That’s 50 more horsepower than last year’s model.
The Roush name carries clout in Ford circles. The aftermarket tuning company made a name for itself making high-performance parts and packages for the Mustang, Focus, and F-150. With the Focus soon disappearing from the U.S., that leaves two products Roush can design for, and its latest creation adds some pep to the F-150’s step. Called the Roush F-150 SC, the company improves on last year’s design by adding more power.
The additional power comes from the all-new Roush TVS R2650 supercharger package that enhances the performance of the 5.0-liter V8. The truck delivers 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. The engine breathes easier thanks to Roush’s dual-tip performance exhaust system and active exhaust system, which allows the driver to switch between loud and quiet modes via a console-mounted dial or smartphone app. This feature is likely useless because it should always be in loud mode – but that’s this writer’s humble opinion.
Roush also adds a host of other upgrades that make the truck more off-road capable. Roush installs Roush/Fox 2.0 coilover suspension system that lifts the front end two inches. This doesn’t affect the truck’s factory payload or towing capacity rating. Mickey Thompson Baja ATX P3 LT305/55R20 Hybrid All-Terrain tires wrap around 21-inch Roush wheels.
Aesthetic upgrades are aplenty. There’s a new grille with "Roush" stamped in it. A new bumper cover, which works with Ford’s adaptive cruise control, helps complete the truck’s new aggressive front end. There are bold fender flares with accent lighting. There are several customizable graphics packages available. Inside, Roush leather seating in black and carbon is offered along with a Roush center console upgrade and off-road utility kit.
Price for the 2018 Roush F-150 SC starts at $22,999 on top of the cost of the base vehicle. The package does include a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty. The truck is available now for preorder.
ROUSH PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCES NEW 2018 F-150 SC
DETROIT (September 18, 2018) – ROUSH Performance redefines off-road capability and on-road performance with the 2018 F-150 SC. Integrating the industry-leading ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger Package with an advanced Fox Racing suspension and top-of-the-line ROUSH performance styling components creates a vehicle that is equally at home on the street or on the trail.
The 2018 F-150 SC begins with the highly capable Ford 5.0-liter V8 engine. When combined with the all-new ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger Package and ROUSH engine calibration, this platform delivers 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. ROUSH further enhances the performance and sound of the F-150 SC with its standard Dual Tip Performance Exhaust System or the available Dual Tip Active Exhaust System which enables drivers to switch between loud and quiet modes via a mobile app or console mounted dial.
The F-150 SC gets its off-road capability from a ROUSH/Fox 2.0 coilover suspension upgrade which lifts the front end two inches while importantly maintaining Ford's factory capacity for payload and towing. This suspension kit has been designed, developed, and rigorously tested in extreme environments to withstand the harshest conditions. By providing greater ground clearance and a smoother ride, this upgrade enhances the truck’s off-road ability and overall vehicle dynamics. The F150 SC rides on new ROUSH branded 20-inch wheels, wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja ATX P3 LT305/55R20 Hybrid All-Terrain tires.
ROUSH takes pride in providing consumers with innovative and powerful products that stay true to our name,” said Jack Roush Jr. “Our 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC is ready to take on your favorite trail, tow your boat to the lake or handle your daily commute.”
In addition to the performance modifications by ROUSH, numerous off road inspired aesthetic changes are included on the F-150 SC. The exterior transformation of the truck begins with ROUSH’s signature full front grille replacement featuring seamless accent lighting integration, in-house front bumper cover (compatible with Ford’s adaptive cruise control), and fender flares with accent lighting. To provide each owner the opportunity to personalize their F-150 SC, multiple customizable graphics options are available. Inside, every F-150 SC receives a serialized ROUSH Console Badge and can be further personalized with the addition of the ROUSH Leather Seating Upgrade in Black and Carbon, a ROUSH Console Vault or the inclusion of a ROUSH Off-Road Utility Kit. To complete the customization, each truck receives a personally signed serialized engine-bay badge from the builder behind the creation.
The 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC starts at $22,999 above the cost of the base vehicle and comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.