Coincidentally it also fits on the F-150.
Whether its a Coyote or a flat-plane crank Voodoo V8 sitting behind the Pony badge of our favorite vehicle from the Blue Oval, anyone in the driver’s seat knows they don’t have to search the throttle much to find out they’re in for a good time. But even with the facelifted 2018 Mustang GT’s 25 extra horsepower, some owners may be left wanting more potential for chaos. Thanks to a debut by Ford and Roush on the stands of 2017's SEMA show, that craving can now be more easily satisfied.
While the SEMA stands are littered with rides that most customers can never get their hands on, this modification is one that Ford will sell to the general public provided they have the gall to handle it. New for the Ford Mustang and F-150 is a Roush supercharger that cranks up the power considerably. When installed to the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 by a Ford dealer or an ASE-certified service technician, the Mustang GT’s output is raised to 700 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded F-150 Coyote engine is no slouch either, with its power going up to 640 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque. To enable that feat, drivers have to crank the boost to 12 psi and pump the tank full of 93 octane fuel.
That’s a small compromise to make considering the incredible increase in power that both cars make. “Our teams collaborated to create the most highly engineered, tested and performing supercharger kit on the market,” said Jack Roush, chairman of Roush Performance. “The combination of the 2018 5.0-liter engine and our all-new, fully integrated 2650 supercharger system yields simply incredible, no-compromise performance.” Included in both kits are the TVS supercharger, lower intake manifold, throttle body, an air to liquid intercooler system, a software upgrade so that the ECU can handle the tune, and a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty for piece of mind.
Ford and Roush have yet to announce pricing, but the revelation of the option gives fans of the high-output Mustangs and F-150s seen at this year’s SEMA show a chance to get in on the fun. Check out how the partnership came together with this short clip that’ll leave you scrounging for change in the sofa to take advantage of all this cheap power. Long live the horsepower wars indeed.