Lately, it seems that every time you glance at an online site, there’s something new from one of the major performance houses. These tuners do many things that take already excellent products, the Ford F-150 or F-Series (250/350) pickups, and raise them to new levels. Roush, for example, showed what it could do, once again, with the Ford F-150, in the 2020 Roush Ford F-150 SC.
Roush Ford F-150 SC ‘Powerful, All-Purpose Truck’
Roush calls the F-150 SC a “powerful, all-purpose adventure truck engineered for excitement – whether you are commuting to work or an off-the-grid adventure.” For example, Roush takes the 5.0-liter V-8 that powers the 2020 Roush Ford F-150 SC and changes it with the addition of a supercharger. The powerplant delivers more than 250 horsepower and 140 pound-feet than the stock engine, or 650 horsepower and 610 pounds-feet of torque. The supercharger provides instant throttle response with the increased power instantly available through its powerband.
The Roush TVS R2650 supercharger, which provides the boost in power, features newly designed high-flowing front inlet and outlet ports as well as an all-aluminum high-efficiency intercooler and low-temperature radiator. Further, the SC features the Roush Dual-Tip Cat-back Performance Exhaust that gives the F-150 SC added power, torque, and a more aggressive tone. The active exhaust system uses Roush Performance Valve Technology so a driver can choose between four settings:
Another major performance tuner, Hennessey, also showed its $366,000 6X6 VelociRaptor. I took a complete look at the Raptor the other day and found it was quite a 6X6 vehicle.
- Touring Mode
- Off-Road Mode
- Sport Mode
- Custom Mode
Roush Ford F-150 SC Modes Dial-Controlled
Using a console-mounted dial, a driver can easily switch between the open and closed positions of each mode so the operator can tailor an exhaust note that will take care of the Roush Ford F-150 SC’s needs at that particular moment. Drivers can also use an Apple App to customize a sound profile for the exhaust system.
The 2020 Roush Ford F-150 SC features rugged styling cues that command attention. For example, the standard Ford grille is swapped out and changed to a bespoke Roush grille with integrated signature lighting. There are custom fender flares at each corner with recognizable graphics. The 2020 Roush Ford F-150 SC features new puddle lamps that light up the ground with the Roush logo whenever the doors are unlocked or opened. Each SC also features a unique set of “SC” fender badges and a custom front bumper cover. The 2020 Roush Ford F-150 SC comes equipped with a unique key fob and a certificate of authenticity.
Roush also designs, develops, and rigorously tests its vehicles to meet the harshest conditions. These moves assure you will get to your destination in style and comfort.
Roush Ford F-150 SC Offers Added Options
Roush also offers several options with which you can add personal styling touches that help to personalize your SC even more. For example, you can add an optional Roush chase rack to the bed, giving your 2020 Roush Ford F-150 SC a Baja-inspired look. The Chase Rack includes duel 10-inch Rigid SR-Series light bars that each put out 7,920 lumens of light to help light your trail home.
Other options include:
- A dealer-installable Roush Retractable Aluminum Bed Cover that gives you additional protection for cargo storage in the bed of your truck. The cover retracts with the turn of a knob. You have full access to the bed.
- An optional cargo bed manager that keeps your gear organized and secure.
- A Console Vault and Off-Road Utility kit can also be added for additional security.
You can purchase the Roush Ford F-150 SC from Roush or a Roush Ford dealer. The basic cost is about $42,000 for a SuperCrew XLT 4X4. You then add about $24,000 for the upgrades so the total is $66,000.
Marc Stern has been an auto writer since 1971. It was a position that filled two boyhood dreams: One was that I would write, and two that I write about cars. When I took over as my newspaper’s auto editor, I began a 32-year career as an automotive columnist. There isn’t much on four wheels that I haven’t driven or reviewed. My work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos, and others. Today, I am the Ford F150 reporter for Torque News. I write how-to and help columns for online sites such as Fixya.com and others. You can follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Most of Marc's stories can be found at Torque News Ford coverage. Check back again and search for Torque News Ford F-150 news for more F-150 truck news coverage. Read most of Marc's stories at Torque News Ford for daily Ford automotive news coverage.