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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  • Bro every time see you guys in that boost creep hoodie I put mine on.

    Lorde .TLorde .TPrije sat
  • Yo, a fucking a thunder would be so sick! I'm an LS dude.. Blah Blah.. But let me tell you, growing up around Ford guys, you kinda get the love, and appreciate them too.. That being said.. The Ford Lighting was a banger, and I can remember one in my town growing up. White, loud as fuck, and made a gnarly whining noise when he nailed it.. Fast forward XX years, three kids, still love hotrods.. Turbo LS Camaro still under the knife.. ( First Car ).. A Thunder seems like a fucking wicked way to wake up on the way to work, or Starbucks, or whatever.. Point is family rigs that get down are irreplaceable.. My boys got the bug too, so can't we all have fun! HELLCAT DURANGO, Thank You!

    fackin.jboehmfackin.jboehmPrije sat
  • Hawaiian pizza sounds great however during my research I found that I am not allowed to eat pork.

    Dingle BerryDingle BerryPrije 2 sati
  • Build one. That would be a great series.

    Glen WrightGlen WrightPrije 4 sati

    PepetheFrogPepetheFrogPrije 4 sati
  • Your not going to try and tell me it's always been berenstain, i was literate and sane then and now . Besides your anti-"conspiracy" rhetoric ,cool vid

    Idontuse MynameIdontuse MynamePrije 4 sati
  • Anyone else thinking about the movie Cars while watching this

    Fran The Car ManFran The Car ManPrije 7 sati
  • Did you know about the lightning bolt

    Riley SmithRiley SmithPrije 7 sati
  • So basically the GMC typhoon? Lol

    Jose RonJose RonPrije 8 sati
  • The Ford Expedition club of America has people that have built them

    Gene PecoraroGene PecoraroPrije 8 sati
  • I ate Hawaiian Pizza while watching this!!

    Gene PecoraroGene PecoraroPrije 8 sati
  • They could of produced a number of them just for the rarity.

    Southwest BangersSouthwest BangersPrije 9 sati
  • petition to make Donut Performance Group an actual thing

    Omg SushyOmg SushyPrije 9 sati
  • Berenstain??? Wow!

    Fish Garry GauldinFish Garry GauldinPrije 10 sati
  • Build one !

    p jp jPrije 10 sati
  • I've been drooling over the lightnings since I was a kid right next to the Taurus S.H.O.

    Gerald JohnsonGerald JohnsonPrije 13 sati
  • Bro It's Just a UTE, have you been to Australia?

    Patrick d'ArgentPatrick d'ArgentPrije 13 sati
  • ford contour svt also known as the ford mondeo st200/st220 in europe lol

    Samuel KimSamuel KimPrije 14 sati
  • 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.

    J DJ DPrije 16 sati
  • Please build one 🤤

    Sidney GriffithsSidney GriffithsPrije 21 sat
  • 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 !!

    Chris BrinkleyChris BrinkleyPrije 22 sati
  • Awesome

    Ivan IvanIvan IvanPrije 23 sati
  • 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

    Joe PJoe PPrije dan
  • Why did we not hear of the Ford thunder? Because it was Found On Road Dead kek kek kek kek 😁😁😁

    hello123456hello123456Prije dan
  • It doesn’t belong on there and you know it

    Ramiro NavarroRamiro NavarroPrije dan
  • The only pizza is Hawaiian

    Buckaroo BanzaiBuckaroo BanzaiPrije dan
  • Hawaiian with bacon and jalapeño

    Robert Mack-ColeyRobert Mack-ColeyPrije dan
  • Love you Nolan, but... Pineapple does not belong on pizza

    Vincent BertoliniVincent BertoliniPrije dan
  • 1998 Saleen Explorer is often forgotten.

    Dolomite ArteriusDolomite ArteriusPrije dan
  • 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?

    TheSubnetMasterTheSubnetMasterPrije dan
  • I love it already, it's like a predecessor to the ford explorer

    Corporal Clegg505Corporal Clegg505Prije dan
  • Dodge Dakota r/ t was better badder and so sweet

    EejitEejitPrije dan
  • So like the syclone and typhon

    Jame SJame SPrije dan
  • Would have loved it if they made a SVT Cougar.

    Rob OrrRob OrrPrije dan
  • What about the Ford Tremor

    marques hairstonmarques hairstonPrije dan
  • What is whors pouwer??? You mean HEARSE PURRS??

    Asan DixonAsan DixonPrije 2 dana
  • they are not setting the trend they were following GMC because GMC beat them with the syclone and the typhoon

    captainhiccaptainhicPrije 2 dana
  • This episode was SO well constructed and wholesome. ily, Donut Performance Group.

    Edux MongeEdux MongePrije 2 dana
  • Acting like the GMC Typhoon didn't exist. And for full size trucks, the c1500 454 came out before the First gen Ford Lightning

    Jeff CarrJeff CarrPrije 2 dana
  • Just forgot all about the GMC Typhoon? And the GMC Syclone. Despite y'all making a video on those trucks. haha.

    AtomicAtomicPrije 2 dana
  • Had one in the grass on a lot in my neighborhood for years

    kylo Solokylo SoloPrije 2 dana

    Cameron PottleCameron PottlePrije 2 dana
  • Nolan is way better than the main guy. Main guy is way over the top and annoying

    Garrett ChurchGarrett ChurchPrije 2 dana
  • Hawaiian pizza 🤙

    nrtv20nrtv20Prije 2 dana
  • Silverado 454SS BOY!!!!

    MericanSportMericanSportPrije 2 dana
  • Zero to soccer practice in 8.7 seconds

    Ben TriebBen TriebPrije 2 dana
  • Pineapple on pizza is delicious, particularly with jalapenos!

    RyanRyanPrije 2 dana
  • Whelp, time to do an expedition build.

    Wesley WilsonWesley WilsonPrije 2 dana
  • Ford is the best American auto manufacturer. Hands down.

    makattak88makattak88Prije 2 dana
  • 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 HRworld where SVT unveiled the prototype

    Foose0238Foose0238Prije 2 dana
  • If it was awd then it would have been perfect

    Ro 23 20 camRo 23 20 camPrije 2 dana
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    Tony AllenTony AllenPrije 2 dana
  • Ahhh come on, what a let down lol I was hoping to see you build one in this video and show us lol

    kevin aumankevin aumanPrije 2 dana
  • Lightning and the Thunderrrrrr! yes,imagine dragon reference.

    jennit sawjennit sawPrije 2 dana
  • "Ford would have been setting the trend" GMC Typhoon: Am I a joke to you?

    Caleb SchmuckerCaleb SchmuckerPrije 2 dana
  • Yea but the ranger thunderbolt was cool looking 2 and it didnt get a second look!!

    Jose HernandezJose HernandezPrije 2 dana
  • I just got an ad from the DEA channel. I never knew the DEA had a YT channel.

    GetmeoutofSanFranciscoGetmeoutofSanFranciscoPrije 2 dana
  • why the fuck didnt we get it??!!

    crowcrowPrije 2 dana
  • Buy a wrecked Lightning and the best Expedition you can find and build a Thunder. It would be a sick build to follow.

    Matt ArmstrongMatt ArmstrongPrije 2 dana
  • These guys are anti-GM never do anything on Chevrolet or trucks

    Chuck.U.FarleyChuck.U.FarleyPrije 2 dana
  • Guys in 2065: Ahhh remember when we had teslas and we all thought we were so cool.

    MistAtsiMMistAtsiMPrije 2 dana
  • keep yur fruit off my pizza!!

    Matthew SweetMatthew SweetPrije 2 dana
  • 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.

    Teverris BrownTeverris BrownPrije 2 dana
  • I hate ford even more now, And the thought of Hawaiian pizza is disgusting 🤢🤮 You seem pretty cool tho...

    renegade6062renegade6062Prije 3 dana
  • 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?

    dabeatboxer83dabeatboxer83Prije 3 dana
  • Drive my 400hp focus st!

    Robert RamirezRobert RamirezPrije 3 dana

    The Reel DreThe Reel DrePrije 3 dana
  • 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

    Lieutenant LukaLieutenant LukaPrije 3 dana
  • Actually before the Ford Lightning Dodge had produced the Little Red express Truck- a souped up Ram so to speak! Look it up!!!

    Israel SvedIsrael SvedPrije 3 dana
  • It happened there just super rare

    Dustin KerseyDustin KerseyPrije 3 dana
  • Buy my Lightning, make your own Thunder. There is a guy of one of the FB groups that built his version of the Thunder.

    CERM IOTCERM IOTPrije 3 dana
  • Expedition police police package 🤫

    whtmikeg30vanlifewhtmikeg30vanlifePrije 3 dana
  • 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

    Chitown JokerChitown JokerPrije 3 dana
  • They also where going to make a svt adrenalin that was going to be dope.

    CoRONA tHE ViRUSCoRONA tHE ViRUSPrije 3 dana
  • How did everyone copy ford when ford copied gmc?

    Michael ProvostMichael ProvostPrije 3 dana
  • Svt super duty would have been bad ass diesels make power easy

    Tobias Aidan BarnesTobias Aidan BarnesPrije 3 dana
  • 😳I want one! 🤤 I love Hawaiian pizza

    hotrodaveryhotrodaveryPrije 3 dana
  • And it was Stein not Stain

    wow bamwow bamPrije 3 dana
  • Hawaiian pizza is the definitive pie. FIGHT ME

    wow bamwow bamPrije 3 dana
  • In that thing you wouldn't be hauling groceries, you'd be hauling ass

    XiphoidXiphoidPrije 3 dana
  • Around 2000 was when firestone was in a lawsuit for recall on tires so thats my take on why they didnt make it

    Bryan AndersonBryan AndersonPrije 3 dana
  • Ham & Pineapple 👌🏼 probably the best pizza out there

    Sykezy LadSykezy LadPrije 3 dana

    SteveStevePrije 3 dana
  • Niggas with hell cats.... me: gets a ute

  • John told you how to build one. I expect to see one tested. Here!

    Vincent GotterVincent GotterPrije 3 dana
  • i think that the 2001 Dodge Durango is like a bff to this suv

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    Laura BrownLaura BrownPrije 3 dana
  • 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

    camilo Martinezcamilo MartinezPrije 3 dana
  • Pineapple and ham is straight fire 🔥

    jason awanajason awanaPrije 3 dana
  • 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...

    Z AckZ AckPrije 3 dana
  • They also made the Ford thunder bolt idk if it’s svt tho but it’s a sooped up ranger

    Josef MechanicJosef MechanicPrije 3 dana
  • Go follow me on ig “@la_Blancuhh I have a thunder 👌🏻

    Tomas PerezTomas PerezPrije 3 dana
  • So when do we get the video of Donut building it?

    Carnage The LancerCarnage The LancerPrije 3 dana
  • They built a SVT Thunderbird and took it on the Hot Rod Power Tour and then Ford crushed it 😞

  • Build that thing. Hawaiian pizza🤙🏼

    Alex GarzaAlex GarzaPrije 3 dana
  • 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.

    Spoder manSpoder manPrije 3 dana
  • Didn't know all that noce

    ANTHONYS RUNWAY 84 marina mile ftlauderdaleANTHONYS RUNWAY 84 marina mile ftlauderdalePrije 3 dana
  • 11:09 *SOMEBODY BUILD A THUNDER!!!* ⛈️ ⛈️ ⛈️

    Three of them Thangs?Three of them Thangs?Prije 3 dana
  • I wonder where that thunder is it today

    E.CONEJ0E.CONEJ0Prije 3 dana
  • Hawaiian is so good mmmmm🤪

    Fabian BravoFabian BravoPrije 3 dana