Why Ford Hid One of Their Coolest Cars

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The Ford SVT Lightning is one of the most iconic sport trucks ever; but did you know it almost had a SUV-based sibling? Ford almost built a sport SUV called the Ford Thunder. So why didn’t they? We interviewed the man behind SVT John Coletti to find out why.
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Fish Garry Gauldin
Fish Garry Gauldin Πριν 8 λεπτά
Berenstain??? Wow!
p j
p j Πριν 24 λεπτά
Build one !
Gerald Johnson
Gerald Johnson Πριν 3 ώρες
I've been drooling over the lightnings since I was a kid right next to the Taurus S.H.O.
Patrick d'Argent
Patrick d'Argent Πριν 3 ώρες
Bro It's Just a UTE, have you been to Australia?
Samuel Kim
Samuel Kim Πριν 4 ώρες
ford contour svt also known as the ford mondeo st200/st220 in europe lol
J D
J D Πριν 6 ώρες
This some old news .. i remember when they built that truck. But did you know they also built a prototype-ish ranger that had the lightning engine in it .. i saw that one in person.
Sidney Griffiths
Sidney Griffiths Πριν 11 ώρες
Please build one 🤤
Chris Brinkley
Chris Brinkley Πριν 12 ώρες
I've owned expeditions for years, and this is something I've always wanted to do. I love hearing that SVT did 2 decades ago !!
Ivan Ivan
Ivan Ivan Πριν 13 ώρες
Awesome
Joe P
Joe P Πριν 15 ώρες
I like how in a video about Ford hiding some prototype they never made, they hide and totally fail to mention the Taurus SHO which did get made? There's too many 90s oddball Fords that get overlooked and in each video talking about one, another one gets forgotten about and left out
hello123456
hello123456 Πριν 16 ώρες
Why did we not hear of the Ford thunder? Because it was Found On Road Dead kek kek kek kek 😁😁😁
Ramiro Navarro
Ramiro Navarro Πριν 17 ώρες
It doesn’t belong on there and you know it
Buckaroo Banzai
Buckaroo Banzai Πριν 20 ώρες
The only pizza is Hawaiian
Robert Mack-Coley
Robert Mack-Coley Πριν ημέρα
Hawaiian with bacon and jalapeño
Vincent Bertolini
Vincent Bertolini Πριν ημέρα
Love you Nolan, but... Pineapple does not belong on pizza
Dolomite Arterius
Dolomite Arterius Πριν ημέρα
1998 Saleen Explorer is often forgotten.
TheSubnetMaster
TheSubnetMaster Πριν ημέρα
I wanna hear more about that turbo Escort Coupe John mentioned! There wouldn't have been anything like that from a domestic automaker during its time (if it was before the hot Neons arrived) and may have even brought the Focus ST to the States sooner. I still think Ford did the Escort dirty here in the US by bringing it over so late in its lifespan and never giving it a proper performance pack beyond the ZX2. Who knows if the WRX would have exploded in popularity the way it did if a turbocharged AWD Escort was already on sale in the States when it showed up?
Corporal Clegg505
Corporal Clegg505 Πριν ημέρα
I love it already, it's like a predecessor to the ford explorer
Eejit
Eejit Πριν ημέρα
Dodge Dakota r/ t was better badder and so sweet
Jame S
Jame S Πριν ημέρα
So like the syclone and typhon
Rob Orr
Rob Orr Πριν ημέρα
Would have loved it if they made a SVT Cougar.
marques hairston
marques hairston Πριν ημέρα
What about the Ford Tremor
Asan Dixon
Asan Dixon Πριν ημέρα
What is whors pouwer??? You mean HEARSE PURRS??
captainhic
captainhic Πριν ημέρα
they are not setting the trend they were following GMC because GMC beat them with the syclone and the typhoon
Edux Monge
Edux Monge Πριν ημέρα
This episode was SO well constructed and wholesome. ily, Donut Performance Group.
Jeff Carr
Jeff Carr Πριν ημέρα
Acting like the GMC Typhoon didn't exist. And for full size trucks, the c1500 454 came out before the First gen Ford Lightning
Atomic
Atomic Πριν ημέρα
Just forgot all about the GMC Typhoon? And the GMC Syclone. Despite y'all making a video on those trucks. haha.
kylo Solo
kylo Solo Πριν ημέρα
Had one in the grass on a lot in my neighborhood for years
Cameron Pottle
Cameron Pottle Πριν ημέρα
SUV? Cool? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHno.
Garrett Church
Garrett Church Πριν ημέρα
Nolan is way better than the main guy. Main guy is way over the top and annoying
nrtv20
nrtv20 Πριν ημέρα
Hawaiian pizza 🤙
MericanSport
MericanSport Πριν ημέρα
Silverado 454SS BOY!!!!
Ben Trieb
Ben Trieb Πριν 2 ημέρες
Zero to soccer practice in 8.7 seconds
Ryan
Ryan Πριν 2 ημέρες
Pineapple on pizza is delicious, particularly with jalapenos!
Wesley Wilson
Wesley Wilson Πριν 2 ημέρες
Whelp, time to do an expedition build.
makattak88
makattak88 Πριν 2 ημέρες
Ford is the best American auto manufacturer. Hands down.
Foose0238
Foose0238 Πριν 2 ημέρες
The SVT Adrenalin was another one that unfortunately did not make it into production. The Adrenalin was supposed to have the 4.6 4v supercharged engine from the Terminator. There’s a nice video of it on GRdron where SVT unveiled the prototype
Ro 23 20 cam
Ro 23 20 cam Πριν 2 ημέρες
If it was awd then it would have been perfect
Tony Allen
Tony Allen Πριν 2 ημέρες
Industry Insider.. Say Hi to Shawn!
kevin auman
kevin auman Πριν 2 ημέρες
Ahhh come on, what a let down lol I was hoping to see you build one in this video and show us lol
jennit saw
jennit saw Πριν 2 ημέρες
Lightning and the Thunderrrrrr! yes,imagine dragon reference.
Caleb Schmucker
Caleb Schmucker Πριν 2 ημέρες
"Ford would have been setting the trend" GMC Typhoon: Am I a joke to you?
Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez Πριν 2 ημέρες
Yea but the ranger thunderbolt was cool looking 2 and it didnt get a second look!!
GetmeoutofSanFrancisco
GetmeoutofSanFrancisco Πριν 2 ημέρες
I just got an ad from the DEA channel. I never knew the DEA had a YT channel.
crow
crow Πριν 2 ημέρες
why the fuck didnt we get it??!!
Matt Armstrong
Matt Armstrong Πριν 2 ημέρες
Buy a wrecked Lightning and the best Expedition you can find and build a Thunder. It would be a sick build to follow.
Chuck.U.Farley
Chuck.U.Farley Πριν 2 ημέρες
These guys are anti-GM never do anything on Chevrolet or trucks
MistAtsiM
MistAtsiM Πριν 2 ημέρες
Guys in 2065: Ahhh remember when we had teslas and we all thought we were so cool.
Matthew Sweet
Matthew Sweet Πριν 2 ημέρες
keep yur fruit off my pizza!!
Teverris Brown
Teverris Brown Πριν 2 ημέρες
The funny thing is, I remember when I got off of active duty and went back to Tampa, I remembered seeing Hulk Hogan pulling up at one of the malls in a Expedition exactly set up just like this body kit and the whole nine.
renegade6062
renegade6062 Πριν 2 ημέρες
I hate ford even more now, And the thought of Hawaiian pizza is disgusting 🤢🤮 You seem pretty cool tho...
dabeatboxer83
dabeatboxer83 Πριν 2 ημέρες
I would love to have this expedition, so freaking sweet. Maybe too ahead for the times? Now we see dodge throwing v8s in almost everything they have. Ford should still make this today with the new 5.0 or greater...could you imagine a 2021 expedition thunder with supersnake like power?
Robert Ramirez
Robert Ramirez Πριν 2 ημέρες
Drive my 400hp focus st!
The Reel Dre
The Reel Dre Πριν 2 ημέρες
I PREFER PINEAPPLE OVER PEPPERONI ON MY PIZZA I DONT CARE WHAT YOU SAY
Lieutenant Luka
Lieutenant Luka Πριν 2 ημέρες
Why haven't they done a thunder now?! Bring it back! They have the Super Snake, now they need to bring out the suv version
Israel Sved
Israel Sved Πριν 2 ημέρες
Actually before the Ford Lightning Dodge had produced the Little Red express Truck- a souped up Ram so to speak! Look it up!!!
Dustin Kersey
Dustin Kersey Πριν 2 ημέρες
It happened there just super rare
CERM IOT
CERM IOT Πριν 2 ημέρες
Buy my Lightning, make your own Thunder. There is a guy of one of the FB groups that built his version of the Thunder.
whtmikeg30vanlife
whtmikeg30vanlife Πριν 2 ημέρες
Expedition police police package 🤫
Chitown Joker
Chitown Joker Πριν 2 ημέρες
I say you build one slam it real low body kit to hell put a coyote engine in it as for pineapple ham Pizza hell yeah and if you like me peanut butter spam sandwiches all baby
CoRONA tHE ViRUS
CoRONA tHE ViRUS Πριν 2 ημέρες
They also where going to make a svt adrenalin that was going to be dope.
Michael Provost
Michael Provost Πριν 2 ημέρες
How did everyone copy ford when ford copied gmc?
Tobias Aidan Barnes
Tobias Aidan Barnes Πριν 2 ημέρες
Svt super duty would have been bad ass diesels make power easy
hotrodavery
hotrodavery Πριν 2 ημέρες
😳I want one! 🤤 I love Hawaiian pizza
wow bam
wow bam Πριν 2 ημέρες
And it was Stein not Stain
wow bam
wow bam Πριν 2 ημέρες
Hawaiian pizza is the definitive pie. FIGHT ME
Xiphoid
Xiphoid Πριν 2 ημέρες
In that thing you wouldn't be hauling groceries, you'd be hauling ass
Bryan Anderson
Bryan Anderson Πριν 2 ημέρες
Around 2000 was when firestone was in a lawsuit for recall on tires so thats my take on why they didnt make it
Sykezy Lad
Sykezy Lad Πριν 2 ημέρες
Ham & Pineapple 👌🏼 probably the best pizza out there
Steve
Steve Πριν 3 ημέρες
RIP SVT
ycg-YUNGCHOPPA -DAGRINCH
ycg-YUNGCHOPPA -DAGRINCH Πριν 3 ημέρες
Niggas with hell cats.... me: gets a ute
Vincent Gotter
Vincent Gotter Πριν 3 ημέρες
John told you how to build one. I expect to see one tested. Here!
JEFFERSON DELBILLAR
JEFFERSON DELBILLAR Πριν 3 ημέρες
i think that the 2001 Dodge Durango is like a bff to this suv
Laura Brown
Laura Brown Πριν 3 ημέρες
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camilo Martinez
camilo Martinez Πριν 3 ημέρες
I think my neighbor has a thunder he has the same body kit but I don’t know about the engine and stock rims from the thunder
jason awana
jason awana Πριν 3 ημέρες
Pineapple and ham is straight fire 🔥
Z Ack
Z Ack Πριν 3 ημέρες
No the svt group didnt give up, then... they gone now.. damn ferds.. sell outs and a company that got most of its money through fucking its customers.. they were the first to develop and implement the assembly line but they were also the first to spend time on designing to fail style parts with ole uncle henry going to junk yards finding fords, seeing why they were there and incorperating his findings on not improving the cars but skeeming ways to make more money by legally fucking people...
Josef Mechanic
Josef Mechanic Πριν 3 ημέρες
They also made the Ford thunder bolt idk if it’s svt tho but it’s a sooped up ranger
Tomas Perez
Tomas Perez Πριν 3 ημέρες
Go follow me on ig “@la_Blancuhh I have a thunder 👌🏻
Carnage The Lancer
Carnage The Lancer Πριν 3 ημέρες
So when do we get the video of Donut building it?
CLINT-THE-GREAT
CLINT-THE-GREAT Πριν 3 ημέρες
They built a SVT Thunderbird and took it on the Hot Rod Power Tour and then Ford crushed it 😞
Alex Garza
Alex Garza Πριν 3 ημέρες
Build that thing. Hawaiian pizza🤙🏼
Spoder man
Spoder man Πριν 3 ημέρες
There’s a guy on Instagram that is doing this exact thing. He’s making a Thunder. I seen it a couple weeks ago. Thing looks super clean.
ANTHONYS RUNWAY 84 marina mile ftlauderdale
ANTHONYS RUNWAY 84 marina mile ftlauderdale Πριν 3 ημέρες
Didn't know all that noce
Three of them Thangs?
Three of them Thangs? Πριν 3 ημέρες
11:09 *SOMEBODY BUILD A THUNDER!!!* ⛈️ ⛈️ ⛈️
E.CONEJ0
E.CONEJ0 Πριν 3 ημέρες
I wonder where that thunder is it today
Fabian Bravo
Fabian Bravo Πριν 3 ημέρες
Hawaiian is so good mmmmm🤪
M B
M B Πριν 3 ημέρες
🖒🖒🖒😎😎😎
Parrish Turner
Parrish Turner Πριν 3 ημέρες
So when did I miss the announcement of the show on MotorTrend?
Tanner Laymon
Tanner Laymon Πριν 3 ημέρες
Please build a thunder!!!!
ripfletching
ripfletching Πριν 3 ημέρες
Yes please build one
TOPTREK
TOPTREK Πριν 3 ημέρες
Build one! Gosh, hard to find a non rotted out expo these days but their plenty of clean lightenings out there
Randall Sage
Randall Sage Πριν 3 ημέρες
Pls dance to shreksophone James
chaz neal
chaz neal Πριν 3 ημέρες
I wondered why they shelved that project
Bob The Builder
Bob The Builder Πριν 3 ημέρες
I want 1
timothy w
timothy w Πριν 3 ημέρες
Yes produced ! Heard about it
Stand Alone
Stand Alone Πριν 3 ημέρες
Ram trx: hold my beer!
Jace Murdock
Jace Murdock Πριν 3 ημέρες
Hawaiian + chicken = best pizza ever!!!!
Ed Sand
Ed Sand Πριν 3 ημέρες
If Chevy made the one-off 2000 Tahoe Limited, Ford should’ve done the same. Although there are some similarities in size & performance, i consider this a loss for Ford. This one would’ve been cool. Ford Thunder SVT? Sounds good to me!
Nursing Zombie
Nursing Zombie Πριν 3 ημέρες
I remember reading an article about this in ‘98. Ive always loved the expedition and continue to drive one. (Wished this did happen) As I dont always drive domestic, but when I do- i choose ford
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