Roush F-150 SC Has Raptor Style and Even More Power
The Roush F-150 SC’s grille makes it look like a Raptor. Its supercharger helps it move like a Mustang.
There’s more to Roush than just Mustangs. Roush Performance has spent decades adding power to Ford’s automotive icon, but it also turns its wrenches on other vehicles. The F-150 is the Mustang of Ford’s pickup lineup and happens to share the basics of its available 5.0-liter V8 with the Mustang, making it the perfect truck for Roush to upgrade.
In the video up at the top, Roadshow‘s Jon Wong gets his hands on a Roush F-150 SC. It features a Fox 2.0 suspension, 20-inch wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja ATZP3 all-terrain tires, and a side-exit exhaust. The “ROUSH” grille brings a certain high-performance Ford truck to mind. Wong relays that Roush doesn’t consider its truck a true competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor and agrees, seeing it as more of an alternative to a Ram 1500 Rebel or Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71.
However, one area in which this Roush has the Raptor beat is under the hood – in more ways than one. Its engine is not only more powerful than the Raptor’s high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, but also sounds like a proper badass truck should. That’s because Roush doesn’t use a V6 at all. The company bases the F-150 SC on an F-150 with the 5.0-liter V8, then bolts on a supercharger. Output for the pre-2018 Coyote V8 goes from 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque to 600 and 557, respectively. That’s plenty of grunt to get Wong to the top of a huge sand dune.
Raptor or not, the Roush F-150 SC ticks a lot of the right boxes as a special, high-performance truck. It’s big, loud, powerful, and can perform off-road. It looks the part. As a bonus, it also sounds the part.