You thought one supercharged F-150 was awesome, but how about three supercharged Ford F-150s?
There are lots of ways to supercharge a pickup truck, but these three F-150s all went the same route: a 2.9-L Gen 3 Whipple Supercharger. Two of them were installed outside the factory, while the Roush model was installed courtesy of the storied Ford aftermarket suppliers.
Apologies, we haven’t even been appropriately introduced! In the white, we have a 2018 Roush F-150 Platinum with the Super Crew cab and a 4x4 transmission. Under the hood is the aforementioned Whipper supercharger attached to the stock Ford 5.0-L V8 engine for an estimated 850 horsepower at the wheels. And those are mighty big wheels.
Next, we have Paul’s 2018 Ford F-150 XLT Supercab 4x4. Once again, a Whipple comes attached to the 5.0-L V8, along with Kooks headers at a 93 octane OZ tuning. Estimated horsepower at the wheels is around 700, which makes this the weakest of the three, but it’s also lighter than the Roush F-150 at 5,400 lbs.
And finally, we have Boosted F-150’s… well, boosted F-150. Called “The Undertaker,” it’s got a Whipple, a 5.0-L V8, American Racing headers, Ford Performance wheels and drag radials, a Belltech 1001 sp lowering kit, new fuel injectors, and an E50 fuel tune. Since Boosted is a man of taste, his F-150 is a simple regular cab with a short bed to minimize weight. The lightest of the crew at just 5,000 lbs, Boosted is also the most powerful at an estimated 950 wheel horsepower.
You can watch Boosted eat these other F-150’s for breakfast. In the first race, Boosted gives the Roush F-150 a head start knowing that the pickup was entirely outclassed by his lighter and more powerful truck but even given a hundred feet and a full second head start, The Undertaker is still able to catch up and win.
Final time for Boosted was 10.31 seconds, which is faster than most stock muscle cars you’ll meet at a drag strip.
Check out the video above to see how well each of these pickups fair against each other. They’ll even race a few Corvettes just to show them who’s boss.