Supercharged V8, anyone?
If you want the most capable F-150 on the market, you'll have to plunk down $52,855 for a new Raptor with its 450 horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine and off-road suspension. That doesn't sound so bad for such a capable truck, but that is just the base model after all. Many dealers have even begun charging a markup for the Raptor, and prices can easily exceed $90,000 for fully-loaded models.
While some will be content with the stock Raptor, others crave the sound of the old Raptor's V8 engine. Luckily, aftermarket companies have figured out how to make some awesome V8-powered F-150 trucks, and a new one has just emerged from legendary Mustang tuner Roush.
The 2018 Roush F-150 SC is the latest creation from the American tuner after the company recently showed off a mean-looking F-250. Roush has been making its own F-150 for a while now, but this one packs the company's TVS R2650 Supercharger Package mounted on a 5.0-liter Coyote V8. It also comes fitted with an advanced Fox Racing suspension, much like a Raptor. With the combination of the supercharger, Roush engine calibration, and performance exhaust system, this truck now produces a whopping 650 hp - that's 200 more than a stock Raptor.
It isn't just fast, this F-150 has been lifted two inches with a Fox 2.0 coilover suspension system and rides on Roush-branded 20-inch wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja ATX All-Terrain tires. The exterior has also been modified with a new grille and bumper, fender flares and graphics.
Pricing starts at $22,999 above the cost of the base vehicle and can be ordered from authorized Ford dealerships. A V8 F-150 Xl can be purchased for just over $36,000, making the total cost of entry around the same as a low-optioned Raptor. Roush also throws in a three-year/36,000-mile warranty, and we bet you won't have to pay a dealer markup on the base truck - in fact, you'll probably receive a huge discount.