As he told reporters he was about to get the truck up to 80 MPH ... someone in the press corps asked if he'd answer a question about Israel.
Biden quickly responded, "No," and added a "joke" -- a really bad one -- about the reporter getting in front of the truck. He said he was teasing, but it's beyond cringe.
The test drive is part of the President's tour to promote American-made electric vehicles ... and it did look like he enjoyed the hell out of the Lightning, which has been in development for more than 4 years.
The new F-150 Lightning will reportedly be faster than the original F-150, and it's expected to go on sale by mid-2022.
Biden's no doubt a huge car aficionado. You'll recall back in 2016, as Veep, Biden joined Jay Leno's show and did a burnout in his 1967 Corvette Stingray ... with Leno riding shotgun.