- Ford has unveiled the F-150 Lightning Platinum Black, a special edition electric truck.
- The Platinum Black boasts unique features like matte black wheels, smoked light bar, reflective Lightning badge, and Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driving system.
- The Platinum Black offers enhanced technology, optimized towing setup, and Pro Power Onboard.
In the words of Henry Ford, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it’s black.” Well, it seems the Ford F-150 Lightning team took this classic quote to heart and decided to add a twist to it. The brand is introducing the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum Black – a special edition electric truck that’s poised to turn heads and set trends in the world of electric mobility.
Monochrome Magic: Stealth and Style
The F-150 Lightning Platinum Black stands out as a monochromatic beauty, showcasing a blend of cutting-edge technology, raw power, and premium design. This unique special edition takes the high-end Platinum trim level to new heights by wrapping it in a striking matte black finish – a first-ever for Ford’s production trucks.
The result is a truck that not only embodies the timeless allure of the color black but also capitalizes on the current trend of matte finishes, making it a true standout in the electric truck arena.
Priced at $97,995, this electrified special edition promises to deliver an EPA-estimated range of 300 miles, ensuring that its power and performance match its distinctive style. Only 2,000 will be produced, with deliveries set to begin in early 2024.
The F-150 Lightning Platinum Black’s exterior is a symphony of matte black and Agate Black gloss features, coming together to create an aesthetic masterpiece. The 22-inch matte black wheels and lug nuts give the truck an imposing presence on the road, while the black Ford Oval badging and smoked signature light bar add an element of mystery. The truck’s unique reflective black-on-black Lightning badge seemingly glows when lights flash over it at night, adding a touch of intrigue to its overall design.
Beyond its captivating exterior, the F-150 Lightning Platinum Black is no slouch in the technology department. It features the latest iteration of Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free highway driving system (version 1.2). This advanced system includes Lane Change Assist, which enables hands-free lane changes with a simple tap of the turn signal, and In-Lane Repositioning, which subtly adjusts the vehicle’s position within its lane for optimal safety.
The Platinum Black’s enhanced technology isn’t just limited to its driving capabilities. The truck boasts an optimized towing setup that automatically switches to “tow haul drive mode” when a trailer is connected.
And with Pro Power Onboard, featuring 9.6 kW of exportable power, the truck becomes a portable power station, capable of supplying electricity to tools, electronics, appliances, and more. This feature now works even when the truck is switched off, providing even more convenience and utility.
The Platinum Black vs. the Original F-150 Lightning
While the F-150 Lightning Platinum Black is making waves with its distinctive matte black exterior and enhanced technology, let’s not forget about the original F-150 Lightning. The 2023 F-150 Lightning pick-up is already renowned for its 775 lb.-ft. of instant torque and seamless connectivity. Its BlueCruise hands-free driving system earned it recognition from Consumer Reports, demonstrating its cutting-edge tech.
The availability of up to 11 power outlets through Pro Power Onboard showcases its utility, and its Intelligent Backup Power feature allows the truck to power homes during outages.
A Bright Future
Jennifer Brace, chief futurist at Ford Motor Company, highlights the F-150 Lightning’s significance beyond its aesthetics and power.
“Seventy percent of adults globally believe that their actions can influence positive change. The F-150 Lightning serves as a beacon of hope for people because they can rely on the electric truck to provide power to those in need or keep the lights on at home during an outage in the neighborhood.”
Ford also recently expanded its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan to help the company scale up production. Thanks to that, Ford can triple its production of the F-150 Lightning by this fall, and they can build up to 150,000 EV trucks annually.
F-150 Lightning Platinum Black Image Gallery
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