Roush Performance has debuted their 2018 F-150 SC with their patented upgraded suspension and a boatload of power.
Last we heard from Roush, they were busily upgrading Mustangs so that they produced over 700 hp. They succeeded, by the way, which means now it’s time to turn back to their one true love: the Ford F-150.
For 2018, Roush has decided to give the latest model of F-150 the supercharger treatment. They call it the F-150 SC, and it’s basically the same as their F-150 Sport only now it’s got a ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger Package installed.
What does this effectively mean? Well, the same Ford 5.0-liter V8 engine that came from the factory is still there, only now it has a big-honkin' supercharger. Combined with some Roush wizardry, power goes from 395 hp and 400 lb-ft to 650 hp and 610 lb-ft. On top of that, you have your choice of a standard exhaust upgrade or an active exhaust, which allow you to switch from loud to quiet and back again at the turn of a dial in the cabin or the press of a button on a mobile app.
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From Roush’s previous F-150 upgrade packages comes the ROUSH/Fox 2.0 coilover suspension upgrade and 2-inch lift, providing even more ground clearance, as well as Roush’s 20-inch wheels slathered with Mickey Thompson Baja ATX P3 LT305/55R20 Hybrid All-Terrain tires.
On the front, the old Ford grille is removed for the Roush model which does a good job mimicking Ford’s style, and a front bumper cover is installed that maintains compatibility with Ford’s adaptive cruise control.
On the inside, you’ll have the option to install some new leather seats in black or carbon, a console vault, or a Roush-branded utility kit.
And if the Roush badging on the outside wasn’t enough, there’s a serialized Roush console badge and personally signed and serialized engine-bay badge under the hood.
There’s no mention of a brakes upgrade, which you might want after getting over 200 additional horses to play with. One can guess that stopping just isn’t part of Roush’s game plan.
Pricing starts at 22,999 above cost of the F-150, and since you need the 5.0-L V8, the XL trim is the cheapest model you can get at $27,000. So that’s $50,000 at least for your supercharged F-150, which is actually a pretty good deal quite frankly.