Need more horsepower from your 5.0-liter V8? Ford Performance and Roush have you covered with a new supercharger kit for the 2018 Mustang GT and 2018 F-150. With 12 psi of boost, it’ll deliver 700 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque on the Mustang, and 640 hp and 600 lb-ft on the V8-equipped F-150.
On both cars, those are pretty healthy performance gains. Out of the factory doors, the 2018 Mustang GT’s V8 cranks out 460 hp and 420 lb-ft. The F-150, meanwhile, extracts 395 hp and 400 lb-ft from its version of the five-point-oh mill. Ford says that the new supercharger kit has been specifically designed to work with the new port- and direct-injection fuel system of the V8 engine. On the Mustang, it’ll work with both the six-speed manual and 10-speed automatic transmission.
There are, of course, plenty of aftermarket solutions for bolting more power onto your Mustang of F-150. But the advantage of this Ford Performance kit is that it’s fully endorsed by the same people who built your car; the supercharger comes with a warranty and, if installed at a Ford dealership or ASE-certified technician, does not diminish or change the vehicle’s standard new-car warranty. The kits come with all the hardware necessary to install the supercharger, as well as a new engine-computer tune.
Pricing for the 2018 supercharger kit has yet to be announced. As a reference point, however, Ford Performance sells a 670-hp supercharger kit for the 2015-2017 Mustang GT for $7,100.99; that’s probably a good ballpark for how much the 2018 version might cost.
Roush also used this year’s SEMA show to introduce a new project car called the 2018 Roush 729. The car uses this supercharger kit to boost output to 700 hp, and is dressed up with new paint and bodywork that’s intended to pay homage to the 1970 Boss 429.
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FIVE-POINT OMG! FORD PERFORMANCE, ROUSH DEVELOP NEW 700-HP, 5.0-LITER V8 SUPERCHARGER FOR 2018 MUSTANG GT AND F-150
- Ford Performance and Roush Performance co-developed an all-new supercharger for the 5.0-liter V8 engine for the 2018 Mustang and F-150
- Supercharger rated at 700 horsepower and 610 lb.-ft. of torque for Ford Mustang GTs and 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque for Ford F-150
- New supercharger kit is warrantied when installed by Ford dealer or an Automotive Service Excellence-certified service technician
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 31, 2017 – A storied history in powertrain development between Ford Performance and Roush Performance continues with a new state-of-the-art supercharger that peaks at 700 horsepower for the new V8-powered 2018 Mustang GT.
The supercharger kit is specially designed to work with the 5.0-liter V8’s new port and direct injection fuel system. The Mustang GT version also offers 610 lb.-ft. of torque at 12 psi of boost on 93 octane fuel for either manual or automatic transmission. When fitted to a 2018 F-150, it provides 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft.
The kit comes with all installation hardware and an exclusive performance calibration.
Ford Performance and Roush, with a successful working relationship that goes back more than two decades, are the foremost experts on Ford powertrains. This new supercharger kit is backed by a limited warranty and the vast support network of Ford Motor Company and Roush. The installation of this kit does not void new vehicle warranties.
“Ford and Roush have teamed up on performance for years on and off the track,” said Doug White, Global Ford Performance Parts Manager. “This new supercharger is another great example of our innovation in performance, greatly improving horsepower and torque so people can enjoy two of our most iconic vehicles even more."
“Our teams collaborated to create the most highly engineered, tested and performing supercharger kit on the market,” said Jack Roush, chairman, board of directors, 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.”
The new Ford Performance supercharger kit will be available in early 2018 through Ford dealers, Ford Performance Warehouse Distributors and Roush Performance dealers. Additional information can be found at FordPerformanceParts.com.