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Ford will enter the Pikes Peak race for the second year in a row under the auspices of its factory team with a purpose-built electric car. If last year the Ford Performance SuperVan 4 electric racing van was launched, which became the best in its class, then in 2024 the project was turned into an F-150 Lightning SuperTruck pickup truck to try to set a record in a new category. On the eve of the race, the brand officially declassified the new product. As last year, the car will be driven by Frenchman Romain Dumas.

The power plant was developed by the Austrian company STARD Advanced Research and Development together with specialists from Ford Performance. It is stated that in 2024 the electric car will receive three 6-phase STARD UHP engines and ultra-high-performance NMC lithium polymer cells, generating power of over 1,400 horsepower.

Ford showed off the crazy electric F-150 pickup truck for Pikes Peak

A feature of the SuperTruck project was aerodynamics. All body panels are designed with the sole purpose of providing maximum downforce as you drive up the winding road to the top of the mountain. It is stated that at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour the body kit generates 2,700 kilograms of downforce.

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The prototype received a three-element front splitter, air ducts instead of headlights, louvers in the hood, flaps on the sides, a massive rear diffuser and a multi-element rear wing. The electric car is also equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes, Pirelli P-Zero tires on magnesium forged wheels and a completely custom suspension system.

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