LAS VEGAS — Ford Motor Co.'s latest venture into Special Vehicle Team (SVT) territory, with its '99 F-150 Lightning, holds the hope of recharging a sport-truck market where all who've tread before came up short. To that end, Ford has crafted the Lightning into a truly no-frills vehicle with a single-minded purpose: to perform. Although it revives its nameplate, the Lightning isn't the truck of old. With a 360-hp supercharged V-8, it punches light years ahead of Ford's last attempt at a ...

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