Roush's Ford F-150 Nitemare Now Packs A 650-HP Punch

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That's quite an upgrade for your $17k.

650 is a whole lot of horsepower, but there's any number of vehicles packing that kind of punch these days. A pickup truck, though, now that's something else. But that's exactly the prospect that the Roush Nitemare represents.

Based on a 2018 Ford F-150, the Nitemare adds an RS2650 supercharger to the 5.0-liter V8. With the engine recalibrated to make the most of the forced induction, the big hunk of metal now kicks out 650 hp (50 more than the last Nitemare) and 610 lb-ft of torque. But as you might have guessed, Roush has done more here than tweak the engine.

The supercharged V8 now breaths through an active exhaust that allows the driver to switch between loud, quiet, and custom modes – either from a dial on the console or remotely via a mobile app. The F-150 Nitemare also rides on a set of 22-inch alloys, wrapped in Continental Cross Contact LX20 rubber.

One of the top Ford tuners in the business, Roush has also added a custom front bumper and grille with accent lighting, a square hitch cover, windshield banner, and hood and side graphics. A soft tonneau cover is also available, and the interior's enhanced with custom leather, special badging, and WeatherTech floor liners.

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“Roush has been engineering and racing for over 40 years. The lessons we’ve learned in professional drag, road and stock car racing are bred into our street vehicles,” said Jack Roush Jr. “Our 2018 Roush F-150 Nitemare brings top shelf performance to the street, the drag strip, and anywhere else our customers want to go.”

It'll cost you $16,999 to apply these upgrades on a new F-150, and they come backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

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