot better than any off the lot config. So, I’m sure I could set down and freshen up my skills again and I’d be able to figure out how to get an 8ft bed delivered.

N M
N M
1 year ago

If I had to guess, I think it’s that all (however many few that is any longer) 8ft bed F150s come out of Kentucky Truck, not Dearborn. My gut is leaning toward what’s probably a supply/training/line-side tooling challenge.

Paint-Drinking Thundercock Harvey Park
Paint-Drinking Thundercock Harvey Park
1 year ago

Black edition is red, bronze is white, got it

Brian Michael
Brian Michael
1 year ago

Ford Performance is SVT so technically this is an SVT Lightning, and a very sort of 1964 LeMans “Gran Tourismo Omologato package” way for the performance guys to bring it back. You’d have to figure there are those in the division that with they could build a sport truck, but the marketing guys insist on Raptoring everything.

Ford Performance and FP700 are both such lame names too. I was at an impressionable age when SVT was in its heyday so I’ll always be salty about them ditching it, and the Dark Horse would be so much more appealing to me as an SVT Cobra.

Besides that, this thing is very Hell Yeah Brother, Murica. It should probably come with a brake upgrade as standard though, and I’d leave off the cosmetics and let it be a sleeper. A white XL on steelies with 700hp would be very cool indeed, or an Old Man Special XLT with full boomer chrome.

Jack Smith
Jack Smith
1 year ago

It looks like they are using belt and pulley system for the built in generator option to drive the blower, or at least putting it in the same place. Sounds like a pretty smart way to do it.

I buy my trucks used because I can’t go $40,000 to $50,000 in debt on a vehicle, but this is great for people who have the money and I would totally buy it if I was rich or didn’t mind massive debt.

I don’t think this sounds like too bad of a deal considering what people pay for trucks that do not have this anywhere close to this kind of horsepower. I do think a limited slip differential with a decent gear should have come standard with it.

I’m planning to just put a smallish turbocharger on my pickup. It’s an older 2008 Silverado 1500 so it’s not that bad to work on I think I can do it. It won’t have the instant horsepower that you get with this Whipple supercharger though. This thing probably gets better gas mileage than my old 6 liter Silverado, while being much faster.

Jeremiah McKenna
Jeremiah McKenna
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Smith

If it is a business purchase, debt is not a bad thing.

John
John
1 year ago

still a slow truck , just weighs too much and any old 90s 300 hp super sedan will beat it still

Rust Buckets
Rust Buckets
1 year ago
Reply to  John

I promise this is anything but slow. High three figure horsepower does that.

SarlaccRoadster
SarlaccRoadster
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Nah, the 90’s supercars are now beaten cleanly by some basic sedans of the 2020’s.

example: Ferrari 348 0-60: 5.7sec. 2023 Honda Accord 2.0T 0-60: 5.3 sec

J Money
J Money
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Hey, if you’re new to cars, stick with it!

Blajghhh
Blajghhh
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Lighter than a Challenger, and an E55 AMG

Rusty S Trusty
Rusty S Trusty
1 year ago

So give a full size pickup truck 700 hp and the only thing you do to the suspension is lower the rear end, nothing’s done to the brakes and you have to opt into a limited slip differential? This must be Ford’s sequel to Mustangs leaving Cars and Coffee now that the joke has run it’s course.

Last edited 1 year ago by Rusty S Trusty
Protodite
Protodite
1 year ago

Not exactly my type of vehicle, but I can’t definitely appreciate the fun here. I can also appreciate that the article sounds excited about the truck rather than, as most modern automotive outlets will do, complain about how bad and vulgar it is, how useless it is, and how you’re bad if you like it because it’s gross and excessive and doesn’t wear a European badge while pretending to be a track sports car while weighing 7000 pounds and costing $150K.

TheSixSpeed
TheSixSpeed
1 year ago
Reply to  Protodite

One sticking point is that those behemoths are usually built on high riding off road suspension, and thus are more dangerous to everyone else on the road, pedestrians and car owners alike.

At least these street trucks are lighter and lower, meaning less kinetic energy in an accident and a lower hood for pedestrians.

Call me biased, but this is what 700hp trucks *should* be.

Zeppelopod
Zeppelopod
1 year ago
Reply to  TheSixSpeed

I agree with 80% of your point, but “less kinetic energy” and “lower hood?” It’s still a dang F-150. It’s like getting hit by a cape buffalo instead of a rhinoceros.

Ian Cox
Ian Cox
1 year ago
Reply to  Zeppelopod

The average weight of a rhino is 2,365 pounds.

The average weight of a cape buffalo is 1,322 pounds.

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
1 year ago

700hp in a work truck? Yes, please!
Man, that traction control is gonna be working hard.

Dennis Birtcher
Dennis Birtcher
1 year ago

Better looking and significantly cheaper than the Shelby Super Snake F-150, although that one does claim to make 775 horsepower.

MrLM002
MrLM002
1 year ago

If they gave it a stick I’d settle for 200hp.

Masterbuilder
Masterbuilder
1 year ago

Now, if only you could get it with a stick…

Masterbuilder
Masterbuilder
1 year ago

They finally figured it out, did they?

Serial Thriller
Serial Thriller
1 year ago
Reply to  Masterbuilder

I’ve wondered in other threads why we’re living in the golden age of truck horsepower yet it’s only applied to offroad packages. Long live the street truck!

Timothy Arnold
Timothy Arnold
1 year ago

This is just Ford looking at the modding scene and seeing plenty of people doing this sort of thing with bare-bones W/T models, but this comes with a warranty for those folks a bit reluctant to take the risk modding one themselves. Seems like a smart idea to me.

Rabob Rabob
Rabob Rabob
1 year ago
Reply to  Timothy Arnold

Ford should make their engineers work on getting Mavericks for sale and tackling their bulk recall issues.

Toecutter
Toecutter
1 year ago

The aspirational penis truck of the working class! I envision a future where trailer park dwellers and blue collar laborers seek these out used. And for the money, they’d be an excellent choice, as long as you don’t care about fueling costs.

Jack Smith
Jack Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  Toecutter

It depends on if they make a lot of them or not. If the number isn’t very high then they will probably hold their value pretty well and not get affordable. Hopefully they sell an insane number of them.

Toecutter
Toecutter
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Smith

Ford will have to offer an insane number of them to pull that off. They screwed everyone who wanted an inexpensive Maverick Hybrid.

Mark Tucker
Mark Tucker
1 year ago

I love it! The only trouble is that they’re gonna sell about five regular cab short beds, and they’ll all get flipped on Bring A Trailer before their first oil change, and never be seen again until a Mecum auction in about twenty years.

Frankencamry
Frankencamry
1 year ago

I’m perplexed by the lack of 8ft bed support. The only drivetrain difference should be the longer driveshaft. Are they putting a weaker one in the longer wheelbase trucks?

Austin Vail
Austin Vail
1 year ago
Reply to  Frankencamry

Can the dually version be had with a short bed? Maybe it’s to prevent dually trucks from getting the package?

Frankencamry
Frankencamry
1 year ago
Reply to  Austin Vail

Those should already be set up for more torque than this package is putting out.

That would remind me of when Dodge caught a bunch of flack when they brought out the Ram sport truck and it was slower than some of the regular setups. They made amends with the SRT-10.

Jeremiah McKenna
Jeremiah McKenna
1 year ago
Reply to  Austin Vail

A 1 Ton Dually F350 will have a little bit different drive shaft, U-joint and carrier bearing since those are typically set up with way more torque than a 150.

Edward
Edward
1 year ago
Reply to  Frankencamry

The longer driveshaft may not be able to take it.

V10omous
V10omous
1 year ago
Reply to  Frankencamry

On the HDs at least, the long wheelbase trucks have a two piece driveshaft, I wonder if that’s also the case for the 150

Jeremiah McKenna
Jeremiah McKenna
1 year ago
Reply to  V10omous

Anything longer than 72 inches mandates a 2 piece with a carrier bearing. I don’t think it is a mechanical issue, but more of an esthetics issue.

Jeremiah McKenna
Jeremiah McKenna
1 year ago
Reply to  Frankencamry

72 inches is the longest single drive shaft allowed. After that, you need a 2 piece with a carrier bearing. I don’t think that is the issue here, since there are other trucks with long wb that require 2 pcs and have high hp/tq. Maybe it is an esthetics issue, or too new to tell how it can be configured.

I have worked at 2 different Ford dealerships and ws able to order the trucks to suit the end buyer if they wanted/needed something special for their farm or business etc. Maybe the order forms aren’t complete yet. Regardless, you’d be surprised at the things you can get, from different gear sets to brakes to extras, like a PTO etc.

Spyrius Robot
Spyrius Robot
1 year ago

Just a shame you can’t get it with a flareside bed for the full Lightning look.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 year ago
Reply to  Spyrius Robot

Came across one last weekend, and it was striking – I’d forgotten about the flares. Such a design of its time, the all the rage jellybean cautiously applied to a pickup. It’s getting better looking in my eyes every year (just as the curvy SN95 Mustang does).

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 year ago

Why not “F-150 Thunderbolt”? Goes well with the Lightning, plus the retro connection is fairly appropriate here.

Jack Smith
Jack Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Trade

That sounds way better than some letters and numbers. Those letters and numbers didn’t even mean anything to me when I heard them. Unless it’s something like GT, the FP letters don’t mean anything to me. With a name like thunderbolt everyone knows what that means.

The electric vehicle should have had Lightning plus something else added to it to differentiate it from the regular Lightning. Something like Lightning EV or whatever. Then just kept the OG Lightning.

Zeppelopod
Zeppelopod
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Trade

Not to mention, if anything would be a landbound version of the P-47 it’d be this thing.

Tbird
Tbird
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Trade

Thunderbolt was also the name of drag pack Fairlanes in the ’60s I believe,

Nsane In The MembraNe
Nsane In The MembraNe
1 year ago

Okay the idea of a barebones work truck with looney bin supercharged V8 power is pretty sweet. It’s gonna get an enthusiastic HELL YEAH BROTHERRRRR from me.

Dodsworth
Dodsworth
1 year ago

I’m in the mood to start a silly rumor. I heard from reliable sources that Ford will sell a Highland Green Mustang Mach E with imitation Torq Thrust wheels. They’re calling it the EBullitt. Coming soon is a commercial with an AI generated Steve McQueen driving it through San Francisco. Supply line shortages mean supplies will be limited. Ford promises to crack down on dealer markups.

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