Roush Performance is unveiling their latest and greatest Ford-based creation: the F-150 Nitemare.
The last time Roush touched a Ford F-150 was in their SC upgrade which gave the timeless blue oval pickup a better suspension and a supercharged engine. That trend continues with the 2018 Roush F-150 Nitemare, a supercharged truck with an evil personality. And its coming just in time for Halloween.
Under the hood, Roush gives Ford’s stock 5.0-L V8 engine a TVS R2650 supercharger package, providing the F-150 with more power than it’s ever had before. From 395 hp and 400 lb-ft torque, the Roush version now gets 650 hp and 610 lb-ft of torque. Which, we probably don’t need to say, is quite a lot.
The other big deal with the Nitemare is the installation of a new performance exhaust system with an optional active exhaust. Roush’s Dual Tip Active Exhaust System uses “performance valve technology” to enhance and accentuate the sound of the Nitemare’s supercharged engine, and comes with 4 sound settings: touring mode, wide-open mode, sport mode, and custom mode. Touring is for maximum efficiency, sport is for maximum performance, wide-open is to be as obnoxiously loud as possible, and custom is to be somewhere in between all three.
Roush installs a dial on the console for the driver to select which exhaust mode they want. There’s also a mobile app that allows the driver to change the sound of their truck from outside of the cabin.
Moving to outside of the hood, the Nitemare has a set of Roush 22-inch wheels along with Continental Crosscontact LX20 285/45R22 tires for a comfortable road-drive experience. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Roush without their custom grille and front bumper replacement, which is still compatible with Ford’s adaptive cruise control.
Also in keeping with Roush vehicles, there are a ton of new graphics added to the F-150, including a new hood graphic, hockey stripe side graphic, windshield banner, and many more. On the inside is a serialized console badge and an optional console vault and off-road utility kit.
The Nitemare starts at $16,999, not including the cost of your V8-powered F-150. All Roush vehicles come with a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty and can be ordered directly from Ford dealers.