Ford F-150 SVT Lightning - a special edition of one of the most profitable series of all time reproduced at 1 18 scale
As stated in this title, the Ford F-series cars are one of the most sold vehicles in the history of the car industry… No less. We decided to reproduce the special edition from 2003 of the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning in 1/18 scale model car. With a top speed of 236 kmh (147 mph), this car held the official Guinness record of "World's fastest production truck" during 5 years ! This performance bed truck is an improbable combination of a utility pickup and a powerful / fast / sportive engine.
Find below some specifications to support what we say:
- Engine: 90-degree, SOHC Supercharged Triton V-8
- Horsepower: 380 hp @ 4750 rpm
- Torque: 610 N-m (450 lbs.-ft.) @ 3250 rpm
- 0-96 kmh (0-60 mph): 5.8 seconds
- 1/4-mile @ MPH: 14.6 seconds @ 97 mph (for our US friends)
Let’s focus on the beautifully crafted 1/18 scale model Ford F-150 SVT Lightning exclusively available at DNA Collectibles in limited series and in 3 different body paints: Vermilion Red, Sonic Blue and Ebony Black.
The perforated front grill integrating the Ford logo on its center is perfectly replicated, as well as the finely engraved facelift headlights and fog lights.
The “Lightning” emblem proudly stands on each front side of the car to show off that it is not just a usual pickup truck. The 5 spokes facelift silver rims with the SVT label on the center cap are very accurate. You can clearly read the “Eagle F1” and the “Good Year” inscriptions on the tires to make them as realistic as possible. To continue in our fetishism of extreme precision, we replicated the tiny digital lock panel below the driver’s door handle. What is it for? Have you ever left your keys inside your car when it was already locked ? Yes, it also happened to you… Convenient to get them back, isn’t it?
A strange fact that cannot be ignored, the double exhaust pipe is located on the right side of the pick-up !
Regarding the rear of the 1/18 miniature car, the “SVT F-150” inscription on the left and the Ford logo on the right were precisely applied. As the usual DNA Collectibles’ signature, the facelifts tail lights are perfectly replicated with special attention to details: nice engravings, visible bulbs and lenses added as separate parts.
The designers placed 4 steps around the car to allow you to get easily into the bed: one on each side, 2 in the back, and we didn’t miss to reproduce these pragmatic details.
Talking about the bed, the Ford Racing bedliner engraved on the floor and walls is a real treat for the eyes. The numerous fixation points for safely harnessing heavy and bulky stuff were not forgotten in our 1:18 scale model car. Separating the cockpit from the bed, a central sliding window, integrating 2 spotlights and a third stop light on top of it, allows you to scrutinize the interior more easily.
That’s an excellent transition to focus our attention to the cockpit now! The harmonious contrast between light grey and black bicolor tones embellishes the global final rendering.
The dashboard and central console are very detailed as usual. To bring more realism, we added plenty of separate parts such as the steering wheel (with the Ford logo applied in the center and the integrated the hand controls), the commodos, the overdrive, the central mirror, and the additional folding central seat allowing to turn the 2 front seats into a wide bench.
Below the speakers, storage compartments were moulded into the doors.
And finally, the buckles of the seat belts (made of real fabric) are photo etched.