Roush Performance is rolling out new upgrades for the 2019 Ford Raptor, but won’t have more power quite yet.
Last we heard from Roush, they were busily upgrading the F-150 line with their SC and Nitemare models. Both come with 5.0-L Coyote V8s that have been supercharged to produce 650 hp and 610 lb-ft of torque.
If you preferred a truck with a more off-road nature, then the SC gave you all-terrain tires and a 2-inch lift kit. If the urban jungle was more your jam, then the Nitemare came with street tires and a 2-inch lowering kit. A fast truck for every environment.
Now Roush has decided to get their hands dirty with the 2019 Raptor, and what they do is give Ford’s most extreme pickup truck a full makeover.
The Roush Raptor comes standard with crazy graphics on the bed, hood, and windshield. Roush badging on the hood and tailgate will ensure everyone knows your Raptor is just a little bit more special than everyone else’s, while a Roush chase rack ensures that distinctive look applies to the overall shape and not just the special decals and logos.
A set of 20-inch Beadlock wheels replace the stock models and come wrapped in 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 rubbers. Those are somewhat larger than the stock model as well, so the Roush Raptor should have even less trouble carting around off-road.
An axle-back exhaust comes with new 5-inch black tips, while on the inside Roush replaces the standard instrument cluster with a custom version of their own.
There aren’t any performance upgrades available, so the standard 3.5-L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 still puts out the same 450 hp and 510 lb-ft we know and love. However, Autoblog reports that a Performance Pac is in the offing, which will come with a new exhaust, a cold air intake, and an ECU tuning.
Roush says this will definitely boost power over the stock 450, although we doubt it’ll be by much. Availability also isn’t available yet, so if you really want a powerful Roush pickup, you’re better off with the Nitemare or SC.