Ford Motor Co. is boosting production of its SVT F-150 Lightning to go with the pickup's increased horsepower. The automaker is raising by 50% the number of Lightnings scheduled to roll off the line of its Oakville, Ont. truck plant — from 2000's total of 4,996, to 7,500 this year. Ford insists the numbers won't jeopardize the “exclusivity” of the high-performance vehicle, a hallmark of its Special Vehicle Team (SVT) brand. The production hike was, in part, a response to demand by Ford's ...

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