• The Ford F-150 Lightning seems to be getting an off-road variant, which can possible use the Tremor moniker.
  • Our spy pictures present a Lightning with a entrance skid plate in addition to the identical all-terrain tires because the gas-fed F-150 Tremor.
  • Automotive and Driver requested Ford to verify if the electrical F-150 will get the Tremor therapy, however a spokesperson declined to touch upon future merchandise.

The Ford F-150 Lightning can take its driver the place they should go on electrical energy alone. However what if their vacation spot extends the place the blacktop ends, extra particularly the place surfaces are slipperier and rocks deal with the underbody like George Foreman used to deal with opponents within the boxing ring? For that, off-road-oriented upgrades resembling these on the gas-fed F-150 Tremor are a primary requirement. Based mostly on our spy pictures, the Lightning might quickly be getting an analogous sort of therapy.

Tremor-Like F-150 Lightning

Ford is not saying a peep a few forthcoming F-150 Lightning Tremor. Automotive and Driver requested a spokesperson to verify its existence, however they predictably replied with the corporate line about not commenting on future merchandise. In fact, it is arduous for us to not speculate that such a truck is probably going on the way in which after we spy an electrical F-150 fitted with among the identical gear that is discovered on the present Tremor.

ford f150 lightning tremor rear shot

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Together with equally styled matte-black 18-inch wheels, the obvious issues the Lightning take a look at mule shares with the Tremor are its 33-inch Basic Grabber all-terrain tires. That sort of knobby rubber is not at the moment supplied on any electrical F-150. Whereas entrance tow hooks are, none at the moment have the entrance skid plate that seems below the spied Lightning’s chin. Extra importantly, the revised decrease fascia will present a greater method angle for clearing obstacles.

ford f150 lightning tremor front

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ford f150 lightning tremor side

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Contributing to its improved clearances, the take a look at truck additionally has an elevated experience peak, which is one other Tremor inform. We do not know from the pictures whether or not or not the Lightning’s adjustable air suspension has been altered, but we are able to clearly see the aspect steps discovered on most fashions are lacking. What’s additionally lacking are the Tremor’s bedside badges and signature orange accents that seem on the fuel mannequin’s grille, entrance tow hooks, and aspect vents.

All these clues recommend the F-150 Lightning is in retailer for an off-road variant, and since each different Ford pickup—minus the comparatively minuscule Maverick—provides a Tremor configuration, we might wager that moniker can even apply to the EV. Now we simply have to attend and see.

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Eric Stafford’s vehicle habit started earlier than he might stroll, and it has fueled his ardour to put in writing information, opinions, and extra for Automotive and Driver since 2016. His aspiration rising up was to turn out to be a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like automotive assortment. Apparently, getting wealthy is more durable than social-media influencers make it appear, so he prevented monetary success totally to turn out to be an automotive journalist and drive new automobiles for a residing. After incomes a journalism diploma at Central Michigan College and dealing at a day by day newspaper, the years of principally burning cash on failed mission automobiles and lemon-flavored jalopies lastly paid off when Automotive and Driver employed him. His storage at the moment features a 2010 Acura RDX, a guide ’97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a ’90 Honda CRX Si.



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