The long-awaited Ford F-150 Lightning is due to be unveiled to the world on May 19, but it recently showed up unexpectedly during President Biden’s visit to the Rouge plant in Dearborn.
During the performance at the factory, a silver Ford F-150 Lightning prototype without any camouflage was parked in the background. We highly doubt this was an oversight on the part of Ford, as the car was prominently positioned to be visible in the background.
Some obvious visual changes have been made to the front of the F-150 Lightning. Among them are new optics and an LED strip that stretches across the entire front end. There is also a closed high-gloss black radiator grille. The front bumper is much the same as the combustion engine F-150 models, as are the side mirrors and windshield.
During his visit to the factory, President Biden also had the opportunity to briefly test a camouflaged F-150 Lightning prototype. Biden is a well-known car enthusiast and after a quick test drive told reporters that “this bum is fast.” He then states that it sprints from 0 to 96 km / h in about 4.3 or 4.4 seconds, but a Ford spokesman can be heard responding that the automaker has yet to release performance data.
Biden visited the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to release his infrastructure plan, which will include billions of dollars of investment in EV development.