Ford F-150 Lightning Fighter Edition Sells For $275k At Auction


The Ford F-150 Lightning is a hot commodity and one recently sold for $275,000 (£222,114 / €252,931) at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction.

That’s nearly five times more than the base price of the pickup, but this wasn’t your typical model.  Instead, it was a Fighter Country Edition based on the range-topping Platinum trim.

The F-150 Lightning Platinum starts at $96,874 and comes nicely equipped with heated / ventilated leather seats, a massive moonroof, and an 18-speaker B&O Unleashed premium audio system.  The model also sports a 15.5-inch infotainment system, Pro Power Onboard, and the Blue Cruise semi-autonomous driving system.

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 Ford F-150 Lightning Fighter Edition Sells For $275k At Auction

That’s just the starting point as the Fighter Country Edition adds a handful of special touches inspired by the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. While the auction listing doesn’t go into detail, the truck was apparently created with the assistance of Sanderson Ford and sports aftermarket wheels as well as “Fighter Country Foundation” badging on the hood.  The model has also been adorned with a bed cover and F-35 Lightning graphics.

While the changes are minor, it appears someone was a fan and wanted to support the Fighter Country Foundation. 100% of the hammer price will benefit the charity, whose purpose is to “support the men, women and families of Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.”

As for the winning bidder, they’ll receive a unique truck that features a 131 kWh battery pack and a dual-motor all-wheel drive system developing a combined output of 580 hp (433 kW / 588 PS) and 775 lb-ft (1,050 Nm) of torque.  This setup enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than four seconds and have a range of 300 miles (483 km).


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