Ford is relied upon to offer a supercharged V-8 Raptor one year from now, yet consider the possibility that you would rather not go full aggro baja racer with your F-150. There’s a solution coming, on account of Ford Performance. Ford Authority reports that Ford Performance will soon offer a supercharger kit for the current F-150 that will help its 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 from 400 horsepower to 700.
Even better, the unit is lawful in each of the 50 states, and the Whipple supercharger itself is supported by a 3-year/30,000-mile warranty in case it’s installed by a Ford dealer. (The regular powertrain warranty for the rest of the V-8 is kept up with.)
Torque ascends from 410 lb-ft to 590 lb-ft, and per Ford Authority, the 0-60 mph time of the truck is under 5 seconds. Which is more than speedy enough for anything weighing admirably above 5000 pounds.
Ford Authority reports that the unit has been liable to Ford’s full validation testing, so as long as you run the necessary premium fuel, it ought to be comparably solid as the standard V-8.
The kit additionally works with the V-8’s new cylinder-deactivation technology. No pricing has been released yet, yet to give you an idea the Ford Performance supercharger unit for V-8-prepared 2018-2020 F-150s retails for $7800.
Tales have it that the forthcoming V-8 Raptor R will get a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 from the Shelby GT500. In the Mustang, that engine makes 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque.
Ford will begin taking orders for this supercharger kit before the year’s end.