Roush Now Offers a Version of the Ford F-250

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Legendary performance-enhancing company keeps F-250 Super Duty build simple.

Roush Performance is no stranger to Ford vehicles. According to the Roush website, company founder Jack Roush started working for Ford in 1964. He soon became interested in the blue oval’s motorsports activities. In 1969, Roush left Ford. Since then, he’s developed a reputation as an accomplished automotive engineer and the head of successful racing teams. Of course, many of us know Roush for his company’s juiced-up Mustang builds. Roush Performance has also been building hotter Ford trucks for a while. This year marks the first time in Roush history that it’s developed its own version of the F-250 Super Duty.

Town and Country TV‘s Mitchell Watts takes one of the new Roush F-250s for a spin in the video above. To keep ordering of its modified F-250 simple, Roush only offers its upgrade package (pricing starts at $13,880) on the Lariat model. However, it can be ordered on both gas and diesel trucks, and enhanced with a variety of Ford options packages.

Roush upgrades to the interior include embroidered headrests for both rows of seats, Roush-branded WeatherTech floor mats, and special badging. Roush Ford F-250 Super Duty

Roush adds a variety of cosmetic and hardware upgrades to the exterior. It removes the stock grille and replaces it with a black Raptor-style unit with “R O U S H” spelled out in big block letters. That coordinates with a black midsection for the front bumper, which keeps the adaptive cruise control system’s front sensor. Roush swaps out the factory wheels for 20-inch Roush wheels with bead protection rings. Roush surrounds those with 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. A Roush/Fox suspension with a 1.5-inch leveling kit helps the Roush F-250 sit higher than stock. On the terrible pavement of one of Alabama’s highways, the new setup is firmer than stock, yet does a good job of soaking up the worst imperfections of the awful road surface, in Watts’s opinion.

According to Roush Performance, “Standard graphic options include the ROUSH USA Flag, Windshield Banner, rocker blackout with accent color, or the included (but optional) large bedside ROUSH logo placement.” Watts’s truck has attractive body stripes and tailgate graphics.

Ironically, the Roush package for the F-250 does not include any engine upgrades, although it does come with a stainless steel DPF-back exhaust system with dual tips. Considering the stock form of Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 already has 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque, that’s not the biggest deal in the world. The F-250 is new territory to Roush. It probably won’t be long until it finds a way to make the Super Duty even more super.

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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