Roush Takes Your 2018 F-150 from Mild to Wild for $11,500

By -

roush

Is the Platinum too fancy, the Raptor too subtle, and the Shelby too common? No problem, Roush has an F-150 just for you.

The 2018 Ford F-150 is just now be arriving at dealerships nationwide, but the folks of Roush Performance have been tinkering with the latest and greatest from the Blue Oval for awhile now. As we’ve grown to expect, the results are, well, very Roush-like.

The new-generation F-150 possesses an excellent mix of heavy-duty work, street, and all-around performance that’s hard to match…but it’s still not a perfect all-around truck. However, with half-a-dozen trims and literally thousands of possible combinations, you would think that all kinds of customers would be satisfied. And they are, except for the ones who want just a little more pizzaz.

Roush

Under the hood of this flamboyant F-150 is a bone-stock Ford engine (yes, stock), modified only with an aftermarket exhaust system. The Roush Active Technology Side-Exit Exhaust System should add power to the provided engine, although the tuner has not disclosed specific figures. In years past, Roush Performance packages have been compatible with EcoBoost and V8 engines, so we don’t expect that to change now.

 

 A high-end Roush/Fox 2.0 Performance Series Suspension System raises the rear-end’s ride height so it’s leveled with the front, making the truck look aggressive yet purposeful.

 

Compared to the Shelby Super Snake, the horsepower department might be a bit of a let-down for some, but things perk up nicely with the suspension modifications. A high-end Roush/Fox 2.0 Performance Series Suspension System manages to raise the rear-end’s ride height so it’s leveled with the front, making the truck look aggressive yet purposeful. The tuner claims the suspension setup is optimized for off-road and on-road use.

Roush

As with most of the iconic tuner’s builds, the model-specific 20-inch wheels are wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja ATZP3 all-terrain tires. Lastly, it wouldn’t be a Roush truck without a plethora of graphics announcing its identity to the world, including a Raptorfied front grille. All in all, the majority of the modifications are cosmetic, with the exception of the exhaust and suspension system. And if you ask us, there’s nothing wrong with that.

Pricing for the base kit starts at $11,500 on top of the supplied 2018 Ford F-150 of your choice.

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

Comments ()