Ford And Roush Supercharge 2018 Mustang And F-150 To 700HP

Ford and Roush Performance have unveiled an all-new supercharger for the 5.0-liter V8 engine that resides in the 2018 Mustang and F-150.

Specifically designed for the upgraded engine, which features a port and direct injection fuel system, the supercharger enables the mill to produce 700 hp (522 kW) and 610 lb-ft (826 Nm) of torque in the Mustang. For comparison, the standard Mustang GT has 460 hp (343 kW) and 420 lb-ft (568 Nm) of torque.

The numbers are slightly lower on the F-150 as supercharger enables the truck’s V8 to produce 640 hp (477 kW) and 600 lb-ft (812 Nm) of torque. That’s not too shabby as it’s an increase of 245 hp (182 kW) and 200 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque.

The supercharger kit comes with all installation hardware and an exclusive performance calibration. Thanks to the partnership between the two companies, which goes back more than two decades, the supercharger kit is backed by a limited warranty and the “vast support network of Ford Motor Company and Roush.” More importantly, installing the supercharger won’t void the new vehicle warranty from Ford.

There’s no word on pricing but the supercharger kit will be available early next year and can be purchased from Ford dealers, Ford Performance distributors, and Roush Performance dealers.


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  • RDS Alphard

    640hp/814Nm is still more than enough to make F-150 SVT Lightning. 😛

    • LWOAP

      Exactly. I would like to see a new one get made, but it isn’t happening.

    • Benjamin B.

      I’m not sure the 5L can be optioned in a regular cab pickup truck. The 5L trucks are pretty rare now. Remember Ford sold the Tremor in limited numbers a few years ago. It was the only way to get the 3.5L EcoBoost in the standard base cab. I believe current standard base cab comes only with the base NA 3.3L V6. To get the 5L or 2.7L EcoBoost, you have to option the SuperCab.

  • SteersUright

    700 warrantied horsepower? Sounds good to me! Also, being much lighter, wont this be much faster and more impressive than the Hellcat?
    Taking a different view, I can’t help but think that old-school Mustang tuners are hanging on to the old philosophy of straight-line performance rather than building a sports car thats satisfying around corners and offers more feel and tactility. I’d rather see a Mustang GT with its more than adequate 460hp fitted with items that contribute to immediate throttle response, light-weighting everywhere, better dynamics, feel, and interior finish, etc. like an American budget M4 that can whoop an actual M4. Hopefully the new “sports package 2” is just that!

    • RDS Alphard

      the new Sports Package 2 is meant to be like that, at least that’s what it sounds like

  • Kaisuke971

    Wow that’s a great move from Ford, more manufacturers should team up with tuning companies. Or maybe do the job themselves (like BMW M Performance) but still, aftermarket parts should be more supported

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    whats the matter ford…u cant build ur own engines? u need a tuner company to help u?hahaha

    • Jason Miller

      A supercharger kit is certainly not a whole engine. And why waste the development money when you can have someone do it for you? Win win.

    • LWOAP

      Supercharger, not an engine dumbass.

    • Karl

      So says the GM/Mopar fanboy!

    • Jiminecricket

      How soon we forget about the previous (and up coming ) GT500

    • cargeniuass

      huh? The video shows a supercharger, not an engine…..
      Also, fyi, the supercharger in the hellcat/demon is from another manufacturer as well. These companies don’t build their own superchargers…

  • Benjamin B.

    I’m glad Ford is working with Roush again. Shelby has gotten all the attention for too long.

  • Infinite1

    Good move on Ford, having the options for Mustang and F150 owners alike to upgrade their engines with a supercharge that can produce that kind of power without voiding the warranty. I wonder if it’ll also fit the 5 L for the previous generation GT, should be since it’s essentially the same 5 L.

  • cargeniuass

    It’d be a dream to have this in an 18 GT with the flat plane crank shaft from the gt350…. That’d be possibly a GOAT in the realm of mustangs….

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