- ford performance parts will soon offer a supercharger kit for the f-150's 5.0-liter v-8.
- the twin-screw supercharger ups the v-8's output to 700 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
- it will be available starting early next year, and it's legal in all 50 states.
in case you haven't heard, ford will soon debut a 700-plus-hp f-150 raptor r that'll take on the 702-hp ram 1500 trx. but if you're impatient (or if you want to create your own custom build), ford performance parts will soon offer a supercharger kit for f-150s equipped with the 5.0-liter v-8 that provides 700 horsepower.
the 2021 f-150's naturally aspirated 5.0-liter v-8 produces 400 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 410 pound-feet of torque at 4250 rpm from the factory. the whipple twin-screw supercharger makes the 5.0 pump out 700 ponies at 6500 rpm and 590 pound-feet at 5000 rpm, and ford says it'll allow the full-size truck to reach 60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds. that's quicker than the raptor, which needed 5.2 seconds to hit that mark in our testing. we expect the f-150 raptor r will make over 700 horsepower from its supercharged 5.2-liter predator v-8 from the mustang shelby gt500.
the kit includes the supercharger and necessary hardware as well as a dual-pass intercooler system. ford says it was tested with its 100,000-mile standards, similar to production engines. and it's protected by a three-year/30,000-mile warranty if installed by a ford dealer, ford authority reports.
ford performance parts' supercharger kit for the f-150's 5.0-liter v-8 will be available starting early next year, and it's legal in all 50 states. we don't know yet how much the supercharger kit costs, but pricing for the 2021 f-150 with the 5.0-liter starts at $33,330 on the xl model.