Ford F-150 Roush Nitemare claims to be the quickest production pickup

News / Friday, July 12th, 2019

Some trucks are quite fast nowadays, but nobody can claim that they are faster than the newest Roush creation. Called the Nitemare F-150, Roush says the truck can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. Just consider our jaws to stay on the floor.

Roush says it's the fastest production pick-up truck on the market today and that they are technically correct. Calling a highly modified F-150 pickup "production" seems a bit like a piece, but that's Roush's claim. The cooperation between Ford and Roush runs deep compared to other partnerships in the automotive industry. In many cases you can buy Roush vehicles from a Ford dealer. This specific truck starts life as a 5.0-liter V8-equipped F-150, but then Roush goes to town with his TVS R2650 supercharging system that reaches 650 hp and 610 pound-feet of torque.

Best of all, Roush has made a video (above) that shows the truck launching a drag strip. It's quite creepy to see a pick-up leave with the kind of enthusiasm it does. "Terrifying" is perhaps the right word. However, there is a warning for that 3.9-second time. You can only do this with a normal cab transport vehicle. Roush times the F-150 SuperCrew at a low 4.1 seconds. Boehoe. That's the difference between holding onto a brand new Mustang GT from the traffic light, or seeing the Mustang driver as they pass you by.

Even faster trucks are on the way. Rivian has a number of very daring claims about the acceleration of the top specifications of the R1T. The startup says that 60 miles per hour will be available in just 3 seconds, and we will undoubtedly hear some equally powerful predictions from Tesla when Elon Musk decides to roll the Tesla concept pickup onto a stage. Enjoy the burning rubber and the beautiful loud sounds of this crazy Roush truck for now. It can all be yours for $ 19,150 on top of your donor F-150.