This makes the Ford F-150 Raptor look tame.
You may not have heard of the Roush Nitemare pickup truck, but we’re all familiar with the F-150 it’s based on. Thanks to an RS2650 supercharger and a recalibrated engine, this F-150’s 5.0-liter V8 engine has been cranked up to a whopping 650 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque. Performance specifications for the modified pickup have been kept under wraps, but recent testing last month has revealed the 2019 Roush Nitemare is the fastest production pickup ever.
Roush took Nitemare versions of the Ford F-150 Supercrew 4×4 and F-150 Regular Cab 4×4 to the drag strip try and set a new record for the fastest accelerating pickup truck, which were tested by a team of automotive industry experts including Jack Roush Jr., Roush-sponsored professional drifter Justin Pawlak, automotive personality Aaron Kaufman, racer and journalist Robb Holland, and a team of Roush Performance engineers.
The trucks were run on a prepared drag strip in Sport mode with rear differentials locked, a light fuel load, and standard Continental tires that inflated to 32 pounds per square inch. A Vbox DriftBox was used to measure the performance times. According to Roush, the production Nitemare F-150 4x4 SuperCrew pickup managed to hit 60 mph in a record-setting 4.1 seconds.
An engineering test truck equivalent to a production Nitemare F-150 4x4 Regular Cab pickup also managed to do the same sprint in under four seconds, hitting 60 mph in 3.9 seconds – the quickest time ever recorded with a production truck. "It’s one thing to just add raw power to a vehicle, it’s another to truly engineer it,” said Jack Roush Jr. "With 650 horsepower, the Nitemare delivers power unlike any other truck while retaining the reliability and refined feel you'd expect from any Roush vehicle."
Aesthetically, the 2019 Roush Nitemare looks more aggressive than the regular F-150 it’s based on thanks to a new front grille with accent lighting, a custom front bumper cover, new sport lowering kit, and 22-inch wheels. Optional upgrades for the 2019 Roush Nitemare include an Active Exhaust System, while the interior includes an optional leather package, molded floor liners, and a serialized console badge.